This past weekend, Selma and I ventured out to Nashoba Valley Winery for some wine tasting and apple picking to celebrate the day of her birth. We actually did this exact same thing around the exact same time last year so we figured it was fitting to return for round two. Because this place is usually packed around this time of year, we were completely caught off guard the last time we were here and ended up missing out on the cider donuts/picnic options. This time however, we were prepared.
First stop on the list was directly to the snack shack to get our cider donuts. What are cider donuts you ask? They are donuts made with apple cider and laced with crack. This particular donut was also smothered in caramel sauce. It basically tastes like Fall in your mouth.
Next up on the agenda was the wine tasting. You can do a tour but we were only interested in drinking the wine. For $6, you get 5 tasting tickets and a glass to take home with you. This is a $1 increase from the previous year. Not terrible by any means but still enough to make you question if it’s entirely worth it.
They actually have a pretty extensive list of wines for you to try ranging from the classics (merlot, pinot grigio, etc.) to their fruitier wines made with apples, pears and berries. We much preferred their fruitier wines to the classics.
After the wine tasting, we set off to pick some apples.
Well actually, Selma was the one in the trees picking while I wandered around aimlessly carrying the bag.
Sadly, most of the good apples within arms reach were already taken so it took us awhile to find some good ones. We did see plenty of good apples up in the trees but we couldn’t reach them and they don’t give you any poles. Oh well.
But we eventually got enough to call it a day. Hopefully we will make something delicious with these guys.
And finally, we sat out on their lawn and had ourselves a little picnic with wine. Like I said, this year, we were prepared!
If you love fall and alcohol as much as we do, we would highly recommend that you make a trip out to Nashoba Valley Winery for a tasting and some cider donuts. Be sure to get there early though because once it gets busy, it becomes very difficult/annoying to maneuver your way around. Plus, all of the good apples will be gone!
And with that, happy Fall and thanks for reading!