Of course, Cape Cod is home to all kinds of fantastic things to do, see, and taste (hello, Cape Cod lobster rolls!), but for an interesting way to sample some of the finest flavors of the cape, consider sampling wine at Cape Cod wineries. Cape Cod isn’t very big, so we’ve included some of the top wineries and wine bars near Cape Cod, too, so you’ll have plenty of options to sample coastal Massachusetts wineries!
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Cape Cod Wineries
Cape Cod Winery, East Falmouth
Without a doubt, Cape Cod Winery is one of the best wineries on Cape Cod. Conveniently located in East Falmouth, Cape Cod Winery offers up their signature selection of dry and fruity wines in a casual and relaxed atmosphere, available in tasting flights, by the glass, and the bottle.
For a sample of what summer on Cape Cod tastes like, try the Mermaid Water rosé, and if you’d like to take some of the cape home to serve up with Thanksgiving dinner, pick up a bottle or two of their Cape Cod Cranberry, the perfect complement for any holiday meal!
Truro Vineyards, North Truro MA
If you’re looking for a beautiful vineyard on Cape Cod, check out Truro Vineyards. Come and enjoy the daily tastings (reservations are recommended), and the first come, first serve walk-up wine and cocktail bar that is also available at Truro Vineyards.
Throughout the year, you’ll find fun events on this Cape Cod vineyard like their Summer Concert Series, and food trucks are often visiting to provide some of the best tastes of the cape. Pick up one of their Lighthouse Wine Series blends for a gorgeous keepsake lighthouse-inspired bottle filled with some of this cape Vineyard’s best blends.
First Crush Winery, Harwich MA
First Crush Winery sources their grapes from their vineyards in Napa, so there is no vineyard onsite, but from the moment you enter the winery, you’ll feel the love for winemaking! Settle in for a wine tasting or enjoy their goods by the glass, either way you’ll get to experience the care and consideration that this Cape Cod winery puts into each and every variety.
Whether you’re there with a few friends or you’ve arranged for a private tasting party, cheese plates are available for purchase to munch on while you sip, and you’ve got some great options, including their Cran Blanc blend, featuring Cape Cod cranberries. Oh, and be sure to try the First Crush cookies, they’re basically Cape Cod famous!
For this one, you’ll have to travel to nearby Nantucket, but Nantucket Vineyard is one of the best wineries near Cape Cod and was actually the first venture of what is now known as Cisco Brewers. As their love of winemaking grew – and local folk’s love of their distinctive varieties grew – they expanded out into their offerings of craft beers and spirits.
If you visit the Nantucket Vineyard, you’ll find you can sample their finest vineyard blends right along with their craft beer and spirits, often while listening to live music and munching on some goodies from local food trucks.
Plymouth Bay Winery
Okay, this one isn’t technically on Cape Cod either, but Plymouth Bay Winery is one of the top wineries near Cape Cod, so we had to include it! This cute little MA winery creates their gorgeous blends with locally produced, native fruits and berries.
Swing by for a tasting to see for yourself, sampling their unique offerings like their Cranberry Blush or their Plum Bay, and check out the gift shop for their great selection of jellies, sauces, and coastal MA decor for the perfect souvenir from this gorgeous coastal winery.
Cape Cod Wine Bars
Trevi Cafe and Wine Bar, Mashpee
If you’re looking for the perfect place on the cape to grab a bite and a bottle of your favorite wine, Cape Cod’s Trevi Cafe and Wine Bar fits the bill. The Mediterranean cuisine is complemented by their fantastic international wine list, available by the glass or the bottle.
1620 Winery & Wine Bar
Back to Plymouth, where you can enjoy delicious tapas and your favorite wines on the waterfront, with a side of live entertainment on the weekends at 1620 Wine Bar Tasting Room.
Sample small or large flights of their award-winning coastal MA blends, or sign up for the Vintners Experience to tour this Massachusetts winery and sample some of their wines directly from the barrel!
Uva Wine Bar
For an interesting and unique way to experience the flavors of the cape and beyond, visit Uva Wine Bar in Plymouth, the only self-pour wine bar on the South Shore.
This lovely wine bar has over 48 different wines from all around the bar “on tap,” each self-serve and poured at the perfect temperature. You can also order a custom charcuterie board, flatbread pizzas, dips, and desserts while you sip and savor your favorite wines.
Cape Cod Wine Tours
Tap Tastings Excursions
For a great Cape Cod winery tour where all you have to do is reserve your spot and then show up, Tap Tastings Excursions might just be the perfect option for you! Plan which wineries (and/or breweries, distilleries, and coffee shops) on the cape you’d like to see and let Tap Tastings Excursion handle the details of getting you from door to door.
With tours that are a 5 hour max, Tap Tastings Excursion is the perfect way to enjoy Cape Cod wineries without having to drive yourself. What could be better?
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