We encourage consumer awareness of the handcrafted wines of Massachusetts and promote a positive business environment for continued growth and production of world-class Massachusetts grown wines.
We advocate for the business interests of Massachusetts wine growers and producers whether they are new or seasoned growers.
The Association successfully advocated for the passage of legislation allowing the sale of wine at Massachusetts farmers markets. Take advantage of the opportunity to buy hand crafted Massachusetts wine at an ever growing number of farmers markets across the Commonwealth.
Various Massachusetts wine growers associations have been in existence for over the past 20 years, however Massachusetts Farm Winery and Growers Association (MFWGA) began its existence in January 2007. MFWGA is a new revitalized group of growers, winemakers and hard cider producers from across the entire state of Massachusetts.
In this short time frame, we have:
1. Begun an association with a lobbyist on Beacon Hill. This way we have a presence and dialog with legislatures and governmental officials that will foster our industry.
2. Begun a website and a traveling show that will promote our industry to the consumer and to new members of our growing industry.
3. Continue to work with UMass Extension in the educational development of our members.
for more information about becoming a member!
"Great opportunity to network with other MA wineries and exchange ideas." -
Christian Hanson, Balderdash Cellars
IN THE NEWS
The Best of New England Wine Competition
results are in,
and our very own member winery, Aaronap Cellars
, entered their Forest Gold Maple Wine and won a Gold Medal for Best Specialty Wine in Massachusetts
! Alfalfa Farm Winery
took home a Bronze Medal for their 2015 Seyval Blanc, and Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
won a Silver Medal for their 2013 Estate Merlot as well as a Bronze Medal for their 2013 Estate Cabernet Franc. Our wine shop is proud to stock these and other wonderful award-winning Massachusetts wines!
The Best of New England Wine Competition is dedicated to showcasing the best of 100% New England grape and fruit wines, mead, cider and eaux-de-vie, as being of high quality, diverse, food-friendly in the Old World style and worthy of pairing with fine New England-sourced cuisine. Complete competition results: http://bestofnewenglandwine.com/2017-medal-winners/