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It’s busy at Westport Rivers. Here is what we have going on:

Wines by the Class: The Learning Methode:

We are hosting “Wines by the Class” in our Wine Bar this Fall. These casual seminars will last an hour or two and will highlight a wine, wine making or vineyard related topic and will always include an informative wine tasting.

Our amazing staff led by aficionados Corey Nuffer and Elizabeth Koczera will be your “guides” for these evenings. We will also have some additional surprises for attendees.These seminars are only $10 for wine club members and $20 for non-members.

Space is extremely limited so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.

To register please call the store (508-636-3423 extension 2) and a staff member will take your credit card information. Be sure to let them know how many people will be in your party. You may also stop by the store and register during our regular business hours. Once you have signed up there are no cancellations so please make sure you are able to attend. If you have any questions please email:vip@westportrivers.com
Here is the schedule:

Here is the “Wine by the Class” schedule:

Oct. 1 “How to be a Wine Snob” with Liz
Join us for an evening with our own certified wine expert and wine snob, Liz K. She’ll cover the basics of wine tasting as if she was prepping you for taking the exams yourself. And from her years of experience, she’ll part with lesser-known approaches to tasting that you won’t get anywhere else. Think of this session as the most fun test prep course you could ever take!

Oct. 8 “Cloning Around” with Rob Russell (and Corey)
Have you eaten wine grapes? Want to? Tasting grapes often generates surprising reactions as the grapes often don’t taste similar to the end product. Sometimes they do. Join us for a night of tasting, grape eating and education with Rob Russell, the member of the Russell family who grows all the grapes. From what happens in the vineyard to discussion about varietals, clones and just how revolutionary it is to grow grapes in Massachusetts. Rob doesn’t get out of the Vineyard very often so this is a great chance to get some incredible insight AND do something that is rarely offered by a winery.

Oct. 15 “Cloning Around” with Rob Russell (and Liz)
Just in case you missed last week’s class, we’re doing it again. Rob Russell will will be taking time out of harvest to chat with us about what exactly happens in the vineyard, and he won’t be empty handed. Because it’s harvest season, the grapes are ripe. And so, we’ll be eating some of them while tasting some wine. What can go wrong?

Oct. 22 “Boo-lind Tasting” with Corey
You’ve heard about the studies. We — humans — think more expensive wine tastes better and can’t taste the difference between white and red wines. Are you like everyone else or are you that good? Have a little fun in this class with the spooky art of blind tasting, science and Westport Rivers wines.

Oct. 29 “How to be a wine snob” with Liz
You can never study enough! In the name of thoroughness, Liz K. will be covering the basic rubric of how to impress your friends and loved ones with your wine prowess. Fresh from becoming certified herself, Liz will be covering the basics of wine tasting and other not-so-well-known aspects. Get to know Westport Rivers wines in ways you didn’t expect!

Please call 508-636-3423 extension 2 to secure your spot.

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SUNSET MUSIC IS OVER! It was an amazing season and we thank you all for coming. Unfortunately due to all weather websites predicting inclement weather tonight’s Shipyard Wreck performance is cancelled. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

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Westport Wine Wednesdays! First Wednesday of EVERY month:

We have almost 20 wines in the store right now and we’re excited for people to try them! Now is your chance! The FIRST Wednesday of EVERY month will be dubbed “Westport Wine Wednesday”! Come by the tasting bar between the hours of 11am and 5pm and you can try ANY 7 wines we have in stock for only $10. Any bottle is up for grabs (gruner veltliner, blanc de blancs, vermouth, pinot blanc etc) SO MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR FOR WEDS OCTOBER 1st which will be our next Westport Wine Wednesday. Our Tasting Room and Shop are open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Free Public Tours are every Saturday at 1pm and 3pm.

Finally, FALL HAYRIDES ARE RETURNING!

We’re happy to once again be offering hayrides at the Vineyard Saturday
September 20th between Noon and 4:30pm (about every 30 minutes) until
Saturday November 22nd. It’s a great way to let the entire family see the
vineyard. The hayride includes a tractor pulled haywagon ride through the
vineyard, and a souvenir pumpkin. Ride time is approximately 20-30 minutes.
Weather permitting. $5 a person and children (2) and under free. If you have
a large group please email vip@westportrivers.com and we will do our best to
accommodate you.

Cheers!