Truro Vineyard

The Truro Vineyards are ready for the  harvest

David Roberts Jr., Truro Vineyard’s wine maker is feeling good  about this year’s harvest. They have had a great growing season.   The vineyard is located just off Route 6A and is a pleasant day trip from the Palmer House.

Three types of grapes are grown on the estate: Cabernet franc, chardonnay, and a bit of Merlot. The property has been producing wine since 1994. The operation was expanded in 2007 when Roberts’ family bought the vineyard.

Each year they try to improve the quality of the wines and the growing techniques.

Equally important has been improving the wine tasting experience. The vineyard boasts a new open-air tasting shelter with tables where tasting is held.

This year they are offering 13 different wines.Roberts is especially proud of the estate wines, which are made entirely from grapes grown on the property. ( to increase their variety of wine offerings grapes are procured from California, New York and Massachusetts.)

All of the wine produced is made and aged at the vineyard in the barrel room, were massive oak casks are stacked to the ceiling.

The center piece of the vineyard, which is populated with beautiful old trees, is an early 19th century Federal house that serves as the vineyard’s retail wine shop. The house was featured twice by famed artist Edward Hopper.

Truro Vineyards is geared towards visitors with free daily tours of the property and wine tastings offered every half-hour.

This Sunday, Sept. 19 is a great time to visit, as the vineyard will host its annual Grape Stomping and Jazz Festival. Billed as the finale to the Truro Treasures festival weekend. Roberts says the Sunday event is a fun occasion where one can sip wines by the glass and enjoy food, crafts and music.

May Cape Cod Travel Highlights

Here are a few of the events going on in Cape Cod this May that we are looking forward to. We hope you’ll travel to Cape Cod to enjoy them with us.

MAY 15, 7pm-9pm, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth
Dr. Susan Larsen will detail the life and work of Edward Hopper with a presentation titled: Edward Hopper’s America: Then and Now. Admission is $15 and a reception follows. www.cultural-center.org; 508-349-7100

MAY 15-17, 10am-4pm each day, Green Briar Nature Center, East Sandwich
Enjoy the 28th Annual Herb Festival. The festival includes a range of lectures, exhibits, garden walks, a luncheon, and a vast selection of plants for sale. www.thorntonburgess.org; 508-888-6870

MAY 16, 10am, Trolley Tour, Falmouth Museums on the Green
Its Katharine Lee Bates’ 150th birthday – take a Trolley Tour and learn about the favorite haunts from the America The Beautiful author’s childhood. The tour is $20 per person. www.falmouthhistoricalsociety.org; 508-548-4857

MAY 19-JUNE 21, Pieces: Photography of Robert Manz, Highfield Hall, Falmouth
Robert Manz, a fine art photographer, based in Pocasset, MA, USA and Co. Mayo, Ireland will be showing his work at Highfield Hall in an exhibition titled Pieces: The Photography of Robert Manz. Photographs are available for sale. A portion of the proceeds benefits the hall. www.highfieldhall.org; 508-495-1878

MAY 22-25, 38th Annual Figawi Race Weekend, Hyannis
This renowned race to Nantucket, and the first regatta  of the season, is a fun weekend of sailing. www.figawi.com; 508-221-6891

MAY 22-JULY 5, Adventures in Restoration, Highfield Hall, Falmouth
View the details of this legendary mantion’s restoration through photographs, tours, and a restoration workshop. www.highfieldhall.org, 508-495-1878

MAY23, 9am-4pm, Nantucket Sidewalk Art Show, Nantucket
The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) presents its annual Sidewalk Art Show. The Art Show features work from more than 30 AAN members and will be located in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum. www.nantucketarts.org; 508-228-0294

As always the events above are subject to change. Please check with the event organizer for details and to confirm dates.