Cape Cod Wineries
One of our favorite things to do on vacation is to visit local wineries. We feel that you can get a real taste of the area and even meet some locals while sipping a glass of wine. We are lucky that we live in an a place where we can visit wineries and we can pretend to be on vacation!
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a vineyard and a winery? A vineyard is a plantation that produces grapes and for the wine, whereas the winery is the building which is part of the wine production process. A vineyard may or may not have a winery associated with it, whereas a winery may purchase grapes from an outside vineyard. So a vineyard produces grapes and a winery produces wine!
When you think of Cape Cod you probably think of fabulous beaches and delicious seafood. There are so many things to see and do on the Cape (like whale watching, playing golf, kayaking, biking … the list goes on and on) but one of our favorite things to do is to visit wineries!
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Our first stop on our wine tasting tour is Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod. Truro is a tiny town located at 11 Shore Road (Route 6A) between Provincetown and Wellfleet. Truro boasts beautiful beaches, a historic lighthouse, a stunning golf course overlooking the ocean, and a number of delicious restaurants. And in this tiny town with zero stoplights is Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod.
This vineyard is in a beautiful setting with outdoor tables and fire pits as well as a restored 1830’s farmhouse which houses a tasting room and a gift shop. Truro Vineyards offers a tasting flight of 5 wines for $15 and the wines which are included in the flight change weekly. They also offer private tastings on their rooftop deck where you can enjoy a guided tasting of five hand selected wines to pair with an artisanal cheese plate. This private tasting tour can accommodate up to 6 people and requires a reservation.
Truro Vineyard produces several varietals of wines – red, white, rose – but be sure to check out their Lighthouse series of wines in lighthouse shaped bottles.
Truro Vineyards does serve some food (mostly snacks and soups) but there is usually a food truck on the premises so you won’t go hungry. They also have lots of events so you will have to check out their website to see what’s happening during your visit to the Cape!
First Crush Winery
The second stop of our winery tour is First Crush Winery. This winery is located at the Olde Depot Industrial Park, 527 North Main Street in Harwich. They offer a varietal of wines made from grapes from California. First Crush Winery offers several types of wine tastings so you can check out their website to see which would work best.
The last stop on our winery tour is Cape Cod Winery. This is a newer winery on the Cape and is located at 4 Oxbow Road in East Falmouth. The land that the winery sits on was one of the very first strawberry farms in the area during the early 1900’s. The winery offers wine tastings so you can try multiple samples of their wines.
The Cape Cod Winery produces several varietal of wine – red and white – but be sure to check out their Rose Mermaid water.
The atmosphere at this little oasis is very relaxed with tables and fire pits. They also host lots of events so you can check out their website to see what’s going on when you are in the neighborhood!
Cape Cod Winery does have some food available and there is usually a food vendor on premises. You are also welcome to bring your own charcuterie picnic to enjoy at one of their tables with your favorite glass of Cape Cod Wine!
Everyone should experience the Long Dell Inn
Looking for a home base for your Cape Cod winery adventure? The Long Dell Inn is the perfect place to stay. Long Dell Inn is a historic sea captain’s house with a total of seven guestrooms all with private en-suite bathrooms. Located in the quiet seaside village of Centerville – frequently called one of the prettiest village on Cape Cod – we are just minutes from a great beach, delicious dining, fabulous shopping, ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and easy access to all your Cape Cod adventures. Check out our accommodations and book your getaway today! If you have questions, please call (508-775-2750) or email us.
As your innkeepers, we would be happy to discuss your winery options and make a reservation for you to enjoy a visit to one of the Cape Cod wineries! We want your Cape Cod vacation to be the best it can be.