Holiday house, circa 1795 Visit to Hardwick winery is a step back in time

Set on 150 acres on the Ware-Hardwick line, Hardwick Vineyard & Winery makes 3,000 gallons of wine every year in six varieties from its own vineyard. Owned and operated by John and Audrey Samek and their daughter, Jenn Samek-Lutkus, the winery blends the family’s contemporary business and home life with a deep appreciation for the late 18th- century world that once thrived here.

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Rural Massachusetts’ Slower Pace

When I want to escape from the noise and stress of city life, I head west. Not “West” west, Gold Rush west, “west of the Mississippi” west—just a short jaunt west of Boston, to Massachusetts’ North Quabbin region, for a hearty dose of country living.

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