HVW’s “Likes for Life” Facebook Campaign

Hardwick Vineyard & Winery Launches the  

“Likes for Life” Program and Contest!

Our “Face Book Friendzy” contest was so well received that we have decided to launch another contest!  This time we are making it even bigger and better than ever!  We are pleased to inform you that beginning this month, we launched our “Likes for Life” Face Book Contest.  While one of our goals here is to increase the number of friends we have “liking” our page, we also decided that we wanted to give something back to various charities including the Pan MA Challenge, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Fisher House Boston, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Greater Boston Food Bank, and Jo’s Jackets.  Beginning in July, we will donate $1.00 for every new like receive each month.*  Our goal is to donate $100.00 per month to one of the charities listed above with your help now through the end of 2015.  

 

Also each month we will hold a drawing where 1 lucky winner will receive a Gift Certificate for a complementary wine tasting at HVW  for up to 10 people!  This tasting includes sampling our local wines, complimentary logo’d HVW glasses, and a wine and cheese platter.  In order to qualify, you simply need to like our new Face Book page here .  You can also access it from our website directly to ensure that you have the RIGHT page.  Additionally we would also recommend that you “Unlike” the old page so that you don’t receive wrong or misleading information about the winery as that page is no longer in our control. 

 

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A maximum of $100.00 will be donated to 1 of the above charities each month with a total of $600.00 being donated by HVW during the first 6 months of our “Likes for Life” campaign.

Please share with all your friends!  Click the link below to get to our Official Facebook page or you can get it directly from our website!  Thanks for all your support.

John Samek and the HVW Team 

Hardwick Vineyard & Winery Releasing Baystate Blueberry Red Wine

HardwickBlueberryTallHardwick, MA—October 24, 2014—Hardwick Vineyard & Winery is announcing the release of their newest wine, Baystate Blueberry, a blend of Marechal Foch grapes and locally grown blueberries. The new wine will be available for purchase at the Winery starting Friday, October 24, 2014.  

To celebrate the release of this wine, Hardwick Vineyard & Winery will be hosting a Blueberry Bash party on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 12:00 pm-3:00pm. The event will include live music from band Nashville Blues, BBQ and blueberry inspired beverages including beer, soda and the newly released Baystate Blueberry wine.

“We’re so excited and proud to be releasing this new wine.” says Jennifer Samek-Lutkus, Owner of Hardwick Vineyard & Winery. “With a rich taste and locally grown ingredients from right here in Massachusetts, this Baystate Blueberry wine truly represents the spirit of this winery.”

A semi-dry red wine, the Baystate Blueberry is a blend of Marechal Foch, a hybrid French red wine grape, and Massachusetts blueberries. With aromas of fresh berries and plum, it is perfectly balanced and features a medium bodied profile, soft tannins and vibrant fruit. Slightly sweet on the palate initially, it dries out nicely on the finish and will pair nicely with red meats, strong cheeses, wild game, as well as turkey and pork tenderloin.

As a family owned and operated winery, the Hardwick Vineyard and Winery has continually combined the local history and traditional New England flavors with their delicious wines. Built at the historical Giles E. Warner mansion in the beautiful country setting of Hardwick, the winery provides patrons with a piece of history with every tasting experience.  

The Winery is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holiday Mondays from 11:00am-6:00pm and offers tastings of 6 wines accompanied by a souvenir logo glass for $6.00. The newly released Baystate Blueberry wine will be available for tastings and to purchase for by the bottle for $17.00.

Hardwick Vineyard & Winery Named a 2014 “Best of New England – Editors’ Choice” Winner by Yankee Magazine

Hardwick, MA—May 23, 2014—Hardwick Vineyard & Winery has been recognized as a 2014 “Editors’ Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. For 38 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference.

Hardwick Vineyard and Winery was selected as the 2014 “Editors’ Choice” winner for Best Cranberry Wine for it’s signature Massetts. Cranberry wine. Like all the wine’s found at Hardwick Vineyard and Winery, the Massetts. Cranberry wine embraces the New England spirit by blending sweet grapes from 
the vineyard with the tart cranberries sourced from a local farm.BONE2014LogoWeb

“We’re so proud and honored to be featured in this magazine for one of our most popular wines.” says Jennifer Samek-Lutkus, Owner of Hardwick Vineyard & Winery. “Our Massetts. Cranberry is a true taste of New England with grapes and cranberries both grown here in Hardwick, Massachusetts.”

As a family owned and operated winery, the Hardwick Vineyard and Winery has taken a unique approach to wine by uniting the local history of the town of Hardwick with their delicious wines. Built at the historical Giles E. Warner mansion in a beautiful country setting, the winery provides patrons with a piece of history with every tasting experience. The Winery is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holiday Mondays from 11am-6pm and offers tastings of 6 wines accompanied by a souvenir logo glass for $6.00.

This is the first time Hardwick Vineyard and Winery has been featured in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. The May/June Travel Guide features more than 300 “Best of New England—Editors Choice” winners, which include the region’s best attractions, food & dining, lodging, and bargains.

 

Celebrating A.R.T with Local Artists and Great Wine

Over the years, we have embraced many local artists at Hardwick Vineyard & Winery. We feature many talented local musicians that entertain us as we sip our wine and we try to tap into that fun and exciting artist in each of us through our Paint Nite classes. We also have hosted and annual our Artistan Showcase Event where we provide talented, local artists with a venue to showcase their art, furniture, jewelry and more. In that tradition, we have begun a new initiative at Hardwick Vineyard and Winery that we are very excited to share with you. We have decided to truly Celebrate A.R.T by making the most of the space we have within the Winery and turning it into a gallery for some of our most talented local artists to display their work on a monthly basis. By collaborating with local organizations, such as the newly opened Workshop 13 in Ware, Princeton Arts Society and Quabbin Photo Group, as well as individual artists we have created a unique opportunity for not only the artists but also for our community.  

As we have begun the process of reaching out to our local community we have become more confident that this area has some incredibly talented artists. To help increase awareness of our artists, we will be hosting a Featured Artist Reception every 3rd Friday of the month. At these receptions, you will get a chance to meet the featured artist while enjoying music, art, cheese and crackers and of course…wine!  

We are excited to showcase our first Featured Artist, Tom Feller, for the month of April. Tom is a very dynamic and outgoing teacher from Sterling, MA who works with autistic children and adults. The last few years he has been raising money for Autism Research while running marathons in Chicago, Boston and London. Tom began selling his artwork as a way to raise funds for Autism Research and his marathon runs. This year, Tom is running the Boston Marathon in honor of the Boston Marathon bombing victims and will be carrying two American flags while dressed in full Colonial regalia. I had the privilege of meeting Tom Mountainside Market in Princeton, MA and after purchasing my favorite piece; I was able to get him to agree to display his work for us at the Winery.

We encourage all to come out and see his work, support his cause and you can also meet him on April 18th from 5pm-8pm for our Celebrate A.R.T. Featured Artist Reception at the Winery. Join us as we Celebrate A.R.T. with us at HVW and support our local Art Community!  
A: Art Exhibits… R: Relax with Friends…T: Taste local Wine!  

See you there!
David

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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Hardwick stars in wine, cheese promo

HARDWICK —  Gov. Deval Patrick was celebrating yesterday with wine makers from the Bay State who are hoping to continue to increase sales beyond the $1.5 million uptick they saw from 2007 to 2010. 

Toasting and sampling cheeses, wines and specialty foods made in the area, the governor and Department of Agricultural Resources Chairman Greg Watson announced the expansion of the Massachusetts Wine and Cheese Trail during an event Thursday at Hardwick Vineyard & Winery.

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The Wit is Out

Driving up to this winery I passed through some beautiful countryside scenes, however you could still see the devastation caused by both Hurricane Irene and winter storm Alfred. This was a really sad scene to see as so many tress were down across the area it’s a wonder they received power at all. But upon arrival at the vineyard the tasting room was in a big barn adjacent to the main house.

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