Tasting Room & Vineyard
Our tasting room is open to the public for two weeks in February and then April through December. Guests may taste up to 2 wine samples for free, 5 samples for $5 or 10 samples for $10. Brandy tastings are an additional $3. Logo glasses are not included in the price of the tasting and are for sale at an additional cost of $3. Wines may be purchased by the glass (excluding dessert wines) or by the bottle to be enjoyed on our patio, pavilion, or picnic tables overlooking the vineyard. Prices are subject to sales tax.
2017 Season Dates & Hours
Friday, April 7 – Sunday, December 31st
Friday: OPEN 11am – 6pm
Saturday: OPEN 11am – 5pm
Sunday: OPEN 11am – 5pm
Monday – Thursday: CLOSED
Sun. Apr 16 – Easter: CLOSED
Mon. May 29 – Memorial Day: OPEN 11am – 5pm
Tue. Jul 4 – Independence Day: CLOSED
Mon. Sep 4 – Labor Day: OPEN 11am – 5pm
Mon. Oct 9 – Columbus Day: OPEN 11am – 5pm
When we first opened many years ago, we invited visitors to bring their pets on the property. But in recent years we’ve had numerous issues with that open invitation. We wish it hadn’t come to it, but unfortunately we cannot allow pets (other than our own) at Taylor Brooke. We hope you can respect this policy. If you bring a pet with you, we ask that you leave them in the car with the windows open–or your best bet is to leave your pets at home while you visit us.
Thank you for your understanding!
When you visit the vineyard, it is a great opportunity to show your children the grapes (please don’t eat them, we need them for the wine!) and talk about where our food (and in this case, drink) come from.
Please remember that wineries are an adult destination. Our tasting room is full of gift items (many made of glass) and bottles of wine and we ask that children not be allowed to run inside for their safety. If your children are crying or yelling loudly, please be considerate of our other guests and bring them outside until they calm down.
Guided tour with tasting available on Thursdays for groups of 8 or more. By appointment only. Tour and tasting of ten wines lasts approximately 1 hour. $30 pp ($25 pp to taste 5).
Take a tour through our vineyard with a staff member. Learn about the history of the land, our journey with the vineyard, and get the current harvest report. Next, start your tasting in our warehouse as you get a behind the scenes look at our production area. Returning to our pavilion, continue your tasting and upon completion, enjoy our unique gift shop or take a relaxing stroll through the grounds. Finally, relax on site with your favorite picnic lunch. Guests are permitted on site until 4:30pm.
*Local cheeses and small snack items available in gift shop.
When you visit Taylor Brooke Winery for the first time, you will probably notice the column of dog portraits on the wall of the main tasting room stone bar. They were painted by a former employee, Jessica Machnicki Daigle. The “top dog” was Zima, who died at 12 years old in March 2012. We rescued Zima at the age of 1 ½ from the Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL). You will also notice one of our most popular wines is named in her memory; Wine Dog 1 and we donate $1 per bottle sold to the WARL.
Zima was an “only child” dog until we rescued Georgia in 2006 from a rescue located in the state of Georgia. Georgia had obviously been abused and was extremely shy and skittish with people, but loved Zima. After Zima figured out that people could love more than one dog at a time, they became friends and loved hanging out on the couch together.
After Zima passed away, we rescued Addison (April 2012) at age of 2ish from The Good Dog Rescue in TN. Addison is our social butterfly that hasn’t met a person she doesn’t love (she especially loves belly rubs), but is territorial with dogs other than Georgia. Addison has a special relationship with one of our resident hawks, Taylor, and can be heard barking at it while out on walks. When Addison joined the family, she seems to have given Georgia the security and confidence to come out of her shell and not be as frightened of people as she was for much of her life.
When you do come in for a visit, Addison may be in the tasting room, so we ask that you do not let her out, since she is a runner who is hard to catch! Go ahead and click on the pictures below to learn more about our wine dogs.