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Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards

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Address: 508 Canaan Road / Rt 295, Richmond, MA 01254
Phone Number: +1 800-833-6274
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Description: Hilltop Orchards -- an historic apple orchard in the Berkshires and home...
Hilltop Orchards -- an historic apple orchard in the Berkshires and home to award-winning Furnace Brook Winery – invites you to visit and explore our 200 acre property in Richmond, Massachusetts.The Vittori family celebrates its 25th year at Hilltop Orchards. Preserving local farming and opening our land to you - for apple picking, hiking and cross country skiing and snowshoeing - is our pleasure and our privilege.You'll be inspired by the vast open space and fantastic views from the hilltop as you explore the orchards and woodland hiking trails.Guests of our Garden Gables Inn in Lenox enjoy free trail fees plus unlimited wine tasting.
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Winning Combination

Great Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and the added attraction of wine-tasting--a tough combination to beat in winter. We've been here a number of times and continue to enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Wayne, New Jersey
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Wayne, New Jersey
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214 reviews 214 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and the added attraction of wine-tasting--a tough combination to beat in winter. We've been here a number of times and continue to enjoy the grounds, the friendly staff and the wine and cider. The owner, John, is extremely welcoming and has created a great venue for winter enjoyment. The full-moon snowshoe events and hikes are great,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visited Hilltop Orchards for the cross country skiing, with adults and children. Their ski rentals are top notch, at a great price, and there is a huge stone fireplace to warm you up when you return from the trails. Some of us in the group were first timers, so my only comment would be that the beginner trail was... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a great wine tasting here, after which we spent a good bit of time chatting with the Manager David. It was a pleasure listening to him tell us about the apple wine making, he even gave us a tour of the facility. We ended up spending a few hours here and really had a great time.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you have to drive a long way it is worth it to try the cider donuts. Great selection of local goods. Best donut I have had in years. You can see them being made and the smell is great.

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South Miami, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

It's such a quaint place I had six different wine tasting. My favorite was the Pinot. You can also buy apples and there wonderful donuts. The market is tiny and cute.

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Freelton, Ontario
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After a day of walking around on vacation, to go here and enjoy wine tasting and a view was great. We did the tasting and then all shared a glass of wine while sitting in the muskoka chairs was very good and throughly enjoyable.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What a gem in the woods! My wife and I were traveling through the Pittsfield area and stopped-in at the orchard for a wine tasting, but it became so much more. We were greeted by a most enthusiastic hostess, who was very pleasant and helpful without being pushy. She was a wealth of knowledge about the wines and made some... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place is just down the road from my new house. Imagine how excited I was to find out that I can pick apples, hang out in a comfortable chair, meet lots of people, entertain visiting kids, walk my dogs, and in the winter hit the nordic tracks. When the owner found out I was his new neighbor, he personally... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We initially drove past the Orchard but turned around to check it out...we were glad we did! The apple orchard offered up a small store with cider donuts and even a wine tasting. The lady serving up the wine samples was a great hostess...she was a pleasure to speak with and most helpful. If you're in the area you should... More 

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East Greenbush, New York, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Not only was the wine host knowledgeable and informative, the tasting was a lot of fun. And, all of their wines are really good. Hilltop Orchards also makes the very best apple cider donuts I've ever tasted.

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