South Shore Wine Company is locally known for its historic stone cavern tasting room, one of only a handful of examples of this architecture in the Eastern United States. Built in the 1860’s in the style of traditional French wine caverns, the stone cellar is a unique setting for sipping some of our region’s most toast-worthy wines. A robust selection of bubbly, made in traditional, contemporary, and experimental methods, pays homage to our region’s storied history of sparkling wines. Equally festive are a trio of delicately sweet bottles as well as a collection of lesser-known, but entirely impressive emerging varietals.

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Sister winery to nearby Mazza Vineyards, which has been in operation since 1972, the South Shore Wine Company was purchased and restored by the Mazza family in 2007 and re-opened to the public as a tasting room and wine cellar. The original “South Shore Wine Company” name was re-established to commemorate the first commercial winery in the region, which operated on this same site. Visitors can learn some of the history of grape growing and wine making pioneers in the region.

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Tasting

Tasting flights are available 7 days a week, year-round. You can build your own custom tasting flight of your choice of 4 wines, or choose from one of our curated Featured Tasting Flights. A tasting room associate is always on hand to provide suggestions and additional information about each of our wines.

Tasting Price: Custom tasting flights are a base price of $7 for 4 (four) 1 oz samples. Select premium products/featured flights will have an upcharge or may have limited sampling availability. Tasting pricing is subject to change.

Tours

Informal historical tours of the wine cavern are available upon request, but are dependent on staffing. We ask that visitors wishing to learn more about the history of the South Shore Wine Company please call ahead to determine the best time to visit.

Tasting Price: Complimentary

Amenities

This winery offers event space on their property. Learn about hosting weddings, private parties, company meetings or custom events.

This winery offers a variety of wines paired with food.

This winery is known for and popular with consumers for its Great Service and friendly staff.

This winery is known for its Great Views on the property.

This winery is popular among visitors for its outdoor patio. Sip and swirl your wine while enjoying a beautiful patio setting.

This winery offers small plates of food during wine tastings. Typically in the form of cheeses, meats or small sandwiches. 

This winery is popular for its vineyard views.

This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.

This winery offers wine tours on their property. Either of the winery facility, vineyards and/or cellar space.

Grape Varieties

Wine Styles

  • Dessert Wines
  • Dry Red Wines
  • Dry Rosé Wines
  • Dry White Wines
  • Fortified Wines
  • Ice Wines
  • Red Wine Blends
  • Red Wines
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Sweet Wines
  • White Wine Blends
  • White Wines
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