**POSTPONED** Camping at the Vineyard
Jul
20
to Jul 21

**POSTPONED** Camping at the Vineyard

* * * * * * * * POSTPONED!!! * * * * * * * * * *

Due to the heat this weekend, Camping at the Vineyard has been postposted until September 7-8. Stay cool!

Circa 1996, Ian Modestow and Michelle Kersbergen discovered a passion for wine and the culture of wine in the Loire Valley of France.  Poor college students then, they camped at a small local vineyard while traveling the French countryside, and from there, a spark lit, beginning the fire that expanded to other adventures of discovery, traveling to new wine regions with the desire to learn more. Twenty-one years later with many experiences behind them, Ian and Michelle decided to set off on their own, creating Black Birch Vineyard and never forgetting their first encounter.

Discover, learn, and share your love of wine and experiences with others as we offer a night of camping at the vineyard on Sat July 20th-Sun. July 21st!  The evening consists of the following:

  • Check in, set up, and settle in at 6:30 pm

  • Receive a complimentary bottle of wine of your choice (exclusive of Ruby Port), a fresh baguette, and a hunk of local cheese

  • Take a guided vineyard walk and tour led by owner Ian Modestow

  • Join the community campfire, socializing, sharing stories, and enjoying BBV wine

  • Enjoy bagels, coffee, and juice served in the morning

  • Pack up by 11 AM and leave with some great memories!

This event is limited to 15 tents (tents only)

Sign up here!!

BBV Member: $65/tent - 2 adults max or family                                                                      General Public: $80/tent - 2 adults max or family

Well-behaved dogs welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer Celebration
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Celebration

Celebrate the summer and enjoy an afternoon at Black Birch Vineyard. We will have live music from 1:30- 4:30 performed by Beauty and the Altered Beast and Local Burger food truck will offer delicious bites for purchase.

Lawn chairs or blankets recommended. No outside alcohol, please.

Rain date scheduled for Sunday, August 4th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Vineyard and winery tours will be offered at 1:30 and 3:30 PM.

Earlier Event: August 3

Private Event

Later Event: August 12

Pure Barre Pop-Up


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Meet the Artist Opening Reception: Carol Gobin
Aug
10
3:00 PM15:00

Meet the Artist Opening Reception: Carol Gobin

Get a chance to meet the exhibiting artist as we sip wine, eat cheese, and appreciate local art. Carol Gobin’s work will be hanging at the vineyard October-September.

BIOGRAPHY

Carol came to painting after extensive study in house building, architectural drafting, graphic design and visual arts. She received her formal art education at the California College of Art and at Berkshire Community College where she studied under Mark Milloff. After college she spent fifteen years as a commercial artist before taking up oil painting and began portraying old barns, interiors and landscapes.

ARTIST STATEMENT

A strong fascination with light and shadow, architectural detail and the glowing late afternoon light as it rakes across the landscape and into buildings, inspires me to catch the beauty of those moments. Painting with a limited palette I create a complex mood by enhancing the luminosity and serene harmony of colors.

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Pure Barre Pop-Up
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Pure Barre Pop-Up

 

Pure Barre is popping up at Black Birch Vineyard! While Pure Barre makes amazing use of the ballet barre throughout class in their studio, you can actually take a barre class without the barre! Come get some fresh air and experience this incredibly effective technique in the beautiful setting of our vineyard for a FREE class! They use small or isometric movements to work your entire body. Class starts with a full body warm up, then moves to arms, thighs, seat, abs, and finishes with a cool down stretch. Then stay to hang out and enjoy our Pure Barre community with a glass of wine or a tasting! For more questions about this exercise technique, please visit their website or contact northampton@purebarre.com

Bring a yoga mat, wear workout clothes (dress accordingly, we may be outside) and a smile! Bring your barre bestie and tuck it out with us!

You can show up at the vineyard that day or sign up in advance. If you would like to reserve a spot please check us out online at purebarre.com/ma-northampton, call or email (northampton@purebarre.com) Pure Barre today!

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Many Graces Bouquet Bar Pop-Up
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Many Graces Bouquet Bar Pop-Up

For a $15 admission fee, you will receive a glass of wine of your choosing from the Black Birch menu, delicious snacks from our friends at Honey ‘n Schmaltz Catering, and a Many Graces floral sleeve within which to place your bouquet for ease of transport. The bouquet building will be up to you!

Rebecca, Many Graces’ owner, will bring buckets of flowers for you to play with in order to create the bouquet of your dreams. You simply pay for your bouquet as you go, $1 per stem. So, you could leave with a $5 bouquet, or a $100 bouquet—the choice is yours!

Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket.

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Many Graces: Wedding Bouquet Workshop
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Many Graces: Wedding Bouquet Workshop

Are you or a loved-one planning a wedding and want to know the basics of crafting your own DIY bouquets working with fresh, locally-grown flowers?

Are you interested in floral design and want to learn some insider tips and advice for how to create stunning hand-held arrangements?

Do you love flowers and wine and want to create a beautiful bouquet to enjoy at home while drinking some of the best local wine our area has to offer?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, learn more and purchase your ticket here!

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Camping at the Vineyard
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Camping at the Vineyard

Circa 1996, Ian Modestow and Michelle Kersbergen discovered a passion for wine and the culture of wine in the Loire Valley of France.  Poor college students then, they camped at a small local vineyard while traveling the French countryside, and from there, a spark lit, beginning the fire that expanded to other adventures of discovery, traveling to new wine regions with the desire to learn more. Twenty-one years later with many experiences behind them, Ian and Michelle decided to set off on their own, creating Black Birch Vineyard and never forgetting their first encounter.

Discover, learn, and share your love of wine and experiences with others as we offer a night of camping at the vineyard on Sat Sept 7th-Sun. Sept 8th!  The evening consists of the following:

  • Check in, set up, and settle in at 6:30 pm

  • Receive a complimentary bottle of wine of your choice (exclusive of Ruby Port), a fresh baguette, and a hunk of local cheese

  • Take a guided vineyard walk and tour led by owner Ian Modestow

  • Join the community campfire, socializing, sharing stories, and enjoying BBV wine

  • Enjoy bagels, coffee, and juice served in the morning

  • Pack up by 11 AM and leave with some great memories!

This event is limited to 15 tents (tents only)

Sign up here!!

BBV Member: $65/tent - 2 adults max or family                                                                      General Public: $80/tent - 2 adults max or family

Well-behaved dogs welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

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Many Graces Bouquet Bar Pop-Up
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Many Graces Bouquet Bar Pop-Up

For a $15 admission fee, you will receive a glass of wine of your choosing from the Black Birch menu, delicious snacks from our friends at Honey ‘n Schmaltz Catering, and a Many Graces floral sleeve within which to place your bouquet for ease of transport. The bouquet building will be up to you!

Rebecca, Many Graces’ owner, will bring buckets of flowers for you to play with in order to create the bouquet of your dreams. You simply pay for your bouquet as you go, $1 per stem. So, you could leave with a $5 bouquet, or a $100 bouquet—the choice is yours!

Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket.

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Pure Barre Pop-Up
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Pure Barre Pop-Up

 

Pure Barre is popping up at Black Birch Vineyard! While Pure Barre makes amazing use of the ballet barre throughout class in their studio, you can actually take a barre class without the barre! Come get some fresh air and experience this incredibly effective technique in the beautiful setting of our vineyard for a FREE class! They use small or isometric movements to work your entire body. Class starts with a full body warm up, then moves to arms, thighs, seat, abs, and finishes with a cool down stretch. Then stay to hang out and enjoy our Pure Barre community with a glass of wine or a tasting! For more questions about this exercise technique, please visit their website or contact northampton@purebarre.com

Bring a yoga mat, wear workout clothes (dress accordingly, we may be outside) and a smile! Bring your barre bestie and tuck it out with us!

You can show up at the vineyard that day or sign up in advance. If you would like to reserve a spot please check us out online at purebarre.com/ma-northampton, call or email (northampton@purebarre.com) Pure Barre today!

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Many Graces: Creating with Dried Flowers
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Many Graces: Creating with Dried Flowers

Join us for our DIY Workshop, Creating with Dried Flowers, to learn the basics of dried flower arranging and design. Participants will have a choice between making one medium-sized modern style dried flower wreath, or two smaller flower wreaths, that could also double as flower crowns (one for yourself and one for gifting!).

Your $60 admission will provide you with all of the tools and flowers you need to create whichever size wreath you choose, and will also include a glass of wine and snacks for you to enjoy while you are crafting!

Learn more and purchase your ticket here!

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Many Graces: Modern Holiday Wreath Workshop
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Many Graces: Modern Holiday Wreath Workshop

Join us for our DIY Workshop, Modern Holiday Wreaths, to learn the basics of creating with fresh greens and dried flowers. Participants will make one medium-large modern holiday hoop wreath for displaying in their home or office (or wherever else you’d like to hang a festive, beautiful wreath!). Participants can choose to use either a pounded brass wreath hoop, or a grapevine wreath hoop.

Your $60 admission will provide you with all of the tools you need to create your wreath, and will also include a glass of wine and snacks for you to enjoy while you are crafting!

Learn more and purchase your ticket here!

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Many Graces Bouquet Bar Pop-Up
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Many Graces Bouquet Bar Pop-Up

For a $15 admission fee, you will receive a glass of wine of your choosing from the Black Birch menu, delicious snacks from our friends at Honey ‘n Schmaltz Catering, and a Many Graces floral sleeve within which to place your bouquet for ease of transport. The bouquet building will be up to you!

Rebecca, Many Graces’ owner, will bring buckets of flowers for you to play with in order to create the bouquet of your dreams. You simply pay for your bouquet as you go, $1 per stem. So, you could leave with a $5 bouquet, or a $100 bouquet—the choice is yours!

Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket.

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Pure Barre Pop-Up
Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

Pure Barre Pop-Up

 

Pure Barre is popping up at Black Birch Vineyard! While Pure Barre makes amazing use of the ballet barre throughout class in their studio, you can actually take a barre class without the barre! Come get some fresh air and experience this incredibly effective technique in the beautiful setting of our vineyard for a FREE class! They use small or isometric movements to work your entire body. Class starts with a full body warm up, then moves to arms, thighs, seat, abs, and finishes with a cool down stretch. Then stay to hang out and enjoy our Pure Barre community with a glass of wine or a tasting! For more questions about this exercise technique, please visit their website or contact northampton@purebarre.com

Bring a yoga mat, wear workout clothes (dress accordingly, we may be outside) and a smile! Bring your barre bestie and tuck it out with us!

You can show up at the vineyard that day or sign up in advance. If you would like to reserve a spot please check us out online at purebarre.com/ma-northampton, call or email (northampton@purebarre.com) Pure Barre today!

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Fundraiser to benefit the Hatfield Public Library
Jul
14
5:30 PM17:30

Fundraiser to benefit the Hatfield Public Library

Please join us for a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the Hatfield Public Library.

Delicious canapes will be provided by Chef Paul Hathaway, while the lovely music of LaRK Jazz Trio is enjoyed, and let's not forget about the wine! Each ticket also includes a souvenir wine glass as well as a chance to win a fantastic door prize. For just $30 per person, you can enjoy a beautiful summer evening with friends and neighbors while supporting the library that we all love so much!!!

Purchase your ticket in advance here!

Presented and organized by the Hatfield Library Board of Trustees and the Hatfield Library Friends

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Farm to Table Dinner with Wheelhouse Farm Catering
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Farm to Table Dinner with Wheelhouse Farm Catering

Our second annual farm to table dinner will be held on Sunday, June 30th at Black Birch Vineyard. Wheelhouse Farm Catering will be preparing a 5-course meal of locally sourced foods carefully paired with BBV wines which will be enjoyed on our grounds at the winery and the rich farming community of Hatfield.

Arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 and you will be greeted with a glass of Rosé along with a selection of cheeses.

For any dietary restrictions, please inform us by using the "organizer" link below. If inclement weather, the dinner will be held indoors in our tank and barrel room.

In lieu of a discounted ticket, Black Birch Vineyard members will be receiving an artfully arranged flower bouquet provided by Many Graces flower farm.

Purchase tickets here!

Menu with pairings:

Appetizer
Cheeseboards 2

018 Rose of Cabernet Franc


Starter

Grilled sourdough with whipped goat cheese, red wine-balaton cherry reduction, basil oil, and lemon

2018 Epic White


Soup

Cucumber, lemon, basil gazpacho with cured egg yolk (BBV free range chicken eggs!)

2018 Traminette


Entrees

Omnivore: Mustard herb roasted pork tenderloin with wine glazed carrots and green garlic served over spring pea farro

Vegetarian: Mustard herb roasted cauliflower steak with wine glazed carrots and green garlic served over spring pea farro

Epic Red


Dessert

Rhubarb panna cotta with strawberry ginger compote and red wine syrup (this red wine syrup will be made with our Ruby port-style dessert wine

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Raise a Glass to Cure Alzheimer's
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Raise a Glass to Cure Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's affects 5.7 million Americans, it could be your grandfather, mother or close friend. Black Birch Vineyard will be teaming up with Becky Laurin, our neighbor, to host this event in memory of her mother on June 21st, the longest day of the year.  Join us in supporting and honoring those families and friends who are battling this disease.  Raise a glass to cure Alzheimer's!

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance here!

A $25 ticket will give you entry to the event, food, and a tasting of 5 wines or a glass of wine. Now's the Time Jazz Ensemble will be playing from 6:30-8:30 PM. Bring a picnic if you like and your lawn chairs or blankets. Tickets will be available for a number of raffle prizes, and feel free to bring a picture of a loved one to hang on the memory wall.

All proceeds from ticket and raffle sales will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. Black Birch Vineyard will contribute 10% of all bottle sales that day.

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[Members Only] Summer Pick Up
Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

[Members Only] Summer Pick Up

We invite our BBV Wine Club members to our Summer Pick Up Party. 

We are excited to release our 2018 ‘Natural Ferment’ Rosé of Cabernet Franc. Our winemaker Ian will explain the process of how this wine developed and the difference between this particular Rosé and our current Rosé. This is a wine club member only exclusive wine with only 50 cases produced. The summer allotment will include 1 bottle of the ‘Natural Ferment’ Rosé of Cabernet Franc, 1 bottle of our 2018 Rosé of Cabernet Franc, and 1 bottle of choice. Charcuterie provided by Provisions.

BBV Members: Free        Register here!

This is a Members Only event for our seasonal wine allotment pick-up, along with an exclusive first taste of our new wine releases. Join our club to take advantage of Members Only events as well as other special perks.

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Meet the Artist: Tess Rock
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Artist: Tess Rock

LOOKING BACK - visiting old works

As an artist I am continuously exploring new ideas and techniques to continue my progression in paint.

My source of inspiration has always been nature. This show is me looking back on the various journeys I have taken. These works are a survey of my more abstracted ventures.

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[Series] Meet the Producer: Sutter Meats
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

[Series] Meet the Producer: Sutter Meats

Join us for the second installment of “Meet the Producer” on June 1st with Terry Ragasa from Sutter Meats of Northampton and our own Michelle Kersbergen as we move through a lineup of wines and sausage, discussing and savoring each one.

General Public: $25 Wine Club Member: $20

Sign up here!

If you are interested in joining us for one of the subsequent Saturday food and wine pairings you must sign up ahead of time. (Sign up information coming soon).

Regular wine tastings during our business hours require no sign up.

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Hatfield Education Foundation Wine Night Fundraiser
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Hatfield Education Foundation Wine Night Fundraiser

Black Birch will be hosting the 2nd annual Wine Night fundraiser for the Hatfield Education Foundation. HEF provides support for innovation, creativity, and excellence in the Hatfield schools. Their mission is to provide financial support for a variety of programs and activities which improve and enhance the educational experiences for the students of the Hatfield Public Schools.

Join us for an evening of wine tasting.

Tickets are $20.00 and includes:
* 5 samplings OR 1 glass of wine of your choosing
* Light appetizers
* Souvenir glass
* Entry into raffle

A portion of all bottle sales will be donated to the Hatfield Education Foundation!

Donate or purchase your tickets here!

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Rosé  Release Party
Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Rosé Release Party

Black Birch Vineyard is excited to announce the release of our 2018 Rosé of Cabernet Franc. We invite you to this special tasting, relax with a glass and enjoy an afternoon with music by the acoustic duo Party of 2Artisan sandwiches from Say Cheese Food Trailer.

Please note that wine will only be served by the glass for this event. No outside alcohol is permitted on Black Birch Vineyard property.

Rain date is Sunday, April 28th.  

Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are recommended.

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Meet the Artist: Caroline Pierce
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Artist: Caroline Pierce

My current artistic focus is portraying memories through my ceramic work, specifically focusing on experiences I have had revolving around nature. By carving out natural textures onto my ceramic forms, I aim to both replicate pieces of nature as well as abstract the subjects into classic ceramic forms. The labor-intensive carving and sculpture work helps me to solidify these special moments in time, and honor the family I shared these times with. I hope to spark a conversation about experiences others have shared through nature, and how the different textures and carvings might represent different events to different people. 

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Black Birch Vineyard 10 Miler Road Race
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Black Birch Vineyard 10 Miler Road Race

A stunning early Spring landscape, long winding country roads, a few challenging (but fun) hills and a refreshing glass of wine waiting for you in a picturesque setting. This ten mile race kicks off at Black Birch Vineyard and takes you on a tour of two quaint New England towns. The course is suitable for all ability levels. It’s positioned two-weeks after the Saint Patrick’s Day 10K and two-weeks before the Fort Hill Brewery Half Marathon, as you look to plan your early Spring season. There will be a 3-hour time limit to complete the course

The Black Birch Vineyard 10 Miler is proud to support The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and brought to you by the creators of the Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K and Fort Hill Brewery Half Marathon & 5K.

More information and registration here!

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1200 Horsehairs Concert - SOLD OUT!
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

1200 Horsehairs Concert - SOLD OUT!

Enjoy an evening of music and wine at Black Birch Vineyard.  1200 Horsehairs, a unique band of 4 cellist will be playing among our barrels and tanks for the second time! They will be creating a musical array of delightful and original compositions from traditional works to metal and modern. Its members are internationally active cellists who have played with The Trans-Siberian orchestra, The Paul Winter Consort, The Moody Blues, and others. 

BBV Members Pre-Order: $8

BBV Members Door Purchase: $10

General Public Pre-Order: $10

General Public Door Purchase: $12

Purchase Tickets Here!

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[Members Only] Spring Pick Up
Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

[Members Only] Spring Pick Up

We invite our BBV Wine Club members to our Spring Pick Up Party. 

We are excited to release our Traminette and Epic White, both a breath of fresh air suitable for spring days. Take home a bottle of each along with your choice of one bottle from our regular menu. Charcuterie provided by Provisions.

BBV Members: Free        Sign up here!

This is a Members Only event for our seasonal wine allotment pick-up, along with an exclusive first taste of our new wine releases. Join our club to take advantage of Members Only events as well as other special perks.

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Wine Tasting Class
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Wine Tasting Class

It’s all about the basics! Join Michelle for a relaxed night of tasting as we pare down the complex world of wines into an easy, approachable, and most importantly, fun night of learning. If you are new to wine this will be a no-stress, interactive introduction to boost your confidence and show you how accessible wines can truly be. If you are already familiar with the world of wine, come sharpen your skills and all of your senses and maybe even learn something new!

General Public: $25 Wine Club Member: $20

Purchase tickets here.

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[Series] Wine and Food Pairing Meet & Greet: Grace Hill Farm
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

[Series] Wine and Food Pairing Meet & Greet: Grace Hill Farm

We are very excited to announce a brand new wine and food pairing series at Black Birch Vineyard!

Every Saturday starting in March we will be offering a special pairing in the tasting room featuring local food producers that rotate on a quarterly basis. For our first pairing we welcome the exquisite cheeses from Grace Hill Farm based in Cummington.

Join us for the official Meet & Greet kickoff event on March 2nd with Aurora Sjostrom from Grace Hill Farm and our own Michelle Kersbergen as we move through the lineup of wines and cheeses, discussing and savoring each one.

General Public: $25 Wine Club Member: $20

Sign up here!

If you are interested in joining us for one of the subsequent Saturday food and wine pairings you must sign up ahead of time. (Sign up information coming soon).

Regular wine tastings during our business hours require no sign up.

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Meet the Artist with Lori Bernier
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Artist with Lori Bernier

Meet local artist Lori Bernier at our “Meet the Artist” series at Black Birch Vineyard. Lori is a native of Western Massachusetts and has experimented with many types of art media through the years. However, since childhood, photography has been her true passion. Lori is inspired by the work of Paul Caponigro and Ron Rosenstock. She favors working with black & white without the distraction of color, with a concentration on form and texture. Lori has an eye for the unique, which is illustrated in her distinctive images.

Lori’s work will be on display from January 2nd - March 27th.

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