Meet the Artist with Cady Kubic
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Artist with Cady Kubic

I am a native of the Pioneer Valley, in the western part of Massachusetts. I have been passionate about photography since childhood, but it was when I moved to Colorado that I knew I had found my calling. My travels to the breathtaking landscapes and national parks of the four corner states provided endless opportunities to create dramatic photos. With this inspiration, I returned home to earn my BFA in Photography from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in 2018. 

I have two areas of focus in my photography. The first is food and wine, where I make beautiful, natural food and wine into delicious works of art. The second is nature photography, capturing both the dramatic vistas and the intimate vignettes.

Cady’s work will be on display from November 11th - December 28th

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Second Annual Vintner's Dinner
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

Second Annual Vintner's Dinner

Join us for a lovely night of Black Birch wines paired with an exquisite dinner at our second annual Vintner’s Dinner. Meet and network with members of the wine industry including local farmers, distributors, restaurateurs, liquor stores, and more. Gather around our table as Michelle gives an update on happenings at the vineyard and plans for next year, and Ian’s reflections on farming in Hatfield this past year, and his weather, crop, and wine predictions for 2019.

We will be working with HardyFoard Catering of Brattleboro, VT to put together a decadent 5-course meal with some of our favorite wines. We’ll gather at 6:30 for complementary glass of wine and good company and dinner is served at 7:00.

More details to come so stay tuned!

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2nd Annual Crush Festival
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

2nd Annual Crush Festival

Join us to celebrate the bounty of the harvest at this year's Crush Festival! Enjoy a glass of wine, take a tour, stomp grapes with your feet, and have a great time!

Saturday, October 20th  1:00PM - 5:00PM                - FREE! -

Bring a lawn chair and picnic blanket

Music provided by Katie Clarke and Larry LeBanc

Grab a bite of delicious Southeast Asian food from Little Trúc

 

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Brunch at the Vineyard
Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

Brunch at the Vineyard

Wake up with us for Brunch at the Vineyard. Featuring our special and limited Epic Mimosa!

$55 BBV wine club member / $65 general public

Click here for tickets

Music by Lincoln Allen Jazz

Catering by Blue Door Gathering

MENU:

Assorted Pastries: cheddar gougeres, morning buns, banana date tea cake

Seasonal Fruit Salad

Petite Quiches: leek, cabbage + bacon

Roasted Local Potatoes with harissa aioli

Local Yogurt with maple syrup and Blue Door seasonal granola Bagels  

Lox cream cheese, red onion, capers, tomatoes + dill

No. Six Depot coffee + tea seasonal selection

Virgin Mimosas orange juice + italian soda

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Hatfield Historical Society Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Oct
7
5:30 PM17:30

Hatfield Historical Society Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Join the Hatfield Historical Society for an evening of jazz and wine tasting at Black Birch Vineyard.  Support this wonderful local organization whose mission is to collect, preserve and share Hatfield history. 

Tickets are $25 per person.  Admission includes a sampling of 5 wines or a glass of wine of your choosing.

The LaRK Jazz Trio will be accompanying us for the evening, light snacks will be provided as well as a chance to win a lovely door prize. 

Tickets available for purchase in the Hatfield Historical Museum (Sat. and Tues. mornings), the Hatfield Farm Museum (Sat., 12 to 2 pm) or from Hatfield Historical Society Board Members, while tickets last (capacity is limited).

For more information, contact Bryan at 413-348-6979 or bryannicholas@comcast.net

To learn more about the Hatfield Historical Society visit their website here!

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Fall Foraging Woodland & Field Walk
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Foraging Woodland & Field Walk

Take part in a walk around Black Birch Vineyard led by permaculture expert, Felix Lufkin. Discover and identify what seasonal greens, flowers and roots surround us and can be harvested and used on an everyday basis.

Felix works at a number of programs in the Valley teaching nature awareness and homestead skills, at public schools and workshops in the area. He was been sharing his passion for wild edible plants since 2005, with well known nature education organizations like Mass Audobon, the Vermont Wilderness School, Earthwork Programs, UMass Amherst and Hampshire College. He also directs Help Yourself, Inc, which plants community fruit trees in the Valley, free for all to harvest from. www.helpyourselfedibles.org

BBV Members: $10

General Public: $12

Children 12 and under: Free

Purchase tickets here!

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[Members Only] Fall Pick-Up (Rescheduled)
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

[Members Only] Fall Pick-Up (Rescheduled)

Black Birch Vineyard is excited to announce the release of our 2017 Chardonnay ... just in time for our Wine Club fall pick-up! We invite our BBV Wine Club members for an exclusive first taste, paired with cheese and charcuterie, and good company. It's a perfect time to stock up on your favorite wine and get ready for crisp autumn days!

The 3 bottle allotment will include the following: 1 bottle of our 2017 Chardonnay and 2 bottles of choice from our regular menu.

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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Pure Barre Pop-Up
Sep
23
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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Meet the Artist Series
Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Artist Series

Meet local artists Susan Tilton Pecora and Linda Graves at our "Meet the Artist" series here at Black Birch Vineyard.  

Susan Tilton Pecora has been painting scenes of New England all her life. She is a signature member of The New England Watercolor Society, host of the PBS affiliate television show "Reflections Through Watercolor". She has been an instructor at the Museum School in Springfield, MA., Cape Cod Art Association and the Roads Scholar Program in New Hampshire. She has taught various workshops throughout the country and was awarded a Rotary International Grant to demonstrate her painting techniques in Paris for a month. Her work has been featured in American Artist Magazine, "Splash, the Best in Watercolor" North Lights Books. Thirteen of her paintings were used to create a calendar for Willie Nelson's Farm Aid. In 2008 she was asked by Congressman Richard Neal to create an ornament for the White House Christmas tree. More information about Susan can be found on her Facebook.

Millions of Linda Graves’ books have been sold and enjoyed worldwide. Her unique style and imagination captivates readers of all ages. Linda has illustrated more than 40 books for the world’s leading children’s book publishers. Linda’s illustrations have also appeared on calendars, greeting cards, toys, posters, and in national advertising and major magazines (Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping). More information about Linda can be found on her website. 

Susan and Linda's work will be on display from August 24th - October 23rd.

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Chardonnay Barrel and Oyster Tasting
Aug
16
5:30 PM17:30

Chardonnay Barrel and Oyster Tasting

Join us for an exclusive Chardonnay barrel tasting followed by fresh oysters and shrimp from BerkShore Seafood, presented and shucked by Austin Banach Catering.

Tickets include the barrel and tank tasting of Chardonnay presented by our winemaker Ian Modestow, a plate of freshly shucked oysters and prepared fresh shrimp, cheese and charcuterie from Provisions, a Mosaic Cafe side salad with chicken, and a glass of wine - Chardonnay or one of your choice. Enjoy music by Iron Horse regulars Juke Joint Jazz who will make a rare trio appearance!

BBV Member: $45/person                                                                                       

General Public: $55/person

Tickets are limited and available only in advance.  Join us anytime between 5:30 and 9:00 and sign up for one of the two tasting sessions. 

Reserve your tasting here!

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Pure Barre Pop-Up
Aug
12
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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Summer Anniversary Celebration
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate the summer and enjoy an afternoon at Black Birch Vineyard. We will have live jazz from 2:00 - 4:00 performed by local musicians Juke Joint Jazz and our Hatfield neighbors Bistro Bus will have scrumptious food available for purchase and a live demo of Biochar by chef and owner of SpitJack. So kick back, relax and enjoy! 

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

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

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

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Camping at the Vineyard
Jul
20
to Jul 21

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 Friday, July 20th-Sat. 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) and the Rain Date will be held the following night-- Sat, July 21st - Sun, July 22nd.

Reserve your spot 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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Pure Barre Pop-Up
Jul
18
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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Farm to Table Dinner
Jul
8
6:00 PM18:00

Farm to Table Dinner

Our first annual farm to table dinner will be held on Sunday, July 8th at Black Birch Vineyard. Wheelhouse Catering will be preparing a 4-course meal of locally sourced foods carefully paired with BBV wines which will be enjoyed out on our grounds at the winery in 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, salami a variety of fruit preserves and pickles.

First course: Grilled sourdough with whipped montrachet, poached beets, toasted almonds, beet molasses, and torn mint. Cabernet Franc (Estate)                                    Salad course: Zucchini and zephyr squash with pecorino, lemon, pine nuts, basil and tulsi.  Pinot Noir                                                                                                                              Main course: Braised chicken with lemon and aromatics, crispy za'atar potatoes and young brassica greens. (Vegetarian option) Ricotta, spinach, and green garlic crostata with walnuts, za'atar, and cider reduction, served with young brassica greens. Riesling.        Dessert: Strawberry rhubarb galette with Corot Noir reduction, candied hibiscus and rosemary.                                                                                                                          Coffee & Tea

BBV Member: $75                                                                                                                General Public: $85                                                                                                            Purchase your dinner tickets here!                                                         

Please let us if you have any dietary questions. You can email michelle@blackbirchvineyard.com

If inclement weather, the dinner will be held indoors in our tank and barrel room.

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Meet the Artist Series
Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Artist Series

Meet local artist Arielle Jessop at our "Meet the Artist" series here at Black Birch Vineyard.  Arielle completed her undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.  After completing her bachelor degree she studied Art History in Italy and traveled Europe extensively, working her way across the map. Arielle’s extensive travel experience and interest in human interaction, specifically language, has contributed to her vocabulary as an artist. “Visual art has become my language; it is the medium with which I have chosen to express my desire to contribute to the society I live in." A native of Amherst MA, she is inspired by the beauty of the farmland and landscape that surrounds her and she finds joy in painting the gems that the earth provides.

More information about Arielle can be found here: FacebookInstagram or Etsy

Arielle Jessop's work will be on display from June 24th - August 22nd.

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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 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, and Crooked Stick Pops will be on site selling flavorful fresh ice pops.  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. Crooked Stick Pops will donate $1 per pop and Black Birch Vineyard will contribute 10% of all bottle sales that day—luckily, it’s a long one!

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[Members Only] Summer Pick Up
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

[Members Only] Summer Pick Up

Black Birch Vineyard is excited to announce the release of our two new 2017 Rieslings ... just in time for our Wine Club summer pick-up! We invite our BBV Wine Club members for an exclusive first taste, paired with cheese and charcuterie, and good company. It's a perfect time to stock up on your favorite wine and get ready to kick off the summer!                     

The 3 bottle allotment will include the following: Choice of one of the two new Rieslings, one bottle of Rosé, and one bottle of choice from our current selection of wines.

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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Pure Barre Pop-Up
Jun
10
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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