The small Cape Cod town of Truro will soon be celebrating their Tricentennial.
As co-sponsors of the year-long, 300th anniversary of the date the town was founded, Truro Vineyards will release two commemorative wines in May. Pinot Grigio Truro 1709 and Merlot Truro 1709 will be available in limited quantities at the winery, in select wine shops, and in a growing number of Boston and Cape Cod restaurants.
Pinot Grigio Truro 1709 is supposed to be refreshing and crisp with aromas of citrus and almonds, similar to its Italian relatives. It is light enough to pair with fish or seafood, but assertive and balanced enough to stand up to simple chicken dishes. It retails for $17.99.
Merlot Truro 1709 is supposed to be unlike any of the ho-hum merlots on the market. It is fruity and complex with flavors of plum, cherry and a hint of vanilla. Smooth finish. Priced at $24.99, its distinctive lighthouse label was painted by Truro artist Robert Cardinal.
These wines, and the vineyards’ first-ever estate bottled chardonnay (produced in a limited edition of 300 cases) can be sampled daily in Truro Vineyards’ spectacular new tasting pavilion, and twice-daily winery tours are held Memorial Day thru Columbus Day.
Coastal Wine Trail Kick Off: Join Truro Vineyards and seven other southeast New England wineries at Sakonnet Vineyards, Little Compton, RI on Sunday, June 7 from 1-3 PM for good food, wine tasting and onshore breezes. $40 p.p. Call 800-998-8486.
Taste of Truro: Truro Vineyards hosts this first-ever culinary event on its expansive grounds Saturday, June 13 from 3-8 PM to celebrate Truro’s gala tricentennial. Scores of Cape restaurants and artisans on site, as well as live music and dancing. Free and open to the public. Truro Vineyards wines will be sold by the glass and by the bottle.