This last day of August I am writing about a winery in Massachusetts continuing with my American wine discovery tour. I am a lifelong visitor of Truro, Massachusetts in the summer. Cape Cod to me is quintessential beach. Despite the invasion of seals and great white sharks in the Ocean, I continue to visit once a year. My most recent trip ended this weekend. Shorter than usual, I was just thrilled to be at the beach, swim in the bay, eat lobster rolls and fried clams and generally not think about anything but sun, sand, water, and wind.
I have been spending my summers on Cape Cod, specifically in Truro, since I was three weeks old. There were many years when I was absent from the Cape because of my years living in Italy but since I have been back, I have made the Cape a consistent part of my life. I love everything about Cape Cod and it will forever represent the beach to me.
The idea of a vineyard on the Cape seemed impossible when I was young. When I used to come to the Cape there were no vinifera grapes growing. The Roberts family changed that and opened Truro Vineyards in 2007. Through the years I have tried many of their wines including the one that comes in a lighthouse bottle.
Maybe it’s the beach or just the pleasure of being in a place I love that made me really want to drink the local wine which now comes in cans. Truro and North Truro sell some pretty sophisticated wines for a beach area but they also have a local vineyard and all the stores carry many of the wines from Truro Vineyards. I kept seeing these two cans and they called out to me.
Truro Vineyards has considerably expanded its offerings to now include a Sauvignon Blanc and a Rose in cans. I bought both and brought them back home.
Again, maybe it’s just the fun of reliving your vacation but I really enjoyed both of them. I have absolutely always been someone interested in wines under traditional packaging closed with a cork. Somehow, even I am changing and seeing the pleasure in a can.
Earlier this year I spoke with Christy Frank, a retailer of long standing, who told me people love cans for camping, being on the river, and everything in between. I am late to the party but certainly more open to it than before. Vacation does wonders for the soul.