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Founded in 2011, Balderdash Cellars is a small winery located in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We focus on producing ultra-premium (wicked to New England folks) wines from grapes grown by world-class California vineyards. What about the name?? When we said we were starting a winery, everyone said that we were mad, obsessed, and should stick to buying wine (truthfully, it is much easier than making it) – but we answered, “Balderdash.” As we sought to name the winery, Balderdash just seemed to stick. It also seemed like a good way to describe the stories behind each wine…while generally accurate, there may be some tall tales. Hey, what story isn’t embellished just a little! The winery would be nothing if it were not for our volunteer crew. Dozens of family and friends put in many long days throughout the year helping with every aspect of the winemaking process. It’s a lot of fun, but a ton of work. We can never thank them enough for everything they do, so we try to ply them with wine whenever possible! We hope you enjoy our wicked wines and tall tales.
Balderdash Giraffa Chardonnay 2015
This latest vintage of Giraffa Chardonnay is bright and fresh on both the nose and palette, yet with enough roundness to be considered medium bodied. The 50% stainless steel fermentation and aging yield lemon zest, minerality, and allow the true Chardonnay varietal characteristics to come through. The 50% French oak ... more
Balderdash Brakelight Syrah 2014
Aroma: Distinctive notes of clove, smoke, leather, and a hint of red fruit. Mouth Feel: The wine is smooth and full bodied on the palette, presenting rich red berry fruit, sassy spiciness, and just a dash of pepper on the finish. Food Pairing: Pair this big Syrah with a 2-year ... more
Balderdash Joyride Pinot Noir 2016
The West Coast style Joyride Pinot Noir 2016 thunders with big, jammy red fruit, a rich tannin structure, and hints of mushroom and sweet wood. Great aging potential. It is drinking beautifully right now, but should be decanted before serving. more
All beer prices include MA State Bottle deposit of $.05 per bt.