Best of Boston

1996 Best Winery

Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery

Cranberries, for sure. Apples? Most certainly. But who would have thought a state with such a sun-challenged climate could produce a credible array of wines? Westport’s offerings are not only credible, they’d hold their own against the California big boys. The Westport “Sparklers”—the Blanc de Blancs, Imperial Sec, and Brut Cuvee RJR—are especially fine.

417 Hixbridge Road, Westport, 508-636-3423,