Best of Boston

2000 Best Wine Shop

Westport Rivers Vineyard’s Sparkling Wines

Vintners Bob and Carol Russell often refer to themselves as farmers rather than winemakers, though they produce a national and international award-winning series of methode Champenoise sparkling wines. These are bottled testimony to their efforts and ethos—the Russells’ business is a family one (sons Bill and Bob make the wine and manage the vineyard respectively) devoted to preserving Massachusetts farmland and producing a superior product. If it’s good enough for the White House (the sparkling wines were served at the Governor’s Dinner 2000), then it is welcome on our table.

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