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Balderdash Cellars

502 East St, Around the back of the building, Pittsfield, MA 01201-5309
+1 413-464-4629
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Great Wine - Great Owners

My husband and I were visiting the Berkshires and were curious if there were any wineries in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cris P
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Jackson, New Hampshire
Excellent wine!!

My husband and I had a great time tasting Balderdash wines. The tasting was held at the Colonial... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
debp1959
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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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Founded in 2011, Balderdash Cellars(R) is a boutique 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. Christian and Donna Hanson Owners
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502 East St, Around the back of the building, Pittsfield, MA 01201-5309
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I were visiting the Berkshires and were curious if there were any wineries in the area to visit. Balderdash Cellars was having a wine tasting at the Colonial. We had never heard of them - but we thought we'd give them a...More

Thank Cris P
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time tasting Balderdash wines. The tasting was held at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield rather than the winery, on a Saturday afternoon just before New Years Eve 2017. The live music was a nice addition to the delightful...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Drove by this place like 3 times before finding it in a cellar behind a strip mall. Worth the effort! The atmosphere and staff are warm and welcoming. The wines are well crafted and enjoyable.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

If you've never been here you are in for a surprise. The wine is exceptional, made in house by owner, Christian and his wine makers. It's a very welcoming environment, Donna will greet you with a big smile, and the staff is very knowledgeable of...More

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This unassuming cellar is located behind a Subway restaurant. When you pull up, you're not sure you are at the right place. Go on in...you are! The staff is very friendly, the wine is tasty, and they offer a tasting (6-7 wines) for only $8!...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Stumbled on Balderdash Cellars. (It is stuck behind a Subway sub shop). Enjoyed the wine, the service was great. There was an acoustic duo playing which enhanced the experience. Donna put out some local cheese for the patrons to enjoy. The atmosphere was fun with...More

Thank Bryan D
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The wines were good, owners were very accommodating. It was a great side trip on our weekend in the berkshires

Thank Louise N
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Christian and Donna are terrific hosts when you visit the Winery/sales room! The wine is delicious and it is great to have our own winery right here in Pittsfield. I am also having them do a wine tasting at my home for a gathering of...More

Thank Abbie V
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We've been coming here almost since they opened for business (about a year into it), when Christian and his wife were still doing day jobs and the resident Australian winemake had just either walked off or away. They still are (where be that winemaker?) and...More

Thank ADog56
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Stopped here for a quick pre-lunch wine tasting. For a small fee ($7 as of this writing) you can sample 5 or 6 wines. The staff is friendly and personable, the wines are good, and the labels all have a story behind them. We walked...More

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