The Nashoba Valley Winery, in Bolton, is set to sponsor and host its 5th annual Wine Tasting and Tour to benefit cancer care at The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard.

Winery owners Richard and Cindy Pelletier are long-time supporters of the Healing Garden and have generously offered their winery as the venue for the celebration, as well as offering locally vinted wine, craft beer and delicious food pairings from their spectacular restaurant, J's. The evening is always festive, full of love, gratitude and good fun!

One hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales, and raffle items will go directly to the Healing Garden's therapeutic support group services, educational programs, and community of support to facilitate improving the quality of life for people affected by cancer.

As a nonprofit, the Healing Garden depends on the generous financial support of individuals and organizations to help defray the costs of staff salaries, services, and programs.

Highlights of the evening include wine-tastings, craft beer-tasting, food pairings, behind-the-scenes tour of the wine-making process and traditional Irish music. Renowned musicians Laurel Martin (fiddle) and Katheen Guilday (harp) will weave together a mix of Irish traditional dance tunes and elegant airs to create an ambiance of good cheer and warm hospitality. Martin and Guilday are great friends who have been performing together for more than 15 years.

Where: Nashoba Valley Winery, 100 Wattaquadock Hill Road, Bolton, MA 01740.


Cost: Tax deductible donations of $75 per person.

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More info: Call Margaret Koch at 978-456-3532 or email Margaret at