Learn About First Crush Winery
First Crush Winery wines began limited distribution in local Cape Cod restaurants, resorts and specialty wine shops, July, 2013. We currently produce 4200 cases annually and have 7 different wines available. We self-distribute our products directly to you. 95% of our retail wines are sold exclusively on Cape Cod. The sales success and the public response to our products has been more than encouraging. We have a winning combination of having a locally produced product, excellent award-winning wines, and the curiosity factor of being a new winery on Cape Cod.
Our family of restaurant and package store supporters is growing rapidly. See a listing of our supporters on the website under Retail Sales. Our products will work for you because our reputation is growing and our wines are very well received. Please contact winemaker, Frank Puzio at [email protected], or 508-737-6867, to arrange for a personal tour and a complimentary tasting of our products. If time is an issue, he will be happy to visit you personally at your establishment.
Industry Benefits: We self-deliver our wines within two days of an order. Contact us directly to learn how to achieve a 10% discount on our products. For wine stores, we have rack cards, case displays and will participate in wine tasting events. For restaurants, the winemaker can come to staff orientation sessions and we welcome participation in food/wine pairing dinners. Industry staff is always welcome at the winery for complimentary tours and tastings.
Package Stores: We have rack cards, case displays and will participate in wine tasting events. The winemaker is available for wine tasting in your store.
Restaurants: We can come to staff orientation sessions and we welcome participation in food/wine pairing dinners. Your staff is always welcome at the winery for free tours and tastings.
The following is a listing of our restaurant and package store supporters to date.
FIRST CRUSH CABERNET SAUVIGNON FUSION 2012
I tasted this wine about a year ago, and it was – not surprisingly, given its youthful age – still tight, reluctant to reveal any noteworthy flavor. But now! How it has grown! The transformation has been remarkable! Just as a tight bud of a flower opens up to a full, mature flower. As far as I am concerned, with this wine, Dr. Frank Puzio, owner and vintner of First Crush Winery, is fulfilling his stated mission to produce exquisite wine, utilizing the finest fruit (trucked from an area bordering the Napa Region of California), and sparing no expense on equipment and technology. He cuts no corners. Many a vineyard, even some of those long-established, can learn from Dr. Puzio. This Cabernet Sauvignon is a Fusion of Bordeaux varietals, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with lesser amounts of Merlot and Malbec. It has aromas and flavors of black cherry, plum, currant, and spice, and it has a long finish, at which time there is a hint of vanilla. We can be proud that this wine is produced and bottled here on Cape Cod in Harwich.
Since the 2012 launch of First Crush Winery, local familiarization and requests for our products from Cape Coder’s and visitors have been increasing steadily. Our products are not for every establishment. We have approached you, because of your reputation and our desire to have our products associated with fine dining, and/or, your unique local venue.
Resorts, Inns and Clubs
Wine Shops & Package Stores
First Crush winery does have a popular winery tasting room available for public visits and tours, however, the ever-increasing availability of First Crush Winery wines can be found at the following locations. We thank all of our retail vendors for their support of our winery and we encourage our fans to support them.