First Crush Winery was privileged to be one of Cape Cod's three wineries. As many of you know, FCW was not a typical winery, since its model was formed to embrace wine making participation, enology education and a quest to produce the best wines possible. Possibly my wine making chemistry background and our sourcing of Napa vicinity grapes also made our model quite different. 800+ participants supported our vision, and in our 13 years, we were privileged to experience their heartfelt enthusiasm and support. FCW is now closing for happy retirement reasons and that is too much to explain here. We thank all of our fans and participants for everything but especially for your friendships. Cheers and God bless, your wine maker, Frank Puzio

Our Wines


OUR WINES As the saying goes, “Life is too short to drink cheap wine.” Making a truly great wine takes time, patience, and significant expense on many levels, but it always begins with the procurement of quality fruit! At this time, First Crush Winery produces 4200 cases, 50,000 bottles, of award-winning wines annually. We are fortunate to be able to obtain remarkable fruit from the finest growing regions in northern California and from growers that we know and trust. Only four days following harvest, pristine refrigerated fruit is in our hands and the many month winemaking process begins. Not many would expect high-end complex fruit-forward wines to be produced right here on Cape Cod, however bottle by bottle we are changing that perception!

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We are thrilled to have been featured in a new movie based on the New York Times Best Seller “Year By The Sea”.


75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 5% Petite Verdot
This award winning wine was created in the Bordeaux tradition blending Meritage varietals producing an intriguing complex wine. We offer this dark, ruby-rich gem with concentrated flavors of black cherry, plum, currant & spice. Great depth, with a long pleasing balanced finish influenced by new barrel French oak.


65% Primitivo Zinfandel, 35% Petite Syrah
Our gold medal winner. Offering sweet layers of blackberry, dark cherry and unique compliments of rich toasted vanilla. Port-like, yet full-bodied with great depth, and structure, balancing intense fruit with a satisfying finish. You will experience smooth tannins, and a kiss of sweet derived from new barrel Hungarian oak.


100% Sangiovese
This award winning Sangiovese is the lightest of our red wines. It derives its name from the Latin, sanguis Jovis, “the blood of Jove.” It has aromas and flavors that are rich and fresh, reminiscent of raspberries and strawberries. Moderate tannins and fruitiness, and it’s naturally high acidity provides lasting complexity.


80% Sangiovese, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot
A soft, yet assertive “Super Tuscan” blend, utilizing northern California fruit. This specialty doles out black cherries, strawberries, dusty cocoa, and aniseed. You will experience a nicely balanced wine with bright acidity, polished tannins and vibrant flavors on the palate, leaving a pleasing and long-lasting finish.


88% Dry Riesling, 5% Sweet Riesling (4.5% RS), 7% Sangiovese
Delicate intensity in this atypical Rosé made from Riesling and Sangiovese varietals. Bright and vibrant in color with delicate fruit aromas, floral hints, hauntingly dry, with just a finishing kiss of sweetness. This Rosé is our party, deck, beach and barbecue wine – just for fun – goes with anything and everything… ENJOY!


Star Spangled:
100% Sauvignon Blanc
This may be the best Sauv. Blanc you have ever experienced. Distinctive crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc combining luxurious fruit with a refreshing bouquet revealing tropical tones of peach and guava. Of course, it is enjoyed chilled, but we suggest not overly cold, to unlock its lengthy and pleasing aromatic finish.


100% Chardonnay
Golden delicious apple, figs, and subtle oak notes form the basis of this balanced Chardonnay. Tropical fruit flavors, and the full body weight of this wine along with a smooth, silky texture combine to create a long non-buttery finish. This food friendly wine will enhance a wide range of foods such as, poultry, pork, fish, and shellfish.


Cran Blanc:
50% Cape Cod Cranberries / CA Raisins, 50% Sauvignon Blanc
This one-of-a-kind delight is exclusive to First Crush Winery. Our unique blend is comprised of our original cranberry wine, Three Sip Cran, blended with our Sauvignon Blanc, Star Spangled, with its tropical-peach attributes. This unlikely match will put a smile on your face with its satisfying composite of surprising flavors.

75% Cape Cod Cranberries, 25% CA Raisins
Pucker-up… Our cranberry-raisin elixir is a blend of dry-picked Cape Cod cranberries and California raisins. You will experience a perfect balance of tart refreshing cranberry and a hint of sweetness from CA raisins. Enjoy this special treat on ice with a squeezed lime, blended w/ Prosecco, or, introduce vodka and spritzer.Click Here to view our recipe for our Cranberry Relish.