Think globally; act locally — that’s your boozing mantra.
And you’ll find the similarly enlightened at Travessia Urban Winery, which is bringing a taste of the Old World to a local hood.
Located in downtown New Bedford (crazy, right?), the vintner has been quietly making and selling its homegrown varietals since December. The guys behind it — who learned wine making in their native Portugal — source grapes locally from vineyards in Dartmouth and Westport. The magic happens inside their teeny store front.
They just released four whites: a sweet dessert variety, a vidal blanc, and two chardonnays (we’re partial to the unoaked chard, aged in a steel drum).
A rosé debuts next month, followed by a deep merlot this fall. And it’s no surprise that Travessia tastings are fun, laid back, and pretension free.
Seeing as it’s from around the way.
Travessia Urban Winery, 760 Purchase Street, New Bedford (774-929-6534 or travessiawine.com).