Theres no better combination than a glass of delicious wine with a slice of high quality, aged cheese, and at The Big E Wine and Cheese Barn, outside Mallary Complex, both are available for sample and purchase.
Formerly known as the Mallary Wine and Cheese Shoppe, The Big E Wine and Cheese Barn is an 1,800 sq. ft. permanent building with plenty of room to showcase entries and winners from The Big Es wine and cheese contests.
The eighth annual Big E Northeast Gold Wine competition attracted 247 varieties of wine from 47 wineries throughout New England and New York and all medal winners will be on display. A selection of entries and winners from New England will be sampled and sold.
Upon entering the Barn, visitors can take a brief break from the outside hustle and bustle of the Fair and feel as if they have journeyed to a peaceful New England vineyard. Friendly, local vintners are there to assist fairgoers in their wine selections; each bottle is carefully transferred from the vineyard to the wine racks.
Like the high quality wines, the Barn features a display of all award-winning cheeses from the sixth annual Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition which included commercial and artisanal cheeses from a variety of sources including dairy cattle, goats and sheep. Sample a wide selection of New England cheeses from the contest and take home your favorites.
The Barn is adjacent to the beautiful Mallary Gardens, an oasis of native flowers surrounding a Koi pond created by Picture Perfect Ponds.
Enjoy the delicious array of wines and cheeses at The Big E which takes place Sept. 13-29 on the grounds of Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. To stay updated on the Fair, visit TheBigE.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or call our info line at 413-205-5115.