Parker River Winery is the hobby turned enterprise of two Boxford dads, Jim Ellis & Guy Moxey who teamed up in 2005 to share their passion and enjoyment of wine.
Commercially launched in 2012 Parker River Winery is Boxford'sÂ firstÂ and only vineyard & winery and is the true definition of a traditional North Shore Cottage industry.
Jim, who hails from Scotland, started the basement winery ten years ago, from which Parker River Winery has evolved. Early on, his wines won amateur awards at the Topsfield Fair and at the New England chapter of The American Wine Society. With 15 years experience in Biotech he loves to mix his passion for science with the artistry that is wine making, to produce high quality unique wines in the garagiste style.
Guy, also an import from the old world, teamed up with Jim to share their common passion of wine making, wine drinking and general appreciation of all things viticulture. Guy, a seasoned professional from the electronic industry, compliments Jim's scientific expertise with an engineersÂ eye to production, equipment and a keenÂ enthusiasm for quality and tasteÂ control.
Along with our own fruit grown in Boxford, we source fresh grapes from the best wine growing regions in the Americas. In our cellar winery we create quality red, white and fruit wines that are interesting, local and highly quaffable!
From vision to reality, we welcome you to enjoy our hand crafted wines.