About Us

Hi, we are Kevin and Barbara! We are Berkshire Grain. We make amazingly delicious Granola and Wine Jelly.

GRANOLA and WINE JELLY…A company named Berkshire Grain that makes granola makes sense, but Wine Jelly too!

ABOUT US… ABOUT THAT…

More than 30 years ago (but who's counting) we decided to leave our corporate jobs in New York City to run an Inn on a lake in Connecticut. Although we had a large staff, including chefs and sous chefs we thought the breakfast menu needed something healthy, crispy, crunchy, and special…Our first granola was developed at that Inn and named Cinnamon Toast Granola. Our first granola is still our number 1 seller today!

After 2 ½ years of running the Inn, we packed up and moved to Lenox, Massachusetts - a small town in the Berkshires. This is where Berkshire Grain started and most importantly, where our first daughter was born!

At the beginning, growing the business included making granola with a baby in a pouch, getting new accounts, and we branched into doing Wine Sampling gigs to create some extra cash flow. 

As if by magic, we found ourselves with what seemed like an endless supply of wine given to us at these tastings. We know it sounds silly, but we asked ourselves, what could/should we do with all of this wine? One niight, probably after a few glasses of wine - we came up with the idea of creating a Jelly made out of Wine! A fun, innovative, and enticing product that would be a unique addition to the condiment space. We've had a great time making jelly and discovering the unique flavor profiles.  Some wines were stand-alone …we added nothing to the formula but the delicious wine itself…. like Cabernet and Merlot. Other wines were the inspiration for flavor builds by adding fruit, or herbs and sometimes both to create unique flavor profiles that would marry with certain cheese varieties and would enhance a variety of foods and recipes. 

We introduced our Wine Jellies at a Farmers Market on the Massachusetts Turnpike. People from all over the country who were traveling tasted and bought the them for themselves and for gifts. We knew we were onto something!

Then retailers, restaurants, and mixologists loved the concept and the taste. Gift Basket companies loved adding the Wine Jelly by Berkshire Grain to their product mix.

We hope you will try our products and share them with friends. 

With Gratitude, Kevin and Barbara

 

“You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream”
- CS Lewis

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