Hampshire is the relative new kid on the block, joining the list
of states that began pioneering winemaking in the early 90's.
There are now twelve commercial wineries and
vineyards in the state according to Bob Dabrowski, Treasurer of the New Hampshire Winery Association
and also the owner of Candia Vineyards. He reports the good news that "our industry is growing rapidly."
Jewell Towne Vineyards in South Hampton and Flag Hill Winery in Lee both
bottled their first vintage in 1994. Piscassic Pond Winery in Newfields, which produces honey wine (or
honey mead) released their first wines in 2004.
are found to grow best in the cool New England climate, including
Seyval, Vignoles, and Vidal, as well as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Around the Web, find out more about what's new and cool in the Granite State wine industry...
More information about New Hampshire wine around the Web:
New Hampshire Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Trails - Check out this online travel brochure (Adobe Acrobat required) with complete information on wineries, distilleries and vineyards throughout the state with details on tours and tastings, with related resources.