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In a region that’s particularly known for popular ski attractions and family vacations, there are a few hidden gems for wine drinkers to discover. Nestled in the valley among the White Mountains, these small wineries greet visitors year-round with unique wine options for every occasion. Grab some wine from one of these places and enjoy your mountain adventure. Check out these awesome wineries to visit in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire!
Wineries to Visit in the Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire
These wineries and vineyards make for the perfect trip in and around New Hampshire. Whether you’re visiting, or looking for new local haunts. You’ll love these vibrant and fun wineries to visit in the Mount Washington Valley.
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Established in 2016 and located in Tamworth, NH, this winery is better known as “the winery in the woods.” Housed in a small cottage (you might think you’re actually driving up to someone’s house), this winery boasts a list of award-winning, premium wines created with minimal processing. With their $5 tasting menu, there’s no reason to NOT stop by and sample a few!
While not really a winery, this distillery is worth a visit if you are in the area! The distillery creates a variety of products that roll out with the seasons. Every batch they make is from scratch and sourced from local ingredients – local bees, gardeners, and farmers. For example, the water in Tamworth is from the Ossipee Stratified Aquifer, which is one of the purest sources of water on the East Coast. The aquifer is on granite bedrock, keeping it safe from fracking and industrial pollution. During the weekends, book a tour and see how these unique, small-batch spirits are made. Or, come in for a tasting anytime they are open! Enjoy the beautiful Tamworth scenery and some spirits!
Nestled in a small space right off the main strip of North Conway, NH, this tiny winery has will welcome you with their pup and wines for every palate. For $1 per tasting, you can try their varieties of wine. The family-owned operation also gives all of their bar tips back to animal shelters in the community, so you’ll be giving back when you tip your wine expert! White Mountain Winery is a great place to stop and sip while enjoying the shops of North Conway.
Located in the new Riverwalk Resort at Loon Mountain, visitors will find European grape varietals and wines made from New Hampshire’s local fruits. At $10 per person, try five samples of wine from the tasting menu, plus you’ll have the option to take an additional tour to meet the winemakers and learn more about the process of making the wines. Coming up in October, join fellow wine lovers at Seven Birches to stomp the grapes – just like Lucy on TV!
In the heart of Center Ossipee, New Hampshire, you’ll find a meadery serving up mead, cocktails, taco, and cheese boards. Their international award-winning meads are available for tasting anytime they are open – signature meads are free of charge! Try their Seasonals, Occasionals and Experimental Series for an additional charge. Reserve a spot on their The Hive to Bottle Tour, led by founders Matt and Ash to get the full “behind the scenes” experience.
If you have a love for wine, spirits, and a beautiful landscape, this is a stop you should make! You’ll have to take a short drive out of the Mount Washington Valley area, but the impressive list of wine and spirits is worth the drive. Tucked away on a family’s 75 acre property, this place can truly be considered a hidden gem. Neutral, barrel-aged, and cream spirits await you, alongside a strong list of fruit/dessert wines and some traditional whites and reds.
At their two locations, one in Portsmouth and one in Amherst, New Hampshire, you’ll find a variety of wines to sample and events to experience. Take a class in cooking with wine, try wine tasting in the dark, making holiday wreaths, or do some yoga in the vineyard. Their events calendar is packed with great ideas for more than just sampling the wine. Their Amherst location is also home to The Bistro, offering happy hour specials, catering, and great dishes created by their executive chef. The Amherst location is also a very popular New Hampshire wedding venue, so you may want to call in advance to see if they’re open for tastings while you’re traveling!
In Meredith, New Hampshire, you’ll find Hermit Woods Winery & Deli serving up a variety of award-winning, local, and vegan wines! They use mostly organic fruit and minimal processing to create their varieties of wine. Recently recognized by The Oprah Magazine in the June 2019 issue, Hermit Woods’ Petite Blue Reserve was mentioned as something you must enjoy when you visit New Hampshire! If Oprah recommends it, it’s worth checking out! You’ll find a variety of fruit wines, sparkling wines, and even meads on their tasting menu. Their 2016 Heirloom Crabapple is considered their signature wine. And it’s perfect with a variety of dishes and is great chilled or over ice. Visit their deli for charcuterie boards, flatbreads, and salads after you taste their wine.
This small, family-owned and operated winery specializes in small-batch wines. Visit the North Woodstock, New Hampshire tasting room to try their wines made from local fruits. Join them for wine slushies or one of their popular paint nights. They also sell their “Tipsy Treats” – alcohol-infused dessert toppings for $15 each. You’ll find a Cabernet, Viognier, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc on their wine list. Plus a variety of more seasonal wines with Pumpkin, Apple, Blueberry, and Rhubarb options.
Don’t overlook the state of New Hampshire when planning your travels! Lots of great options for kids, plus plenty of tasty beverage and food options for adults. Plan some days of adventure, relaxation, and of course, time for sampling wine and spirits in this beautiful region.
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