Hermit Woods Winery is a small boutique winery located at 72 Main Street, Meredith, NH that developed out of a partnership between Bob Manley, Ken Hardcastle, and Chuck Lawrence. Together, we strive to make wines of the highest quality with the greatest emphasis on locally grown fruit and raw honey. We have a small organic vineyard in Sanbornton and we work closely with local farmers and pickers to find the best possible fruit, ideally organic, to make our wine with. We make our wine available in our tasting room and local wine shops and restaurants in our surrounding communities.
Some of the many wines currently in production include: Apple, Crabapple, Blueberry, Mead, Kiwi, Peach, Pear, Blackberry, Elderberry, and various blends of all the above. These are just a few of the many varieties of fruit we produce. We seek to identify the depth and breadth of fruit that can be found in abundance in our local community and make the best wine we can from it.
On a much smaller scale and prior to 2014 we purchased traditional Vitas Viniferous grapes from South America to craft wines made in the traditional French style, including Cabernet Sauvignon, carmenère, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah, and various blends. We no longer import grapes from other regions. However, the techniques that we learned working with traditional grapes have taught us the skills necessary to improve the quality of all our wines.
We are very passionate about every aspect of producing wine, but more importantly, we love sharing our wine and the experience we have making it with our guests. We hope our wines bring you the same enjoyment we’ve had making them. Visit us at our winery or on the web at www.hermitwoods.com, or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hermitwoods and share the experience with us.
We are open for tastings and tours year round, please see our hours on the right, or call ahead 603.253.7968.