For those who enjoy a nice glass of home made wine, the Lake Winnipesaukee Travel Guide has wine recommendations for some wonderful wineries in the region.
It's hard to believe that vineyards thrive in the northeast. But, they do!
Most people think the only place for a winery would be in temperate climates where there is a long growing season.
Surprisingly, New Hampshire has many wineries and vineyards throughout
The short, cool and unpredictable growing season produces some wonderful types of traditional wine, fruit wine, cider and mead in New England.
The New Hampshire wineries
are faced with finding grapes that will withstand the extreme cold
temperatures and shorter growing season.
Sometimes New Hampshire will have a late frost in June and an early frost in September. People in the Lake Winnipesaukee area are used to it and they work with it.
Recently there has been a boom for hand-crafted, home based businesses in the area. Using
homemade wine recipes
is one of these businesses that has taken off.
In addition to offering wine at retail stores, restaurants and local markets, many of the wineries have wine tasting rooms. You can stop by and try the different wines as well as buy a bottle or two to enjoy at home.
first weekend of August, a celebration of New Hampshire winemaking
takes place at the Rochester Fairgrounds.
More than two dozen local wineries take part in the "Live Free or Wine" festival. In addition, there are other local businesses showcasing their products and food as well.
Each year in June, the Winnipesaukee Wine Festival is held in the lakes region of New Hampshire. This wine festival features wine, beer and spirits from various wineries and breweries including local, national and international.
This festival is hosted by the Common Man restaurants and is held at the Town Docks in Meredith.
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