Most of our wines are made from hybrid wine grapes. These hybrid grapes were bred from a variety of parents and selected to be able to produce fruit after the extremely cold winters then ripen in a short summer. Traditional "Vinifera" (Chardonnay, Cabernet, etc.) grapes will not survive or ripen in New Hampshire. These hybrid grapes have completely different flavor profiles - adding new and interesting wines to pair with local foods. What grows together goes together.
Every wine grape has the potential to make a good wine. We grow these grapes to the level of ripeness than sometimes pushes them too far. We work with other growers who also look mother nature straight in the eyes and wait for the best moment to harvest the grapes. Weather or disease pressure can quickly ruin the grapes. We give the grapes constant attention, fighting these pressures to ensure a wine crop. The winemaker then coaxes the juice via old and new methods that make the most sense for that varietal and the chemistry of the grapes at harvest.