Meet the Makers: Hermit Woods Winery

Their Story

Hermit Woods Winery is in the quaint lakeside town of Meredith, New Hampshire. The winery came to be when Bob Manley, Ken Hardcastle, and Chuck Lawrence formed a partnership around a shared vision of producing the highest quality wines made from locally grown fruit and raw honey. They also operate a small organic vineyard in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, where they work with local farmers and pickers to find the best fresh fruit to make their wines. They have many wines in production, including apple, crabapple, blueberry, mead, kiwi, peach, pear, blackberry, and elderberry. With so many options and sourcing stories, it’s often said around the winery that every sip of wine tells a different story!

Enjoy a Visit and a Wine Tasting

Hermit Woods Winery offers a guided wine tasting every day, with no reservations required. For $16.95 per person, you get six one-ounce pours of your choice, conducted at the tasting bar.

Hermit Woods Winery also offers tours for groups of six or more people. The tours must be scheduled in advance. Tours are priced at $25 per person and include: a 30-minute tour of their winemaking facilities provided by one of the co-founders; a barrel sample; a tour button; and a sampling of six wines of your choice in their tasting room.

To schedule a tour, please send an email to: (Tours are subject to the availability of the tour guide.)

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