Thank you to everyone who participated in Barrel Tasting Weekend. Hermit Woods Winery saw over 500 people for the event and the other wineries are reporting similar numbers as well. Even with the not so friendly weather everyone seemed to make the best of it and have a fabulous time, I know we did! We are so excited about how well received the event was and look forward to doing it again even better next year! Again, a BIG thank you to everyone!
Congratulations to the winners of the Lakes Region Barrel Tasting Raffle:
Joan Pushee – The Inns and Spa at Mills Falls, two night stay at Church Landing, valued at $720.00, www.millfalls.com
Dottie Woodworth – Steele Hill Resort, a two night stay valued at over $300.00, www.steelehillresorts.com
Collette Makar – A three-month membership to Laconia Athletic and Swim Club, valued at $250.00, www.lascfit.com
Dianna Bowden – A dinner for two at Gilmanton Winery valued at $100.00, www.gilmantonwinery.com
Sara MacEachern – A wine basket from the six participating wineries, valued at over $100.00
John E. Martell – A gift certificate to the Flying Monkey Performance Center valued at $50.00, www.flyingmonkeynh.com
The winner of the Hermit Woods Door Prize: Tara Albert
Thank you to everyone who participated in this event, we hope you had as much fun as all of us at all the wineries did sharing our wine with you! We look forward to doing it again next year!
Lakes Region Wineries to hold Barrel Tasting Weekend. Six wineries in the Lakes Region will be holding a Barrel Tasting Weekend on
Saturday and Sunday
September 29th and 30th
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: No charge to participate
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This is the first-ever coordinated event between the Lakes Region wineries, which include the following wineries:
At each winery, guests will have the opportunity to taste young wines directly from the oak and stainless steel barrels that are used to ferment and age the varietals. Not only will it be a unique opportunity to taste wine in the early stages of its development, visitors will be able to meet the wine makers, tour the wine making facilities, and learn all about the wine making process. In addition, many of the wineries will be hosting other local vendors during the event, and offering special foods and wine-related items to guests.
For those who visit more than one of the participating wineries that weekend, there will be chances to win generous prizes donated by local businesses. Visitors who get a stamp from all six wineries will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:
- Grand Prize: The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls in Meredith, NH donated a two-night stay at Church Landing valued at $718
- A two-night stay at Steele Hill Resort valued at $300
- Three month membership at The Laconia Athletic and Swim Club valued at $250
- Dinner for two at Gilmanton Winery’s restaurant valued at $100
- A gift basket made up of wine and wine related items from each winery valued at over $100.
- A $50 gift certificate to the Flying Monkey Performance Center donated by the Common Man Family of Restaurants
Visit five wineries, be entered to win prizes 2-5, Visit four wineries, be entered to win prizes 3-5. You must vist at least four wineries to be eligible for the raffle. Door prizes and gifts will also be available at all the wineries during the event.
There is no cost to participate in the event, some wineries require the purchase of a winery logo glass to taste.
All six Lakes Region wineries pride themselves on crafting quality New Hampshire traditional, fruit, and honey wines, many of which have received awards in national and international tastings. Most of the wineries grow their grapes in their own family vineyards, and all of them place the greatest emphasis on locally grown fruit and honey, working closely with local farmers and pickers to find the best possible fruit with which to make their wine. Lakes Region wines are available in the wineries’ tasting rooms and restaurants, as well as at local wine shops and eateries.
You can read more about the event on our blog.
For questions about the event you can email us at bob @ hermitwoods.com or contact us at 603-253-7968