Hermit Woods Wine

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The following wines are available for purchase in our Tasting Room.  They are organized by year with the newest wines listed first.  Our wines are bottled in 750ml and 375ml bottles, select wines are sold in both sizes and will be noted below. Many of our wines are also available in local wine shops and restaurants,  visit where to purchase to find out where our wines are sold.  A few wines are also available online in 36 States via Vinoshipper. We make every effort to keep this list up to date; however, it is possible that a wine might be sold out prior to our ability to update the page. Last updated December 11, 2016

Our wines are: local (as much as possible), vegan (except the honey wines), gluten free, raw, not certified but mostly organic to Best Management Practices (BMP) orchards, backyard, and wild foraged fruit, always whole fruit, never heat processed, gentle hand processed, made with minimal to no chemical adjustments/additions, balanced, nutritious … and very tasty.

 

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2016 Hermit’s Hard Cider       $12.95 (750 ml) Club Price $10.36
This old-world dry cider is crafted from French and English heirloom apples, quince, and crabapples.  As crafted by our very own hermit in the 1800s, enjoy this clean, crisp, beautifully balanced cider while contemplating the world on a stump in the woods or elsewhere.  To support kittens (and dogs), 5% of every sale go to the Humane Society.

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Red Wines

2015 Petite Blue                    $19.95 (750 ml) Club Price $15.96
This award winning wine is bursting with fresh blueberry aromas and flavors. An entire pound of wild low-bush blueberries are in each and every bottle! Unlike many available blueberry wines, this Burgundy style dry blueberry wine embodies the characteristics a pinot noir. Featured on the Today Show in 2014. We enjoy it slightly chilled. Drink 2015-2020

White Wines

2015 Sap Mead                     $18.95 (375 ml) Club Price $15.16
A unique mead (honey wine) made from fresh New Hampshire sugar maple sap (not syrup) and local, early season wildflower honey.  This bright citrusy mead has hints of maple and is delightful on its own or with savory meats and cheeses.  Drink 2016 -2026+

Rose Wines

2015 Heirloom Crabapple    $18.95 (375 ml) Club Price $15.16
Considered our signature wine, this award-winning wine is made from whole heirloom Dolgo crabapples. This medium sweetness, tangy wine is a great aperitif and also an excellent partner with a wide variety of foods, including spicy dishes, light meals, and roast turkey. Serve well chilled or even over ice. Drink 2016-2018

2015 Crabapple Cyser (Sold Out) $14.95 (375 ml) Club Price $11.96
A crisp, rich, yet tangy cyser made from heirloom Dolgo crabapples combined with local wildflower honey. Reminiscent of our Heirloom Crabapple, this wine is excellent on its own and with many foods, especially roast turkey. Enjoy chilled. Fruit provided by Alison’s Orchard, NH and Scott Farm, VT. Drink 2015-2025

Dessert Wines

2015 Deep Blue       $29.95  (375 ml) Club Price $23.96
Our wines are handcrafted in Meredith, NH from the highest quality, local, at times wild foraged, whole fruit. They are vegan, gluten free, raw, balanced, and nutritious. An after dinner treat, this intense wine is bursting with blueberry aromas and flavors and soft tannins balanced with a delicate sweetness. Nearly a pound of wild, low bush blueberries are in each 375ml bottle. Enjoy lightly chilled. Un-filtered. Drink 2017-2027

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2015 Sparkling Heirloom Crabapple  $24.95 (750 ml) Club Price $19.96
Our award-winning Heirloom Crabapple wine made even better with a delicate effervescence. This full-bodied medium dry sparkling wine delivers a wonderfully long and tangy finish. A great aperitif and an excellent partner with a wide variety of foods, including spicy dishes, light meals, and roast turkey. Serve well chilled. Drink 2015-2017

Rebel Rebel                                     $9.95 (750 ml) Club Price $7.96
A tribute to music artist David Bowie, this one-off “wine” is a summer sparkler.  Crafted from our distinctive and aromatic Kiwi Berry wine combined with our award winning Three Honey Wine (mead), this is lower in alcohol *8% ABV), lighter in character than most wines, and is carbonated!  Pop the top and enjoy – rock on.

 

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Red Wines

2014 Lake House Red          $29.95 (750 ml) Club Price $23.96
A complex blend of dark berries yield a wine with surprising grape-like depth and sophistication. Made from whole, organic blackberries, raspberries, elderberries, autumn berries, and wild low bush blueberries, this is the ‘Burgundy’ of New Hampshire.  Pair this deep, rich, dry wine with flavorful meat dishes and creamy sauces. Drink 2016-2021+

2014 Boathouse Blue           $21.95 (750 ml) Club Price $17.56 (Sold Out)
Blueberries coaxed into Burgundy territory through the use of a French yeast, classic French wine-making processes including malolactic fermentation, and aging in French oak barrels for three months. Enjoy this deep dry red wine as you would any Pinot Noir. Will age well. Drink 2016-2020+

2014 Hermitage                        $36  (750 ml) Club Price $28.80
True terroir. An engaging blend of wines made from the dark fruit that grows best in our region: organic blackberries, wild low bush blueberries and organic elderberries. Each fermented dry and barrel aged for 16 months to create Rhone style, depth and character. Drink 2016-2026

2014 Caracol           $29.95 (750 ml) Club Price $23.96
A classic Rhone Red produced here from syrah grapes grown in Chile.  Deep purple, soft tannins, and wonderful aromatics from the new French Oak barrel aging.  A wine well suited for robust meat dishes.  Decant before serving.  Drink 2016-2022+

2014 Casa de Lago   $29.95 (750 ml) Club Price $23.96
Malbec, a classic Bordeaux style blending grape which has recently become a favorite varietal in South America.  Deep purple, soft tannins, and wonderful aromatics from the new French Oak barrel aging.  Casa De Lago is drinking nice now and is well suited for robust meat dishes, or lay down in your cellar for a few years as it will improve with time. Drink 2016-2022+

White Wines

2014 Lake House White           $38 (750 ml) Club Price $30.40
An engaging blend of local organic whole peaches, rhubarb, quince, rosehips and autumn berries, fermented and aged ‘sur lie’ with a White Burgundy strain of yeast and French oak. A ‘Peach Chablis’ of sorts but without Chardonnay grapes … no grapes at all, actually. Enjoy this crisp and deeply complex dry white wine with many light foods. Drink 2016-2021+

2014 Harvest Apple Wine     $14.95 (750 ml) Club Price $11.96
This French and English heirloom apple, quince, and crabapple cider wine is excellent on its own and also pairs well with light and spicy foods, including appetizers, shrimp cocktail, or spinach pie. It is outstanding with lobster. Serve this crisp, clean, dry wine chilled. Drink 2014-2016

2014 Kiwi Berry Wine             $22.95 (750 ml) (Sold Out)
Made from whole local organic kiwi berries (rich in vitamin C, similar in flavor to common New Zealand kiwi). Finished dry. Can be compared to a dry Riesling or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Excellent on its own or with Thai or Indian foods, prosciutto and melon, and light summer fare, including gazpacho, fresh fruit and salads. Drink 2015-2018

Rose’s

2014 Honeyberry Wine        $24.95 (750 ml) Club Price $19.96
A wonderful cold hardy fruit grown pesticide free by Great Northern Berries here in NH, these honeyberries are reminiscent of blueberries but with their own unique flavor.  This wine is crafted as a rich, dark, complex wine bursting with bright acidity and dark berry flavors.

2014 Strawberry Rhubarb  $22.95 (750 ml) (sold out)

Whole, organic strawberries and a touch of whole organic rhubarb fermented together into a surprisingly light and refreshing wine with a mouthwatering tang and lingering dryness (augmented by a wine made from local Autumn berries). Enjoy this medium sweetness wine with salads and lighter fare. Drink 2014-2019

Meads

2014 Fire in the Orchard        $16.95 (375 ml) Club Price $13.56
Roasted quince, dried lavender flowers, and autumn berries combined with local wildflower honey yields a wine of great complexity. A one-off wine combining the skills of Ken and assistant winemaker Jon.

2014 Old Vine                        $24.95 (375 ml) Club Price $19.96
Crafted from old vine Marachel Foch grapes grown without pesticides in Ken’s backyard combined with a bit of fresh raw honey from his bee hives.  The wild yeast on the grapes contribute to the unique aromas and flavors of this engaging dry wine.  Enjoy slightly chilled on its own or with wild game.

2014 Knot Mead                $16.95 (375 ml)  Club Price $13.56
A varietal dry traditional mead made from a raw unfiltered honey sourced from Japanese Knot Weed flowers. This black honey has citrus notes with a surprising light and clean sweetness…. captured here in this intoxicating pure honey mead. Drink 2015 -2025+

2014 Day Lily            $20.95 (375ml) Club Price $16.77
Summer in a glass… this one of a kind wine made from natural local ingredients found on our vintner’s farm: day lily flowers, rhubarb and honey. Enjoy this off dry wine slightly chilled with lamb, pork, robust sharp cheeses, or on its own. Drink 2015 -2025+

2014 Kiwi Melomel        18.95 (375 ml) Club Price $15.16
A melomel made from whole organic kiwi berries, autumn berries, and local raw unfiltered honey in proportions to provide balance, structure, and long-complex flavors. Enjoy this unique wine chilled, on its own or with quiche, salmon, or smoked cheese. Berries from Kiwi Korners Farm, PA. Autumn berries harvested wild in Tilton. Drink 2015-2025

2014 Taylor Road Red  $14.95 (375 ml) Club Price $11.96
Made with grapes from our organic vineyard, this pyment is a field blend of Marechal Foch, Cayuga, Leon Millot, Noriet, GR7, Sabrevois, and Frontenac grapes combined with local wildflower raw unfiltered honey. Enjoy this complex, dry wine slightly chilled. Drink 2015 -2025+

2014 Red Scare                     $20.95   (375 ml) Club Price $16.77
A multiberry melomel made from whole, wild blueberries, organic blackberries and raspberries, and local, raw, unfiltered honey in proportions to provide balance, structure, and long-deep flavors.  As with our 2013 Red Scare Oak, this wine was aged in a French oak barrel for 15 months. A complex wine with great aging potential, enjoy on its own or with pork dishes or similar.

2014 Honeyberry Wine        $24.95 (750 ml) Club Price $19.96
A wonderful cold hardy fruit grown pesticide free by Great Northern Berries here in NH, these honeyberries are reminiscent of blueberries but with their own unique flavor.  This wine is crafted as a rich, dark, complex wine bursting with bright acidity and dark berry flavors.

2014 Strawberry Rhubarb  $22.95 (750 ml) (sold out)

Whole, organic strawberries and a touch of whole organic rhubarb fermented together into a surprisingly light and refreshing wine with a mouthwatering tang and lingering dryness (augmented by a wine made from local Autumn berries). Enjoy this medium sweetness wine with salads and lighter fare. Drink 2014-2019

 

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2014 Sparkling Three-Honey Wine        $34.95 (750ml) Club Price $27.96
Marry the wonderful light floral aroma and finish of our Three Honey wine with fine tingly bubbles and you get none-other than euphoria in a glass.  Enjoyed on its own or with food, but best with those that don’t overpower its alluring & delicate nose. Serve chilled. Drink 2015-2025+

2014 Sparkling Kiwi Berry Wine         $29.95 (750 ml) Club Price $23.96
If you thought our Kiwi Berry Wine was good, brace yourself. This fruity full-bodied bubbly will tingle your taste buds from the moment it enters your mouth through to its long and effervescent finish.  Made from whole local organic kiwi berries and finished dry. Excellent on its own or with Thai or Indian foods, prosciutto and melon, and light summer fare, but what doesn’t go good with sparkling wine? Drink 2015-2018

2013 Sparkling Harvest Apple Wine    $24.95 (750 ml) Club Price $19.96
Our Harvest Apple wine delivered to you with a lovely effervescence that will bring out the light fruitiness of the apple and dance in your mouth through to its long and delightful finish. This wine, finely crafted from French and English heirloom apple, quince, and crabapples goes excellent on its own or with food, outstanding with lobster. Serve chilled. Drink 2015-2017

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Red Wines

2013 Ermatano            $ 29.95 (750 ml) Club Price $23.96
A bold wine from the wonderful, small Chilean cabernet sauvignon grape.  Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months, enjoy this deep, dry, and spicy classic red wine with robust meat dishes. Decant before serving. Drink 2015-2023+

Meads

2013 Hopped Mead                 $16.95 (375 ml) Club Price $13.56
Wild New Hampshire hops are infused into our award winning three honey wine. A metheglin with lightly spicy hop aromatics and beguiling, fresh honey flavors.  Enjoy this dry mead lightly chilled on its own or with soft cheeses, sausage, or pâté.

2013 Knot Mead       $22.95 (375 ml) (Sold Out)
A varietal, dry, traditional mead made from a raw, unfiltered, honey sourced from Japanese Knot Weed flowers. This black honey has citrus notes with a surprising light and clean sweetness…. captured here in this intoxicating, pure honey mead. Drink 2014 -2024+

2013 Red Scare       $18.95 (375 ml)  Club Price $15.16
37% blueberry, 30% honey, 28% blackberry, 5% black current, 13.1% alc. by vol. Cases: 50 – 375ml
A multiberry melomel made from whole, wild blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, and local, raw, unfiltered honey in proportions to provide balance, structure, and long-deep flavors. A complex wine with great aging potential, enjoy on its own or with pork dishes or similar.

2013 Red Scare Oak        $20.95  (375 ml) Club Price $16.77
A multiberry melomel made from whole, wild blueberries, organic blackberries, raspberries and local raw unfiltered honey in proportions to provide balance, structure, and long-deep flavors. This wine was aged in a French oak barrel for 15 months. A complex wine with great aging potential, enjoy on its own or with pork dishes or similar. Drink 2015-2025

2013 Blue Mead        $14.95 (375 ml) Club Price $11.96
A deep, rich, beautiful ruby red melomel of wild low bush blueberries and raw, unfiltered, local wildflower honey. Sweet honey aroma is balanced by the acidity and dryness of the berries in this dry engaging wine. The harmony of aroma and flavors is best when very lightly chilled. Enjoy this with a variety of foods or on its own.

2013 Three Honey Wine     $16.95 (375 ml)  Club Price $13.56
Three separate, raw, unfiltered, wildflower honeys are blended to make this wine, each with a distinct contribution to the aromatic, light but intense, long lasting complex flavors. This award wining wine can be served chilled or at room temperature enjoyed on its own or with food, but best with those that don’t overpower its alluring & delicate nose.

2013 Three Honey Gold    $18.95 (375 ml) Club Price $15.16
Three separate, raw, unfiltered, wildflower honeys are blended to make this show mead, each with a distinct contribution to the aromatic, light but intense, long lasting, complex flavors. The wine is then aged 12 months in a French oak barrel that previously held a fine red wine, concentrating the flavors and infusing a rich golden hue and complex depth to the mead. Drink 2014-2024+

2013 Three Spice Mead         18.95 (375 ml) Club Price $15.16
Fresh hand-ground coriander, black pepper and cardamom pods are infused into our award winning Three Honey wine. A metheglin with ginger-like aromatics and beguiling, light spicy honey flavors. Enjoy this dry mead lightly chilled on its own or with sharp cheeses and salmon. Drink 2015 -2025+

Dessert Wines

2013 Deep Blue Reserve      $74.95  (375 ml) Club Price $59.96
An after dinner treat, this intense wine is bursting with blueberry aromas and flavors and soft tannins balanced with a delicate sweetness.  Nearly a pound of wild, low bush blueberries are in each 375ml bottle.  Barrel aged for months developing port-like depth and character.  Drink 2016 – 2026+

2013 Melange                       $29.95 (375 ml) Club Price $23.96
A melomel (fruit+honey wine) made from all local, all organic, all whole, honey, blueberries, elderberries, blackberries, autumn berries and black raspberries.  Utilizing cold fermentation to trap aromas, this sweet, port-like, higher alcohol wine is a great dessert treat. A complex and engaging sipping wine. Drink 2014 -2024+

2013 Melange Blanc          $29.95 (375 ml) Club Price $23.96
A big, bold melomel (fruit+honey wine) made from whole fruit, sugar and honey, including peaches, rhubarb, white cherries, rosehips, pears, and quince. This sweet wine is a great dessert treat and a complex and engaging sipping wine. The harmonized combination of these local, organic ingredients results in a wine of profound depth and character.  Enjoy well chilled.

 

____________2012 WINES ___________

Red Wines

2012 Hermitage          $36 (750 ml) Club Price $28.80
True terroir. An engaging blend of wines made from the dark fruit that grows best in our region: organic black currants, wild low bush blueberries, and organic elderberries. Each fermented dry and barrel aged to create Bordeaux-style, depth, and character. Drink 2014-2024

2012 Cassis Oak          $29.95 (750 ml) (Sold Out)
Barrel aged for 22 months, this bright, aromatic, rich red wine has grape wine depth, but is made from the wonderful 2012 crop of organic blackcurrants also used in our Melange of that year. Drink 2014-2019

Meads

2012 Round Pond      $22 (375 ml) Club Price $17.60
A one-off, unique, flower mead. Hand harvested, local hops, stevia leaves, elderflowers, staghorn sumac flowers, and dried hot pepper flakes were cold infused into a mead made from local, raw and unfiltered wildflower honey resulting in a complex, aromatic honey wine.