Wine shipping laws for New Hampshire are a little bit tricky, but the good news is that most wine clubs can ship to New Hampshire as long as they follow the very specific requirements set out by the state’s laws. Some cities including Ellsworth, Millsfield, Monroe, and Sharon differ from the rest of the state. We’ve researched all of the wine clubs below and found that they ship to at least some part of New Hampshire, if not all. Read our full reviews or head straight to the wine club sites to get more information. With all of these to choose from, you can find a club that is perfect for yourself or as a gift.
In addition to the state licensing requirements, wineries are limited in the quantities that they can send into New Hampshire. An individual can only receive 5 cases from a winery in a year. Given that most wine clubs only send 2-3 bottles a month, this is not a problem for either personal clubs or gifts. Even the wine clubs that ship by the case usually only do so quarterly, which would fall below the maximum.
New Hampshire prides itself not only on traditional grape-made wine but also fruit wine (like blackberries and blueberries), mead, and cider. Many unique varieties of grapes are used including Marechal Foch, Chancellor, Seyval Blanc, and Vignoles. Most of the wines are produced at small artisanal wineries. The first winery in New Hampshire was established in 1990 (Jewell Towne Vineyards). Other notable wineries in the state include:
- Flag Hill Winery
- Haunting Whisper Vineyards
- Fulchino Vineyard
- Zorvino Vineyards
- Gilmanton Winery
- Candia Vineyards
- LaBelle Winery
In addition to various events held at the wineries, several state-wide events such as The Annual New Hampshire Wine Festival provide the perfect opportunity to try out different wines from across the state.
Unique to New Hampshire are “wine and cheese trails.” Those are just what you would expect–regional areas mapped out with both wineries and creameries to visit. Trails include: Near Coast Trail, Valley Vineyards, and Meandering the Merrimack & Lakes. Tastings at the wineries are required by law to be free and open to the public.