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Our Wines

WE DO NOT USE FOREIGN GRAPES!

Frontenac
Bred at the University of Minnesota, it is a cross of MN 89 x Landot 4511; in 1996.   Our award winning Frontenac has unusually intense fruit overtones that belie it’s classic dryness.  Stunning red color. We are the first NH grower of this vine.

Frontenac Gris
A natural sport of Frontenac, ours is finished dry and you'll soon forget about your favorite Spanish rose!

Diamond
Also known as Moore’s Diamond, it was hybridized by Jacob Moore of Brighton, New York, in 1885. The wine was popular in NY many years ago, and was known as the first quality dry wine produced from Labrusca grapes.  This all but forgotten grape was brought back into production at Candia Vineyards where it delights the unsuspecting with an intense aroma.  Candia Vineyards makes this in a fruity off-dry style which complements your favorite spicy Asian cuisine.

Noiret

WOW!  Our Noiret has classically intense pepper and mocha overtones, and is the most awarded of the this varietal in the world.  We are the first to grow this grape in NH, which has a complex background bred at the University of Cornell in 1973.  It's dry, intense, and one of the richest wines from a cold-hardy grape made in New England.

LaCrosse

Another first for NH!  Our LaCrosse is a dry white wine with grassy overtones, and a huge hit with our loyal following around Lake Sunapee.  Lobsters and bisque anyone?

LaCrescent

Wonderful aromas of melon and muscat.  You will not believe this wine........... and yet another first for NH from Candia Vineyards!

Chardonnay

Ours is always classically finished, dry, oak-aged and full bodied.

Riesling

Off-dry with amazing aromas.  One of the most versatile white wines.

Ice Storm

Intensely sweet heaven, and one of the highest ranked dessert wines ever make in N.E. 

Black Ice

NH's only world-ranked label. Intense, memorable dessert wine. It will stain your shirt (or sheets) forever!  

Classic Cab

Let our Cab drive you to an evening of passion with a spicy companion.

Good King Robert's Red

Medium-bodied... everybody's favorite Bob!

Hours & Directions

NH's only winery near Routes 93 & 101

It's easy to get here!

 

Tours and tastings most days from 11am to 9pm.

We have a real, intimate, and working vineyard - we'd love to give you the winemakers personal attention!....

So please call us day or night at (603) 867-9751 to check for availability.

 

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Telephone (603) 867-9751

Candia Vineyards, 702 High St. Candia, NH 03034-2040

 

From the south, north, or western parts of NH - take Exit 9N on Rt. 93, take a right at the third light – we are conveniently located 5.2 miles east, just past Charmingfare Farm. (the road is alternately known as Whitehall Rd., High Street., or Rt. 27 depending on what town you are in)

 

From coastal areas, take Rt. 101 to Exit 3 and bear right onto Rt. 43 for about 1.9 miles, and take left onto Rt. 27 (a/k/a High St.) for 3.1 miles and we are on the left.

 

Please Note: Donovan Rd. has impassable swampy sections, do not use this road!

 

We won again!

June 2012 - Once again we are the only NH winery to take the gold at the Amenti del Vino wine competition for our famous Black Ice, and silvers for our Ice Storm and Noiret wines.

For a decade we've received many dozens of awards at international competitions, making us one of the most decorated wineries on the eastern seaboard.

 

NH’s only winery with a world ranked label!

Where to Buy

As one of the smallest vineyards in the US, some of our wines are quite rare, but we will reserve them for you if you contact us!

The full inventory is available at the winery most days, or selected wines at these fine stores.......

  • Auburn - Myles Travel Plaza off Exit 2 on Rt. 101
  • Bedford - Hannaford's on Rt. 101
  • Bethlehem - WREN 2011 Main St.
  • Canterbury - Canterbury General Store
  • Candia - Mobile Station
  • Concord - Concord Food Coop
  • Dover / Durham - Hannaford’s
  • Exeter - La Cave à Vin
  • Hampton Falls - Hampton Falls Village Market
  • Hooksett - Natural Choice Market
  • Keene - Ingenuity Country Store
  • Londonderry- Bella Vino & Hannaford’s
  • Littleton - Littleton Food Coop
  • North Conway - Hannaford's
  • Peterborough - Natures’s Green Grocer
  • Plymouth - Hannaford's
  • Portsmouth - Hannaford's & McKinnon's Meat Market
  • Raymond - Hannaford’s
  • Manchester Area - Hannaford’s on Mast Rd., John Devine & Bicentennial Drive
  • Ossipee - Hannaford’s
  • State Liquor Stores - Rt. 93 Hooksett, Rt. 95 Hampton, Concord, Portsmouth, Nashua, Salem,

Candia Vineyards

is a boutique vineyard that specializes in fine table wines from grapes. Our products, processes, and labels are meant to convey our dedication to hard work, quality, history, and romance. With traditionally correct food pairings, our wines transform a good meal into a memorable one. Social occasions are enhanced by the inclusion of a favorite Candia Vineyards wine. And many a romantic interlude has been heightened by our wine.

Romance begins with New Hampshire's first Frontenac, LaCrosse, Noiret, and Diamond varietals. Our selections have been hand-picked to thrive in the robust New Hampshire climate. This matching of grapes to our local growing conditions, combined with our carefully developed processes for hand-crafting our wines, has brought us dozens of medals in international competitions.

We have the only world-ranked wines in the area!

To meet the discerning tastes of our followers, we are offering many of our wines by subscription. If you want to reserve certain varietals, send us an email and we will gladly hold them for you.

Our town is steeped in folklore, in which it has been told that a party of hunters in the mid-1700’s felled a fine deer, which they proclaimed to be charming fare. The town was then named CHARMINGFARE. The subsequent naming of “Candia” is for the Mediterranean town of Candia on the Isle of Crete, where a NH governor spent some time “on reserve”. Legend has it that he thought it was such a beautiful place that he renamed our town Candia when he returned. Our Vault Reserve wines forever immortalize this legend with label artwork depicting historic characters and our wine vault!

CV is situated on some of the earliest farmed land in New Hampshire, a rich tradition of farming that we are very proud of, and we feel is particularly important here in southern NH, where development pressures are so intense. We are dedicated to preserving our agricultural history by crafting amazing wines which prove our ancestors’ hard work, the bountiful & true foundation of our country. This heritage merits preservation, and we proudly do our part to show that hard work and careful attention to quality are worthwhile pursuits.