Jewell Towne Vineyards

(603) 394-0600 65 Jewell St
South Hampton, NH 03827
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In 1977, Dr. Peter D. Oldak, an emergency physician and his wife, Brenda, moved to a 12 acre farm in South Hampton, New Hampshire. In 1982, merely as a hobbyist home gardener, he planted six individual grape vines. Four years later, he started making wine. Each year more vines and varieties were planted to see which would do best in our climate, soil, and location, and which varieties would make excellent quality wine in the chilly climes of the Northeast. By 1990 there were over 60 varieties of American, European, and French Hybrid grapes in the ground and it was becoming evident that the vineyard, with its southward facing slopes on the Powwow River, possessed the ideal micro-climate for wine growing. Through extensive study, trial and error, and availing himself to the best professionals in the East, Dr Oldak learned grape growing and wine making. With this knowledge, the quality of the grapes improved with each harvest and as a result of hard work, skill, and dedication, so did the wine! In 1990 Read more »

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