New Hampshire Wineries & Portsmouth

Last weekend, I went on a wine tour through New Hampshire from Boston. It was so much fun! I wanted to share the itinerary with you so that you all can take the same tour.

If you are starting in Boston, first head to Zorvino Vineyards. Address: 226 Main St, Sandown, NH 03873. This was about a 45 minute drive and the tour and tasting cost $30 or $15 through TravelZoo. Tastings on Saturday: 11-5. When we got there, they were setting up a wedding and it looked beautiful. The landscape was gorgeous. They have  a lot of wines and while on the tasting, you get to try 8-10 of them. We got to try Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Strawberry, Pineapple, Pumpkin and a few red wines. My favorite wine here was the Pinot Grigio. I don’t normally like Pumpkin flavors, but this was actually good! All of the wines were made at the winery with a few different grapes imported from Italy and California.

From there, head up to Jewell Towne Vineyards, which was about a 20 minute drive. Address: 183 Whitehall Rd, South Hampton, NH. Tastings on Saturday: 11-5. You get to taste 5 wines here for free. I tasted all of the white wines and absolutely loved all of them. I really enjoyed getting to try wines I don’t normally have, such as Vignoles, Aurore and Seyval. We also ordered a cheese plate, which was delicious. The inside of the building was beautiful- all light oak. The grapes are grown here or imported from the Finger Lakes area. My favorite wine was Vignole and my boyfriend loved the Foch.

From here, we went to Sweet Baby Vineyard, about a 15 minute drive from Jewell Towne Vineyards. Address: 14 Powwow River Road, East Kingston, NH. Tastings on Saturday: 12-5. This place was busy. It has a really fun vibe and the people who work here are really nice and keep the fun going. Here you get to taste 6 wines for free. They had 3 white wines, 3 red wines you can taste and 6 fruit wines you can try. I tried the 3 white wines and 3 fruit wines- Strawberry, Raspberry and Pear. My boyfriend tried the Apple, Apple Cranberry and Blueberry wine. My favorite was the Raspberry and my boyfriend loved the Apple Cranberry. Their cheese and crackers were also delicious.

From here we drove to The Farm Bar and Grille, which was about a 30-40 minute drive. We got drinks on the patio overlooking the river.

After lunch, we drove to Portsmouth which was about a 20 minute drive and beautiful. I loved it! I know it has been rated one of the most romantic places in the country and it definitely is! Everything was within walking distance and it was so quaint. We took a few hours on Sunday morning and walked through the whole town, stopping in every store. It is such a beautiful town and perfect for a weekend get away.

We stayed at the Residence Inn, which was in a perfect location. For dinner Saturday, we went to Radici, a nice Italian restaurant. Sunday, we went to Ri-Ra, a bank that was transformed into an Irish pub. All the old vaults are still in there. Even if you don’t like the food, stop in for a drink!

On the way home, we stopped in Newburyport, MA which was about 25 minutes from Portsmouth. We stopped in Agave, a Mexican restaurant and walked the whole downtown. Below are a few pictures:

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