Poocham Hill Winery

Poocham Hill Winery, Westmoreland: Hours, Address, Poocham Hill Winery Reviews: 4/5

Poocham Hill Winery
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Poocham Hill Winery wines are made from our own grapes. One of the first questions usually asked is what grapes we grow and visitors expect to hear something they are familiar with like Chardonnay or Cabernet. Most do not recognize the cold hearty varietals we grow. Our goal, from the start has been to make the best wine from the best grapes that will grow in our microclimate. When you taste our wine, you might find similarities with wines you like and are familiar with, but each of our wines is unique. Our wines pair well with different foods. We invite you to come and taste our wines. Each is an experience into itself. Our tasting room is both relaxing and inviting and you are sure to have a great time. We are open seasonally (June through October) or by appointment.
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dkbeland
Westmoreland, NH116 contributions
Couples
Stopped here when some family was up to visit, and we just about filled the entire tasting room. Fortunately no one else showed up, as I don't think they would've fit! The bartender was very nice and chatty, and it was a good stop on our little wine tour of Westmoreland. Inexpensive, a bit hard to get to, but pretty and worth it!
Written July 10, 2019
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katrinabisland
Groton, CT47 contributions
Couples
Very small winery. Way off the beaten path. Signage allowed us to find it. The bartender was very nice, but unfortunately not very knowledgeable about wine.
Written March 25, 2019
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Ruth T
Dublin, NH37 contributions
My husband and I had a lovel stop at Poocham Hill Winery during the September 2016 River Valley Artisans Art & Wine Tour. Beautifully crafted items to view and purchase while tasting some great local wine! The tasting room is open Saturdays and Sundays Aug. 13 - Nov. 20 11am-5pm. The next Art Tour is Sept. 9 & 10, 2017.
Written February 20, 2017
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gardnbug22
Putney, VT66 contributions
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We visited this winery as a part of a wine tour consisting of 3 local wineries in the Cheshire County area.
As we drove (and drove) over dirt roads to reach our destination we finally reached it it was an unassuming farm house and out buildings.. Alas all the cars and signage as to where to park clued us in that we had reach our destination. We walked in to the tasting room, a small cozy rustic room with a bar in what used to be a barn. There were 2 wine stewards behind the bar... and one was the Vintner.An added bonus. While tasting we were given a bit of the history of this vineyard, the wines were made from grapes grown on the property. It was fun to hear how some of the wines were developed and the stories behind them. Such as the one developed for the Vinter's wife that would be suitable for sitting on the porch drinking it.There were a couple other groups who joined us and we all had an enjoyable time tasting the various wines and sharing stories.
While I admit I like the taste of the west coast wines best, this was quite enjoyable and I would encourage readers to stop by for a tasting.. happening weekends.
Written October 17, 2016
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Renee G
Marlborough, CT102 contributions
Friends
Extremely nice experience? The couple that runs this weekend winery is lovely—so welcoming and engaging. Thank you for making us feel at home and sharing your stories and the history of your property.
Written October 2, 2021
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Jim F
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Locating the winery was not hard but we know the area. If you come in via Route 9 on Poocham Road, the dirt road is narrow and several blind corners. I recommend coming in off River Road. Parking is also a bit tricky. If you park right off the road at an angle, be prepared to use 4-wheels to get out as the grass is slippery and you are downhill. there are other areas to park.

A very small inside tasting room and about 4 outside (if the weather is nice enough). A tasting is $8 for about 8 different wines (varies) that equal one glass. Water is provided for rinsing your mouth but they never rinsed the glass between samples. A cheese platter was available but $12 expensive. You get a sheet of the wines and pens for notations.

The waiter was friendly but not totally knowledgeable on wines. When two other couples (tables) arrived, the waiter got a bit flustered at doing various spots in the line-up. He also tended to make more about local breweries when he found out I was a home-brewer. On a few of the wines I was getting an off-flavor and he could not explain it.

Some of the wines: The 2018 Marquette had some good flavors but I was getting a strong "latex" finish. The 2016 Marquette did not have the "latex" and was much more mellow. The St. Croix and Marquette Rose also has this off-flavor. The Happy Camper was a wonderful semi-sweet white wine that will pair with anything but pricy for what I consider a table wine. The Frontenac Gris Late Harvest is nothing like a Port as they describe. It has no brandy and is super sweet but at twice the alcohol of their other offerings.
Written September 7, 2021
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TrainManDan10
Keene, NH1,822 contributions
Couples
Traveling to this vineyard is a treat in itself because the approach road, Rt 63, is part of the National Connecticut River Valley Scenic Highway. If approached from the north near Walpole, you get spectacular views of the Connecticut River. If approached from the south near Keene, you pass by Spofford Lake. Either way, you wind through miles of beautiful, dense forests.

What makes this winery so rare is that they grow their own grapes, a rarity in New Hampshire because of the cold climate. Usually, a winery will buy California grapes to make their wines. At Poocham, they have taken their stocks from cold Minnesota.

My wife and I were there on a very special day, Veteran's Day, and the tasting was free, which only happens twice a year.

We tasted nine vines, including five reds, an unusually dark rose, two whites, and one port. Most were dry to semi-dry. All had complex notes of several fruits, and most had hints of oak. As we were the only tasters at the time, we had plenty of time to educate ourselves about the various types of wines.

We had a wonderful, relaxing time and took home a white and the port for special occasions.
Written November 11, 2018
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Peter_01039
Western Massachusetts588 contributions
Couples
We visited three Southern New Hampshire wineries on a Saturday afternoon. The Poocham Hill Winery was one of our favorites, with 100% of their wines produced from grapes that are grown on-site. The tasting room is small and rustic, yet quite comfortable. The owners are typically present and eager to engage their guests in conversations about their love of wine. They will also provide recommendations for additional stops in the area, including the other wineries.

The winery is definitely off the beaten bath, but GPS directions are accurate and reliable, and their signage provides a helpful reinforcement that you are heading in the right direction. There is a $6.00 fee for tasting, which is quite reasonable when you realize that this is a boutique operation with limited production. Visit them, taste their wines, then buy your favorites while they are still available.
Written November 12, 2017
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Shawn H
Bristol, CT29 contributions
Couples
Stopped here on a trip around NH & VT. It's a really beautiful location and the wines are all good. We enjoyed our chat with the owner, he has a great love of wine and winemaking. Absolutely worth the ride.
Written October 1, 2017
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Poocham Hill Winery is open:
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM