Wine grapes in New Hampshire?!
Yep! We grow grape varieties that you probably haven't heard of (until now). The wine grapes you are probably most familiar with, such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, are the grape species called vitis vinifera. Vinifera is native to Europe where the temperatures are generally warmer, so if planted in New Hampshire they will die in our wicked cold winters. Here at SHARA, we grow hybrid grapes, which are vinifera crossed with wild American grape varieties, bringing us familiar wine flavors and the ability to survive the snow and ice of the North. Welcome to the future of wine!