Our Estate Wines

Handcrafted Black Bear Vineyard Estate Wines Available for Tasting and Purchase

A Journey in Wine

Black Bear Vineyard began as a dream in 2007 and quickly grew to producing over 7 varieties of estate wines, 2 award-winning varieties, and several other unique blends. Come try a wonderful Granite State product – Black Bear Vineyard Estate Wines!

You may try our wines in our tasting room or take a secluded tour through the vineyard.  We’re open for wine tastings and vineyard tours from Friday 3-6pm and Saturday & Sunday Noon – 6pm.  We’d love to see you!

Handcrafted Black Bear Vineyard Estate Wines Since 2009

Current Wines

Over the period of time that the first plant was put in the ground in 2008, the vineyard has progressed and grown before our eyes. We have been meticulously pruning every spring season to shape the vines into strong sturdy plants that hold all the grapes that have been produced.

La Crescent

Black Bear Vineyard Grapes For White Wine
Aromas of citrus, apricot, pineapple. Similar to Riesling or Vignoles varieties.

LaCrescent’s intense nose of apricot, peach, and citrus lends itself to superior quality off-dry or sweet white wines. Produced in a Germanic style, LaCrescent wine is reminiscent of Vignoles or Riesling. The grape’s high acidity provides good structure for excellent dessert or late-harvest style wines.

Silver Award Winner at 2018 Big E Gold Wine, Cider and Perry
Competition

5/5

Frontenac Gris

Close Up of Black Bear Vineyard Grapes For White Wine
A brilliant balance of fruit and acidity
Frontenac gris wines present aromas of peach and apricot with hints of enticing citrus and tropical fruit. A brilliant balance of fruit and acidity creates lively, refreshing wines. Unique and complex flavors make this an excellent grape for table, dessert, and ice wines.

La Crosse

A fruity modern hybrid white wine

La Crosse is a modern hybrid cultivar of wine grape, mostly grown in North America. It produces grapes suitable for make fruity white wines similar to riesling or as a base for blended wines. The grapes also make a good seeded table grape for eating. It has the benefits of early ripening and when hardened properly in the fall it is winter hardy to at least -25° F. As such it best suited to growing in more northern climates

Leon Millot

Black Bear Vineyard Grapes For Red Wine
A hybrid red variety wine

Ssometimes called “Leon Millot Rouge” (or “Foster’s Leon”) to distinguish it from “Leon Millot Noir” (a.k.a. “Wagner’s Leon”) which many breeders believe to be Oberlin 595) is a red variety of hybrid grape used for wine. It was created in 1911 in the Oberlin Institute in Colmar, Alsace, by the French viticulturist Eugène Kuhlmann (1858–1932) by crossing the hybrid grape Millardet et Grasset 101-14 O.P. with Goldriesling, which is Vitis vinifera. The variety was named after the winemaker and tree nursery owner Léon Millot.

Frontenac

Frontenac Grape Vines
The juice usually has a deep garnet color, with cherry aromas.
Frontenac is an interspecific hybrid grapevine that is a result of research and cross-breeding by the University of Minnesota. It was grown from a crossing of the complex interspecific hybrid Landot 4511 and a very cold hardy selection of Vitis riparia. The juice usually has a deep garnet color, with cherry aromas. Secondary characteristics of blackcurrant, plum and sometimes chocolate have also been identified. Dry styles typically benefit from oak contact.

Seyval

A crisp white wine

Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind Müller-Thurgau. The variety is also popular in Canada and the eastern U.S., particularly New York State. Reliably productive and an early ripening (usually mid to late September) Seyval is made into crisp white wines, with no foxy flavor, or sometimes into off-dry versions where the tart nature of the variety is balanced with residual sugar

Bronze Award Winner at 2018

Big E Gold Wine, Cider and Perry
Competition

5/5

Marechal Foch

A great summertime chilled red

French hybrid variety has cherry flavored juice and makes a rich dark red wine. Very early ripening and disease resistant. Good for challenging short season growing climates.

This wine is a nice alternative if you are looking for something unusual and different to try. In the summertime it even works well as a chilled red. It also looks most impressive when swirling your glass at a little soire.

We love wine. we love the journey. We love sunny days. We love sharing it with you. We love the vineyard. We love grapes. We love sunsets. we love people. We love making wine. We love vines. We love good cheer. We love tasting wine. We love how the vineyard brings people together.