Owners of the Poocham Hill Winery, Mame ODette and Steve Robbins built out their winery in the 1830’s vintage barn in 2004. Poocham Hill farm became known for its garlic, fennel, heirloom tomatoes, and leeks but in 2010 Mame decided to retire from the fresh vegetable business and help make the winery into a successful business starting in 2011.
ODette and Robbins say wine making blends in perfectly with the rural character of the Monadnock Region. They’re reluctant to expand much further, satisfied to perfect the operation as is, though they have added some semi-sweet wines to their inventory.
“Vineyards are another way of protecting open space and keeping the agricultural feel of the country in our area,” ODette says. “That’s what agriculture is all about — neighbors helping neighbors.”
Opened in 2011, the winery creates some of the only varietal wines produced in New Hampshire and some very creative, new, and unique blends — expressing the soils, climate, and terroir of the Connecticut River hillsides where their vineyard is located.
The Poocham Hill Winery is open seasonally — from June through November — Saturdays and Sundays (11 am – 5 pm). Or by appointment. Please call ahead for large groups.