Address: 49 Lawrence Rd, Derry NH 03038  Tel: 603-421-4675

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19 Nov 2019

Wow, has it really been 26 months since my last blog post?

Those closest to me know that I'm so focused during harvest, that it is not a great time for me to start anything new or even turn my focus away from my wines. At the start of this vintage, we still had one wine...

3 Sep 2017

We were spoiled. Spoiled by hot, hot summers and little rain. The harvests were early. The flavors were intense. We were hoping that would be the norm.


In my mind I imagined we have never seen a wet, cool, overcast, and late year like this. Looking back at my written n...

2 Dec 2016

One of the most frequent questions that I get during a wine tasting is "where do you get the fruit flavors for in the wines?" Most people think I use fruit juice concentrates. No. The answer is simple - those flavors only come from the grapes. We don't use any fruit co...

12 Sep 2016

Word is getting out.

We opened The Crush Pad on Memorial Day weekend to quiet conditions and small groups of people who ventured out to this new place called "Apollo". Many people thought the winery was named due to some connection between Derry's own Alan Shepard and o...

31 Aug 2016

I spoke to one of my neighbors yesterday. His name is Skip and he is about half a mile from me as the crow flies. I learned a lot about my property talking to him for a few minutes. Skip is 79. He has lived in Derry all of his life. He used to go to school in the 3 sto...