This scenic spot in Lee, New Hampshire has been a working farm since the 1700s. In 1950 Frank W. Reinhold Sr. purchased the Reinhold Farm. Frank’s son, Robert, managed the property as a dairy farm, servicing over a hundred head of cattle and a large herd of sheep. In 1964, the farm closed it doors and all the livestock was sold off.
From that time until 1985, the property remained unused and unproductive. In 1985, Linda and Frank, Jr. returned to the family farm, took up residence, and started planning for their next career as grape growers and wine makers. Their first official act was establishing the name of the farm as Flag Hill Farm.
In 1990, it became Flag Hill Farm & Vineyard with the planting of the first acre of grapes. An aggressive planting schedule has continued since that date. The very first harvest occurred in 1994 with all the fruit being sold to the New Hampshire Winery in Henniker, NH. The 1995 harvest was processed, stored, and vinted by Flag Hill.
With the largest vineyard in the state of New Hampshire, it has long been the goal at Flag Hill to invest in and promote agriculture. Our philosophy of producing a true New Hampshire wine starts with growing NH grapes. While most may not be familiar with many of the “New Hampshire” hardy breeds, these cold weather grapes produce amazing red and white wines with their own distinct characteristics. There are hundreds of grape varieties in the world beyond the traditional Merlot and Chardonnay! We invite you to learn about and taste the varieties we grow!
We invite you to stop by our tasting room and gift shop, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm to take a taste of NH and learn more about grape growing, wine making and the craft of distilled spirits.