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“Ruth & I visited Fulchino Vineyard today and tried their Signature Reds. The vineyard is located in Hollis, NH and we were astounded that the reds produced could express a fullness and finish often experienced in the Napa Valley reds. This winery is a gem, and our hosts, Al and Susan, were most gracious. It is perhaps our Granite States best kept secret: the most delicious, full reds that I’ve to date, encountered.”

Feb 16, 2014 - Joe Doccola, NH

A Time for Wine” – Making new memories both red and white.”

Excerpt: “Al Fulchino of Hollis capturing time in a bottle. The memories, the tastes and the family tradition of times past have fueled Fulchino’s lifelong passion for wines…”

New Hampshire Magazine - Sept 2010, Susan Laughlin

The Nashua Telegraph - July 07, 2010 Hattie Bernstein

Local Vineyard with Authentic Italian Flare 5 of 5 stars

This vineyard is so close to Boston and has the look of an Italian Villa in the Tuscan country side. The large selections of wines to taste and purchase are fabulous. Al Fulchino and his wife Susan have made this one of New England’s “Stop and Visit” locations for sure. Visit the web site and you will surely make a visit soon.

David – Wakefield, MA - Jan 2, 2015

My husband and I are still drinking your gorgeous red wine that we bought in fall of 2013 when I came back to Hollis for my 50th HS reunion!

Anne Quinton Young O’Dell - Jan 29

Michael Bartoshevich Photography of Nashua Chef gives Fulchino Vineyards wine a thumbs up..

Michael Bartoshevich Photography - Jan 24

5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This vineyard is a great place to visit in NH. Wines are better than many vineyards we have been to all over the country. My husband who usually doesn’t drink red wine bought 3 bottles and it was tough just bringing home 3. Of course they have great cheese to go along with the wine and left with taking that home too. Don’t miss talking with Al Fulchino who is happy to chat and explain all about the vineyard. We will be back next trip.

Wonderful Experience - GMB South Carolina

Like fine wine … Fulchino’s just gets better with time!
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We’ve been back several times since the last review/visit. They now have completed their function room and it is gooorgeous! What a terrific place for a party, wedding or other event. And they have more interesting wine offerings. The personal attention, the beautiful facility and patio venue makes for a wonderful day in the sun … or rain inside with friends or meeting interesting visitors!

Jeff O, NH

October 15, 2013
We’ve been shopping at Fulchino’s for about 4 months. We originally fell in love with their flowers and then later experienced their wine. We can’t go a week without a bottle. I haven’t tried one that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. After several visits we learned that they raised and sold grass fed beef. We have been experimenting with our own diet and have not been satisfied with meat from the grocery store. The sirloin from Fulchino’s was the best we’ve ever had! This steak was worthy of an expensive restaurant. I’ve never eaten beef so fresh before. We also tried the ground beef and it was equally outstanding. You don’t need to be an expert chef to cook with meat, it speaks for itself. Just like the wine, the beef is also superior quality.

Katie Kinney, NH

August 17, 2013
Loved this winery! One of my most favorites. Tasted many wines and bought a bottle of just about all of them! The owners are lovely. The tasting room/patio is brand new and beautiful. But just as good was the service and conversation with the owners. One can tell that family is an important part of who they are. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. I will bring all my friends back for a day trip. I look forward to it .

S Gill, North Haven

May 26, 2013
I visited the winery today and I had the most amazing experience!! I have gone to wine tastings before and liked a few of the wines, but i loved (or at least liked) every single wine i tasted!! There is a new building being built, and I can not wait to see it!! I loved the home-like feel to everything as well! It is nice to see a small town vineyard like this, and I had to say I had a blast!! The owner was SUPER nice and I had a great time!! I can’t wait to bring family and friends back!! Thank you for such a good time!!

Carley E. – CT

May 23, 2013

‘What a treasure we found last weekend in New Hampshire. ” After going to quite a few wineries in the past few years,
we finally found the one that has it all – from the best tasting wines, to the ambiance and
to the winemaker, himself. Thank you so much Al for sharing your delicious wines and telling us all about your vineyard and what goes into creating such great wines.

Thank you again so much,’

P.S. Hope to stop by again in the near future.

Linda a. – MA

April 9, 2013

Wanted to thank you for hosting my wife and I at your winery last Friday the 19th of April 2013. Although it was a bit windy and the sun was bashful at times, the temperature was ideal for tasting wine in an outdoor setting. Tried your “La Vita” with it’s distinctive lemony taste but settled on a bottle of your next offering the “La Dolce Vita”, an extremely tasty, smooth white wine. Next, you brought out a few of your red selections. I remember saying that I did not particularly like red wines but my wife was interested and so we both tried what was offered. I could not believe I was tasting “reds”. My first reaction was to say “Wow”. I found it hard to believe I could actually enjoy red wine. Since my wife had a different selection, I reached over and took a small sip from her glass and again my taste buds came alive with delight. I am totally clueless with regards to wines but I must tell you that your products are some of the best reds and whites I’ve ever tasted! As I said to you before leaving, “I will have no problem offering your fine wines to friends or family”. Can’t wait to hear their unsolicited comments!

We do plan on visiting your winery again in the near future.

Warm regards,

A. B. Pelham N.H.

April 8, 2013

I just had to drop a line after the visit we had yesterday. A couple of good friends asked me to come along with them on one of the new things they have been spending some of their free time doing, visiting vineyards, checking out distilleries and meaderies, and tasting wine, mead and liquors. I have never done this and, up until now, have been an indifferent wine and mead drinker. We stopped at a couple of places to taste mead and wines, and were having a nice time. The last place on our list to go that afternoon was Fulchino Vineyard.

We drove down some unassuming roads, and into some farm country, and finally ran across the vineyard. I almost missed it! I am so glad I didn’t. Though it was getting late in the day, Al met us as we walked up, and showed us to the new tasting building he is putting up. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done, lots of stone for the floor, beautiful wood doors with ironwork, arches and artistic copper ceiling tiles! It will definitely be a beautiful addition to enjoy!

After a tour and learning a bit about the kinds of grapes grown, and types of wines they made, we got down to some tasting. If I remember correctly there were 12 or 14 different bottles of wines available to taste. We learned that the vineyard produces some 25 varieties of wines, and if we were to visit again later in the year, several more would become available to try as they were ready.

Let me say, I will definitely be back to try those others. For someone like me, who has enjoyed wine, but never had much knowledge about them, this was an eye-opener. These were some of the smoothest, subtle and complex tasting wines I have had the privilege of drinking! Susan suggested taking a taste, then letting it sit on your tongue for 6-10 seconds before swallowing, in order to experience all the different tastes each wine had to offer. I cannot begin to describe the myriad of wonderful flavors each of these wines contain! I was immediately hooked!

We tasted several wines, and talked about cooking tips, recipes, which wines go well with different foods, and so one. We were all having quote a good time! In the end, I decided on the Mirabella, Provence, and Classico wines for my first purchase, though it was a difficult choice! There were several others i wanted to bring home as well, but will have to wait for another trip, though it was tough to leave the Cenare behind!

For anyone who is looking for fantastic wines, nice people who are friendly and obviously put their love of wine into it making, they should visit Fulchino. I came up from central Connecticut, and though It is out of the way and off the beaten path, it was SO worth every mile to experience these wines, and Al and Susan for their open and friendly manner. It felt less like a trip to taste and buy wine, and more like a visit to a friends place for conversation and a glass or two to enjoy.

Now if I could only find a way to get these wines in CT… But maybe that isn’t important. The drive and feel of Fulchino when you get there is part of the experience. Rest assured, I will be back for more!

David S. – Meriden, CT

August 21, 2012

 

We had a family reunion in Western Mass this past weekend.

I brought a bottle of Sangiovese for my Italian aunt to try.

She immediately fell in love with the label. She thought it was beautiful.

She is someone who will tell you exactly what she is thinking.

She asked me to pass along

that “the wine is comparable to or even better than some of the sangiovese I have had in Italy.”

She can tell a lot of love goes into the bottle.

She told me she loves wine with a black cherry presence so I can’t wait to get her a bottle of Hollis Vino.

I will definately be bringing her to visit when her and my uncle come east.

I gave her the rest of the bottle

after all the tastings and she said she would be displaying it after she was finished with the wine.

Terry F.

NH

 

Terry F.

August 18, 2012

 

“Fulchino wines can hold a glass to the big west coast wine producers,

I actually feel that Fulchino’s glass sits higher than most.

Fulchino Vineyard is a wonderful place to visit,

Al and Susan Fulchino are knowledgeable and a joy to meet.

I highly recommend visiting Fulchino Vineyards and adding class to your meal

with a bottle or two.”

Rebecca W.

Rebecca W.

August 11, 2012

“My husband and I were visiting my brother and his family in Hollis, NH.

One of our newest hobbies is visiting local wineries. We are from Lancaster, Pa and

recently discovered the abundance of local Pa wineries

and have visited about 30 of these family owned business.

Although we are not wine connoisseurs, we can surely tell a good wine!

To our delight, when my brother and family went off to church Sunday, Aug 5,

we snuck off to Fulchino’s Vineyard.

Fulchino’s has to be one of the finest wineries we have experienced.

The Host was most accommodating, an educator, and proud of his craft.

He did not restrict us to only 3-4 choices and every wine was enjoyable!.

All had such a wonderful full bodied taste,

and a few, you would think you were sitting and sipping at an Italian Villa!

We have a wedding to attend this fall in Mass. but we are intentionally going to my brothers

to introduce him to his backyard winery and for us to pick up and stock up,

as not one Pa winery can compare to this Man’s craft!

Thank you! ”

 

Cheryl F ,

PA.

Cheryl F.

August 1, 2012

was very thankful to have received this wine review from the actual wine chemist

at a very well known Napa Valley Vineyard and Winery….

(email excerpt and slightly shortened):

“Hello Al and Susan,

It was certainly our pleasure to taste your delicious wines last week,

with our friends Gary and Yvonne _____ of Hollis.

I hope you also enjoyed our

[wine and winery name] , which is a 100% Cab. Sav. ………..

It is a Napa Valley treasure in my mind.

 

The Fulchino Sangiovese was clearly one of the most pleasing domestic wines

I have tasted from that particular varietal.

The wine had terrific length and depth across the palate,

very rich, and nicely balanced with fruit and acid. …………

I personally characterize SangioV as more of a wine that marries well with food, but yours

is clearly a wine that can be delightful by the glass on its own, as well with with food.

Congratulations on finding this balance and hitting the mark on this wine.

 

I look forward to visiting your winery again.

You are doing terrific things in New Hampshire for the wine industry.

Keep up the passion.

 

Cheers,

 

Rich D.”

Rich D.

July 30, 2012

 

I just want to take a moment to pay tribute to Al & Susan.

Over a year ago my husband Dennis and I made our first visit to the vineyard.

We did not know what to expect.

We ended up finding the most wonderful wines we have ever tasted.

Many firsts for us have come from that visit.

For the first time we paid $30 for a bottle of wine.

I would never have considered doing that before trying Fulchino wine.

We have several signature blends now and feel it is worth every penny!

We bought our first case of wine.

 

We love the Zinfandel so much

we wanted to make sure we had enough to carry us thru the year.

We have never bought that much wine at one time before.

Today we purchased a case of Hollis Vino.

Having this investment we decided to purchase 2 12 bottle wine fridges.

We could now fill 2 more!!

It was very important to us to make sure the wine was stored properly. I have told all my friends about the wines and bring as many as possible to the vineyard.

 

I believe the hard work, pride and love

Al & Susan put into their wine is what makes it so incredible!!

 

Terry Fryer,

NH

 

Terry

July 18th

I never expect these types of emails or comments that come in, but i also greatly value them….thank you.

 

“It It was fabulous to taste your wines today. We enjoyed both the wines and meeting the makers of the wine. You both took the time to explain your process. We didn’t feel like we were being rushed out the door. WOW is a great way to describe your wines. To me WOW meant Wines OF Wonder. Each wine was unique and you enter into a wonderful place on each sip. We would love to be on your email list. We hope to make another visit in the future. In the mean time we have 3 of your fine wines to enjoy.

 

Thank you again. Keep making wonderful wine. WOW”

 

Brenda,

Massachusetts

Brenda

July 15, 2012

Just wanted to let you know that the La Prima Frutta was a fabulous pairing with our Tacos tonight. Made with NH grass fed beef and fresh veggies, (some from my garden), and topped with fire roasted chipoltle salsa! The La Prima Frutta was up to the challenge and complimented all the flavors of the tacos while holding it’s own distinct flavor apart from them.

 

L.W.

N.H.

L.W.NH

April 3, 2012

 

“Hi, I am not sure if you remember me, but I have visited the tasting room twice with

my girl from New Mexico (home of the Isotopes as you know). Cenare is all we talk about.

We can’t drink anything else! I hope to visit again this Spring…..Your wine is the best

in the world at any price. Your winery is a New Hampshire treasure.”

 

Robert B

NH

Robert B

March, 8, 2012

“I will stand by this wine [Fulchino Vineyard Zinfandel] as the best in the world until the end of time!”

Jillian B.

St Jospeh, Me.

Jillian B

Nov 2, 2011

Bought a bottle of La Dolce Vita up at Harvest yesterday. Opened it last night at about 50-55 degrees, tried it again today after 24 hours in the fridge. Still deliciously sweet, but more pear at warmer temps, and MUCH more citrus (grapefruit?) when chilled. Well done!

 

Chris B

NH

Chris B.

October 16, 2011

“…I also have some VERY exciting news to share with you! _________ and I

got engaged this weekend! The weekend has been great and we are feeling so blessed

with the outpouring of love we have received from our family and friends!

We celebrated with a bottle of your wine, so we felt it was only appropriate

that we shared the news with you….”

Karen C

Karen C.

October 8, 2011

 

“….We also had the Provence. It was awesome… A wonderful every day wine, different from the Signatures such as the Vivace which took us all day to drink. We enjoyed that with my mom, and she said it was one of her favorites of yours….”

Anonymous

Anonymous

October 10, 2011

This email is a long time overdue but still I want to share my experience….

I went to the NH Wine Festival and it was my first time going to a function like that. We were in line with our 10 tickets and ready for an adventure. I dont really know much about wines. I have tried a few over the years that I like and stick to them and since I hadnt been to a wine festival I really didnt know what to expect. It was a HOT day with a large crowd as we entered the building where the wine places had set up their tasting and displays. I went to the first place and made the usual face of disappointment, not saying their wine was bad it just wasnt for me. We ventured on thru the building talking with the staff about wines and what I might like and sampled a few more different places wines and then something made me wonder, of these few wines I had tried the lines were relatively short and the wine wasnt very imppressive but then I noticed this long line and firgured maybe I would wait and try this wine brand. my friend and I switched off so I could try the Cabot Cheese display. Keep in mind it was very hot in this building and a large crowd…both I am not a fan of…as the time ticked on the line was finally starting to move. I was given the brochure for what wines were on the table that was slowing coming into sight. It was finally my turn and as I approched the table there was an older gentleman that asked me what I wanted to try, after a conversation and keep in mind I am down to 2 tickets, I sampled the Tutti De Rossi by Fulchino Vineyard and I was in Heavan thinking that it was a fantastic wine at the same time I was glad I stood in line for the 45 minutes to be able to sample such a wonderful wine. I kept the brochure about the different wines that had lots of information about the vineyard and other wines that made and sold. I used up my last ticket on another ok but nothing special wine at one of the tables as we left the building. I was a fun expirence and I look forward to attending one of these festivals again. I kept thinking about how nice the gentleman was and how I really enjoyed the sample of their wine. a few days later I was cleaning out my purse and found some of the brochures and such I had picked up from the festival. I wasnt impressed with too many of the places but I was curious about Fulchino Vineyard. On our way to Boston for Labor Day Weekend I made a detour and went to Fulchino Vineyard, my friend liking different wines than I do, we drove into the small cute place, wasnt what I had pictured but dont let that fool you. We saw a man working on a tractor, he greated us at the door and explained his plans for a new building. Upon entering the building my friend and I were a little skeptical but the man was nice, sorry I have forgotten your name! He explained all of the wines he had for tasing, what went with what kind of meals and to eat a cheezit before trying the next wine and let the wine stay in your mouth a few seconds, I am sure we tried at least 6 wines. Some werent for me but my friend enjoyed those ones and we both liked a couple of them. After a fabulous time chatting, tasting the wine, buying six bottles of wine, one was the original reason I wanted to visit the Vineyard, I had to have a bottle of the Tutto De Rossi and a TShirt later and after my friend had bought numerous wines, we were on our way to Boston. It was an enjoyable expirence. It was over an hour to get there from where I live but worth the trip. I explained this little story to the gentleman. I just wanted you to know of all the winery and vineyards there were at the festival, FULCHINIO VINEYARD was the only place I wanted to try and so glad I went.

 

Thank you for a fabulous wine and an enjoyable expirence.

Of course I hope to return before you close for the winter as I need some of my favorite wine and I am going to buy some wines for Christmas presents.

See you soon! Thanks again 🙂

 

Stephanie C.

NH

Stephanie C

July 3, 2011

We just returned from Fulchino Winery and after visiting several local wineries, I have to say this was the best. Every wine we tasted was wonderful. Rich, fullbodied… – I cannot say enough about them. This is a winery that we will be going to for many years to come.

 

Wendy and Bill

NH

Wendy and Bill

Hello,

 

Just a note to tell you how much I like your Sangiovese wine.

We were the couple from Hingham, MA that purchased two bottles on Sunday.

You run a very nice operation.4

LD

LD from Ma.

June 6, 2011

 

I am on a quest to introduce every one of my friends to your wine so that they will get the chance to fall in love with the best red wines I have ever tasted. No choice is a bad one. Each one of your wines stands on it’s own. The signature blends are an incredible taste sensation. The 3 have their own personalities. It is impossible to choose a favorite because I love each one for different reasons. The Zinfandel is like heaven in your mouth. It is such a rich incredible taste. The chocolate undertones make it seem to melt over your tongue. You tell us to “hold the wine in your mouth, breathe in through your month and then out your nose. The wine will reveal it’s self. It will tell you all about it’s self.” They have a lot to tell and I really enjoy listening!!!! Thank you for all the time you spend with your customers. You elevate the experience to an even higher level with your passion and love for wine making. Thank you once again!!

 

Terry F.

Terry F

This next one is in regards to our CLASSICO table wine.

The blend I developed to celebrate 30 years of winemaking…

– Al Fulchino

 

“Oh My Goodness, I do not know if I have ever been so impressed by a wine!

I was prepared for it to be different from your signature blends since you had told me it was more like a classic pinot noir. Well it was nothing like a classic pinot noir, it was better! As I’ve said with all of your wines, to me, there is no comparison. My thoughts on the classico are that unlike your signature blends, which I find to be richer and more of a wine I want to sip slowly and enjoy throughout an entire night, it’s more of an everyday wine. That said, it is hands down the best everyday wine I have ever tasted. It’s not quite as rich as the signature blends which is why I consider it an everyday wine, but it bursts of flavors of fruit and spice that are so well balanced! I am torn… I cannot decide if it is my favorite but it is VERY close to it!

 

We are hoping you would be willing to put 3 more bottles of the Classico aside when you have bottled and labeled it. Also, if you can put aside another zin and a bottle of the new mirabella I keep reading about that would be fantastic! We are planning a trip to NH at the end of July and are also trying to make it up there for the wine festival if I can get off of work!

 

I hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend! Thanks again for everything

you’ve done to allow us to enjoy your wines!”

 

All the best,

Karen

New Jersey

Karen V

“Your Zinfandel completely changed my perception

and attitude about that varietal – keep up the great work!”

Chris B. NH

Chris B

“We just sat down and cracked open a bottle of your Mirabella,

and can’t help to think of the day we were just driving down a road in Hollis and saw a sign

on the side of the road directing us to your vineyard. One of the things we like to do when we travel is visit small vineyards and what a surprise it was to find that our favorite vineyard is located only 9 miles from where we live!! Every visit to your vineyard is a real treat!! We are always exited to try your new wines!!

We love all of the wines you produce!! The Cenare, the Vivace, the Zinfandel, the Classico,

and the peach just to name a few….. but the Mirabella has got to be our our #1 wine!!

The Mirabella is very special!! Full bodied, sweet, and sooo incredibly smooth!!

The best way to describe it? Somewhere between a Port and a full bodied dry red.

It has just the right amount of sweetness. We’ve enjoyed it with a variety of foods…

..it goes great with steak, lamb or any red meat and we’ve also enjoyed it on it’s own!

You’ve told us that Mirabella is one of those wines that can be enjoyed for quite some time

after the bottle has been opened, but quite frankly, there’s never been any leftovers so

we can’t comment on that!! That’s how easy it is to drink!! 🙂

 

Your wines are so special, and so different from anything you get elsewhere and

we look so very forward to every visit!! We also make sure we tell everyone we know that

we got our Vino at Fulchino!!

 

Wishing you continued success!!! See you real soon!!!”

 

Rita & John

Rita and John

“I have to tell you that when I drink your wine and close my eyes,

it’s almost as if, I’m transported to a beautiful warm day in sunny Italy,

sitting in a vineyard immersed in the lovely scent of grapes.

It is so nice to just sit and sip your wine and just kick back and relax.

I took a bottle of Mirabella over to my neighbor’s house

this past weekend and she adored it.

She has been a wine drinker for a very long time and

told me that it is by far the best wine she has ever had the pleasure to taste.

I’m attending a few parties this weekend

and plan on bringing along a few bottles for my self and others to try.

I will make sure to tell everyone that tastes and loves it (as I know everyone will)

that” I got my Vino at Fulchino’s”.

You have officially made me a wine drinker and

I will drink no other wine but yours. I am Fulchino Fancier!”

Thank you,

  1. M.

Massachusetts

C.M.

“Hi Al, Friends asked me if I wanted to go visit a winery with them in NH.

I was a bit apprehensive because I am not a big wine drinker

but I was pleasantly surprised!

Fulchino’s wine is by far the best wine

that I have ever had the pleasure of tasting.

Everyone in my family was blown away

by the wonderful favor of this wine.

My sister is also not big drinker and absolutely

does not drink wine

but loved the Zinfandel and Peach,

she practically polished off both bottles herself!

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.

I’ve finally found a wine I enjoy drinking.”

Liz M.

Boston

Liz M

 

Hi Al. Last night the family gathered here for a birthday dinner celebration

for our 12 year old granddaughter. My daughter, Michelle brought a bottle of wine that she had

to share and I had some Chardonnay which was given to me

by a friend, so we opened the Chardonnay, which neither of us liked, then the other bottle,

which was a Riesling from the same vineyard. Not excited about this one either.

Was getting really discouraged about our wine choices

for the evening when Mindy arrived with a bottle of Fulchino Hollis Vino!

Evening saved! Don’t know why I even bother with the others!

Thanks for making such fabulous wine.

Hope all is well. See you soon! P.S. Love the new Zinfandel label. :))

 

 

 

L.W.

New Hampshire

March 6, 2011

Louanne

I hope this email finds you doing well. I have been to visit your tasting room a few times

over the past months, and sadly, we are about to run out of our stocked Fulchino wines!

My boyfriend and I have savored every bottle we bought in the times that we came to visit you!

 

I cannot describe how much we love your wine, and the experiences

we had with you at the tasting room. It was the highlight of our trip from NJ…

 

I am hoping you might be able to give us a little bit of insight on when

you think your wines from your 2010 vintage might be ready for tasting and purchasing.

We are hoping to make another trip up to visit my family again soon,

but selfishly we are trying to plan the trip around when your wines are ready

so that we can restock. Since it’s a five hour trip, and requires some planning

around our work schedules, I thought emailing you ahead of time to

get some information may help us out.

 

When you have the opportunity, any information you can provide would be great

and so very appreciated! We cannot wait to try to the new stuff, and hopefully taste some whites…

By the time we found you last year, you were sold out of your whites!

 

Thanks again! Can’t wait to hear back from you!

 

All the best,

 

Karen Cote

New Jersey

Karen C

January 10, 2011

 

Note: Lot’s of times our 3rd Signature Blend gets lost in the mix,but for some people

Vivace is tops…personally, I love it for before and after dinner

and its absolutely outstanding with grilled meats in the summer especially…

This is one of the reviews on Vivace –

 

“I’ve never tasted a full bodied wine so refined before. It is the most pleasing wine I’ve

ever had the pleasure consuming. I’ve not found another like it anywhere.

It is my favorite wine by a large margin, period! Try it and see for yourself”

 

TIM BAWMANN

 

Vice President/General Manager

Lowell Spinners

Class A Affiliate to the Boston Red Sox

Tim B

January 4, 2011

 

“Fulchino wine is the BEST wine ever!! My husband and I just recently made

our second drive up to New Hampshire from Rhode Island.

Yes, we drive the whole way from Rhode Island

just to get this wine. We would drive further if we had to.

Recently, we took some of our Fulchino Mirabella wine home for the holidays.

Everyone loved it! They are all waiting impatiently for the new wines

to be released in the spring. I’m sure that when they are released

we will be in New Hampshire to buy another case.

I would recommend this wine to everyone,

even people who don’t typically drink wine.

Fulchino has a wine to match every taste palate.

You won’t leave without finding something that you love.

Fulchino is well worth the drive.”

 

 

Liz and Rob,

Rhode Island

Liz and Rob

December 7, 2010

 

My Husband Steve and I stumbled upon Fulchino Vineyard one day while driving

through beautiful Hollis NH. Imagine a little piece of Tuscany in our own back yard.

Naturally we couldn’t help but stop and try a sample. Al and His wife Sue couldn’t

have been more hospitable.

 

However, I was a little concerned on how the sulfites might affect me, since this has been

an unfortunate issue with me and the majority of wines I’ve tried. To my pleasant surprise

I discovered having a low tolerance to sulfite is no problem for the head when it comes to

drinking Fulchino’s home made wine. It’s wonderful to be able to enjoy the delectable flavor

of their wines and not have to worry about getting a headache.

 

Our personal favorite is the Cenare served with dinner. To end a great meal try the Seta

dessert wine believe me you won’t need to consume any other dessert after drinking in

the ultimate sweetness of this wine. It is the dessert.

 

Savoring the full embodiment flavor of Fulchino’s wines is nothing short of a heavenly dance

upon your palette. We are so glad we discovered this wonderful little Vineyard and we hope

you’ll enjoy it just as much as we do.

Happy tasting and Salute!!

 

Sincerely,

Bea Testa

New Hampshire

Bea T

November 23, 2010

 

Fulchino [Vineyard] Peach Wine is a warm, inviting dessert wine.

Prepare for an explosion of ripe, juicy peach flavor with a luxurious,

satiny smooth mouth feel and a nice …spicy finish.

 

Louanne Tulip Witty

Wine Connoisseur

New Hampshire

LW

March 15, 2009

 

I must admit I was reluctant because this wine was just made in the fall of 2008. I am used to having red wines that need to age a year minimum to even be considered for drinking. On popping the cork I was hit in the face with a wonderful mixture of fruitiness melded with a good dose of alcohol. This is a very full bodied wine coming it at over 16% ABV, bordering on the realm of a port. I had to put my nose to the bottle. What a wonderous blend! Way too many aromas emitting from that bottle to try to sort out yet just with a smell. I poured a couple fingers out in a good big glass to let it breathe well. The color is great. A wonderful deep maroon color tells you this one is going to be all there. This isn’t going to be a wimpy little Chablis or even a Pinot. Oh no, you can tell there is much more here just by the sight. Swirling the glass around gently to release its jammy goodness,

I note how it clings mightily to the edges. Wonderous. Lifting the glass to my nose I draw it near. Whoa Nelly!

 

This is one fruity, jammy wonderful wine with enough alcohol to power the old Edsel. The fruitiness isn’t going to be outdone though by that high octane. The main aroma detected by me is Black Currant, followed by Black Cherry and a good smidgen of just plain nice old grape- not foxy grape but the full deep bodied grapes of California- reminiscent of a quality raisin.

 

It is time. I must put this to my lips. Yes, the alcohol is there at the front, but the grapes aren’t to be overshadowed. I’m instantly hit with tremendous Black Currant. Nice.Black cherries quickly follow accompanied by just a hint of licorice. This wine tastes sweet but I know it is dry- Wow. I want to savor it on the tongue all day. The flavors just don’t subside. This wine has so much body I just want to chew on it. The jammy, raisiny goodness reminds me of a nice amarone. I’m not sure if I should be drinking this or cutting it with a knife and eating.

 

The tannins are there in just the right amounts to balance out the perceived sweetness. This is a wonderous masterpiece of a blend which will be long sought after by all. If you are lucky enough to get one of these wines you are in for a real treat. Enjoy heartily!

 

Richard Lamoy

Winemaker and Vineyard Owner

NY

Richard L

Sept 28, 2012

 

Amazingly delicious wines!

Once you try the Fulchino collection, you will be spoiled.

Just about anything you thought you really liked in the past will be just that

… the wines of your past life!

Jeff O’Hora

NH

Jeff O

“Al,

 

We had a wonderful visit at your vineyard, probably one of the best we have encountered. It is so nice to actually have the tour and tasting with the vinter, who obviously has a deep passion and pride for his product. We almost felt that we were leaving with your children when we took our wine. The open discussion of your artistry, such as using natural, local, wild yeasts and stopping fermentation for a unique product, was so very insightful, refreshing and enjoyable.

Thanks for an A-1 experience, one we hope to do on a regular basis.

Ralph M.

Harpswell, Maine

Ralph, Me.

Sept 2, 2012

 

FB friends in New England who love wine: Fulchino Vineyard’s wine is a must experience.

They are an easy drive off of NH Rt 3 (exit 6 in Nashua) in Hollis, NH.

Not your typical, more limited Northern wine selection thanks to great growing conditions.

You aren’t going to just find bottles in the package store, so go visit!

 

Katie S.

NH

Katie S

Sept 1, 2012

 

The Signature Blend is absolutely delicious!

Andrew H.

NH

Andrew H

Sept 1, 2012

 

 

We spent a perfect morning at Fulchino today helping to harvest those indubitably fantastic, phenomenal grapes that make our mouths crave the effervescence of the vinos that Al and Susan produce with such loving care. This propels us back to Italy, sharing the same experiences with our family continuing a harvest that has existed through time and memorial. Our thanks to you both for allowing us to share this with you.

Rebecca W.

NH

Rebecca W

August 20, 2012

 

Thanks for making my first wine tasting an awesome experience!

Loved all of the wines I tasted! 🙂

 

Michelle M.

Chelmsford Ma.

Michelle M

August 21, 2012

 

We had a family reunion in Western Mass this past weekend.

I brought a bottle of Sangiovese for my Italian aunt to try.

She immediately fell in love with the label. She thought it was beautiful.

She is someone who will tell you exactly what she is thinking.

She asked me to pass along

that “the wine is comparable to or even better than some of the sangiovese I have had in Italy.”

She can tell a lot of love goes into the bottle.

She told me she loves wine with a black cherry presence so I can’t wait to get her a bottle of Hollis Vino.

I will definately be bringing her to visit when her and my uncle come east.

I gave her the rest of the bottle

after all the tastings and she said she would be displaying it after she was finished with the wine.

Terry F.

NH

Terry F

August 18, 2012

 

“Fulchino wines can hold a glass to the big west coast wine producers,

I actually feel that Fulchino’s glass sits higher than most.

Fulchino Vineyard is a wonderful place to visit,

Al and Susan Fulchino are knowledgeable and a joy to meet.

I highly recommend visiting Fulchino Vineyards and adding class to your meal

with a bottle or two.”

Rebecca W.

Rebecca

One of our newest hobbies is visiting local wineries. We are from Lancaster, Pa and

recently discovered the abundance of local Pa wineries

and have visited about 30 of these family owned business.

Although we are not wine connoisseurs, we can surely tell a good wine!

To our delight, when my brother and family went off to church Sunday, Aug 5,

we snuck off to Fulchino’s Vineyard.

Fulchino’s has to be one of the finest wineries we have experienced.

The Host was most accommodating, an educator, and proud of his craft.

He did not restrict us to only 3-4 choices and every wine was enjoyable!.

All had such a wonderful full bodied taste,

and a few, you would think you were sitting and sipping at an Italian Villa!

We have a wedding to attend this fall in Mass. but we are intentionally going to my brothers

to introduce him to his backyard winery and for us to pick up and stock up,

as not one Pa winery can compare to this Man’s craft!

Thank you! ”

 

Cheryl F ,

Cheryl

“Local Vineyard with Authentic Italian Flare”

This vineyard is so close to Boston and has the look of an Italian Villa in the Tuscan country side. The large selections of wines to taste and purchase are fabulous. Al Fulchino and his wife Susan have made this one of New England’s “Stop and Visit” locations for sure. Visit the web site and you will surely make a visit soon.

 

David M Wakefield Mass.

Jan 2015

David M

Anne Quinton Young O’Dell

 

January 29

 

My husband and I are still drinking your gorgeous red wine that we bought in fall of 2013 when I came back to Hollis for my 50th HS reunion!

Anne O

Michael Bartoshevich Photography of Nashua, NH

 

January 24 at 7:45pm

Chef gives Fulchino Vineyards wine a thumbs up..

Michael B

Bobbi Marvell

 

December 25, 2014 at 1:51pm

 

Merry Christmas from The Chase family celebrating with our favorite bottle

Bobbi M

“Wonderful Experience”

 

Reviewed September 22, 2014

 

This vineyard is a great place to visit in NH. Wines are better than many vineyards we have been to all over the country. My husband who usually doesn’t drink red wine bought 3 bottles and it was tough just bringing home 3. Of course they have great cheese to go along with the wine and left with taking that home too. Don’t miss talking with Al Fulchino who is happy to chat and explain all about the vineyard. We will be back next trip.

GMB South Carolina,

Visited September 2014

GMB

“Beautiful new building!”

 

Reviewed June 24, 2014

 

We were greeted by Susan on the patio and Al inside. We were the only ones there and had our 4 and 7 year old daughters with us. They ended up playing with Al’s granddaughter while Al cut cheese and poured wine for us to try. I thought his Italian heritage was very apparent in the style of his wine, big and bold and flavorful! We enjoyed our experience very much and would recommend it to all!!

TM

TM

“Like fine wine … Fulchino’s just gets better with time!”

 

Reviewed May 13, 2014

 

We’ve been back several times since the last review/visit. They now have completed their function room and it is gooorgeous! What a terrific place for a party, wedding or other event. And they have more interesting wine offerings. The personal attention, the beautiful facility and patio venue makes for a wonderful day in the sun … or rain inside with friends or meeting interesting visitors!

 

 

Jeff O, NH

May 2014

Jeff O.

“Fine Wines of Fulchino”

 

Reviewed May 9, 2014

 

This vineyard has produced some of very best wine that I have ever encountered. Excellent is the only fit description for it. The Fulchinos are fine folks and great winemakers!

 

Tim T. Virginia May 2015

Tim T

October 15, 2013

We’ve been shopping at Fulchino’s for about 4 months. We originally fell in love with their flowers and then later experienced their wine. We can’t go a week without a bottle. I haven’t tried one that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. After several visits we learned that they raised and sold grass fed beef. We have been experimenting with our own diet and have not been satisfied with meat from the grocery store. The sirloin from Fulchino’s was the best we’ve ever had! This steak was worthy of an expensive restaurant. I’ve never eaten beef so fresh before. We also tried the ground beef and it was equally outstanding. You don’t need to be an expert chef to cook with meat, it speaks for itself. Just like the wine, the beef is also superior quality.

 

Katie Kinney

NH

Katie K

October 7, 2013

 

My wife and I have recently returned from our trip to Napa and Sonoma Valley in Northern California.

While the wines we tasted are still fresh on our palate, we decided to do a

comparison of the West coast and East coast wines. On Oct. 1, 2013. a beautiful sunny Fall day,

we made the trip over to the Fulchino Vineyard in Hollis, NH.

 

Al Fulchino welcomed us and started us off on our tasting of nine of his wines.

I was very impressed. I found all these wines to be very pleasing to the palate

and would rank these wines as better than Napa and comparable to Sonoma Valley wines.

The wines were reasonably priced and available for sale at the tasting.

The wine tasting is small and personalized versus the hundreds of people visiting Napa and Sonoma.

 

It is worth the trip to Hollis to share Al’s passion of making wine.

Save your money on airfare to California

and spend it on quality wines right here in our own backyard!

 

Bill and Tina Chouramanis

Bill and Tina

August 31, 2013

 

I live here in Hollis and finally took the time to stop by Fulchino VIneyards last week.

We met Al and Susan the owners and Susan gave us a full rundown on all the wines and the vineyards. Free samples of their wine made our day! They;ve just completed the patio in front of the winery which overlooks the vineyards. I can see us stopping by after work and having a glass of wine and some cheese on a warm summer evening!

Prices of the wine are very reasonable too! Everyones tastes are different but we really liked a couple of them and bought some. Ahhh…

 

The winery is still under construction so it will only get better!.

 

 

Eric R

Hollis NH

Eric R

August 17, 2013

 

Loved this winery! One of my most favorites.

Tasted many wines and bought a bottle of just about all of them! The owners are lovely.

The tasting room/patio is brand new and beautiful.

But just as good was the service and conversation with the owners.

One can tell that family is an important part of who they are.

A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

I will bring all my friends back for a day trip. I look forward to it .

 

S Gill

North Haven

S Gill

August 13, 2013

 

Al Fulchino is running an absolutely amazing vineyard and producing some top-notch wines.

A little bit of a drive away from our home of Boston but so worth it.

He uses all local ingredients and grows thousands of grape varieties – meaning he has

quite a well-rounded variety to sample for free at the tasting room.

He’s very happy to talk to you about the wine regardless of how much you do or don’t know already.

And beyond that, the wines really are excellent.

 

Lily B

Cambridge, Ma

Lilly B

August 12, 2013

 

i stumbled on to a great find Fulchino Vinyard is fabulous. The family that run this vineyard

are so knowledgeable about there wines. I wil tell you I make my own wine

and it was great talking to somebody about the process.

i am sure you will find a great wine either red or white.

i have visited a few other vineyards so far this was the best.

 

 

Ralph P.

Boston Ma.

Ralph

June 2, 2013

 

What a nice find, we were just driving by didn’t even know there was a winery in Hollis .

Owner was so nice, tasting was delicious, can’t wait to visit again.

 

Betty M

Nashua, NH

Betty M

August 21, 2013

 

Hi Al, I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to experience

the tasting of your fine wines that was the by far the best wine tasting

that I have went to from Rhode Island to Hollis NH. Keep up the great work again thanks.

Your friends from Boston Art Brown

Art B

August 7, 2013

 

Just wanted to thank you for the super tasting over the weekend, get on your mailing list,

and let you know I/we would love to help with the harvest of your grapes if you would care to e-mail me

when it’s time to pick, and the timing is right.

You folks do an over the top job!!!

 

Charlie & Pattie B.

Charlie and Pattie

“My wife and I recently visited the winery and were amazed at the excellent wines here.

We have been to California multiple times, Canada wine country, and Washington state

and have never been to a winery that every wine we tasted was superb!

We wanted to buy everything!

Can’t wait to get our wine delivery back home in Louisiana!

 

Johnny Doucet

Louisiana

Johnny D

August 6, 2013

 

“Last week, I enjoyed a bottle of your Classico wine. It was delicious!

In fact I wish I had a bottomless wine bottle! Of course this prompted me to make

another visit to your vineyard this past weekend for more.

The new building looks amazing…just like a Tuscan villa from the road looking across the vineyard!

As always, I had fun visiting and tasting the wine and leaving with more great wines

to enjoy another day. I appreciate your hospitality and your wine creations.

Keep them coming!

-Louise/NH

Louise

We happened upon this wonderful little winery yesterday,

we had a great time sitting outside in the sunshine with another couple who were there.

Al & Susan were the perfect hosts, they take great pride in their wines and

Al was nice enough to take the time to show us the vineyard and explain the different varieties he uses.

Absolutely perfect day,

we are so glad we saw your sign & turned around to visit you!!!

 

Alan,

Templeton Ma

Alan

May 26, 2013

 

 

 

I visited the winery today and I had the most amazing experience!!

I have gone to wine tastings before and liked a few of the wines,

but i loved (or at least liked) every single wine i tasted!!

There is a new building being built, and I can not wait to see it!!

I loved the home-like feel to everything as well!

It is nice to see a small town vineyard like this, and I had to say I had a blast!!

The owner was SUPER nice and I had a great time!!

I can’t wait to bring family and friends back!!

Thank you for such a good time!!

 

Carley E.

Ct

Carley E

 

‘What a treasure we found last weekend in New Hampshire.

” After going to quite a few wineries in the past few years,

we finally found the one that has it all

– from the best tasting wines, to the ambiance and

to the winemaker, himself.

Thank you so much Al for sharing your delicious wines and

telling us all about your vineyard and what goes into creating such great wines.

 

Thank you again so much,’

 

Linda A.

Massachusetts

 

P.S. Hope to stop by again in the near future.

Linda A

 

May 22, 2013

 

Enjoyed the most amazing hamburger meat tonight from Fulchino Vineyard .

Mid-rare hamburgers with a buttered bun paired with a bottle of

Fulchino Vineyard ‘Cenare’ red. Best meal of the month.

Thanks Al!

 

Jeremy Bisbo

Nashua, NH

Jeremy B

May 20, 2013

 

“[Mirabella] by far the best wine I have EVER tasted;

everyone NEEDS to go buy at least one bottle of this, if not more!!!”

 

 

Rachel T.

NH

Rachel T

May 5, 2013

 

“Amazing.. best wine I’ve ever had”

 

Mia A.

 

Maine

Mia A

April 9, 2013

 

Wanted to thank you for hosting my wife and I at your winery last Friday the 19th of April 2013.

Although it was a bit windy and the sun was bashful at times,

the temperature was ideal for tasting wine in an outdoor setting.

Tried your “La Vita” with it’s distinctive lemony taste but settled on a bottle

of your next offering the “La Dolce Vita”, an extremely tasty, smooth white wine.

Next, you brought out a few of your red selections.

I remember saying that I did not particularly like red wines

but my wife was interested and so we both tried what was offered.

I could not believe I was tasting “reds”. My first reaction was to say “Wow”.

I found it hard to believe I could actually enjoy red wine.

Since my wife had a different selection, I reached over and

took a small sip from her glass and again my taste buds came alive with delight.

I am totally clueless with regards to wines but

I must tell you that your products are some of the best reds and whites I’ve ever tasted!

 

As I said to you before leaving, “I will have no problem offering your fine wines to friends or family”.

Can’t wait to hear their unsolicited comments!

 

We do plan on visiting your winery again in the near future.

 

Warm regards,

A.B. Pelham N.H.

A.B.

Over the last year or two, my wife and I have taken to traveling a bit more throughout New England in general.

As part of this, we began exploring the many Vineyards in the area. While there are a surprising number of them, the quantity and quality of the wines does vary a great deal.

Our primary determination on their quality rests upon simple logic. Would we be willing to make the trip back to a specific vineyard, merely to get a bottle of one vintage or another?

Additionally, my wife’s parents appreciate wine a great deal, and we are always looking for a bottle or two to bring with us when we visit.

This last weekend, a friend of ours Dave, came to visit from Connecticut, and joined us on a trek from Springfield, MA up to New Hampshire.

While we visited three separate locations, one stood out from the pack for me.

Located in Hollis, New Hampshire, only a short distance from Nashua, was Fulchino Vinyard.

Unlike some vineyards we have visited, Fulchino’s was unpretentious. They are focused on the wine, and the land.

We were greeted warmly by the owner, Al Fulchino, and were given a tour of the new tasting building that he designed. I can see in my minds eye the finished product, and the beautiful view. A stucco building in the Tuscan style, with a patio overlooking the vineyard itself.

His wife Susan guided us through a tasting of many of their wines, giving background, and food suggestions for each.

They have made over two dozen wines. We chose two of their signature vintages, Maribella and Cenare, along with one which honors their town, Hollis Vino.

The wines are wonderful, and complex. While the descriptions they provide on the wines are correct, words alone cannot do them justice. The wines body and flavor simply must be experienced to truly appreciate them.

We will be going back, both to restock our supply, but also to purchase a gift for my wife’s parents, so that they too can enjoy.

 

Robert Chartier

Springfield Ma

Robert C

 

April 8, 2013

I just had to drop a line after the visit we had yesterday. A couple of good friends asked me to come along with them on one of the new things they have been spending some of their free time doing, visiting vineyards, checking out distilleries and meaderies, and tasting wine, mead and liquors. I have never done this and, up until now, have been an indifferent wine and mead drinker. We stopped at a couple of places to taste mead and wines, and were having a nice time. The last place on our list to go that afternoon was Fulchino Vineyard.

 

We drove down some unassuming roads, and into some farm country, and finally ran across the vineyard. I almost missed it! I am so glad I didn’t. Though it was getting late in the day, Al met us as we walked up, and showed us to the new tasting building he is putting up. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done, lots of stone for the floor, beautiful wood doors with ironwork, arches and artistic copper ceiling tiles! It will definitely be a beautiful addition to enjoy!

 

After a tour and learning a bit about the kinds of grapes grown, and types of wines they made, we got down to some tasting. If I remember correctly there were 12 or 14 different bottles of wines available to taste. We learned that the vineyard produces some 25 varieties of wines, and if we were to visit again later in the year, several more would become available to try as they were ready.

 

Let me say, I will definitely be back to try those others. For someone like me, who has enjoyed wine, but never had much knowledge about them, this was an eye-opener. These were some of the smoothest, subtle and complex tasting wines I have had the privilege of drinking! Susan suggested taking a taste, then letting it sit on your tongue for 6-10 seconds before swallowing, in order to experience all the different tastes each wine had to offer. I cannot begin to describe the myriad of wonderful flavors each of these wines contain! I was immediately hooked!

 

We tasted several wines, and talked about cooking tips, recipes, which wines go well with different foods, and so one. We were all having quote a good time! In the end, I decided on the Mirabella, Provence, and Classico wines for my first purchase, though it was a difficult choice! There were several others i wanted to bring home as well, but will have to wait for another trip, though it was tough to leave the Cenare behind!

 

For anyone who is looking for fantastic wines, nice people who are friendly and obviously put their love of wine into it making, they should visit Fulchino. I came up from central Connecticut, and though It is out of the way and off the beaten path, it was SO worth every mile to experience these wines, and Al and Susan for their open and friendly manner. It felt less like a trip to taste and buy wine, and more like a visit to a friends place for conversation and a glass or two to enjoy.

 

Now if I could only find a way to get these wines in CT… But maybe that isn’t important. The drive and feel of Fulchino when you get there is part of the experience. Rest assured, I will be back for more!

 

David S.

Meriden, CT

David S

April 7, 2013

I just want to let you know of how much we enjoyed our visit to your winery yesterday. As I said then there was nothing that we tasted that we did not like. We were very pleased wih your selection. We look forward to a return visit and will be checking out the progress on the new building.When we got home last evening dinner was enjoyed with your classico. As we mentioned we do not have facebook accounts but here is an email as you mentioned that you do send out notices of upcoming events and releases. Please include us in these emails. Thank you again for a wonderful experience

Wayne and Linda K.

Massachusetts

Wayne and Linda

Harvest Time At Fulchino’s Vineyard

Jessica D Merrimack NH

 

October 2012

 

 

It was a comfortable over cast Saturday morning. The sun still hasn’t found her bright and cheery way through the clouds. The vineyard was still lightly damp with dew and on that August morning. The grapes sang the sweet song of harvest time. Due to the hot dry summer the fruit’s sugar numbers had been soaring above their normal August numbers.

 

Amongst the early morning mummers of the birds and the bugs, the buzz of the morning chatter from the early rising pickers, who had gather outside of the new tasting room which is well on its way to inviting its first guest into sip the delicious nectar from the grapes the rest in front of it, could be heard. They grouped together for the opportunity to harvest the first grapes of the season. Some were first time pickers, having only enjoyed the taste of wine, but never the thrill of the harvest labor. While other were return pickers ready to dirty their knees and work the cores in hopes of enjoying the delicious wine all the sooner.

 

Al Fulchino, owner and lead farmer of the vineyard, led the way by handing out grape-razors to the group and pointing out which rows of grapes to start picking from. The group headed off into the vineyard to begin their morning adventure. As they pick and grab a small taste here and there, they share stories and small talk as the morning flew by quickly. The pickers learn the best position to crouch down in and the best placement of the bucket to prevent too much bending and shifting while still getting the grapes into the bucket.

 

Soon the sun pokes her pretty little head out to see what’s going on down in the vineyard and the temps in the field rose quickly. The group, after picking for a steady 4 hours, disengaged from the work to take a short break. Knees were dusted off and hands were washed as samples of fresh squeezed grape juice were passed around for tasting. The juice was sweet and earthy. Purer and more natural tasting then any purchased juice ever could be. The liquid was delicious and refreshing after the fun but hard work. The decision was made to pick one more row before lunch came. So the group eager went back to work picking and tasting. Chatting and bonding, over fresh picked fruit which would one day soon be a staple for each picker to savor in after a long day.

 

When the row was picked over, lunch was served with wine to compliment the food. No food or wine ever tasted better than that served after a hard morning of work.

 

Fulchino’s wine is not your typical New Hampshire winery. While there are many great wineries found in New Hampshire, this winery offer something different in its complex flavors and the rich character of the wines. Every sip is an experience and should be savored and not gulped up. The family; Al, his wife Susan, their children and even the honorary wine guy, Pete, are often around and invite everyone into taste their wines as well as enjoy their nursery. They make sure everyone feels like another member of the family sharing stories about the wine, the harvest and the construction of the new tasting room!

 

I hope everyone has a chance to visit Fulchino’s to taste the wine and appreciate the wonder of the great little vineyard in Hollis! Check them out on facebook!

Jessica D

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

A group of friends and I visited in September. The owners were amazingly friendly and encouraged us to try all the wines (even encouraging the white wine drinkers to try the red, suggesting and offering different chocolates to pair with the red wines). Even though it appeared to be undergoing some renovations, the location was quite beautiful. And they had the best peach wine I have had in a long time!

Visited September 2016
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“Amazing wine and location”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Al and Susan have an amazing place. They grow the finest grapes and make the best most flavorful wines. No matter what your wine of choice they will find a new love for you. Even if your not a red drinker they will find a new love for red wines for you. They do a great job with bringing the community together for harvesting and pruning. Its an amazing experience to say the least, a must do. It surly is a 5 star and a must do if your in the area.

Visited May 2016
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“Amazing Experience”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Friends of ours have been harvesting for Fulchino Vineyard for a few years. This year we were invited to give it a try. We are so happy that we decided to go! Most don’t want to sign up for “free labor” but honestly it is NOTHING like that. We were interested for a few reasons. Be with our friends, try our hand at harvesting with people who are trying to make a difference with their product, meet new people and just share in a great experience. While driving to Hollis NH you would wonder what this vineyard would look like. First glance, you feel transported into Italy with the building and its gorgeous vineyard right among the road. When you step out of your car in the parking area, you start to feel the pride and excitement from the property. We arrived for harvesting around 9 a.m. This time of year the harvest is every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7-11 a.m. We met our friend and then were greeted by the owner himself and crew with such friendliness you immediately felt right at home. Once given our tools/buckets, off you go to a row to pick those grapes! Honestly, my husband and I found the activity so enjoyable that it really never felt like “work”. We sweated, got dirty, laughed and met really nice folks. After your done harvesting, you get your chance to taste the grapes “pressed” for juice. FRESHEST Grape Juice you will ever have in its natural state and right now the grapes are so sweet! After that, those who wanted a chance to crush grapes with their feet had that opportunity. Can you say Bucket List?? Wow, I jumped on that (no pun intended). So damn fun! I’m and avid gardener, my husband is not and we both loved the entire experience. Can it get any better? Hell ya…next we were served lunch that consisted of Pulled Pork, Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella, Fresh watermelon, this wonderful cheesy bread item, fresh baked breads, drinks and of course WINE! Each participant who harvested not only got all that experience and fine lunch, you then each got a bottle of wine! Al Fulchino really has got my vote for knowing what hospitality is! Such a welcoming atmosphere you can’t wait to return. As a dog lover, there are 2 resident dogs that hang around that are such loves, Duke and Em. They just come and go never being intrusive. If you ever have the chance to try Fulchino’s you won’t be disappointed. They have wine tasting daily from 11-5. They also hold various events throughout the year, such as a Sinatra Dinner and coming soon a Harvest Dinner. Grounds are gorgeous with plants and flowers. Great learning experience on how wine is made from vine to bottle. Please note: If you come for harvesting, dress properly. You will get dirty, I mean it is a vineyard! Wear comfortable shoes, jeans, t-shirt. If you wear skinny jeans, you most likely won’t be crushing grapes, you need to be able to pull up your pant legs for that activity. You may want to bring gloves/hat/sunscreen/bottled water. Bring your smiles too, your going to LOVE it!!

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“BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE!”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This morning me and my wife where on hand at the Vineyard at 7:00am. The reason we were there so early is that they ask for people to come help harvest the grapes when it’s time to do so. They show you how to do it, give you what you need and soon after you are harvesting grapes along side the owner and his employees. It was warm, about 88 degrees and we worked very diligently for over 4 hours. I am proud to say that our group harvested over 6000 lbs of grapes in one morning!!! You then have the opportunity to try some grape juice fresh from the fields and then anyone that wants to stomp on some grapes have the opportunity to do so and it’s very cute and a very unique experience for almost everyone. We then clean up, or rinse off and they provide a very nice lunch with, you guessed it, wine!! You then are given a bottle of one of their wines of your choice and an invitation to come back for a BBQ just for the pickers that helped them harvest the grapes!! The harvest goes on for many days, both weekend and weekdays and it’s done in the morning hours.
Although we worked hard and are actually a little sore, we had a blast and it was one of those experiences that we’ll never forget, in a good way! The owners are so nice and you leave feeling truly appreciated!!! Every person should try it at least once, really!

Visited September 2016
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“A true Gem!!!”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Have been going to Fulchino Winery for over two years. Each visit I’m pleasantly surprised with either a new wine or improvement. The location is nestled in the southern New Hampshire in Hollis. The owners Susan and Al take you on a leisurely presentation of their wines. Especially love the food pairing ideas and the little food extras that Susan finds for you to try. They also have special events and other private functions on the patio or inside the wine tasting area.

Visited August 2016
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“Wonderful Winery”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

It had been a couple years since I had been out to Fulchino winery.
Beautiful, just beautiful.
Fantastic wine, great people, and wonderful memories.
Picked a couple of different wines. Delicious…

Visited July 2016
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“Simply beautiful”

4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Small vineyard but so beautifully appointed, from the fountain to the Tuscan style buildings. Just looking at it reminds me of being in Italy. The peach wine is good too. Lovely spot for a small gathering, work or fun. 50 people would be perfect.

Visited August 2016
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“Beautiful taste of Tuscany in lovely town of Hollis.”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Owners Al & Susan are great, but their wines are excellent too. I love the Italian inspiration. The tasting room is cozy and inviting plus the property is beautiful. It took me a little bit to get here but now I cannot stay away! Highly recommend.

Visited July 2015
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“Love, love, love this winery!”

4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

Pleasant, friendly and welcoming, So knowledgeable and interesting to learn about the vineyard and all the wines. No cost for tasting and we tasted about 16 different selections. They offer for purchase crackers, cheese and chocolate. It was our first stop of the day and the best!

Visited April 2016
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“Delightful start to our wine tasting day in NH”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I took my parents when they visited our new home and they loved it! We were able to try about 16 different wines. There is no high pressure sales to purchase anything and the owners promote a family-oriented atmosphere and vibe. Al and Susan Fulchino treat customers as though they were having guests into their home. This is a great way to spend an afternoon, especially passing through Hollis.

Visited December 2015
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“Warm and inviting!”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Stopped in during a Fall foliage trip and what a wonderful surprise. Susan and Al Fulchino were so friendly, hopeful with information about their wines and wines in general. This place reminded me of many of the family owned and operated wineries in German. Al is from Italy and has a long heritage of wine making. The tasting room is small (compared to large corporation run tasting rooms) but very traditional and warm. Susan explained each wine in detail and offered comparisons to large mass produced wines. We ended up staying here for over 3 hours talking and discussing wines, Al’s methods for making wines, and how Al and Susan run the winery. Also, unlike other winery, there is no charge for tasting. There is also a large outdoor patio area, right next to the vineyards, to sit and taste when the weather is warmer. I highly recommend a stop in at Fulchino Vineyard.

This is one place I will ensure I make a stop at every time I am back in the area.

Visited October 2015
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“Great Family owned-Operated Winery”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

With such fantastic reviews, we decided to go there with our friends for an outing close to our campsite. We were not disappointed. Even before we went into the building we enjoyed the lovely patio with the flowers and the vineyards. When we got inside the owner was busy with other stuff and we asked him if this was a bad time (we were the only ones there). Al told us it was never a bad time. He proceeded to pour the wine and telling us all about it. All the wines we tasted were great. We had some cheese to go with it and there was a bowl of chocolate covered coffee beans as well. We really enjoyed it, Really liked the wines and the conversation. We not only tasted the wines but also had a wonderful taste of balsamic vinegar. Definitely would go back there when in the area, but we would do it at the start of vacation so we could enjoy the wines before crossing the border back into Canada. Now we could only bring 1 bottle back.

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So Glad We Went

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

Al and Susan Fulchino were warm and inviting hosts. I visited their vineyard With my friend Terry (who is a regular customer) and we had a wonderful time. I enjoyed a free wine tasting on their patio (until we were hit with a thunder storm) and finished our visit inside. The wines were superb, with at least 10 that I would have loved to take home with me (I settled for 3). Fulchino Vineyards is a a fabulous place to spend and afternoon.

Visited July 2015
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“The highlight of my vacation!”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2015

I didn’t go into this place expecting a lot – I love trying wineries and vineyards wherever I travel, but have never been wowed by NH wines. LaBelle puts out some good fruit wines, but not much for grape wines.

This place thoroughly impressed. Gorgeous tasting room that was packed with people – they could do with a bit more staff – and the tasting (free) seemed to include 15 wines, which was only ~1/2 of their offerings. The winemaker talked about their natural fermentation process, which leads to many of their typically dry wines ending up with a bit of residual sweetness. I didn’t appreciate that at all for their Cab, but many of the others were really quite good.

You got a board with some cut up cheese to munch on during the tasting, and got to walk through their selection, ending with the top sellers and then the fruit/dessert wines. Had I not been traveling home I likely would have taken several more bottles. These wines very much stood out from the other NH wineries – they are making some quality bottles here. Be sure to stop by and give them a try!

Visited May 2015
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“Best New Hampshire wines I have had”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015

Visited this winery and had a tasting, no charge for tastings here. Al the owner was great, personable and informative. You can tell he loves what he does. Very good wines and we will return.

Visited May 2015
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“Great atmosphere”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend to all locals and travelers. Very clean and inviting. Owners take great pride in their winery, not to mention their enthusiasm. Love how they open to public for harvesting and wine tasting. It gives us a true appreciation for a good bottle of wine. A must see!!!!

Visited February 2015
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Just Awesome

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2015

This vineyard is so close to Boston and has the look of an Italian Villa in the Tuscan country side. The large selections of wines to taste and purchase are fabulous. Al Fulchino and his wife Susan have made this one of New England’s “Stop and Visit” locations for sure. Visit the web site and you will surely make a visit soon.

Visited December 2014
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“Local Vineyard with Authentic Italian Flare”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2014

This vineyard is a great place to visit in NH. Wines are better than many vineyards we have been to all over the country. My husband who usually doesn’t drink red wine bought 3 bottles and it was tough just bringing home 3. Of course they have great cheese to go along with the wine and left with taking that home too. Don’t miss talking with Al Fulchino who is happy to chat and explain all about the vineyard. We will be back next trip.

Visited September 2014
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“Wonderful Experience”

4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by Susan on the patio and Al inside. We were the only ones there and had our 4 and 7 year old daughters with us. They ended up playing with Al’s granddaughter while Al cut cheese and poured wine for us to try. I thought his Italian heritage was very apparent in the style of his wine, big and bold and flavorful! We enjoyed our experience very much and would recommend it to all!!

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“Beautiful new building!”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

We’ve been back several times since the last review/visit. They now have completed their function room and it is gooorgeous! What a terrific place for a party, wedding or other event. And they have more interesting wine offerings. The personal attention, the beautiful facility and patio venue makes for a wonderful day in the sun … or rain inside with friends or meeting interesting visitors!

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“Like fine wine … Fulchino’s just gets better with time!”

Reviewed May 9, 2014

This vineyard has produced some of very best wine that I have ever encountered. Excellent is the only fit description for it. The Fulchinos are fine folks and great winemakers!

Visited May 2014
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“Fine Wines of Fulchino”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Better wine than your best snobby vineyard! The vineyard where upon first visit my companion, when offered a glass of red to taste replied, “Oh, no thank you. I really don’t care for red wine”.

About an hour later we were leaving with $180.00 in a case … mostly reds! 😉

Terrific wines (including whites and fruits!) and wonderful, down-home people!

Jeff O & Ann S

Visited December 2013
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“The Un snob Vineyard!”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Outstanding place! A group of us having visited this winery today. We were having a school reunion and this was an attraction on our itinerary…Fulchino winery and vineyard has outstanding wines to taste and I state that having just lived in Italy for a year where wine and vineyards are commonplace…Don’t miss the experience!

Visited September 2013
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“Outstanding place!!”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

I live here in Hollis and finally took the time to stop by Fulchino VIneyards last week.
We met Al and Susan the owners and Susan gave us a full rundown on all the wines and the vineyards. Free samples of their wine made our day! They;ve just completed the patio in front of the winery which overlooks the vineyards. I can see us stopping by after work and having a glass of wine and some cheese on a warm summer evening!
Prices of the wine are very reasonable too! Everyones tastes are different but we really liked a couple of them and bought some. Ahhh…

The winery is still under construction so it will only get better!. Al also raises grass fed beef.

Visited August 2013
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“Getting better every week!”

5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Loved this winery! One of my most favorites. Tasted many wines and bought a bottle of just about all of them! The owners are lovely. The tasting room/patio is brand new and beautiful.
But just as good was the service and conversation with the owners. One can tell that family is an important part of who they are. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. I will bring all my friends back for a day trip. I look forward to it.

Visited July 2013
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“Great wine, great people!”

A Google User
6 years ago
My wife and I stumbled across Fulchino Vineyard last weekend and were very impressed. I would highly recommend their wines to anyone who enjoys a good wine.
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A Google User
6 years ago
My fiance and I went here for a wine tasting recently after seeing the vineyard grow for the past few years. Fulchino Vineyard has incredible wines! We had to buy a bottle, and will surely keep stocking up in the future! The wine tasting cellar is still a tad bit unfinished, but you really cannot beat the quality of the wine anywhere. Strongly recommend anyone who enjoys a good wine to go check it out!

a year ago
Great wine!

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Michelle Bristow

5 years ago
Al Fulchino is a great guy and all of his wines are amazing. I don’t typically like red wines however, these were awesome. My favorite is his Zinfandel. I will be back.

a year ago
Love the wine, love the vinters… Been my favorite vineyard in NH since they started. An absolute must visit and taste kinda place.

a year ago
Full disclosure, I am extended family. However, I would still like to leave a review. I have seen vacant land become Italy in America. The Fulchinos have created more than wine, but an experience. The wine is absolutely the best part. But it’s also the culture. The Romanesque design of the hall, paired with a tastefully crafted replication of the Old Country landscaping. This is a real place where you actually speak with and learn from the people who make this great “vino”. I highly recommend that you and your family and friends make an afternoon out of this place.

11 months ago
In my opinion, this is the best vineyard in New England. Owned and run by two very nice and hard working people. They offer plenty of whites and reds as well as cheeses and meats. Their Mirabella Signature is my favorite followed by the Barbera. If you like local spots, this is a place you must visit.

3 months ago
Susan and Al Fulchino, owners of Fulchino Vineyard, are an amazing couple. They passionately make their wines. I would say at least 6 of they types i’ve tried of over a dozen could be #1, award winning, if they applied for awards. Hollis, Barbera, Zinfindel, the list goes on…great people, great wine!

3 months ago
The best red wine you will ever find! The friendliest owners. The best wine experience in NH.

I had a fantastic experience going to Fulchino Vineyards with my mother for her birthday. Living in California, I’ve done a considerable amount of wine tasting in Napa, Sonoma and Morgan Hill, but nothing can compare to my trip to Fulchino’s. Al was friendly and very knowledgeable about the wines. You could tell that he was passionate about his work and loved being able to share it with everyone who came in.

The vineyards were beautiful. We had gone on a cloudy day and were inside but even the tasting room was gorgeous. It was also amazing to see and hear about the construction of the property.

The best part had to have been the wines. Al had so many kinds of reds, whites and blends, there’s something for everyone. We walked out with 4 bottles. At home we finished 3 bottles, the red and white Live Free or Die wines, and the Classico. They were just as fantastic at home as they were in the tasting room. I’m so disappointed that I couldn’t take any of the bottles home to California. But I’ll be back when I’m in town next.

 

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Devan C, California

Barbera…….so good. You know it’s my favorite, Al. And of course your Montepulciano. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the hard work you do.

 

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Catherine D, Nashua NH

this vineyard has the best wine in New England. My husband and I had a lovely time in the  middle of winter with these wonderful  folks. Their  passion for wine is evident. Cannot wait to return for the new wines to be released.

Betty C Hudson NH

super nice couple, He with Italian roots, she’s a great communicator and pourer
the wines are distinctive , and interesting. a find in southern NH

 

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Gary C., Haverhill Mass

If you like really good wine, and I mean really good wine, you have to visit Fulchino’s.
Al Fulchino is generous in the free tastings and talks about his wines as they were his kids.  I think he said his father and grandfather had vineyards in Italy, so its in his blood.  Sure its a little out of the way (15 min from Nashua), but well worth it. He only advertises by word of mouth, but has a website.  Enjoy overlooking his modest vineyards and the new tasting room while you sample some outstanding wines.

Joseph J, Hollis NH

Al Fulchino is running an absolutely amazing vineyard and producing some top-notch wines. A little bit of a drive away from our home of Boston but so worth it. He uses all local ingredients and grows thousands of grape varieties – meaning he has quite a well-rounded variety to sample for free at the tasting room. He’s very happy to talk to you about the wine regardless of how much you do or don’t know already.  And beyond that, the wines really are excellent.

 

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Liliana C, Cambridge Ma

What a nice find, we were just driving by didn’t even know there was a winery in Hollis. Owner was so nice, tasting was delicious, can’t wait to visit again.

 

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Betty M , Nashua

Fulchino Vineyard is too kewl!  If your ever in or near Hollis make it a point to visit the vineyard.  Do a wine tasting and you will leave with wine from one of NH best vintners.  Beautiful setting and interesting tour…check it out  you will have a blast.

 

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Mark D Brookline NH

i stumbled on to a great find Fulchino Vinyard is fabulous. The family that run this vineyard are so knowledgeable about there wines. I wil tell you I make my own wine and it was great talking to somebody about the process. i am sure you will find a great wine either red or white. i have visited a few other vineyards so far this was the best.

Ralph P, Boston Ma