Bob Manley

Living in California for eleven years gave Bob the opportunity to learn about and explore wine to his heart’s desire. Having visited hundreds of wineries from San Diego to Washington, his passion for wine took root. Since returning to New Hampshire in 1993 Bob met his partners, Ken Hardcastle and Chuck Lawrence, and together they discovered the wines of New York, Canada and New England. Before long, the three of them planted a vineyard and were making wine from grapes and other wonderful local fruits and honey. They were well on their way to fulfilling their dream of one day turning their passion into a business.

In 2010 they opened Hermit Woods Winery. Hermit Woods has since been identified by Food & Wine Magazine as one of America’s Top 500 Wineries and the maker of the best craft beverage in NH. When not making wine Bob is an architectural and commercial photographer.