MANCHESTER —Five New Hampshire vineyards will offer free tastings, free tours and other freebies for AARP members on Sun., August 4. Participating wineries include Flag Hill Winery in Lee, Sweet Baby Vineyard in East Kingston, Jewell Towne Vineyards in South Hampton, Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown and Windroc Vineyard in Newfields.
“Last year, AARP held a series of open houses to find out what New Hampshire residents wanted from their membership and a constant theme emerged,” said AARP New Hampshire State Director Kelly Clark. They wanted local offerings - at New Hampshire venues - and the chance to meet other AARP members. So this is what we are offering.”
The list, location and hours of the five participating wineries follow: Flag Hill Winery: 297 River Road, Lee (Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); Sweet Baby Vineyard: 14 Powwow River Road, East Kingston (Hours: 12:00-5:00 p.m.); Jewell Towne Vineyards: 183 Whitehall Road, South Hampton (Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); Zorvino Vineyards: 226 Main Street, Sandown (Hours: 12:00-5:00 p.m.); and Windroc Vineyard: 286 Piscassic Road, Newfields (Hours: 12:00-4:00 p.m.).
Each winery has their specialty wine - and spirits - so they’ll be plenty to satisfy a variety of palates with taste sensations for the newbie and aficionado alike. AARP members must show their AARP membership card and photo ID to access the specials. Directions and other information can be found at www.aarp.org/nh.
“AARP staff and volunteers will also be at each winery,” concluded Clark. “We encourage people to stop by and learn about AARP in their communities.”
Other community happenings with AARP included discounted admission to Manchester’s Millyard Museum (June 29) and on November 2, there will be a special ticket price of $10.00 (regularly $26.00) as UNH Wildcats take to the ice against rival UMass Lowell. Discounted hockey tickets are available starting August 1.
To find out more about upcoming member offerings and other activities of AARP New Hampshire, visit www.aarp.org/nh, www.facebook.com/aarpnh, and www.twitter.com/aarpnh.