Peter Oldak
Jewell Towne Vineyards

Owner and Winemaker

Peter is at the helm of New Hampshire’s oldest winery. He is past president of the New Hampshire Winery Association, chairman of the Northern New England Chapter of the American Wine Society, and a member of the advisory board for the Eastern Winery Exposition. He has been growing American, hybrid and vinifera grapes since 1982 and producing wine commercially since 1994. He has mentored many of the New England growers starting vineyards and wineries and has emphasized the importance of selecting the right grape varieties for each site. He is a strong advocate for the French-American and Cornell hybrids, especially for the white varieties in USDA Zones 5 and 6. Seyval is the signature grape for his winery.

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