Since early times, the Connecticut River has been the main souce of transportation and food, first for the Abenaki people and later for white settlers. The Poocham was one of many summer gathering places along the Connecticut River used by the Abenakis. Settlers from the Massachusetts Colony came up the river in canoes and settled here during the late 1600s.
The first of these settlers were the Leonard, Briggs, and Payne families. Poocham Hill Farm and Winery are located on an upland setting in this historic place. The Leonard's, who originally came from Tauton, Massachusetts, built the house and barn that is home to Poocham Hill Winery today. They also added many outbuildings during the following decades. Their 1790's schoolhouse still stands, awaiting restoration and repair.
We continually work at the endless task of preserving and restoring the rich history of this farm. And we love to share that history with our visitors. The house with its wonderful front porch, the gardens and pastures, the spring house and old barns all tell the story of hard work and dedication both now and in the past.
“You are welcome to come enjoy the past and have a taste of the fruits that are now grown on these historic lands.” — Mame ODette