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The motivation for launching Vermont’s wine industry was rather unique. The first winery opened in 1997, with a mission of “keeping land open and working.” Owners of Snow Farm Winery wanted to offer an economic alternative to farmers: to curb residential and commercial development in Vermont’s rural lands. Since then the number of farm wineries has grown to almost half a dozen. With such a young industry and even younger vines, Vermont growers and wine producers are just starting to learn exactly how good Vermont-grown wine can be. Currently, French hybrid varieties dominate, with Leon Millot, Baco Noir, Seyval Blanc, Vidal and Cayuga being popular choices. Cold-hardy clones of vinifera varieties like Riesling and Zweigelt are also in the ground, with results pending. In this northern climate growers keep a keen eye on the latest canopy management and organic farming techniques in order to increase sun exposure and to minimize mildew diseases without intensive spraying programs. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Seyval Blanc

    Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Léon Millot

    Leon Millot’s ability to ripen early in short growing seasons keeps it commercially important to wineries in Michigan...

  • Frontenac

    Frontenac’s overall viticultural performance and excellent wine quality are directly responsible for its success in M...

Popular Wineries in Vermont View all

  • Snow Farm Vineyard

    What you’ll see at the vineyard began as a dream and passion in 1992 - the fierce desire to keep ...

  • Grand View Winery

    Grand View Winery is a family owned farm winery producing exceptional grape wines and wines fr...

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  • Boyden Valley Winery Vermont Frontenac Boyden Valley Winery Big Barn Red NV

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    I had such low expectations going in...a Vermont wine...however, this actually sat further back on the grocery store shelf, meaning others bought before me. It was a pleasant surprise. It was a little acidic on the finish, but had a good mouth feel overall with dark red fruits present on the palate. if you are getting Vermont wine, this is a g... Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Whistle Pig Straight Rye 10 Year Old NV

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    Very smooth, caramel and vanilla on the nose, and the first time I've ever tasted a bourbon, rye or whiskey that had an almost minty finish. Intriguing + to my sipping cabinet. Read More

    Wine review by heartsleeve


  • Cabin Fever Maple Whisky NV

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    I got it for about $25. It's delicious, though you couldn't drink a lot of it or every day. But the maple flavor comes through. It would be brilliant to use as a marinade for steak/pork. Or for a after supper digestive. And works well in a cocktail, makes things mysterious and interesting. Read More

    Wine review by Marine Engineer


  • Magic Hat #9 Not Quite Pale Ale

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    Used to be one of my go-to beers when I was living in Ithaca - nice balanced flavor with strong peach/apricot overtones, but not too overdone. A little bit on the sweet unhoppy side for me these days. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Boyden Valley Winery Gold Leaf NV

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    Everything you want to see in an ice wine. Smooth, thick, sweet. Best we have had, we have had a few!!! The winery and staff are amazing. Read More

    Wine review by Christa74


  • Snow Farm Vineyard Vermont Baco Noir 2007

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    This is great red wine. Bright, citrus notes, smooth, low acidity. Read More

    Wine review by akimii


  • Charlotte Village Winery Sweet Blueberry Wine Rouge NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by kristagirl86


  • Shelburne Vineyard Traminette 2005

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    Wine review by SheilaA


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