Patricia A. Farrington, CEO has been collecting and making wine for many years. She recalls times of making wine with her family growing up and developed a love for the process. So when it was time to name the business it was only fitting to choose a family name. Patricia's great-grandmother's name was Honor, Latin translation . Honora.
In 1993 she decided to move out of the hustle and bustle of city life and find a location in the small Vermont town of West Halifax. The first focus was to build the estate on the 200 acre farm and then to focus on the vineyard. When the house was near completion, fields were prepped, vines were planted and the winery was set up with all of the latest equipment.
Because of the climates in Vermont, Honora is focusing on cold-weather varietals. Mostly the ones developed and researched by the late Elmer Swenson. We are growing a mix of both red and white varietals. A few are Frontenac, LaCrescent, Leon Millot, Marechal Foch and the newest variety Marcette (MN1211). In the Read more »