Lincoln Peak Vineyard

(802) 388-7368 142 River Rd
New Haven, VT 05472
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Grape growers in places like New England and the Upper Midwest used to be limited to a few varieties like Concord. Even these grapes didn’t always ripen in our relatively short growing season, and even when they did ripen, they were suitable mostly for jelly and juice. Their “foxy” flavor was nothing that wine drinkers wanted in their glass. But all that is changing. The University of Minnesota has an active grape breeding program, and they have created new varieties that not only survive the northern winter, but can be made into wine that is excellent by any standard. Another group of winter-hardy grape varieties was created by the late Elmer Swenson, a private breeder from Osceola, Wisconsin. Swenson Red is a firm, meaty grape with a unique, fruity flavor that many people consider the best-flavored grape they’ve ever had. Hardy to about -30 F when well hardened. Ripening time averages about a month before Concord, or about mid September in. Sugar is fairly high, often 21 Brix. The vines like Read more »

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