A Guide to Vermont Wines: Growing, Vinting, and Drinking
A photo gallery exhibiting the best of Vermont Wineries. Vermont Grapes, Vineyards, and Scenery.
And this folks, is where it all starts. Take a look at Fresh Tracks Farm's first acres of vineyard circa 2003.
Vermont Vineyards - who knew?
Vermont generally conjures images of cows, barns, and foliage. We're proud to add vineyards to that list. Vineyard site in Berlin, VT at Fresh Tracks Farm. Photo credit: Jennifer Langille
Spring Grapevine Bud
In a few more months this little bunch will have turned into a luscious cluster of wine grapes. Beautiful, isn't it? Photo Credit: Jennifer Langille
This is a bunch of Frontenac grapes going through veraison - the onset of ripening - at Fresh Tracks Farm. Photo Credit: Jennifer Langille
La Crescent - a popular white variety among Vermont Vineyards seen here glistening in the Midday Middlebury sun at Lincoln Peak Vineyard.
Vermont Vineyards Mean Vermont Foliage
This is the view from the upper vineyard at Fresh Tracks Farm during harvest time. It sure is beautiful here.
Meet Sara Granstrom of Lincoln Peak Vineyard - pictured here - lugging in literally the fruits of their labor.
Harvest at Fresh Tracks Farm
Meet Christina Castegren - the owner and winemaker of Fresh Tracks Farm - hauling in a lug of Marquette grapes.
This machine crushes and de-stems the grapes before they either go into the tank for fermentaiton or through the press to take out the solids. Photo Credit: Jennifer Langille
Black Currants for Lincoln Peak's Cassis
Wine doesn't have to be made just from grapes. Try cassis! It's made from Black Currants!
Collecting Barrel Samples
All in a day's work.... Many Vermont Wineries oak-age their wines. It's a long process but almost worth the wait. Sara Granstrom at Lincoln Peak Vineyards
Ice Wine Grapes at Lincoln Peak Vineyard
Have you tried Ice Wine yet? Ice Wines are carefully crafted from grapes that have been left on the vine well into the winter - until they've reached 16F in fact. From these frozen grapes we make delicious dessert wines that can only be made in Northern Climates such as ours. You've got to have a hardy crew in addition to hardy grapes in these parts.
Not sure about Vermont Wines? Then try before you buy! Many wineries have tasting rooms that are open for wine tastings. And no need to be intimidated - ask all of your burning questions! [Brett Martin, Fresh Tracks Farm]
Rosé - not as sweet as you might think
Vermont has a wonderful array of rosé's. If you have pre-conceived notions about what rosé's taste like, we implore you to try some from Vermont. You might find something delightfully different! Pictured here is Heartwood - a marquette rosé by Lincoln Peak.
Wine Tasting with Scenery
Vermont has beautiful scenery that you can drink in along with our local libations. Be sure to check out our tasting rooms as they add to the enjoyment of drinking our wine! Pictured here is Lincoln Peak's has a porch overlooking the vineyard and small pond.
Post Slope Treat
A glass of Vermont Red Wine next to the fireplace after a long day on the slopes. Pictured here: Tracy Roux at Fresh Tracks Farm with a glass of Freerider Red