Wine lovers, rejoice! If you thought you had to travel all the way to Napa Valley for a great glass of vino, you’re in luck. Winemaking in Vermont is a growing industry, where local vintners use cold-hardy French hybrid grapes to produce the same kind of wine you’d find in the beautiful European countryside. There are tons of Vermont wineries popping up all over the state, and many offer wine tastings, tours, events, and more – and it’s all just a short drive from GetAway Vacations! Here are some of our favorite places to sip and savor.
Spend an Afternoon at These 3 Vermont Wineries
1. Snow Farm Vineyard
In 1992, Snow Farm Vineyard began with the dream to preserve Vermont’s agricultural land and create fine wine. The vineyard is located in the middle of Lake Champlain and produces a variety of cooler-climate grapes, including Pinot Noir, Riesling, Vidal Blanc, and Baco Noir. In addition to a tasting room and art gallery, the winery offers a free Summer Concert Series every Thursday evening from June through September. Guests can bring their own lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy some great live music, food, and delicious wine!
2. Shelburne Vineyard
Located in Shelburne, VT, Shelburne Vineyard offers incredible award-winning wines including reds, whites, rosés’, and ice wines, and features a stunning backdrop of Vermont’s signature rolling green hills. Open 7 days a week, the tasting room is nestled among the vines and offers tastings of their signature varietals. Guided tours of the vineyard and winemaking facility are offered daily and give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the process from vine to bottle. Be sure to stop by the retail shop where you’ll find local food products, gifts, crafts, and books, and check out the art gallery that features works by local Vermont artists.
3. Lincoln Peak Vineyard
Open daily from 11 AM to 5 PM, Lincoln Peak Vineyard in New Haven, VT, is another great place to spend a summer afternoon. The 12-acre vineyard produces about 25,000 bottles of wine a year and has won three best-in-show awards from the International Cold-Climate Wine Competitions, as well as several gold and double-gold medals. Guests can visit the winery and enjoy a glass of wine and local gourmet cheeses on their beautiful front porch, or sit back and relax in the cozy tasting room. Be sure to check their website frequently for upcoming events and programs happening at the winery.
Come Home to GetAway Vacations!
Before you start planning a trip to these Vermont wineries, be sure to check out a winery map, then book your stay in one of our beautiful Killington vacation rentals! Our luxurious and comfortable homes provide total relaxation after a day of fun and feature all the amenities you need for the perfect getaway. Bring back a bottle of your new favorite wine and enjoy a glass in a bubbling hot tub, on the deck, or in front of a crackling fire. Cheers!