100 Cottage Club Road
Opened in July 2016, this state of the art facility was designed to be as low impact as possible while providing us with enough space to serve our community and the growing number of beer tourists to Vermont. Our second year round beer, Focal Banger, is brewed in Stowe as well as seasonal beers that rotate throughout the year. The Alchemist Brewery and Visitor’s Center in Stowe provides samples of beer for tasting, retail beer sales, merchandise and a fun, educational experience.
A small and unique producer, Backacre Beermakers is focused on making a single sour golden ale that is aged for more than a year in oak barrels. The final product is carefully blended from different barrels to achieve a refreshing balance of tart, fruity, and earthy flavors.
No on-site tours. Please check the website for locations where Backacre beer can be found.
Bobcat Cafe and Brewery
5 Main Street
Located at the heart of the Green Mountains, we have the unique pleasure of serving handcrafted beers alongside homemade food that is fresh and creative. Our brew master, Mark Magiera, uses high quality grains, hops and yeast strains to create up to a dozen true to style beers. With his unending expertise, Mark is passionate and innovative without losing the tradition behind each style. In the kitchen, we work hard to bring consistency and quality to the table. We focus on local ingredients to enhance our creative comfort food. The Bobcat Cafe and Brewery opened ten years ago as a community supported business. Today, we strive to support and enhance the community by hosting benefit dinners and by providing a comfortable spot where local people can meet and socialize. Our 100 member Mug Club is a testament to the dedication of our regulars.
Brewster River Pub and Brewery
4087 Route 108 South
Jeffersonville, VERMONT 802.644.6366
Thirteen taps featuring VERMONT beer with three of those our own. Minutes from Smugglers Notch, we offer delicious freshly made, locally sourced pub grub. Our motto? “Beer, Burgers, & BBQ.”
Brocklebank Craft Brewing
357 Dickerman Hill Road
Brocklebank Craft Brewing is a one-and-a-half barrel nanobrewery in Tunbridge. We brew all kinds of beers, including IPAs, pilsners, stouts, weissbiers, and fruit beers, and distribute to a dozen bars and restaurants in central Vermont.
Brocklebank is owned by Ben and Anne Linehan. Ben is a master plumber who also owns Brocklebank Craft Plumbing. He started brewing in 2009 and his beers have won ribbons at several competitions. Anne organizes the annual Vermont Nanobrewery Festival in August at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. NanoFest is a celebration of Vermont’s smallest breweries.
Burlington Beer Company
25 Omega Drive, Suite 150
We brew with local and international malts, hops, yeast, fruit, vegetables, spices, and herbs while we explore new ways to put our stamp on classic beer styles. We strive to find balance between going too far and staying rooted in tradition. You can find our beer in cans, on draft, and in 750ml bottles. Burlington Beer Co. is located in Williston, Vermont. Est. 2014.
Drop-In Brewing Company
610 Route 7 South
We operate a tasting room for beer samples and growler fills. You can stand in one place and see the whole brewery but if the brewer is there the door is always open. We’re located in Middlebury Vermont, and open Monday -Wednesday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday – Saturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Drop in and taste for yourself! Drop-In Brewery is also the Brewing home of the American Brewers Guild Brewing School.
Farnham Ale and Lager
82 Ethan Allen Drive
South Burlington, VERMONT
Farnham Ale & Lager is a Quebec-based company that opened it’s US location in 2015 with the mission of making craft beer accessible to all. Our brewery, located South Burlington, offers a combination of year-round and seasonal brews, pub food, entertainment, and a spacious taproom.
Fiddlehead Brewing Company
6305 Shelburne Road
Fiddlehead Brewing Company is one of Vermont’s newest craft breweries located in the beautiful town of Shelburne, Vermont. Our mission is to produce full flavored beers with the true beer connoisseur in mind. We focus on depth of flavor, freshness of ingredients, and incorporating local products when possible. Renowned brew master and owner Matthew Cohen (known industry wide as Matty O) is on a continual quest to craft the perfect pint. While several seasonal selections are always available on tap at the brewery, our flagship beer, the Fiddlehead IPA, can be found on draft lines all over Northern Vermont.
First Republic Brewing Company
112 Lake Street
1st Republic Brewing Co located in Essex Vermont Owners Mike Drake and Shawn Trout
We love beer. We love to brew it; we love to drink it, we love to teach others about it. Nothing represents a gathering of true friends like a raised pint of cold beer. Because you deserve the best, we’re creating some of the best Veteran crafted brews in the area!
112 Lake Street
Foam Brewers was founded by an eclectic group of industry professionals with the simple mission “to resourcefully create imaginative beers for enlightened palates.”
Brewed in small batches, Foam serves a constantly changing line up of beers with world class cheese and charcuterie slates.
Located across from Burlington’s Waterfront Park, Foam boasts great views along with a funky laid back atmosphere.
Foley Brothers Brewing
79 Stone Mill Dam Road
Family run, 7-barrel brewery with a wide-ranging selection of hand-crafted ales. Tasting room open Wed-Sun 11 am – 5 pm
Four Quarters Brewing
150 West Canal Street
7-barrel brewery, 5-minute walk from the Winooski circle. Specializing in Belgian and barrel-aged beers. See our website for tasting room hours.
14th Star Brewing
41 Lower Newton Street
St Albans, VERMONT
History books tell us that local Vermonter and beer enthusiast Ethan Allen was a leader in the effort to make Vermont the fourteenth star on the U.S. flag in 1791. And those textbooks are right; especially about the 1791 part. Today, in Franklin County, Vermont, Army veteran Steve Gagner is honoring his home state and passion—brewing great beer — with 14th Star Brewing Co. 14th Star is Steve’s 1,200-square-foot nanobrewery on Lower Newton Street, in St. Albans City. What makes our beer special is that we can let our imaginations go – brewing beers that many in the area have never tried or heard about. We’re also open to suggestions. If you have a suggestion on a beer we should brew, shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to continuing to provide the greater St Albans area with quality craft beer. Cheers!
Frost Beer Works
171 Commerce Street
Frost Beer Works is a 7-barrel brewery in Hinesburg. We use top-notch raw materials and effective brewery processes to produce delicious, well-balanced beers. The types of beer we make are the beers we like to drink: the hoppy, flavorful ales of Vermont.
740 Marshall Avenue
GoodWater Brewery blends classic beer styles with modern tastes. Come visit us at our Williston location and check out the 20 bbl brewhouse and tasting room. Please see our website for tasting room hours of operation.
336 Ruth Carney Drive
We started the Harpoon Brewery in 1986 because-like today-we loved beer and wanted more quality choices. There was only one problem: we were beer lovers, not brewers. We knew what we wanted to drink, but we needed some help brewing it. So we enlisted our first brewer, took over some warehouse space on the Boston waterfront, and began introducing fresh, local craft beer to Boston drinkers. We tried to do it in a way that captured the spirit of fun that had brought us to beer in the first place. From that warehouse, surrounded by fish companies on the docks of South Boston (neighboring what is now the Seaport District), we couldn’t imagine that craft brewing would become what it has today. We look forward to having a beer with you soon!
Hermit Thrush Brewery
29 High Street, Suite 101C
Hermit Thrush Brewery provides top quality Belgian inspired ales. Through the use of historical brewing processes, oak casks, and new green technologies, we make exciting, yet accessible, beer while keeping an eye on minimizing our environmental impact. Stop on in for tastings and growlers to go! See our website for our hours and beers offered.
Hill Farmstead Brewery
403 Hill Road
Greensboro Bend, VERMONT
Hill Farmstead Brewery is the culmination of many years of travel and insight, of experience and education, of friendships and explorations. The brewery is the revival and continuation of 220 years of Hill heritage and hand-crafted history in North Greensboro, Vermont. Its logo is retrieved from a sign that once hung in Aaron Hill’s (our great(x3) grandfather) tavern, just up the hill, in the early 1800s
Hop’n Moose Brewing Co.
41 Center Street
Serving 8-12 carefully crafted ales and lagers, wood-fired brick oven pizza, burgers, and more. We offer live music every weekend and outdoor seating during warmer weather. Visit our Facebook page for current offers.
House of Fermentology
777 Pine Street
The House of Fermentology is a small beer blendery in Burlington that ferments and ages its beers slowly in oak barrels with our mixed culture of saccharomyces and brettanomyces yeasts along with lactic acid bacteria to make our beers lean, dry and refreshingly tart. Through our artful blending, this process creates distinctive and original wild ales. All our beers are alive, unfiltered and 100% bottle conditioned.
Idletyme Brewing Co
1859 Mountain Road
Idletyme Brewing Co. believes in simplicity. We believe food is at its most flavorful, its most creative, its most passionate, when it’s at its freshest. We believe food is at its best when it highlights the care and craftsmanship of those who bring it from the field to your plate. We believe food is community, a series of connections between farmers and chefs and guests. Seasonal, local flavors, hand-crafted ales and inventive libations, lovingly prepared and cheerfully served. Come and share the bounty of Idletyme.
201 Route 112
J’ville Brewery serves small batch, hand crafted brews in Southern Vermont in our tasting room we share with our sister company, Honora Winery. We specialize in unfiltered ales, continuously changing our tasting selections. Take home a Growler or Crowler today. Find us on Facebook for hours and info.
353 Coburn Hill Road
Kingdom Brewing is located high atop Coburn Hill in the town of Newpoer Center, just a half mile past the northern most point of Route 100 on 105 East. The northern most point of Route 100 can be found about 4 miles southwest of Lake Memphremagog. Brian and Jenn Cook created Kingdom Brewing with the intent to brew terrific craft beers from a wide variety of locally produced ingredients. Starting with American grown grains, they add locally produced ingredients such as maple sap, spruce tips or apples to create a variety of light to robust seasonal beers. In addition to their homegrown philosophy, the Cooks run Kingdom Brewing in the most environmentally friendly way possible. One common problem for many brewers is finding a way to dispose of the mash left over from the brewing process. The Black Angus beef herd on the Cook’s farm happily dispose of the spent grains for them. Additionally, the brewery uses a geo-thermal type of fermentation cooling system. See what’s brewing on Facebook!
284 Main Street
Lawson’s Finest is a small batch artisanal microbrewery located in Warren, Vermont. Our goal is to provide local brews of the highest quality and freshness, while crafting unique new recipes and emulating the best of widely appreciated styles. Our beer is custom crafted in small batches at a modest production facility tucked in the woods, on the east flank of Lincoln Mountain.
Sean Lawson, The Beer Guy
Long Trail Brewing
5520 Route 4
Bridgewaters Corners, Vermont
Long Trail Brewing Company has been a caretaker of Vermont craft since 1989.
Like the Ottauquechee River that flows alongside our brewery, we’ve been twisting and turning with the evolving craft beer landscape for nearly 30 years, remaining true to our roots with Vermont classics like Long Trail Ale and innovative, hop-drenched offerings like VT IPA; our juicy New England IPA that’s loaded with Citra and Amarillo hops.
Moved and motivated by the local culture and surrounding landscape, our partnerships with The Green Mountain Club, Ski Vermont, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, and The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation keep us tied to the close-knit community of outdoor enthusiasts who have supported our journey.
With mountains, malts, and hops on our mind, we work hard to create beers that are worthy of our Vermont roots. From experimental, small-batch recipes developed in our farmhouse-turned-pilot-brewery, to our burgeoning sour and wild fermented ales program, our small team of brewers is committed to crafting a trail-worthy family of beers.
Lost Nation Brewing
254 Wilkins Street
After years honing our skills in the brewing and process industry, we set forth to create a brewery with a simple mission; to produce honest beer. The result is a 7,000bbl brewery located in Northern Vermont that can brew any style of ales and lagers. The brewery takes inspiration from lesser known European beer styles, along with local Vermont life to guide our brews. The attention to detail, modern equipment, and love for beer help produce truly authentic, unique beers. Enjoy!
Allen Van Anda & James Griffith, Founders / Co-Brewmasters
428 Main Street
The Madison family has deep roots in the Bennington, Vermont. As locals growing up and living in the area, the Madison’s have deep ties to the community and in the early 1990’s the family decided to purchase what was then a burned-out storefront in Bennington’s historic downtown and convert it into the area’s first brew pub. “My brother Mark was part of the inspiration” says co-owner Mel Madison. “He become passionate about brewing beer as a hobby and that let us to the idea of starting a brew pub.” From those humble beginnings, the brewery has developed six regular brews plus a seasonal brew. To complement the brewing is the lunch and dinner offerings as well as Madison’s own home-made chips, a favorite at the bar or anyplace. Now into its second decade of operation, the brew pub has become a Bennington fixture and a favorite amongst the locals. We encourage you to stop in and discover for yourself everything Madison Brewing Company has to offer!
Magic Hat Brewing Company
5 Bartlett Bay Road
South Burlington, VERMONT
While you’re in the Burlington area, tour the Magic Hat Brewery and Artifactory, where ancient alchemy meets modern day science to create the best-tasting beer on the planet! We offer free brewery tours, free samples, beer-to-go, and a most unusual shopping experience. Always on tap: #9, Electric Peel, Low Key, Circus Boy, Single Chair, our seasonal offering, and a surprise or two.
McNeills Pub and Brewery
90 Elliot Street
Pub and Brewery featuring up to 25 different McNeill beers on tap always, including a dozen award winning beers. Sample Czech and Bavarian Lagers and Ales in the styles of Northern Germany, Britain, and the United States. We have up to 6 different IPAs, including black and double IPAs always. Throw in some pizzas and Mexican food and live music most nights, and you’re in for a treat. Open weekdays 4 pm – 2 am, weekends 1 pm – 2 am. Check us out on Facebook.
108 County Street
Northshire Brewery is a small craft brewery in southern Vermont. We brew traditional styles like our Equinox Pilsner, Battenkill Ale, Northshire Hefeweizen, Northshire Chocolate Stout and our double IPA Sicilian Pale Ale. Select styles available in 22-ounce bottles and growlers. Check out our website and Facebook for more info.
325 Main Street
Our Brew Master, Jeremy Hebert is proud to welcome you to the Brewery at the Norwich Inn, home of Jasper Murdock Ales. Our Ales have won 4 silver and a gold medal in recent years at the Great International Beer Competition. In 1993, a Vermont brewery tradition was revived at the Norwich Inn when Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse began producing traditional English-style ales in 5-gallon glass jugs. By 1995, an historic livery building was renovated and outfitted with a new four-barrel brew house, enabling 125-gallon batches. Though the vessels are now larger, we remain one of the smallest breweries in America. Jasper Murdock’s Ales and Lagers are crafted from the finest malts and hops, occasionally including hops grown in our own hop garden here at the Inn. Our beers are sold only at the Inn. Bottled brew in many of our varieties is available by the 22-ounce bottle, by the case or the 5 gallon keg. Call ahead and place your order to pick up when you come to the Inn.
Otter Creek Brewing
793 Exchange Street
Creatively crafting, hopping, and dosing brews since 1991, Otter Creek is flying high with a year-round lineup of tasty Vermont beers and monthly side projects available at our brewery in Middlebury. Open daily, the OCB Pub Space features house-smoked meats, a curated list of local cheeses and a healthy dose of munchies.
When the weather warms up, the Otter Creek Brewing’s Pub Space opens their dog-friendly outdoor seating area where they offer table service of their American BBQ-inspired pub menu; family-friendly lawn games (including corn hole and a 3-hole disc golf course); and Friday evening live music from local and regional artists.
Come for straight from the source beers, including a rotating lineup of brewery-only can and bottle releases, and stay for their locally sourced variety of daily house-smoked meats.
23 South Main Street
Queen City Brewery
703B Pine Street
QCB brews with traditional, classic European and American recipes and ingredients to craft delicious beers that you want to drink. World class beer without the jet lag! See our website or Facebook page for hours at our Tasting Room and Growler Station in Burlington’s South End.
Rock Art Brewery
632 Laport Road
802.888.9400Visit our tasting room and gift shop just north of Stowe for samples and fresh growler fills. Also offering cans, bottles & kegs. Check out the facility from the viewing area upstairs to see where our all our brews are made. Retail shop with Vermont foods, unique Vermont Artists and fun Rock Art swag. Open daily Monday – Saturday. Check out Facebook for hours and info.
St J Brewery
St. Johnsbury Center, Vermont
Great news! The Saint J Brewery is now open for business! We’re located on the North end of the Green Mountain Mall on Route 5 in St. Johnsbury Center, Vermont. We held our grand opening on February 13th, 2016 and were pleased to have a strong showing of guests throughout the day. We served three of our Saint J Brewery beers on tap that day along with a great selection of other Vermont made brews and some Imported beers. Our Saint J Brews are American Blond, Belgian Strong Dark, and Smokin’ J IPA. Each one of our brews has its own unique flavor to satisfy individual tastes. We invite you to come by and try all of our great flavors and would love to hear your feedback!
The brewery also features a delicious food menu and our Hoagie Nation bar that demonstrates owner Scott Salmonsen’s love for the Boston Red Sox.
Simple Roots Brewing
1127 North Avenue Suite 8
Simple Roots is all about life’s simple pleasures like beer, friends, and family. As we are so small, we are not open to the public. Please check our website for store locations where you can find Simple Roots beer.
Stone Corral Brewery
83 Huntington Rd
Uniquely delicious, well balanced brews. Our brewery is adjacent to our spacious taproom so you can see all the action. At least a dozen house brews pouring daily. Enjoy a pint with a meal, fill a growler or grab some bottles. Regular live music. Check our website for more info. Open at noon Tues-Sat. Closed Mondays.
160 Flynn Avenue
100% employee owned and operated, Switchback Brewing Co. has been brewing unfiltered and naturally carbonated beers in the South End of Burlington, VT since 2002. Visit our dog-friendly Tap Room at the brewery for flights, pints, snacks, and merchandise in our retail store. Always on tap, our flagship Switchback Ale, our Flynn on Fire Smoked Beer Series as well as select Rotating Specials and Limited Runs. Brewery tours are offered every Saturday by reservation only. For current Tap Room hours visit our website.
Trapp Family Lodge
700 Trapp Hill Road
Over two decades ago Johannes von Trapp started thinking about brewing his own beer, for guests of the Trapp Family Lodge. His dream was to replicate the tasty lagers he enjoyed over the years on his trips to the countryside near his ancestral Austrian home. The new cutting edge brewery and Bierhall Restaurant offer some of the finest lagers this side of the Atlantic Ocean, along with a comprehensive menu and spectacular views.
Trout River Brewing Company
100 River Street
Dan and Laura Gates founded Trout River Brewing Company in July of 1996. Over the years, Dan developed some of best craft brews in the state of Vermont. Trout River Brewing Company was one of the original players in the early stages of the Vermont craft beer movement and became well known throughout New England. In the fall of 2014, Dan decided to step down as owner of Trout River Brewing Company. Kelen Beardsley, Gabriel Streeter, and Trevor Billings, three friends from the town of Springfield, Vermont, purchased the brewery. The three new owners are incorporated under Vermont Beer Shapers, LTD., honoring the heritage of the building that they moved the brewery to, the Fellows Gear Shaper building, located in the heart of Springfield, VERMONT. “We want to keep the traditions and some of the great beers Dan has created over the years, while making Trout River our own.” says Kelen Beardsley, President. Today, Trout River Brewing Company prides itself on delivering the best products in the spirit of the Vermont craft brewing industry. The goal is to create quality traditional style ales, while adding a personalized touch. Trout River Brewing Company is crafting beer that’s refreshing, delicious, and enjoyable. The only question you need to answer is: would you love a beer?
36 Bridge Street
The Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery features an unparalleled array of regional micro-brewed and international beers complemented by a fresh and unique menu with an emphasis on small plates, comfort foods and grilled dishes, made using local products whenever possible. All offered in a firelit, high-ceilinged dining room and on our outdoor deck and rooftop bier garten, overlooking the Connecticut River and Mount Wantastiquet.
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
115 St. Paul Street
Taste our full line-up alongside organic wood-fired pizza at our original brewpub, American Flatbread Burlington Hearth in downtown Burlington, or stop by the Pine Street brewery for a session in the beer garden and a glimpse of the canning operation and retail shop.
Explore Vermont’s Wineries
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirit
64 Vermont Route 104
The Boyden Valley Winery is steeped in the culture and agricultural heritage of Vermont’s Green Mountains. From 8000 grapevines and 100 acres of maple trees, lovingly tended by our family for four generations, we craft wines that feature only the finest locally grown fruit from the loamy soils of the Lamoille River Valley. The care with which we’ve nurtured the Boyden Farm for 100 years lends itself to traditional winemaking techniques, producing wines clean to the palate and balanced. Boyden Valley Spirits is proud to be the first craft distilled company in the U.S. to specialize in cream liqueurs. email@example.com
Hillis’ Sugarbush Farm & Vineyard
206 Sugarbush Farm Rd
Hillis’ Sugarbush Farm & Vineyard was established in 1987. The main farm is located near Lake Champlain in Colchester, Vermont on Sugarbush Farm Road. A smaller part of the farm (Butler Island Vineyard) is on Butler Island located in the middle of northern Lake Champlain.
Grape varietals grown in the vineyards include cold-hardy northern varietals such as LaCrescent, Swenson White, and Marquette, as well as a few of the tender varietals such as Vidal Blanc, Marchel Foch, and Traminette. Each year more varietals are added to each vineyard. Due to its proximity to Lake Champlain, Sugarbush Vineyard, located in Colchester, has a slightly extended growing season. Butler Island Vineyard, which is surrounded entirely by water, has a unique microclimate and soil profile. Also, farming this unique microclimate is made complicated because it is boat accessible only.
Honora Winery & Vineyard
201 VERMONT Route 112
Jacksonville, Vermont 05342
Honora Winery & Vineyard is a 200-acre estate farm in West Halifax, Vermont. As a family-owned and operated company that began in 1994, Honora is the perfect setting for ceremonies and photographs in their Napa-style event center. Inside the event center enjoy French doors that provide panoramic views of the southern Green Mountains, sumptuous mahogany, and a grand circular fireplace. Our five-star, diamond award-winning facility has a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen with capacity to support a multi-course meal for 200. Outside, enjoy the magnificent views of the Eastern mountain range as you descend our grand staircase to the 3-tier Italian-style fountain.
La Garagista Farm & Winery
61 Central Street
Our wines are an expression of the season. Each vintage may herald slightly different bottlings, and even wines that we tend to make every year will show variation from vintage to vintage. We work in the field and cellar as minimally as possible, as guides and companions. We believe that Terroir* encompasses geology, geography, microclimate, varietal, culture, and the human hand. Wine cannot make itself just like a dish of roasted carrots or an aged cow’s milk cheese cannot. Our job is to accompany and support the wine throughout its life in the vineyard and our cantina. Our fruit is handpicked and sorted, foot crushed through pigeage. We employ glass demijohns and old barrels. We rely on the native yeast found on our fruit, the result of a happy marriage of field and fermentation. We use little to no sulphite at bottling. It depends on the wine and the season.
*Terroir (Fr) refers to the environmental factors, such as soil and climate, that give a wine its unique flavor and aroma.
Lincoln Peak Vineyard
142 River Road
New Haven, Vermont
In 2006 we made our first batch of commercial wine. Now we’re making about 25,000 bottles of wine a year— all strictly from grapes grown on our farm. We’ve entered the International Cold-Climate Wine Competitions four years now, and we’ve won three best-in-show awards along with several gold and double-gold medals.
We are open Wed-Sun 11-5. Come taste our wines and enjoy a glass and local cheese on our winery porch. We make something for everyone—dry to sweet—entirely from grapes we grow in our 12-acre vineyard. Please stop by!
North Branch Vineyards
82 Trillium Hill
Producing unique wines using locally and regionally grown grapes. Family owned and operated, established in 2007, North Branch Vineyards is a small winery, which lies beside the North Branch River, a branch on the Winooski River in Montpelier’s picturesque valley, producing unique wines using locally and regionally grown grapes. Tasting room.
Putney Mountain Winery
8 Bellows Falls Road
Putney, Vermont 802.387.5925
At Putney Mountain Winery we create Vermont fruit wines of complexity and finesse. They’ve been described in the press as “extraordinary,” “love at first taste,” and even “an intensely remarkable treasure.”
Whether you’re looking for a sparkling wine to tickle your palate, a table wine to complement a meal, or a dessert wine that elevates the simplest dessert to a new level, we have a wine you’ll savor.
You will also love our Putney Bubbly, sparkling juices. Putney Mountain Winery makes its non-alcoholic sparkling juices with the same commitment to creating the best taste of Vermont with a certified promise of excellence from the Vermont fruit. See our Mission Statement.
6308 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, Vermont 05482
It all started 35 years ago, when Ken Albert planted grapes in his backyard while working as an engineer at IBM. Inspired by the new wine industry he discovered on trips for IBM to Quebec, he leased 3 acres of land from Shelburne farms and began his commercial vineyard venture believing that viticulture and winemaking could be a success in Vermont. Scott Prom, a Shelburne neighbor, joined as a partner early on. Aided by decades of Ken’s backyard grape growing experience and Scott’s home winemaking, the first commercial vintage was released in 2000.
The LEED-designed winery, opened in Feb 2008 surrounded by Marquette vines now stands welcoming the public seven days a week. The operation includes 17 acres of grapes, mostly the super hardy Minnesota hybrids, with a small planting of Riesling and Vidal Blanc.
The winery is producing reds, whites, rosés, and ice wines, many of which have earned “Best in Category” gold medals in International competitions.