Vermont’s Lake Champlain Coast Wine Trail

Lake Champlain’s deep waters create a micro-climate favorable for growing grapes, apples and other fruit. The long growing season allows high quality fruits to mature, ensuring that Vermont- grown fruit will make the highest quality wine. 

Vermont's vineyards, wineries and cideries are producing internationally-award winning wines with cold hardy grapes grown locally such as Frontenac, Lacrescent and St. Croix, as well as from more traditional varieties like Riesling. Our unique climate is also excellent for bee-keeping, apples and berries, and our meads, ciders and fruit wines reflect that. And don’t forget our ice wines, which are made from grapes that freeze on the vines. Vermont wineries are among the handful of producers of this specialty dessert wine in the entire country.

Vermont's Lake Champlain Coast Wine Trail is one of three driving routes that make up the International Champlain Valley Wine Trail. The other two partners are the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail located on the New York side of Lake Champlain and La Route de Vins in Quebec, Canada.

And, please, drive safely! 

Complement your wine tastings with other great Vermont-made products such as Vermont Cheeses and Vermont Breweries.

Vineyards, wineries and cideries are listed in order north to south.

 


 

Hall Home Place Ice Cider

4445 Main Street
Isle La Motte, VT 05463
P: 802-928-3091
W: www.hallhomeplace.com
Products: Fruit, Hard Cider, Tasting Room
Hours:

  • May 10 – June 22: Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
  • June 23 – September 1: Daily 11 am – 4 pm
  • September 6 – October 12: Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Our Cidery is located in Hall’s Orchard of Isle La Motte. The property has been in our family since the late 1700s.  In an effort to help keep the orchard in the family and operating successfully, in 2008 we started a seasonal café and in 2009 began producing Ice Cider.  


Snow Farm Vineyard

190 West Shore Road
South Hero, VT  05486
P: 802 372-9463
W: www.snowfarm.com
Products: Red, White, Tasting Room
Hours:

  • May 1 - Dec. 31: Daily 11 am – 5 pm
  • Jan. 1-Apr. 30: Friday-Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Snow Farm Vineyard began as a dream in 1992. Our location, in the middle of Lake Champlain, permits us to grow cooler climate vinifera grapes, Pinot Noir and Riesling, as well as the more cold hardy French Hybrids, Vidal Blanc and Baco Noir.  Snow Farm also produces an award winning ice wine.


Groennfell Meadery

856 Hercules Dr, Suite 20
Colchester, VT 05446
P: 802-497-2345
W: www.groennfell.com
Products: Mead
Hours: 

  • Thursday 2 - 6 pm
  • Friday 2 - 7 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Closed Sunday - Wednesday
  • Check the website for current hours and upcoming events

Groennfell Mead is perfect for craft beverage fans: with light carbonation, single-digit alcohol content, and a dry finish, our meads are smooth and supremely drinkable. All of our products are made from single-source, cold-processed honey to provide an unparalleled flavor. Visit the Meadery for free samples and tours!


East Shore Vineyard

East Shore Vineyard

28 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401
P: 802-859-9463
W: www.eastshorevineyard.com
Products: Red, White, Tasting Room
Hours:

  • Winter:  Sunday 2 - 6 pm, Monday Closed, Tuesday-Wednesday 12 - 6 pm, Thursday- Saturday 12 - 9 pm
  • Summer: Sunday-Tuesday 12 - 6 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 12 - 9 pm

East Shore Vineyard is a carefully cultivated 11-acre estate perched on the shores of Lake Champlain. The lake provides a unique micro-climate that is perfect for ripening our cold hardy grape varieties. Our sustainably-grown grapes are carefully blended to create wines that are easy to drink with a refined flavor.


Shelburne VineyardShelburne Vineyard

6308 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
P: 802-985-8222
W: www.shelburnevineyard.com
Products: Red, White, Tasting Room
Hours:

  • May – October: Daily 11 am – 6 pm
  • November – April: Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Our Vineyard, Winery and Tasting Room, conveniently located on Route 7 in historic Shelburne, are open all year for tasting, tours, and special events. Stop by for a taste, a glass, a bottle or an afternoon, and let us share our adventure making award-winning wines in Vermont’s cold climate.


Charlotte Village WineryCharlotte Village Winery

3968 Greenbush Rd.
Charlotte, VT 05445
P: 802-425-4599
W: www.charlottevillagewinery.com
Products: Red, White, Fruit, Tasting Room
Hours:

  • Memorial  Day weekend – November 1: Daily 11 am - 6 pm
  • November 1 – December 31: Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Charlotte Village Winery offers in addition to a wide variety of wines a large selection of wine related gifts. We also have a large deck with spectacular views of the Adirondacks, where you can sip wine and enjoy a cheese platter.


Fresh Tracks FarmFresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery    

4373 VT Route 12
Berlin, VT 05602
P: 802-223-1151
W: www.freshtracksfarm.com
Products: Red, White, Fruit, Tasting Room
Hours:

  • May through October: Wednesday 1 - 8 pm, Thursday - Sunday 1 - 6 pm
  • November through April please call for hours

Visit Fresh Tracks Farm to taste fine, award-winning wines carefully crafted from grapes grown in our very own vineyard. At our sustainably powered facility you will find a comfortable and welcoming ambiance in which to relax and to relish in the wonders of wine. Just 5 minutes south of Montpelier!


Due North Vineyard

Due North Vineyard

206 Skunks Misery Road
Franklin, VT 05457
P: 802-285-2053
W: www.duenorthvineyard.com
Products: Red, White, Tasting Room
Hours:

  • May 31 – October 5: Saturday 3-6pm, Sunday 12-4pm
  • Please call ahead for appointments or large parties.

We offer estate grown wines, as well as seasonal table grapes from our family owned vineyard. We provide wine by the glass with deck seating and scenic views of Northern Vermont including Lake Carmi.


Boyden Valley Winery

Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
64 VT Route 104
Cambridge, VT 05444
P: 802-644-8151
W: www.boydenvalley.com
Products: Red, White, Fruit, Tours, Tasting Room, Hard Cider
Open:

  • Daily 10 -5 pm, extended to 6pm in June – October

Experience Vermont’s award-winning Winery, Cidery, & Distillery located in a restored 1875 carriage barn on the family farm.  Tastings, Gourmet Cheese Plates (June-September), and Free Tours daily (starting at 11:30am & 1:00pm). Conveniently located 7 miles from Smuggler’s Notch.


Huntington River VineyardHuntington River Vineyard

344 Moody Road
Huntington, VT  05462
P: 802-434-3332
W: www.HuntingtonRiverVineyard.com
Products: Red, White, Tasting Room
Open:

  • By appointment or check website or Facebook for events throughout the year.

Our small, family run vineyard and winery is nestled in the hills of Huntington, Vermont. All our wines come from the grapes grown on our hillsides and we sell out of each varietal yearly. Visiting hours are limited but we welcome you to join us at one of our summer events listed on our website.


Lincoln Peak VineyardLincoln Peak Vineyard

142 River Road
New Haven, VT  05472
P: 802-388-7368
W: www.lincolnpeakvineyard.com
Products: Red, Fruit, White, Tasting Room, Gift Shop, Concerts, Vineyard Tours
Open:

  • Summer & Fall: Daily
  • Late Fall: Wednesday -Sunday
  • Winter: Saturday only

Named Vermont’s “star wine producer” in American Wine, 2013. The Granstrom family grows 12 acres of grapevines north of Middlebury and makes delicious wines for old and new friends exclusively from their own grapes.  Come taste wine, enjoy a glass on the winery porch, and walk around the vineyard.


Woodchuck Hard CiderWoodchuck Hard Cider

1321 Exchange Street
Middlebury, VT  05753
P: 802-388-0700
W: www.woodchuck.com
Products: Hard Cider
Open:

  • Yearround
  • Wednesday - Friday 11 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
  • Closed Monday & Tuesday

Woodchuck® starts with the finest ingredients and locally sourced apples.  Our cider- master meticulously oversees every small batch at our Vermont cidery.  The result is a high quality handcrafted hard cider.


Champlain Orchards

3597 Route 74 West
Shoreham, VT  05770
P: 802-897-2777
W: www.champlainorchards.com
Products: Tasting Room, Hard Cider, Gift Shop
Open:

  • August - November: Daily 9 am - 6 pm
  • December - July: Daily 10 am - 4 pm

We are a family owned & ecologically managed orchard overlooking Lake Champlain in Shoreham, Vermont. As one of the oldest continuously operating orchards in Vermont, we take pride in growing over 50 varieties of ecologically grown apples, as well as peaches, pears, plums, cherries, nectarines, and berries.


Neshobe River WineryNeshobe River Winery and Foley Brothers Brewery

79 Stone Mill Dam Rd
Brandon, VT 05733
P: 802-247-8002
W: www.neshoberiverwinery.com
Products: Red, Fruit, Tasting Room
Open:

  • May 22 - October 21: Wednesday – Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

We’re a small family-run winery and brewery featuring hand crafted specialty wines and beer. On site vineyard and operations facilities. Guests can sit outside and enjoy the views and gardens.


Otter Valley Winery

1246 Franklin Street, Route 7
Brandon, VT  05733
P: 802-247-6644
W: www.OtterValleyWinery.com
Products: Red, White, Tasting Room, Gift Shop
Open:

  • Memorial Day to Columbus Day: Open daily 11 am - 7 pm

Farming grapes is both science and art, with gray areas of interpretation in each, and our goal is to shepherd the fruit to its greatest expression using the tools of both. Combining meticulous wine making practices and talent with a genuine love of the land and support for the Vermont wine community, Otter Valley Winery is capitalizing on the region’s potential to create world - class wines. Our goal is to make high quality wines that reflect the climate, soil and beauty of the state of Vermont. On site 20 vintage Cottages and a gift shop. Come check out the LARGEST wine cask in Vermont right here at Otter Valley Winery!