Vermont is one of the most northerly states in the US, featuring a cooler climate
and shorter growing season than many grape varieties can tolerate.
However, innovative New England vintners have identified several types
of grapes that have proven to thrive in Vermont, including Riesling grapes from Germany which are the perfect match for cooler Vermont summers.
Other wine grapes grown in Vermont include the very hardy Marquette and Frontenac varieties for making reds, as well as LaCrescent (developed in Minnesota) and Traminette grapes for making white wine.
Ice wine and honey mead, along with fermented apples, pears, and
other native fruits also add to the Vermont wine experience ...
More information about Vermont wineries around the Web:
Vermont Wine.com - Check out the premier source for information on wineries throughout VT including tour maps and directions, feature stories & photos, wine tasting reports, and related resources.
Vermont Grape & Wine Council
- Find industry facts & information about Vermont winemaking including guides to grape varieties, and a free newsletter.