As pioneers of the Vermont wine industry, founded in 1998, Shelburne Vineyard now harvests almost 17 acres of grapes annually from three vineyard sites in Shelburne and Charlotte. With a focus on cold climate grapes, Shelburne Vineyard has created a full palate of red, white and rosé wines. In addition, their location along the shores of Lake Champlain allows for cultivating a small planting of more tender varieties including Riesling and Vidal Blanc. With experience comes knowledge that has given Shelburne Vineyard the confidence to also explore some more esoteric realms of winemaking, giving birth to the line of Iapetus wines launched in 2017, crafted with minimal intervention and native yeasts to reflect the land and environment of the farm.
Shelburne Vineyard Winery and Tasting Room, located on Shelburne Road (Route 7) in historic Shelburne, welcomes visitors for tours and tastings seven days a week all year and offers other Vermont made products along with wines. The space is available as a venue for public and private events and offers a regular schedule of concerts, storytelling, special events, and festivals. You can find Shelburne Vineyard wines in shops and restaurants throughout Vermont, as well as sold in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, California, and Washington DC.
Shelburne Vineyard focuses on quality, sustainability, and being a strong and committed community partner. Their management practices ensure high quality grapes with minimum intervention, producing wines that receive high honors in competitions across the country. They allow grass and wildflowers to grow between rows to minimize erosion and support native insects and their Winery/Tasting Room has earned LEED Certification. They regularly partner with and support local community non-profits, and work with fellow Vermont vineyards to share knowledge and winemaking expertise. Shelburne Vineyard offers a Tasting Room experience that is welcoming, fun and educational as they put Vermont winemaking “on the map.”
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