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Wine

Fruity, Crisp, Refreshing...

Wine in the Green Mountain State is a growing industry. More and more vineyards are gracing fields and hillsides throughout the state, and their award winning products are sold on site and in many shops for all to enjoy.

Flavorful, cold hardy grapes like Frontenac, Marquette, and La Crescent are key ingredients to Vermont’s delectable wines. Hand-crafted varieties of reds, whites, and dessert wines offer a wide range of styles, as do fruit wines made with blueberries, rhubarb, apples and raspberries. Also, dessert ice wines are not to be missed. These are made from grapes harvested after the arrival of winter, when the juice of the grapes is highly concentrated and super sweet. To sample Vermont’s delicious wines, plan to visit wineries around the state for tastings and tours.

What pairs better with wine than cheese?  We can’t think of anything else either! Well, maybe chocolate . . . Luckily for visitors, Vermont wine and cheese can be savored at wineries, restaurants, and cafes, and purchased at farmers’ markets and annual festivals including the Vermont Life Wine and Harvest Festival and the Vermont Cheesemakers’ Festival. Check out the Vermont Attractions Association's list of specialty food attractions.

Best in Show, Bronze, Silver, Gold – prestigious awards for Vermont’s wines and cheeses are a testament to the talent of Vermont’s vintners and cheesemakers.

vermont grape and wine council

A Guide to Vermont Wines

Vermont’s wines carry the unique flavor of our culture and climate. Pick up a Vermont Wine Passport at a participating winery, or download one for free.

Beer Flight in Vermont

FIND YOUR NEXT POUR

Vermont's craft breweries, wineries and cideries offer exciting atmospheres and delicious local brews and pours. As you explore Vermont, find your next favorite craft beverage stop.

Vermont Cheese-makers Brochure

Vermont Cheese Trail

The Vermont Cheese Trail introduces you to more than 45 award-winning cheesemakers who produce over 150 small-batch, sheep, cow and goat specialty cheeses.

Mountain Biking during Summer in Vermont

Free Vermont Inspiration Guide

Also available online, the Vermont Inspiration Guide is filled with insider info to steer your Vermont visit in the right direction. Start planning today and order your free package.

A night shot of Merchants Row in downtown Rutland, VT. Photo by Donna Wilkins.

Statewide Events Calendar

Vermont events mean good times with friends and family in the places you love. As you plan, check out what's happening and search for events statewide!

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont.

WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY

Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.