Don't Forget Your Passport


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, liqueur-like 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 on visiting 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.

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.
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Wine Trail

Embark on a Vermont Grape and Wine Council tasting tour that’s bound to please every palate.

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A Guide to Vermont Wines

Visit a participating winery near you to pick up your very own passport (they're free).

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Cheese Trail

The Vermont Cheese Council introduces you to more than 40 cheesemakers who produce over 150 varieties of small-batch, sheep, cow and goat specialty cheeses and have won literally scores of awards.


Romantic Getaway

Enjoy a sleigh ride in winter, relax at the spa. Vermont is also the best place for weddings.


Chews, Brews and Farm Stays Too

Perfect packages for beer enthusiasts, wine lovers and culinary.

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