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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.

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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).

Vermont Cheese-makers Brochure

Vermont Cheese Trail

The Vermont Cheese Council introduces you to more than 45 cheesemakers who produce over 150 varieties of small-batch, sheep, cow and goat specialty cheeses and have won literally scores of awards.

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Free Vermont Vacation Guide

Also available online, the Vermont Vacation Guide is filled with great content to steer your Vermont visit in the right direction.

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