Vermont Wineries & Winery Tours

The history of Vermont wines does not go back as far as some of the other wine producing states in the country. In fact, the first commercial winery in Vermont opened its doors in 1997. Despite this late entry into the wine making industry and the exceptionally cold climate, Vermont has thrived in the wine industry producing some of the most interesting and versatile wines on the market.

Vermont is an ideal location to spend on a wine tour enjoying the products of the state’s wineries. Most of the wineries in the state offer tastings for visitors, but it is important to check in advance for hours and to determine if you need an appointment. The wine tastings in Vermont are a unique opportunity to learn about wine making in the state and the difficulties of grape growing in such a cold New England state.

The growing season in Vermont is much shorter than in other areas of the country, but the choice of grapes and the hard work of the vintners make the less than ideal climate work. Vermont also uses some of the fruits of the area to create fruit wines such as apple wines.


Organically grown grapes are used in some of the wineries in Vermont. It takes perseverance and hard work to produce wines in this part of the country and when a visit to the wineries gives visitors a chance to meet the hearty bunch that choose to grow grapes in such an adverse climate. Vermont is also home to some of the most stunning bed and breakfasts in the country. With the spectacular natural beauty of the state, the award winning wineries and a quaint bed and breakfast, Vermont is guaranteed to provide an ideal setting for a wine tasting holiday.

Ottauquechee Valley Winery

5573 Woodstock Rd

Hartford, VT 05047

(802) 295-9463

Snow Farm Winery Tasting Room

52 Main

Proctor, VT 05765

(802) 459-3450

Grand View Winery

3200 Waterburystowe Rd

Waterbury, VT 05676

(802) 244-7012