Snow Farm Vineyard http://www.snowfarm.com Vermont’s First Vineyard and Grape Winery Thu, 03 Aug 2017 02:47:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Concert of the Summer http://www.snowfarm.com/concert-of-the-summer/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 02:18:30 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2122 ]]> The Concert of the Summer with a story and a cause now for all of us to do what we can to pass it forward and improve the lives of young adults battling cancer with a spirit inspired by a Stefan Pierson.

The Concert: Benefit concert Saturday, August 12 at Snow Farm Vineyards to support young Vermont adults battling cancer. Featuring Jamie Lee Thurston, with Navytrain and Dionysia opening.  Doors open at 3:30 pm. Music from 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Beer and wine for purchase.  Food trucks on premise.

The Story: Stefan was an amazing athlete, a passionate skier on both snow and water, an Eagle scout, but most importantly a generous soul. He lost his battle to bone cancer at the age of 22.  His life was way too short, but he lived every minute to the fullest and had a contagious love of life and an infectious smile.

The Cause: Our foundation is a Vermont-based, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization created to help young adults battling cancer live full and meaningful lives. From first hand experience, we know that these young adults often have limited resources, a scary road ahead, yet dreams for a lifetime. Our mission is to help them continue with their passions or pursue their dreams by funding adaptive equipment, allowing them to learn new skills, or enjoying a trip or a wish adventure. No longer eligible for Make-A-Wish, this demographic is under-served by charitable organizations; hence, our desire to honor Stefan’s life and make a difference in the lives of others.

Come and support these individuals so they can continue to live life to the fullest and be an inspiration to us all.

Soak up the sun, dance under the stars, or relax in the shelter of a grand tent, while enjoying the best of Vermont music, scenery, wine, and beer. The day is sure to be memorable, enjoying music and good times with friends, all while supporting a deserving cause.

We are happy to announce that we have three fantastic acts for our 2017 Conquer the Day Benefit Concert on August 12 at Snow Farm Vineyard. Featuring a special acoustic performance by Jamie Lee Thurston with opening acts by NavyTrain and Dionysia. All proceeds benefit young Vermont adults battling cancer.

Doors open at 3:30 for picnicing – Dionysia at 4:30 — Navytrain at 6:15 — Jamie Lee Thurston at 8:00

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door (under 16 free.) Tickets can be purchased on-line.

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Conquer the Day Benefit Concert

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Jamie Lee Thurston Playing at Snow Farm Vineyard. http://www.snowfarm.com/jamie-lee-thurston-playing/ Thu, 03 Aug 2017 01:59:11 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2118 ]]> Soak up the sun, dance under the stars, or relax in the shelter of a grand tent, while enjoying the best of Vermont music, scenery, wine, and beer. The day is sure to be memorable, enjoying music and good times with friends, all while supporting a deserving cause.

We are happy to announce that we have three fantastic acts for our 2017 Conquer the Day Benefit Concert on August 12 at Snow Farm Vineyard. Featuring a special acoustic performance by Jamie Lee Thurston with opening acts by NavyTrain and Dionysia. All proceeds benefit young Vermont adults battling cancer.

Doors open at 3:30 for picnicking – Dionysia at 4:30 — Navytrain at 6:15 — Jamie Lee Thurston at 8:00

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door (under 16 free.) Tickets can be purchased on-line here.

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Dirt Road July 13 http://www.snowfarm.com/dirt-road-july-13/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:34:04 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2115 ]]> The Summer Concert Series continues with music from Dirt Road.  Snow Farm Vineyard’s Summer Concert Series “Music in the Vineyard” is Vermont’s longest running free concert series.  Dirt Road is a band that has been back playing concerts year after year.   Playing awesome rock-n-roll and plenty of Grateful Americana songs Dirt Road will have you dancing barefoot in the grass with friends and family this Thursday night.  A friendly reminder that there is no outside alcohol allowed on our property.  This includes any of our wines that are purchased off site.   All wine consumed on our grounds needs to be purchased from us.  There is no cover charge to park or enter the concert.   You may bring in a picnic dinner.  We do have food vendors on site during concert nights including Pizza Papillo, The Sausage Shack and Island Ice Cream.  There are cheese and crackers available inside the tasting room.   Bring a blanket or chairs for lawn seating.  Parking is available in our North and South Parking Lots.  The music is between 6:30 and 8:30 but come as early as 5 for picnicking.  It’s Thursday night in the summer time and we are, “going where the water tastes like wine.”

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Open on the 4th http://www.snowfarm.com/open-on-the-4th/ Sat, 01 Jul 2017 11:04:09 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2112 ]]> The fourth of July is an exciting time in the islands.  Fireworks are happening and everyone is commenting on the corn being knee high.  There is a parade in South Hero on South Street at 11:00.  The Clarence Demar Road Race takes place early in the morning before the parade.  Throughout the weekend and on Tuesday July 4th the tasting room will be open from 11-5 pm.  Stop in for lunch as we now have delicious fresh sandwiches from My Kids Kitchen in Grand Isle.   Create a meat and cheese board from a variety of locally produced foods from Vermont.  Our number one specialty of course is the wine.  Experience a tasting for $7.70 and enjoy a taste of each one of our wines and keep your glass as a souvenir.  Or come in a buy a bottle to share with friends and family.  Or purchase a glass and sit our on our patio enjoying the view of the vineyard and the green mountains on the horizon.  Walk through the vineyard and up to Fox Hill with breathtaking views of Lake Champlain.  Looking forward to seeing you.

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Small Batch Wines and Markets http://www.snowfarm.com/small-batch-wines-and-markets/ Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:01:17 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2107 ]]> 20 years of vines and wine on the West Shore of South Hero.  With all of the excitement, we have been releasing small batch wines available only inside the tasting room. Some examples you may have heard about or even tasted include Fox Hill Maple; Leon Millot Reserve; Frontenac Gris Rose; Leon Millot / Petit Pearl; Naked Mermaid and more to come.  Occasionally a small batch wine is brought to either the Burlington Farmers Market or the Champlain Islands Farmers Market.  The Burlington Market happens every Saturday in City Hall Park  from 10 to 2.  The Champlain Islands Farmers Market happens every Saturday from 10 to 2 at St. Josephs Church located at 185 US Route 2 Grand Isle Vermont.  Stop in and ask what we have for small batch or recently released wines.  History of grapes to glass runs deep in the Islands and we are excited to have you cross the sand bar or catch a ferry from the main land to the island.  Don’t be expecting a high speed metropolis out here, things run a little slower and that’s just how we like it.

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Opening Day BBQ, Music & Wine http://www.snowfarm.com/opening-day-bbq-music-wine/ Tue, 02 May 2017 23:04:13 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2093 ]]> Join us this coming weekend (May 6) for new wine releases, free music & BBQ, yard games and more.   We are celebrating our 20th year of grapes to glass on the West Shore in South Hero.  In 1997 The Tasting Room at Snow Farm Vineyard opened its doors to guests.  For now 20 years the vineyard and tasting room have been a pleasant spot to visit, relax and taste our wine.  A wonderful place for a special event; a place to fill a water bottle; a quiet spot to read; a good place for a refreshing walk; and always a place to gather with family and friends.  May 6, 2017 we will be opening 7 days a week for the year.  Help us Celebrate Saturday with free music and BBQ.  We will be grilling so come with an appetite.  Ashley O’Brien will be playing and singing sweet music so bring your dancing shoes!  Free wine tastings of our freshly released Rosé. Not to be confused with our Rose Red.  Our Rosé is a traditional batch rosé made by incorporating some of the grape skins into the aging process for color and taste.  Music and wine always makes for a good pairing.

If you can’t join us this weekend no worries the first Concert is in June, and we will be open, between 11 & 5 pm 7 days a week at 190 West Shore Road in South Hero, Vermont.

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April Events http://www.snowfarm.com/april-events/ Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:12:38 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2089 ]]> Join us this April for a film showing Wednesday April 26 and an Artist Reception April 30.

Showing of the film, “Merchants of Doubt” Wednesday April 26 at Snow Farm Vineyard. If you wonder about climate change here is the movie to see. There will be a free public shoiwng on the documentary film from 7-8:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 pm for refreshments before the movie with a discussion to follow. The film is produced by Robert Kenner. The film is based on the book by Naomi Oreskes, Professor of history of science at Harvard University and Erik Conway, Historian of Science from the California Institute of Technology. The film shows how corporations created doubt about the global climate findings of scientists. The film will be a wonderful prelude to the climate march on Saturday April 29th in Montpelier. All are invited to attend.

The Artist reception for the Monet Mamas are a group of six Friends who meet once a week in each others homes to discuss, eat gourmet food, paint and laugh.  These artists will be showing their work inside the tasting room until May 2o.  Come in Sunday to meet the artists and sip some wine.

Mud season this year has been particularly awesome.  “God gave us dirt and dirt don’t hurt.” commented a few pruners walking back from the vineyard with mud caked knees.  If you are a crafter and interested in grape vines please contact Nick Lane by calling his cell at (802) 324-5507.  Come out to the West Shore this Mud Season and don’t worry the road is paved.

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Weekend News http://www.snowfarm.com/weekend-news/ Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:41:42 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2081 ]]> The Tasting Room is open April 15th from 11-5 pm. Closed Easter Sunday (April 16th). We will be open again every weekend through the Summer. Come enjoy locally made wine and spring flowers on the West Shore in South Hero.  The causeway is open and there are still icebergs in the bay mixing a picturesque landscape with some of natures magnificent beauty.  On the Farm some early signs of Spring life are emerging from the ground.  Come out this weekend to experience a tasting and go for a walk.  Mud boots are recommended it is spring time in Vermont after all.

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2 Wine Downs Left! http://www.snowfarm.com/2-wine-downs-left/ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:42:00 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2056 ]]> We have had an awesome Winter Wine Down Music Series this year and we are announcing the last two  names.  Friday March 31 Mackenzie and Wilmott; Friday April 7th Dale and Darcy.  Wine Down with us for an intimate evening of wine tastings, live music, food, art shows, laughter, family and friends.  The Wine Bar is open from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  Entertainment with live music from one of our many talented local artists happens from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  Catered Winter Menus by My Kids Kitchen available to order in the Tasting Room every Friday night.  Dinner can be ordered on-site the evening of the Wine Down, no pre-ordering required.  Stop in to sip the wine, chat with friends, and get lost in the music all together.

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Fox Hill Maple & Open House Weekend http://www.snowfarm.com/fox-hill-maple-open-house-weekend/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:07:50 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2046 ]]> Celebrate Maple Open House Weekend at Crescent Bay Farm & Snow Farm Vineyard. Visit us Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 pm. Evaporator demonstrations, maple samples, sugar on snow, and free tours of the sugarhouse and maple orchard. Fox Hill Maple is our freshly released maple desert wine. This Saturday and Sunday come visit the Tasting Room in South Hero to celebrate sugaring season with a taste of Fox Hill Maple at Snow Farm Vineyard, open 11-5 pm. Fox Hill Maple is a blend of our popular Vidal blanc and our maple syrup. With only 100 bottles left inside tasting room this small craft batch of wine has proven to be a favorite. If the weather is right we will be boiling in the sugarhouse. 1/10th of a mile from the Vineyard at 190 West Shore Road. The Sugarbush is located on the hill above the vineyard. Look for the signs or inquire within the tasting room for more information the day of. See you for some family friendly, sweet, spring, fun!

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