Snow Farm Vineyard http://www.snowfarm.com Vermont’s First Vineyard and Grape Winery Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:21:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 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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Wine Down, Maple Open House Weekend & Maple Wine http://www.snowfarm.com/maple-open-house-weekend-2/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:06:54 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=2044 ]]> 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.  Friday Night (March 24) enjoy live, local music from John Gibbons.

Saturday night we are going to wine down with the Champlain Islands Parent Child Center for the 4th annual benefit wine down.  This is a ticketed event and tickets are $12 for adults click here for ordering information.  Music provided for the wine down by The Natural Selection.

All Weekend long we are celebrating Maple Open House weekend.  A statewide event put on by the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association.  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 inside the tasting room, 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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Wine & Chocolate Weekend http://www.snowfarm.com/wine-chocolate-weekend/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:23:56 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=1987 ]]> Vermont winemakers are hosting their 6th annual statewide Wine and Chocolate Weekend on February 11 and 12, 2017 to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Wineries around Vermont open their doors to visitors and will feature samples of their wines with a chocolate confection or another dessert. Snow Farm Vineyard has partnered with local chocolatiers to offer homegrown pairings—flavors only found in Vermont.

Visitors can taste the full spectrum of Vermont wines during Wine and Chocolate weekend. Snow Farm Vineyard pairs award winning wine with Birnn Chocolate Truffles and Vermont Nut Free Chocolates.  There are, of course, classic combinations like red wine with dark chocolate on the menu this weekend.  Pianist Cathy Weymouth playing on the grand piano from 2-4 on Saturday (February 11). Experience a tasting and go for a romantic winter walk through the snow packed vineyard and up to Fox Hill.  Cheese and meats available.  Special release of our Maple Bubbles on Snow , limited supply .

Other participating wineries will be open from noon to 5 p.m. during the Wine and Chocolate weekend. Visitors can also purchase a bottle of the featured wine with the accompanying chocolates for Valentine’s Day gifts. Please call ahead to wineries for details about their tastings.  Snow Farm Vineyard (802) 372-9463.

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Winter Entertainment Friday Nights http://www.snowfarm.com/winter-entertainment-friday-nights/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:49:34 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=1981 ]]> It’s winter time and while you think things would be quiet on the West Shore it’s quite busy inside the winery.  Wine and Chocolate Weekend is just around the corner.  A wonderful annual event brought together by the Vermont Wine Council.  Wineries around the state pair with local chocolate makers to make delicious tasting combinations to please any pallet.  At Snow Farm we will be featuring locally made chocolate from Vermont Nut Free Chocolates.

Come by January 13th to Wine Down with music from the Buck Hollers.  From 6-9 pm.  Catered Winter Menus by My Kids Kitchen or The Accidental Farmer Cafe 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.  Fill the tasting room and enjoy food and wine is a comfortable setting.  Bring you friends get cozy and sing a long to wonderful music from the Buck Hollers.

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Wine Down Carol Ann Jones http://www.snowfarm.com/wine-down-carol-ann-jones/ Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:27:51 +0000 http://www.snowfarm.com/?p=1963 ]]> 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 or The Accidental Farmer Cafe 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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