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June 19, 2018

Arugula and Pear Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Blue Ledge Farm Camembrie

This simple salad paired with our La Crescent makes a wonderful first course served along with your summer barbecue or picnic.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon minced shallots 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (or rice wine vinegar) ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 6 cups arugula leaves 2 Bosc . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 3:33 pm

June 12, 2018

Bloom! Marquette and La Crescent are making berries. Grapes are pollinated by wind, and today is perfectly sunny and breezy for the pollen to travel. In these close-ups, you can see the caps opening from the bottom of each bud (like little green hats) and popping off to reveal the flower. Grapevine flowers don’t have petals to speak of (at least none that I’ve found) and they don’t look like much, but . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 3:46 pm

June 2018 spotlight: La Crescent

This month: 4-pack for $44
(Full case: $132)
Growler refill: $10.99
A zippy semi-dry white wine with vibrant flavors of citrus and apricot. The La Crescent grape’s characteristic boldness makes it a great partner with boldly flavorful dishes like poached salmon with lemon, roast chicken with sage and white . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 1:03 am

May 8, 2018

We’re hiring both for our tasting room and our vineyard crew this spring! See both jobs below.

Tasting Room Staff – hiring now for 2018

Come learn about new wine and share new wine with new people. Lincoln Peak Vineyard is looking for someone with solid customer service experience for our tasting room for the 2018 season.

The right candidate:

has a positive attitude is cheerful and chatty with customers has a . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 4:03 pm

April 28, 2018

We’ve just released 3 batches of our 2017 Petillant Naturel for your bubbly enjoyment! This delightful sparkling wine is fresh, alive, and lightly fizzy. Learn more in my posts from this year and from last year.

Batch A:  Rich peach and pear notes with a touch of sweetness variety: La Crescent

Batch B:  Deep red fruit flavors, dry with a lively sparkle variety: Petite Pearl ** THIS BATCH IS ESPECIALLY ENERGETIC. . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 3:27 pm

Ragtime Red:  4-pack for $44  //  full case: $132

Marquette Nouveau:  4-pack for $40  //  full case: $120

…through April 2018, or while it lasts!

 

Ragtime Red is a velvety semi-sweet red wine, fruity and smooth with bass notes of ripe blackberries and sweet dark plums. We serve it chilled, but that’s up to you. Ragtime Red is great for sipping on . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 7:33 pm

March 22, 2018

It’s bottling season at Lincoln Peak. We bottled Starlight rosé this week (see video above). We’ll be bottling Firelight, Ragtime White, La Crescent, Black Sparrow, and Ragtime Red all in the next four weeks. Stay tuned for release announcements for all those wines in the next several months!

 

Update: Firelight bottled 3/29…

By lincolnpeak / 7:37 pm

March 14, 2018

(video above)  The first bottle of Petite Pearl was livelier than expected!

We disgorged three batches of Pét-Nat today— La Crescent, Petite Pearl, and our Black Sparrow blend. The two whites were well-behaved, but the rosé, well, watch out! After this one in the video, we worked out a disgorging technique that kept more of the wine in each bottle ;).

When we popped the caps, we discovered three delightfully different sparklers. . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 7:56 pm

January 22, 2018

Many of you know Roxanne, our vineyard manager at Lincoln Peak. She’s also our fount of brilliant ideas, keeper of morale, finder of lost things, and other essential jobs to numerous to name. Her new job, however, is fighting cancer.

Roxanne has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of unknown origin. She’s undergoing treatment at Dana Farber and UVM. The past several months have been unbelievably tough for Roxanne. Roxanne is also . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 9:22 pm

Dec 28, 2017

1 bottle of Ragtime Red or Summit honey or simple syrup to taste (start with ¼ cup) 1 orange, sliced into rounds 1 whole cinnamon stick (about 3″ long) 4-6 whole cloves 2-3 whole cardamom pods a small square of cheesecloth and string

 

Pour wine into a small pot or slow-cooker and begin to gently heat wine. Squeeze the juice from half of the orange into the wine, and . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 8:17 pm