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Lincoln Peak La Crescent 2018 Gold Medal

Aug 19, 2019

Our 2018 La Crescent has won a Gold Medal at the International Cold Climate Wine Competition in Minnesota! This new vintage– just released– is flinty and a touch drier than previous years. And absolutely delicious. We enjoyed it last evening over supper on the deck of Chris’s special grilled chicken skewers, grilled eggplant, and quinoa salad with a confetti of summer vegetables.

Along with the La Crescent, our Marquette 2014, Marquette Nouveau . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 7:55 pm

Hi Folks: There are some big changes coming at Lincoln Peak Vineyard next year and we want to tell you about them. After 11 years of making and selling a nice variety of wines, winning awards, building a solid group of customers– you!– who have supported us, we’ve decided to take the business in a new direction.

We’re going to specialize in growing a smaller number of grape varieties and making a smaller number of . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 8:21 pm

July 2019 spotlight: Black Sparrow

For the month of July only: 4-pack for $44
(Full case: $132)
A bright and lively dry white wine with hints of spring flowers and fresh tart apples. With a refreshingly crisp finish, Black Sparrow is delicious with light meals like spring veggie risotto, shrimp scampi, chicken salad sandwich, or a hearty pasta salad.

 

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By lincolnpeak / 8:13 pm

June 24, 2019

Marquette is in bloom! The tiny flowers aren’t much to look at— no petals to speak of. The bud cover opens from the bottom, and peels off like a little hat (like the one at the left of the photo above). Grapes are wind pollinated, and all the grapes we’ll harvest this fall are getting their start right now. Also, Chris and crew have just planted several new rows of the grape . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 7:15 pm

June 2019 spotlight: La Crescent

This month: 4-pack for $44
(Full case: $132)
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 pepper, or a bold curry.

 

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By lincolnpeak / 2:49 pm

New for 2019, we’re hosting Sunday Sessions. Relax on our porch with wine and live music on Sunday afternoons 2-4 pm. Wine is available by the glass, and we have a good selection of Vermont cheese, sausage, crackers, and chocolate available. Music is rain or shine on the covered porch (we’ll move indoors if it’s pouring).

The concerts kick off on June 9. See the full season schedule here >>

 

After 8 wonderful . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 5:56 pm

Feb 15, 2019

On his wine blog The Cork Report, wine writer Lenn Thompson recently profiled Chris as a “tastemaker.” Lenn wrote:

His Marquette was the first example I ever tasted several years ago…  It was a Lincoln Peak Marquette that intrigued me and opened my eyes to what the cold-climate Minnesota hybrids could be – that being uniquely delicious.

and:

Chris isn’t on Instagram. I don’t think he’s on Facebook. Vermont wine is . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 6:25 pm

December 6, 2018

Since we’ve gotten so many inquiries, we’ve decided to re-post Sara’s popular mulled wine recipe. Enjoy!

1 bottle of Ragtime Red 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 . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 12:25 pm

November 16, 2018

Choosing the Best Wines for your Holiday Meals

Appetizers – have you been holding on to a bottle of our “Sparkle” Pét-nat? If so, now is time to pop it open! Sparkling wines are a great way to kick off the celebration and pair beautifully with light appetizers. Our semi-sweet Ragtime White and Ragtime Red are ideal compliments to cheese and charcuterie boards.

The “traditional” main meal – for many, big . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 12:06 am

November 1, 2018

We are releasing our 2018 Marquette Nouveau on Saturday, November 17, 2018!

What makes this fresh and fruity wine so interesting? Our Marquette Nouveau is made in a style similar to that of the famous Beaujolais Nouveau of France where they employ a technique called “carbonic maceration” to ferment the grapes. We have been using this technique to make our own Nouveau for three years and we are continuously happy with the . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 7:44 pm