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Guess how many pounds of grapes we’ll harvest this year… The closest guesser wins a $35 gift certificate to LPV!

All guesses must be in by 5:00 pm on Thur, Sept 14, 2017. (Update: guessing is now closed for this year. See all guesses below!) — To enter, you may comment on facebook or instagram, email me, or stop by the tasting room (see hint below). — We will post . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 8:26 pm

September 6, 2017

Now we’re waiting. We’re waiting for the grapes to ripen to just where we want them– sugars up, acid down, flavors delicious– before we begin harvest. But don’t worry– we’re not just drinking wine on the porch.

We’re sampling and testing the different varieties and different blocks. We’re cleaning equipment and scrubbing tanks in preparation. We’re power-washing the harvest lugs. And we’re taking in the beauty of the almost-ripe grapes on the . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 6:04 pm

September Spotlight: Limestone

 This month:  $9.99/ea
Just announced: Limestone wins SILVER
at 2017 International Cold Climate Wine Competition!

 

A bold and brisk dry white wine with mineral undertones and mouthwatering notes of lemon zest and ripe pears. Finishing with a great zing, Limestone is perfect with food like a creamy lobster roll, potato salad and summer . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 4:40 pm

Our beloved Somerset Seedless table grapes are ready. These are, hands down, the tastiest table grapes you’ll ever eat. If you’ve only ever had grapes from the grocery store, you’re in for a treat. Sweet and tangy, bursting with flavor, bright and refreshing.

And they’re only around for a short time– a week or so. Don’t miss them, or you’ll wait twelve months!

$5/quart or $3/pint here at Lincoln Peak Vineyard and at Waitsfield Farmers Market.

Also . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 10:31 am

August 19, 2017

Our wines won eight medals at the 9th annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition this year. Among them was a double gold for our Petite Pearl rosé, which we made for the first time last winter. It sold out last spring, so you’ll just have to wait till this winter to taste the next vintage!

Our soon-to-be-released Summit won a silver medal (we submitted it under the name Ridgeline, but have since . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 4:37 pm

Aug 18, 2017

Just announced: Lincoln Peak Ragtime White ’16 has won GOLD at the International Cold Climate Wine Competition.

Winemaker Chris Granstrom is particularly pleased about this vintage. He’s been saying that 2016 is our best Ragtime White vintage since we released it in the spring. And I guess the judges agree!

Happily for you, Ragtime White also happens to be our featured wine for August.

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By lincolnpeak / 3:22 pm

August 12, 2017

Veraison is full-blown in all blocks of the vineyard. Check out the different varieties below, and see the difference from 10 days ago.

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By lincolnpeak / 8:13 pm

August 2, 2017

Marquette shows the first signs of turning its true color. A few pink berries appear, then a few more; they turn purple and a week later they’re darker still; finally by early September they’re an dark inky blue. Frontenac and our other red varieties are not far behind the Marquette. For the white grapes the change is more subtle: green turns to pale yellow and then gold (in the case of La . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 6:09 pm

August spotlight: Ragtime White

 This month:  4-pack for $44
(Full case: $132)
Growler refill: $10.99 
**8/18/17** Just announced: Ragtime White wins GOLD
at International Cold Climate Wine Competition!
A bold sweet white wine with rich notes of apricot and juicy peach. Ragtime White is delicious on its own. Pour a glass, put up your feet, . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 12:42 pm

July 6, 2017

Vineyard manager Roxanne Smith leads our great crew through the vineyard each summer. For most of July and part of August, they work methodically, vine by vine, to untangle the shoots. They pull the shoots down toward the ground, revealing the grapes near the top, closest to the wire. They pull leaves from around the clusters and makes sure the sun shines on each one.

We call this “shoot positioning,” a bland . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 4:40 pm