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Oct 11, 2017

Today marks the end of the 2017 harvest. Except for the rows we left for ice wine this winter, the grapes are all in. The winery is fizzing and fragrant with all the fermentations. We’re breathing a sigh of happy relief; Mother Nature can be challenging, but she was mostly good to us this season. The young wines are full of promise. We’re on our way!

Our Grape-ometer grand total for this . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 3:37 pm

Oct 2, 2017

An enthusiastic crew of 40-50 friends, neighbors, wine lovers, and surprised tourists gathered yesterday to help us pick La Crescent on a gloriously sunny afternoon. [Thank you all for your help!] They saw how our La Crescent and Ragtime White wines begin their journey to the bottle, and had a hand in the start of the 2017 vintages. They also had a taste of fresh pressed La Crescent juice and some days-old . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 8:29 pm

Sept 30, 2017

Our pickers have been hard at work harvesting Marquette and La Crescent this week, which brings our Grape-ometer to a rolling total of 46,744 pounds so far this season. It’s not over yet! The Frontenac grapes (including Frontenac Gris, picture above) are hanging on, soaking up the sun, and ripening even more before we pick them.

By lincolnpeak / 8:19 pm

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

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 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.

Click a thumbnail for a slideshow>>

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

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