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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

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

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

November 12, 2017

Yesterday morning, we called up our hardy and loyal crew, roped in extra family, and started picking grapes before sunrise. We landed right in the mercurial sweet spot: between 16 and 18 degrees F, when the grapes left to freeze on the vine are slushy but not solid.

We picked Frontenac Gris (which we always reserve for ice wine), Frontenac Blanc for the first time, and our teeny tiny row of Swenson . Read More »

By lincolnpeak / 4:29 pm

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