• Vermont's Lake Champlain Coast Wine Trail

  • Vermont's Lake Champlain Coast Wine Trail

    Lake Champlain’s deep waters create a micro-climate favorable for growing grapes, apples, and other fruit. The long growing season allows high quality fruits to mature, ensuring that Vermont-grown fruit will make the highest quality wine. 

    Vermont's vineyards, wineries and cideries are producing internationally award winning wines with cold hardy grapes grown locally such as Frontenac, Lacrescent, and St. Croix, as well as from more traditional varieties like Riesling. Our unique climate is also excellent for bee-keeping, apples and berries, and our meads, ciders, and fruit wines reflect that. And don’t forget our ice wines, which are made from grapes that freeze on the vines. Vermont wineries are among the handful of producers of this specialty dessert wine in the entire country.

    Vermont's Lake Champlain Coast Wine Trail is one of three driving routes that make up the International Champlain Valley Wine Trail. The other two partners are the Adirondack Coast Wine Trail located on the New York side of Lake Champlain and La Route de Vins in Quebec, Canada.

    And, please, drive safely!

    Lake Champlain BywayComplement your wine tastings with other great Vermont-made products such as Vermont Cheeses and Vermont Breweries.

    Check out other places along the Lake Champlain Byway where you can eat, drink, and sample!

  • Harvesting at Lincoln Peak Vineyard, New Haven, Vermont
  • Photo credits:

    Courtesy of Lincoln Peak Vineyard