While our state is largely known for its bustling beer scene, a growing number of vintners are foraging the way for Vermont wines. New this year, in addition to our Vermont Beer Tour and Beer Concierge services, we have partnered with Bonafide Tours to offer a Vermont Wine Tour Package. Meandering through the countryside, this tour shows you scenic Vermont all while tasting the terroir of the Green Mountains. The tour is offered as a package through the hotel, but we encourage people to get out there and explore on their own!
The Vermont Wine Tour itinerary:
8:00 am – 9:30 am: Grab breakfast at your leisure at Juniper before Bonafide Tours picks you up at 9:30am.
10:15 am: The first stop is the beautiful Boyden Valley Winery. Enjoy a wine tasting of unique wines crafted from a variety of ingredients grown in Vermont such as grapes, berries, apples, and maple syrup.
11:00am: The tour departs Boyden to drive through the famous Smugglers Notch to Stowe. Stop for homemade baked goods at Red Hen Baking for coffee and treat.
12:30pm: Enjoy a light lunch at Northfield Falls General. The stop at the General also allows your to explore three covered bridges before or after lunch.
1:15pm: Depart for Fresh Tracks Winery, just a short 5 minute drive from Northfield Falls General.
2:00pm: Next, we head over the Moretown Gap to Waitsfield and over the mountain pass of Appalachian Gap to Shelburne Vineyards.
3:00pm: Arrive Shelburne Vineyard for wine and cheese pairing. Their Celestial Louise is a beautiful sparkling white made from Louise Swinson grapes and is a staff favorite. The Celestial is also available at our neighbor restaurant, Bleu Northeast Seafood.
4:30pm: Arrive back at Hotel Vermont.
For this package, tours are valid Wednesday – Sunday, with stays valid Tuesday – Saturday nights. A 2 night minimum stay is required.