LAND AND SOIL/TERRIOR
- We are located in the Lamoille River Valley, with rocky, loamy soils and an ideal climate for producing high quality red wines, white wines and dessert wines using cold-climate grape varieties.
- The rocky, loamy (sandy) soil also helps the grape vines maintain drier feet (root structure) which they prefer and helps with disease and fungus control.
- Our climate here in the mountains allows us to make an Ice Wine that is higher in sugar content and higher in alcohol than most. Our Vermont Ice wines have a residual sugar of 15% but maintain a liveliness that is unsurpassed, created from the acidity of the grapes. This acidity is directly related to our cool climate and early deep freeze.