July: Hopefully the Month of Sunshine

With the passing of a soggy June, we turn to July for high hopes of some kind of sunshine here in Vermont. June was a long, wet, yet exceedingly productive month for us here at the vineyard. In a cabin-fever fueled frenzy we burst into July with exciting news.

In anticipation of some summer sun this month, we released Capsize, our go-anywhere-you-want wine in a can. Hopefully this inspires all of you to partake of glorious summer activities like hiking, kayaking, or even beach bumming (my personal favourite).

After a brief hiatus, lady Louise Swenson has returned in a new vintage to grace our shelves with her dry wit finishing with a crisp, summery smile.

In addition to those beauties, we are proud to announce the release of the 2015 Petite Pearl, a gloriously dry and moody red wine . Petite Pearl is the perfect accompaniment to curling up in the afternoon with a good book and pretty rainfall (should this weather pattern continue).

So whatever you're doing this summer, make sure you do it with some wine. We've got all your options covered!

 

Events

July 6th, First Thursday Concert Series- This month we're hangin' out with Blue Cricket. Admission is free, and this event is family friendly, so bring the kids along to boogie!

July 13th, Trivia Night- The VT Historical Society wants to know how much of a VT patriot you are. Come and test your nerding skills!

July 14th, Bluegrass and BBQ- Join us on a warm summer night for an evening of Bluegrass with the DuPont Brothers. Our lawn is open, so pop open your chairs and grab some mouth watering barbeque by Bluebird BBQ. Admission is Free and children are welcome

July 18th, Wine and a Story- Come ready to listen or with a story in your back pocket! Doors at 6:45, Storytelling begins at 7:30. Door charge is $5 and enters you to win a door prize.

June Events: Capsize Wine Can Release, Myra Flynn, Bluegrass & BBQ, Wine & Story

This year, June is absolutely jam-packed with exciting events! Please join us for these wonderful festivities that we will be holding this month:

Thursday, June 15 - Myra Flynn will be gracing us with her presence once again to serenade us while we enjoy glasses of wine. Admission is free, and this event is family friendly, so bring the kids along to boogie! Show starts @ 8pm.

Friday, June 16 - Bluegrass & BBQ is back! Tunes supplied by Old Time and Bluegrass, food supplied by Bluebird Barbecue and Fisher Brothers Farm Ice Cream, libations supplied by Fiddlehead Brewing Company and Shelburne Vineyard, and dancing supplied by you! Admission is free, the event is family friendly, and the party starts at 6pm!

Tuesday, June 20 - Wine & Story Open Mic will be hosted by Recille Hamrell and Emilie Stigliani. Treat yourself to a night of shared stories and award-winning wine. Come just to listen or share your story! Admission is $5, and you will be entered to win a prize provided by Shelburne Vineyard. Doors @ 6:45pm, storytelling begins @ 7:30pm.

Wednesday & Thursday, June 21 & 22 - Capsize Wine: Can Release! Join us at our winery and tasting room in Shelburne, VT to celebrate the release of Capsize Wine, Vermont's first canned wine! We will be selling discounted 4-packs for these two days only, so come get your wine in a can and on the cheap, fresh off the canning line! We will be open from 11am-6pm, so take home a few cans, dust off the canoe, and have no fear because "If you flip the boat, the cans will float!"

A Snow-Coated Start to Spring

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Here in Shelburne, it is hard to believe that spring is upon us. With arctic air rolling in from the north, the fresh coating of snow that arrived last week has turned to a hard sheet of ice. Frigid breezes flow through the open windows in our winery, helping to cold-stabilize our white wines in their frost-covered stainless steel tanks, while the yeast in our ice wine powers through the concentrated grape sugars.

As Winter Storm Stella raged outside, our winery crew braved the snowy road conditions to bottle everyone's favorite white wine: Lake View White. This delicious, semi-dry blend of Cayuga, Gewurztraminer, and Chardonnay beautifully balances sweetness with acidity, while pleasing any palate on a warm spring day. There's a good reason why it's been affectionately nicknamed "The Porch Pounder."

Visit our Shop page to order a case right to your doorstep! Use promo code HALFVINE on orders over $90 to receive 10% off, and promo code FULLVINE on orders over $180 to receive 15% off! In the area? Swing by our tasting room in Shelburne, VT for a glass!