Wine & Chocolate - In Collaboration with Bijou Fine Chocolates

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As December falls upon us, and the temperatures drop, our palates and stomachs urge us to change our diets. Spring time calls for rose', summer beckons for crisp whites, autumn brings in semi-dry wines, and winter demands reds. From light salads, to hearty stews, we fine-tune our meals and culinary desires to the weather that surrounds us. Here at Shelburne Vineyard, summer time means cheese and wine pairings on the patio. To us, nothing screams summer like a flight of our Vermont Grown wines, paired perfectly with a selection of locally produced cheeses, overlooking the lush grapevines. As winter approaches, we duck inside to the winery and tasting room, relaxing in our cozy, warm loft. Personally, my desire for sweets explodes when the holiday season hits.

Fortunately for us, our tasting room and winery is located directly across the street from Bijou Fine Chocolates. Kevin Toohey, alongside his wife Laura, daughter Virginia, and son Rowan produce artisanal, European-style chocolates that are truly mind blowing. From chocolate covered almonds, to Italian orange peels coated in dark chocolate, to a wide assortment of fresh truffles and more, Bijou covers all the bases when it comes to sweets. 

Born from our past years' Valentine's Day Wine and Chocolate Pairing events, our staff here has been working with Bijou to develop a pairing menu to offer regularly in our tasting room. After a long, intensive (and delicious) pairing trial session, we chose the best four Wine and Chocolate pairings to offer to our beloved customers on a regular basis, so no need to wait until Valentine's Day!

For $17, we are now offering a Wine and Chocolate Pairing, featuring four of our carefully selected Shelburne Vineyard wines, and four delicious, fresh truffles, all paired to produce sensory bliss. We are offering this pairing menu any day of the week, from 11am to 5pm. Please bring a friend or a loved one, and stop by the tasting room to explore the world of Wine and Chocolate. Due to the freshness of the truffles, we keep a small supply of chocolate to ensure the absolute freshest products, but have no fear! If we run out, our staff will promptly run across the street to Bijou for a fresh new batch!

7th Annual Autumn Wine & Food Fest / Nov 7

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A benefit for the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf. Saturday, November 7th, 11 am - 5 pm.

FREE ADMISSION WITH A NON- PERISHABLE ITEM FOR THE FOOD SHELF

• FREE WINE TASTING • FREE SPECIALTY FOOD SAMPLES • SHOP FOR DINNER OR THE HOLIDAYS • RAFFLE TO BENEFIT THE FOOD SHELF •

Vendors Include:

Artesano Mead | Bro:t Bakery | Eden Ice Cider | Earthback Coffee Roasters | Fairy Tale Farm | Good Comida | It’s Arthur’s Fault | Pingala Cafe | Albice: Sweet Olive Spreads | Tomgirl Juice | Vermont Salumi | Vermont Fresh Pasta | Todd Trzaskos, author of Wines of Vermont

and the Good Food Truck will be onsite.

Duet Ice Wine Cocktail Walk Contest / Through Oct 1

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Think you’ve got some wicked skills behind the bar? Familiar with our own Shelburne Vineyard Duet Ice Wine? What we’re proposing is a cocktail contest to our friends and followers for a chance to be featured in the Burlington and Winooski Cocktail Walk—a locals' tour of three creative restaurants for original cocktails, appetizers, and an opportunity to meet the people behind the spirits. Three winners will be chosen and will have their own cocktail recipe featured during an upcoming cocktail walk in Burlington AND Winooski!  If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing your own specialty cocktail featured at some of the finest Burlington/Winooski bars such as Church & Main, Juniper, and Misery Loves Company then send us your recipe! Follow the guidelines to contest entry below and feel free to post your creations on social media with the hashtag #icewalkcc.

The deadline to enter is October 1st, winners will be announced on October 6th.

Duet Ice Wine can be purchased here at the winery or online.

 

Contest Guidelines *All applicants MUST be at least 21 years of age, and Custom Cocktails MUST incorporate Shelburne Vineyard Duet Ice Wine in some way.

We will choose winners from 3 categories: People's Choice (via a social media vote), Staff Favorite, and Best Local Ingredients. Unlimited entries are allowed so get creative and send us a couple different recipes. Please submit your entry by emailing us at amy@shelburnevineyard.com in the following format:

*Name of the Cocktail

*Cocktail Creator’s Full Name

*Short description of how the cocktail was created

*Recipe (Including ingredients and instructions)

*Picture (optional but preferred)

*Creator’s email address

*Creator’s phone number

*Recipes missing parts of the above format will be disqualified from the contest. All submissions must be received by October 1st, 2015. Winners will be chosen by a combination of Vineyard staff as well as a “People’s Choice” winner, and announced on October 6th, 2015. Feel free to contact us with any Questions or concerns at amy@shelburnevineyard.com.