A huge Thank You to everyone who came by to be part of our Annual Autumn Wine & Food Festival! With your help we raised more than $3000 in food and cash donations for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf! Bob and Macy Food Shelf Donations Bread and Butter Farm
Thanks also to our fabulous vendors who donated raffle prizes to benefit the Food Shelf, and who served up a delicious and festive array of local foods and wines to sample and purchase. Some of the delicious local food offerings included, a selection of Cheddar Cheeses from our good friends at Shelburne Farms (the perfect taste with our Cayuga White), Gouda from Taylor Farm, Bacon and Summer Sausage from VT Smoke and Cure as well as Croutons and Stuffing Mix from Olivia's Croutons. One could also sample gorgeous handcrafted breads from Bread and Butter Farm, tender bites of Quail from Cavendish Quail, cheeses and butter from Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery, cheese and caramel from Fat Toad Farm, and artisan Black Flower Chocolates that looked like little jewels in a box.
Wine tastings included offerings from our friends at Eden Ice Cider, East Shore Vineyard, Artesano Meadery and of course a full selection of our own Shelburne Vineyard wines. American Flatbread produced pizza to order from their mobile wood-fired pizza oven. Every time the front door opened the mouth-watering aroma of flatbread wafted in!
Our Autumn Wine & Food Festival has become one of our most popular, annual events and every year, we brainstorm ideas to make it even better. This year, we decided to expand the festival into our processing room to enhance the flow through the tasting room and allow for a bit more elbow room for guests and vendors. It worked beautifully and visitors enjoyed wine tasting among the tanks and barrels. We're already talking about next year- we'd love to hear your thoughts! Thanks to all who came and we hope to see you again soon!