adventures of an american housewife in the south of france

Hump Day: Vermont Wine

After a wet but lovely day in Burlington during the ECLT, Tessa and I were ready for a glass, er, bottle of wine at The Farmhouse.  We chatted up the bartender and he recommended a local choice, a 2010 Marquette wine from Vermont's own Shelburne Vineyard.  You all know what a wine snob I am, so I was a little hesitant.  But our bartender friend really sold it on me.  Besides, when in Rome...

the wine of choice

Ya'll, this wine was go-od!!  I was impressed and wanted to know more.  After some quick research, I discovered that there are actually quite a few wineries and even more vineyards in Vermont.  The Marquette varietal is a "winter hardy" red grape developed in 2006 at the University of Minnesota specifically to be grown in extremely cold climates.  Isn't horticulture amazing?  This grape mostly produces medium bodied red table wines that are spicy and tannic with flavors of berry and cherry.  Shelburne Vineyard recommends drinking this wine with red meat, but it paired really well with my giant Portobello Mushroom burger.


The next day I stopped into Burlington Wine Shop (which was super cute, btw) to see if I could pick up a bottle to bring home to France.  Alas, they were out and not getting another shipment in until later that afternoon.  Guess I'll just have to get back to the East Coast sometime soon to enjoy!  

2 Responses to “Hump Day: Vermont Wine”

  1. Tessa says:

    Love it! I found a bottle at City Market before David and I left Burlington. It made it’s way home to Oregon! Yummers.

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