Against the challenges of severe winters
and short growing seasons, Vermont's Shelburne Vineyard organically produces numerous sell-out wines.
Vermont (State Appellation)
Growing Organically in the Green Mountain State
It’s sure colder in the winter, but we think the mix of new Minnesota hybrids, eastern hybrids (Vidal, Vignoles, Traminette), and a bit of vinifera will permit us to make quality wines.
~Ken Albert, Shelburne Vineyard
February 19, 2007
Brigid Carroll (BC): Ken, what sets you apart from other New England wineries---in fact, most wineries in America---is that you are a certified organic grower, and have maintained that status since 2000. What aspects of your vineyard site and variety selection make this work, and which ones challenge it the most?