A vineyard encompassing 800 acres of land with more than 100 years of history.
Oenophiles — thousands of miles from Napa — can find solace even in these northern climes of Vermont! Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge is a fourth-generation vineyard that owes its harvest to rich soil outlying the nearby Lamoille River. Enjoy a cheese plate, while sipping Cayuga — a hardy, white grape — then pick up a bottle of Boyden's signature Vermont Ice wine for the journey home. Harvested in small batches at below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, this sugar-rich libation is excellent with sweets, or as dessert itself — a true Vermont specialty.
Guests can sample seven different wines for only $10, plus tax. Take a tour to learn more about the history of the vineyard and to see the tank and barrel room. The winery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 6 p.m. from June to October. There is a second tasting room in Waterbury at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill.
Photo courtesy of Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits