The Granstrom family planted 12 acres of cold-hardy grapevines in Vermont’s Champlain Valley starting 17 years ago, and Lincoln Peak Vineyard is now one of the largest grape producers in the state. Owner and winemaker Chris Granstrom has farmed his piece of land for nearly 40 years—apples and strawberries before grapes. Lincoln Peak makes trailblazing wines—wines that are not just “cold-climate good,” not just “Vermont good,” but simply delicious. Period.
Lincoln Peak Vineyard was named “Winery of the Year” at the International Cold Climate Wine Competition in 2016. Their wines have won six Best-in-Show awards at that competition in the past few years. Jancis Robinson & Linda Murphy wrote, in American Wine (2013), “Vermont... has a star wine producer in Lincoln Peak Vineyard. It excels at Frontenac Gris, La Crescent, and Marquette, and its Black Sparrow white blend is a top seller.”