Childhood friends Hal and Ben never imagined they would grow up, stop messing around on their bikes in the woods, and have jobs. They certainly never imagined they would make wine, or work together, but here they are, still messing around, but making some really great wine while they’re at it.
The Champlain Islands have been home to East Shore’s grapes since the first vines were planted on Grand Isle over a decade ago. After perfecting grape-growing and learning how to make the most delicious cold-weather varietals in the state, Ben and Hal decided to take things to the next level and show people what they’re all about. The Landon Farm in South Hero is now home to their winemaking, vines, and tasting room, where visitors can see how it all gets made and then try all East Shore has to offer.
It’s important to them that their fruit is grown with care for the vines and for the community in which they thrive. It’s important that people taste the wines, because that’s how people fall in love with them. And it’s important that you come check it out, because you’ll have a good time and some really good wine.
What a great place… sit by the fire, sip on some vermont made wine and make some new friends. Will definitely be back. #DrinkIslandWine
— JP McCormack
Had so much fun at the new tasting room today! We will all definitely be back, probably too many times. Summer snow is too addicting and the Sparkling Champlain is SO yummy.
— Abby Bayer