At Swift House Inn, we have the pleasure to meet and serve guest from all over the country and beyond. Some stop over on a quick business trip, some for a romantic getaway, and others simple to enjoy the beauty and activities that our gorgeous area in Vermont has to offer. There is a myriad of outdoor spots to explore, activities to enjoy, shopping to be done and restaurants to try. If you are a wine connoisseur or simply love to sample tastings and relax at a local winery, we thought we would highlight some of the establishments that are close by so you could create your own wine tour during your visit.
Shelburne Vineyards in Shelburne, VT is only a 30-minute drive from Swift House and is an award-winning, state-of-the-art winery. They are committed to sustainable agriculture and have consistently received recognition and awards for their wines. You will feel at home in their tasting room, which is open every day, all year long. They also have a great retail shop full of books, crafts, gifts, and local food products.
Charlotte Village Winery in Charlotte, VT is a quaint building in the Champlain Valley just south of Shelburne. This winery offers free tasting until January 1st, 2015 and features both fruit and grape wines, all made right here in Vermont. Some of the favorites here include the Strawberry Riesling Wine, Peach Chardonnay Wine, Blueberry Wine, Merlot Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine, and Pinot Grigio Wine.
Lincoln Peak Vineyard is just 3 miles north of Middlebury and is a fantastic winery owned and operated by a wonderful family, the Granstrom’s. They have a cozy tasting room and for only $5 you can taste five wines, enjoy local cheeses and crackers, and have a souvenir wine glass to take home.
Swift House Inn owners Dan and Michele can help you create the perfect wine tour and show you restaurants to try and scenic spots to stop at along the way. If you are thinking about a holiday getaway, we have some wonderful fall and winter packages. Our classic country inn offers privacy, peace and ultimate relaxation-contact us today for more information at (866) 388-9925 or check availability directly online.