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Wineries, Breweries, and Cideries

Enjoy a flight of local brews

Vermont is a great place for drinking! Jessica’s has an award-winning list and an enticing selection of cocktails. To continue exploring the world of Vermont drinking, there are lots of places to taste and learn more about the special alchemy of fermentation. 

Vermont is just now beginning to make a name for itself in the world of wine cultivation. Lincoln Peak Vineyard is developing delightful Marquettes and an array of drinkable reds. 

With so many apples being grown right here in Vermont, it’s no wonder that this state is at the forefront of cider cultivation. Although Shacksbury Tasting Room & Cidery is currently closed in Vergennes, you can still taste cider at a wide array of cideries, including Woodchuck here in Middlebury. 

This is a state that takes its microbrewing seriously. While there are plenty of drafts on tap at bars around town, why not go right to the hoppy source? Drop-In Brewing Company is here in Middlebury, where you can refill your growlers and order sampler flights to your heart’s content.

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Lincoln Peak Vineyard

Twelve-acre vineyard just north of town, producing four signature wines, three reds, and one rosé. Occasionally produce one-off and limited edition wines. Open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 802-388-7368.

Woodchuck Hard Cider

The largest cider company in the U.S. crafting a wide variety of hard cider like Amber, Granny Smith, and seasonal flavors. Tours, gift shop, and cider tasting. Open 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. Located at the end of Exchange Street, 1 mile north of town. 802-385-3656.

Otter Creek Brewing

Micro brewery of beers like Couch Surfer, Back Seat Burner, and Over Easy. Pub and tasting room. Open daily 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Located on Exchange Street, 1 mile north of town. 802-388-0727.

Drop-in Brewing

Craft brewery and home of the American Brewers Guild. Keg only brewery with Growlers sales. Located on Route 7, 1 mile south of town. 802-989-7414.