85 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Mar 27 - 31, 2018 5:00pm — 9:00pm
Thyme restaurant in White River Junction will be highlighting both Lincoln Peak Vineyard La Crescent White and Lincoln Peak Marquette with two dinner specials.
- Sunflower Crusted Cod with Wilted Kale, Diced Potatoes and Roasted Corn Sauce with Lincoln Peak La Crescent White
- Braised Boyden Farms Brisket with Mascarpone Polenta, Baby Carrots and Roasted Cipollini Onions Lincoln Peak Marquette.
Lincoln Peak Winery
“Wine from our own vineyard: blossom to bottle!” is the declaration on Lincoln Peak Winery’s website. Originally planted in strawberries by owner, Chris Granstrom, the twelve acre vineyard produced its first batch of commercial wine in 2006. Now they are making about 25,000 bottles of wine a year– all strictly from grapes grown on their farm. Lincoln Peak makes bright, crisp whites, hearty reds, joyful dry rosés, and some sweet and fruity wines, too. They have entered the International Cold-Climate Wine Competitions four years now, and won three best-in-show awards along with several gold and double-gold medals. They are helping to turn a new page in Vermont’s long and varied agricultural history.
"With beer, the ingredients can come from any place," Granstrom explained. "Wine traditionally is made with grapes grown in the area; it's linked to the local climate, landscape and growing conditions, what the French call the terroir. It's an entirely different business model than a brewery." And so Vermont wineries grow grapes that grow well in Vermont, where it is cold! Thus the term "cold-hardy" grapevines, that were bred exclusively for areas like ours.