VT winery tops cold climate competition

In the mood for a top-flight cold climate wine?

New York, Michigan and Washington State usually are looked to for such things, but wineries in Vermont are beginning to get some recognition.

Shelburne Vineyard won "best of show" honors for its 2010 Marquette Reserve Red in the International Cold Climate Wine Competition just concluded in Minnesota. That comes right on the heels of the same winery's Duet Ice Wine being named "best of class" in the Indiana International Wine Competition.

Shelburne Vineyard is located at 6308 Shelburne Road (Route 7) about seven miles south of Burlington. The tasting room is open every day year-round. Phone: (802) 985-8222. 

This year's Minnesota competition included more than 325 wines from commercial wineries in 12 states and Canada. Awards were based on blind tastings by 21 judges.  You can get the full list of results online.

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