The Shelburne Museum is a major tourist attraction for native Vermonters. Just down from the museum, on Route 7, there is another tourist attraction — a somewhat more recent addition.
Ken and Gail Albert came to Vermont as “flatlanders” for Ken’s IBM job. Ken always grew grapes in the backyard, but didn’t know if it was feasible to grow grapes for wine in Vermont until just before he retired. The couple drove to Quebec through the wine trail and realized the same could be done in Vermont. They started growing grapes for wine in 1998, and started making wine in 2001. [Read more…]