Snow Farm Winery
Snow Farm Vineyard is a family run business that values our agricultural heritage, our local community and most importantly everyone who visits. Enjoy an authentic experience from our wine to our farm. These affiliations share those deep values and we are proud partners in making Vermont a special place.
Situated on an island in the middle of Lake Champlain.
- Vermont’s First Vineyard and Grape Winery.
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Julie Lane – Bringing her drive as an educator to Snow Farm, Julie wants the customers to experience all we have to offer. It starts with the award winning wine of course. But add in the history of the area and the natural beauty of the vineyard then toss with local art and it is indeed a magical experience. In addition she will work tirelessly to make your special event at the winery spectacular.
Patrick Barrelet is the artist behind the wines. A part owner, Patrick has been the head wine meister since day one with a degree in Oenology from the University of Dijon in Burgundy, France, one of the great wine-producing regions in the world. He majored in Pinot Noir, which is a way better major than any other I’ve ever heard of. He is an award winning wine maker many times over and is tolerant over our lack of appreciation of Canadian pastimes, like curling.
Alex Lane is almost always found out in the Vineyard tending to the vines. All year long Alex can be found out in the 13 acres: pruning, training vines through the trellis, pulling weeds, harvesting grapes, or driving around on his beloved Kabota. Living within walking distance he can keep a close eye on his vines.
Cassandra Martin is the assistant wine maker, and has everything to do with Snow Farm Vineyard. Cassandra or Cassie keeps everything in order, from the bottling line to the wine cellar. Working beside Patrick she lends a hand in the chemistry behind the award winning wines. She and her husband Chris met working at Snow Farm Vineyard years ago.
Thereza Cononi or Tree as she is commonly know around the island, teaches Vinyasa Flow, yoga classes regularly at Snow Farm. She also enjoys bar tending in the tasting room, as well as being part of the amazing special events team. Tree believes it’s good to know where you food comes from and it’s even better if you know where your wine comes from too.
Elizabeth Vachon is another friendly bar tender you might meet any given day of the week across the mahogany, in the tasting room. She loves sharing Vermont’s culture through a farm to glass experience. When Elizabeth isn’t bar tending at the tasting room she is enjoying her family and kids, William and Charlie.
Nick Lane has called South Hero home his whole life. The agricultural landscape suits him. Nick’s hand carved wooden signs hang all around the Vineyard on the end posts labeling the grape varieties, offering a phrase of wisdom or simply showing where to park. In the evening you can find him working the grounds, and is also part of the Snow Farm special event staff.
Practices & Techniques
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
2012 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine – Double Gold Medal
2014 Seyval Blanc – Bronze Medal
2012/2013 Vidal Blanc – Bronze Medal
Snow White – Bronze Medal
2014 Leon Millot – Bronze Medal
2014 Crescent Bay Red – Bronze Medal
Amenti Del Vino International Wine Competition
2015 Naked Mermaid – Gold Medal
2013 American Riesling – Bronze Medal
2015 Marquette – Bronze Medal
2014 Leon Millot – Bronze Medal
2015 Crescent Bay Red – Bronze Medal
Seyval Blanc: Bronze 2014. Tasters Guild International Wine Judging.
Traminette: Bronze, 2014, Amenti del Vino Wine Competition
Snow White: Bronze, 2014, Amenti Del Vino; Gold, 2014 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging.
Rose Red: Bronze, 2014, Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Crescent Bay Red: Bronze, 2014, Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Vignoles Late Harvest: Silver, 2014, Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Seyval Blanc: Silver, 2013. Tasters Guild International Wine Judging.
Vidal Blanc: Bronze, 2013, Big E Wine Judging; Bronze, 2013, Tasters Guild International Wine Judging.
Vignole: Bronze, 2013, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Snow White: Bronze, 2013, Big E Wine Judging;
Baco Noir: Bronze, 2013, Tasters Guild International Wine Judging; Bronze, 2013, Big E Wine Judging
Crescent Bay Red: Bronze, 2013, Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Pinot Noir: Bronze, 2013, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Vidal Ice: Double Gold, 2013, Tasters Guild International Wine Judging