Cold Hardy Grape Varieties

Grape Varieties

All of our grapes are grown here, right on site. They are also ‘cold hardy’ varieties, which means they possess a natural resistance to sub-zero temperatures and shortened growing seasons – an absolute necessity for Vermont vintners! Below, you’ll find a list of our eleven different grapes (seven for wine, three for Fresh Tracks jam, and one for happy eating!) Of them, the St. Croix and Adalmiina varieties were developed by pioneering grape breeder, Elmer Swenson. The Marquette, Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, and La Crescent grapes were developed by the University of Minnesota.

All of our varieties exhibit strong resistance to disease, as well as the ability to produce healthy crops during winters as cold as -35 degrees Fahrenheit.

La Crescent


La Crescent



Backcountry Blanc

Osceola Muscat


American White (Note: we no longer grow this grape)

Jam Grapes

Bluebell, ‘King of the North,’ and Beta. Learn how we make our Fresh Tracks Grape Jam!


Our only seedless grape with the sole purpose of being eaten!