Our story takes place within the picturesque hills of Central Vermont. Fresh Tracks Farm was founded in 2002 with the goal of crafting authentic Vermont wine in a beautiful yet challenging climate. Owner and winemaker Christina Castegren sought to build upon her knowledge of agriculture, and fulfill her passion for working with the environment around her. She and a team of colleagues and friends spent years preparing fields, constructing trellises, gathering equipment, and planting vines.
Sustainable Farming is at the heart of everything we do at Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery
Sustainable Farming is at the heart of everything we do at Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery. Sustainable farming is important – especially in Vermont. We believe that how we live on the land has a direct impact on what we receive from it. That’s why we use renewable sources like geothermal and solar energy to heat, cool, and power our wine facility. We also draw on a variety of natural farming principles, and work the land with a respect for both science and tradition to foster healthy growth.
Since 2002, we have been planting, removing, and retraining countless grapevines on our three vineyards. These sites subsist of different soil and geological profiles, in addition to varying elevations and orientations. These factors give us a diverse range of characteristics to work with in the winery.
Our approach to winemaking at Fresh Tracks Farm is dynamic, and attempts to reflect and respect the many nuances of each unique vintage, resulting in wine profiles that shift from year to year. Originally, our winery was located in a red barn up on the hillside, where a small basket press and a few stainless steel tanks was all we needed to turn our grapes into wine. Now, in our more expansive winery, we have a range of modern equipment and a robust lab with which we closely monitor our wines throughout the process.