Are you ready for a new way to travel where your taste buds lead the way? Explore the beautiful Addison County in a tasty and unique way by taking a self-guided tour of the Middlebury Tasting Trail.
Middlebury, home to the beautiful Swift House Inn, also happens to be home to five world-class producers of amazing adult beverages. The tasting trail was developed because these special places are all within five miles of one another! What better way to spend a day then visiting a winery, two breweries, a cidery, and a distillery? Not only will you discover the finest beverages this area has to offer, the drive alone will take you through breathtaking scenery along Ethan Allen Hwy and Exchange Street. Starting north and going south, you will stop at the following places:
Lincoln Peak Vineyard – a family owned winery that started as a strawberry field. They make 25,000 bottles of wine a year from their own grapes and love to share their passion with each visitor.
Woodchuck Hard Cider—after setting out to create a truly American hard cider, the folks at Woodchuck are still making the best 22 years later. They create innovative cider styles and a Private Reserve line that continues to push the envelope, all with an unmatched quality.
Appalachian Gap Distillery—with a history as home brewers, the owners here have developed a true passion for developing make the best spirits possible. It is an impressive distillery with friendly people and a great tasting room.
Otter Creek Brewing Co.—with an amazing first batch of Copper Ale, this brewing company opened in 1991 and has grown to distribute handcrafted brews to 15 states throughout the East Coast.
Drop-In Brewing—there is always an amazing variety of artisan beers on tap at this newly opened business in Middlebury. There is also a collection of brewery memorabilia in their tasting room.
For those who love trying new beers and specialized drinks, this tasting trail is right up your alley. Match the day with lunch or dinner at one of the great restaurants in the area and you have a day made in heaven! If you are planning a getaway to our gorgeous area of Vermont, make it truly special by staying with us at Swift House Inn. Our classic country inn is peaceful and relaxing—a perfect place to call home while you are here. Book online or feel free to contact us anytime for reservation information at (866) 388-9925.