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Phil Tonks, owner/winemaker of Grand View Winery has sold the business and is retiring. As Phil said, " Over the eighteen years, we pioneered fruit wins, won many National and International awards, made a good income, and met many, many wonderful visitors. Thanks to all of you for your enjoyment of our wines."  
 
Retail operations in East Calais and Waterbury Center are closed........

Grand View Winery was a family owned farm winery producing exceptional grape wines and wines from fruits that grow easily and naturally in Vermont. In addition to using fruits from our own orchards and groves, we supported other Vermont farms and orchards by purchasing their fruits. We used organically grown produce whenever possible.

Over the eighteen years that we produced wine, our wines won regional, national and international awards. While focusing on fruits that grow easily in Vermont, we produced wines that are not overly sweet.  Limiting the sweetness brings out more of the natural flavors of the fruit. All wines were allowed to age at least nine months before bottling. Our Grape wines  often aged one to two years. We used no oak barrels or oak chips to avoid masking the true flavors. 
 
Fruit wines have a market. Demand is growing as more winemakers apply grape wine processes to fruits to make some very interesting and different flavors.


Awards for 2013. Grand View Winery received ten medals from the wine competitions organized by Finger Lakes International, Taster's Guild International, and Eastern States Exposition.

Pear Wine received the only Double Gold Medal awarded by the Eastern States Exposition Wine Competition and also won "Best in Show" for all Vermont wines submitted, and "Best Locally Grown" award.

Other wines receiving awards include Ice Pear Wine (Gold); Cassis, Cranberry Wine, Raspberry Apple Wine, Raspberry Infusion Wine, Mac Jack Hard Cider (Silver) and Back Roads Berry, Seyval, and Strawberry Rhubarb (Bronze).