hart: tavernetta forestiera + bar a vin

 

As long ago as Roman times, farms growing food and wine would hang out a branch, a frasca, often a fir bough, from the front door to show that they were open for serving and selling wine.  Often a few baskets of wild greens, shelled cooking beans, ears of corn, or ripe and fragrant melons would be set out on a table.  Those who stopped in for a small glass of wine or to take wine away could also take the makings for dinner.  

We do not have formal daily hours in our tasting room, or what we've dubbed the tavernetta and bar a vin.  We are farmers focused on the farming of our wines and ciders and growing vegetables and other fruits at our homefarm and in our two vineyards we farm over in the Champlain Valley.  But we are also cook and sommelier with a long history as restauranteurs, and we do like to share the efforts of our labors.  We like to open bottles and pour.  We like to roast over the fire. We like to bake in the oven.  We like to sit casually over boards full of petite antipasti. We like to set the table.  We like the slow unravel of an evening over food and wine.  And when our farming and winery routines allow, we like to pop open the doors of our tiny tavernetta, and pop-up as our wine bar or supper club.   We can pretty much always find a reason to raise our glasses.  

We invite you to come visit us at the farm during these festivities, we usually have something happening at least once a month {a bit more in winter when the growing season has slowed down}, when we hang branches outside the winery door,  when you can come taste wines, eat of our gardens, and perhaps leave for home with a basket of radicchio, French green beans, or bunch of peonies or wild flowers along with a bottle of wine.  We do not have a set schedule due to the obligations of the farming and only a few hands to do the work, so these events are joyfully spontaneous shaped by the season and the weather, the whimsy of nature.  Please subscribe to our newsletter for information and invitations to these private pop-up events. Otherwise, we are only open by appointment. We do our best to honor requests, but we are not always able to facilitate due to the needs of the farm.