Our story takes place within the picturesque hills of Central Vermont. Fresh Tracks Farm was founded in 2002 with the goal of crafting authentic wines in a beautiful yet challenging climate. Christina Castegren - the winemaker and proprietor - 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. Of the seventeen original varieties, only six remain, but those that survived the first few pioneering years of experimentation are now central to our wine list. Eventually, we planted three grapes for jam production and one edible variety for our afternoon snacks.
In 2006, we produced our first vintages of Little Piggy Pink, Vermont RosÃ©, and Frontenac Gris. During this period, we ventured into maple syrup, grape jam, and red wine vinegar production as well, and it all took place in our little red barn up on the hill. After several years, we finished construction on our tasting room and production facility along Route 12, and in 2009, opened it to the public.