A note from the winemakers!
Chi•con•fond•ay. It confounds us. Surprises. Dumbfounds. Slays. Bedazzles. Staggers. Shakes. We’re feeling a bit bedazzled by pétillant naturel, an old-style first fermentation in the bottle. Our Ci Confonde Red is bottled shortly after harvest and left to finish its frothy alchemy under cap, creating a fine bead of pearly effervescence. Hand-harvested and unfiltered, this alpine sparkling hails from our Vergennes vineyard in the Champlain Valley, Les Carouges, where red-winged blackbirds make their home, and made from Marquette, a red wine grape descendant from Pinot Noir.
– Deirdre Heekin & Caleb Barber
No added sulfites
Grown on clay and limestone
- Alcohol 12.00%
We are located on Mount Hunger at the edge of the forest in the Châteauguay and in the Piedmont chain of hills in Barnard, Vermont. Here we grow alpine wine and ciders. Our land has been part of small homestead farming for over two hundred years. On the farm, we attend to the care and observation of our native terroir, a whole-farm and diverse agriculture where we are not only growing wine, but also vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs for ourselves and our tiny kitchen and for our spontaneous, always last-minute pop-up tasting room/wine bar, Hart: tavernetta forestiera + bar a vin, and Boîte: supper club. We farm four parcels of the vineyard: the home farm vineyard Les bonnes femmes, a joint project just across the road, les forestières, and two older parcels in the Champlain Valley, les carouges and i selvatici. The work we do at the farm and winery, both in the field and in the cellar, is guided by regenerative, permaculture, and biodynamic thought. We try to let all elements of the farm speak for themselves accompanied by our stewardship.