Producer Shelburne Vineyards — Iapetus

WineCategory Wine – Sparkling – Rose


Geography Vermont,

United States

Features Pétillant naturel

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In early 2008, Ethan seized on an opportunity to work full-time at Shelburne Vineyard and has since lost himself in the science, art, and mystery of wine. Ten years of self-education, first-hand experience, and the support and guidance of friends, colleagues, and co-workers has brought Ethan to the doorstep of a new project: Iapetus. This name has historical significance to the Champlain Valley but is also personal in nature. Water has always been an important element in Ethan’s life. He grew up like a fish on Mt. Lake, a small glacial lake in northern NJ. This intimate relationship with water and the outdoors eventually led him to the shores of Lake Champlain and the University of Vermont, where he pursued a degree in water resources, and subsequently discovered a passion for wine growing in a place where water has also played an integral role in shaping the landscape.

Iapetus has been Ethan’s creative pursuit of wine with a story, one with a beginning hundreds of millions of years ago, and whose ending is still far out of sight. It’s a story of transformation and being open to changes, transitions, and shifts both in our physical efforts with grapes and wine, but also in our philosophical and intellectual endeavors with the two as well. Iapetus will serve as an evolution in the continued learning, developing, and appreciation of wine growing in Vermont.

Additional information

Weight 42.4 oz
Dimensions 15 × 5 × 5 in