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Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge Continues to Push the Envelope

03/29/2017 12:16PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

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It’s time to raise a glass to a local winery that has been in business for 20 years: Boyden Valley, which began producing wine, cider, spirits and maple syrup in 1997. For the past two decades, David Boyden and his wife, Linda, have delighted palates with award-winning wines from Cambridge, Vermont.
 
As fourth generation Vermonters, the Boydens have been pioneering innovative wine-making techniques and one-of-a-kind wine and spirits since planting their first grapes.
 
David and Linda were some of the first entrepreneurs to grow their own winter-hardy grapes in Vermont. From these grapes, they launched two ice wines and an ice cider, including the first red ice wine in the nation.
 
For their award-winning fruit wines, they developed a technique to ferment fruit with the skins on — never using a concentrate. This helps their locally-sourced fruit flavors shine through. These innovative production techniques have helped the Boydens produce and distribute the majority of their more than a dozen wines, spirits, and most recently, their line of artisan hard ciders.
 
Boyden Valley Winery continues to push the envelope. They are the only distillery in the nation to produce their most popular product, Vermont Ice Maple Cream Liqueur. The product is a blend of their own maple syrup, Vermont brandy, and cream. It’s distributed, along with other Boyden Valley Winery products, across 13 states with more on the way.
 
Find tasting rooms in Cambridge and Waterbury Center at ColdHollow Cider Mill.
 
 “We’ve come a long way since we first started,” says David. “We couldn’t have done it without the help of our local community and the thousands of tourists who visit Vermont every year. Linda and I can’t wait to release several new products later this year. You’ll have to come to the winery to find out what they are!”
 
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