2018 Vermont - USA
Vermont: Cities, Mountains & Lakes
September 24-28, 2018

Vermont is best known for maple syrup, skiing, fall foliage, and Ben & Jerry’s. But, in the past decade, agriculture and food as well as the craft beer movement have positioned Vermont as best in class for foodies and beer connoisseurs, with travelers from across the globe coming to Vermont to taste our award-winning double IPAs, cheeses, ice cream, and, well… just about everything is great in Vermont!

Come explore our largest city (Burlington) and smallest city (Vergennes), our largest lake – Lake Champlain, and our mountains (Stowe, Vermont’s Highest peak)! We’ll meet with some of the regions tastemakers who are making waves nationally, and you’ll learn about up-and-coming food and beverage trends.

HOSTED: This press trip is fully hosted including air and ground transportation, hotel, all meals, and activities.

 September 24 – Essex, Vermont

Arrivals throughout the day

Accommodations: The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa
Welcome dinner: The Essex

Food preparation at Junction restaurant in Vermont

September 25 – Essex in Burlington, Vermont

Accommodations: The Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa
Breakfast: The Essex
Morning activity: Cook Academy Class
Lunch: The Great Northern

The Great Northern Restaurant booth
Afternoon activity:
Magic Hat Brewing VIP tasting and tour with the Brewmaster
Explore Church Street Marketplace and the Waterfront
Dinner: Dedalus Wine Bar

Dedalus Wine Bar Vermont

September 26 – Shelburne & Vergennes, Vermont

Accommodations: Basin Harbor

Shelburne Farms Inn and Formal Garden

Brunch: Shelburne Farms + Tour
Travel to Basin Harbor
Afternoon activity: Enjoy the property and a boat cruise with Bob Beach
Dinner: Basin Harbor
 

Boating on Lake Champlain Vermont

September 27 – Vergennes & Stowe, Vermont

Accommodations: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
Breakfast at Vergennes Laundry

Vergennes Laundry Breakfast
Morning activity – depart for Stowe – Activity en route is TBD
Lunch: Trapp Family Lodge Bier Hall

Blue Van Trap Bar Taps
Afternoon activity: Spa services at Stoweflake
Dinner:  Stoweflake

September 28 – Stowe, Vermont

Breakfast: Stoweflake
Depart for home

Itinerary subject to change.

OPEN TO DOMESTIC JOURNALISTS ONLY

Application for Vermont Media Trip Deadline 08/16/18. CLOSED