The North Branch

Tea & Wine Café, and Tech Services

Parker family-owned business in the heart of Vermont's capital on the North Branch of the Winooski River.  

The North Branch Wine

Here at The North Branch Cafe we offer the unique opportunity to try wines by 1oz, 2oz or 5oz pours with our Enomatic wine service. We encourage a sense of adventure and a great chance to taste and compare wines you might not have tried before.   Most of our wines come from small growers who practice organic, sustainable and/or biodynamic farming.   If you want to learn more about these practices, click on these links:   Sustainable     Organic     Biodynamic

Our featured wine selection changes regularly. See a recent wine menu below.  Ask us for recommendations on pairings with some of our local food offerings!  One of our joys and aspirations is to find those pairings that really "pop", and invite you to share the experience!

All of our featured wines and more are available to purchase to take home from our retail wine shop!


Enomatic Wines

Each wine is available in a 1 oz tasting portion, a 2 oz half glass, or a 5 oz full glass.



Moutard-Diligent, Chardonnay    Burgundy, France      1oz   $2.25,  2oz   $4.25,    5oz   $10.50 

A lithe and lean Chardonnay from the northern reaches of the Burgundy region.  Aromas and flavors of white flowers, golden apple and white peach, with an elegant, clean finish.    S

Honig  Sauvignon Blanc       Napa Valley, California       1oz  $2.25,   2oz  $4.25,    5oz  $10.75 

Bright, crisp and fresh, with a lovely, lingering finish.  Aromas and flavors of peaches, ripe pear and lime with floral and tropical notes.  This winery is a leader in California sustainable practices.   S

 Santa Julia, Torrontes    Mendoza, Argentina   1oz   $1.50,  2oz   $3.00,    5oz   $7.00

Light and Refreshing, with lively citrus and orange blossom aromas.  A Wine Enthusiast Best Buy.  100% Organic, with sustainable farming practices.  Santa Julia was also the first winery in Mendoza to achieve Fair for Life certification, representing a commitment to fair practices for their workers and the community. O, S


Domaine de Triennes, Rosé        Provence, France  1oz   $2.00,   2oz   $4.00,   5oz   $10.00  

Dry, elegant and refreshing with a bouquet of strawberries and white flowers and a hint of vanilla.  From the most classic region for French Rosé.  A blend of Cinseault, with Syrah, Grenache, and Merlot. S, O

Hugl,  Zweigelt Rosé   Austria     1oz   $1.75,   2oz   $3.00,   5oz   $7.25

Medium-bodied, dry and satisfyingly lush with cherry and raspberry flavors and a hint of white pepper, and a long and pleasing finish.  Made 100% from Austria’s own varietal, Zweigelt.   S



Moutard-Diligent, Bourgogne Pinot Noir    Burgundy, France        1oz   $2.25,  2oz   $4.50,    5oz   $11.00

A perfect summer quaffer, this charming wine is on the lighter side of Burgundy Pinot.   Bright red fruit with earthy, savory undertones,  from the far northern part of Burgundy.   S, O

 Waterkloof,  Circle of Life Red    Stellenbosch, South Africa      1oz   $2.25,   2oz   $4.50,   5oz   $11.25

Rhône meets Bordeaux in this beautifully integrated blend of Syrah, Petit Verdot and Merlot.  Spice and fresh fruit with just the right amount of tannins, from one of South Africa’s premier Biodynamic producers.  B, O

Ego Bodegas,  Goru Verde  Jumilla, Spain      1oz   $1.50,   2oz   $3.00,   5oz   $7.00

100% Monastrell made from organic grapes, this wine has dark cherry and dried fig flavors with hints of black olive, tea and tobacco.  Smooth and easy to drink with enough character to keep you interested.  The Washington Post calls this one of the best value wines this year.  O

Try Goru Verde in a Sangria Smoothie, Frozen fruity deliciousness!   $12

S = Sustainably produced     O = Organic     B = Biodynamic     


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