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.   

Our wine selection changes regularly. See our current 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!

Also, create your own wine flight!  Choose 2 oz portions of any 3 wines and take $1 off of the total!


Enomatic Wines

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



Font-Mars, Cabernet Sauvignon     Languedoc, France        1oz   $1.50,  2oz   $2.75,    5oz   $7.00

Rich and smooth with ripe fruit and licorice flavors. A unique vineyard site where fossilized dinosaur eggs are commonly found!                                                                                                                                                                             Suggested pairing: Aged Cheddar and Salami

Domaine du Vissoux,  Beaujolais "Pierre Chermette"   Beaujolais, France     1oz   $1.75,   2oz   $3.50,   5oz   $8.50

Dry and smooth with tart cherry and plum flavors, this summer wine is eminently drinkable without being a lightweight. Sustainable winemaking with natural yeasts, unfiltered. S                                                                 Suggested pairing: Herbed Chevre

Sokol Blosser,  "Evolution" Pinot Noir   Willamette Valley, Oregon     1oz   $2.50,   2oz   $5.00,   5oz   $12.00

Silky smooth Oregon Pinot with hints of chocolate-covered cherry and baking spice. Sokol Blosser was an early proponent of organic viticulture and the first US Winery to receive LEED certification. S, O                          Suggested pairing: "Sweet Emotions" Cheese and Summer Sausage



Chateau de Rouet, Couer Esterelle   Cotes-du-Provence, France    1oz   $1.75,   2oz   $3.50,   5oz   $8.50

Dry and incisive, with spice and understated berry flavors. Blend of Grenache, Cinseault, and Tibourenc.  Suggested pairing: Herbed Chevre or "Sweet Emotions" Cheese

La Kiuva, Rose de Vallee   Valle d'Aosta, Italy   1oz   $1.75,   2oz   $3.50,   5oz   $8.50

Dry, rich, and complex, with round berry and savory herb flavors, and a touch of tannin. Blend of Nebbiolo, Gros Vien, and Neyret. From a small, mostly organic co-op in the foothills of the Italian Alps.                                 Suggested pairing: "Sweet Emotions" Cheese and Summer Sausage


Rethore Davy, Chardonnay  Loire Valley, Franc    1oz   $1.75,  2oz   $3.25,    5oz   $8.00 

A friendly, summer Chardonnay with Loire Valley charm. Alluring aromas and fresh flavors of pear, apple, and stone fruit with a lemony lift.  S                                                                                                                                                Suggested pairing: Rosemary-Lemon Shortbread with Herbed Chevre

Waterkloof, Circle of Life White   Stellenbosch, South Africa    1oz   $2.50,  2oz   $5.00,    5oz   $12.00 

The vitality of Sauvignon Blanc blended with the creamy fruit of Chenin Blanc and Semillon in this Bordeaux-style blend. Although still little known in the US, South Africa is earning a reputation as one of the best producers of world-class Sauvignon Blanc, nestled in one of the world's most ecologically rich areas. B, O    Suggested pairing: "Sweet Emotions" Cheese

Aguafuerte, Arios    Vinho Verde, Portugal  1oz   $1.50,  2oz   $2.75,    5oz   $7.00

Light and lively, bracing and refreshing, like a burst of sea spray. Floral and citrus aromas and flavors with a hint of saltiness. 100% Loureiro, a grape commonly found in Vinho Verde blends. S                                                  Suggested pairing: House-Made Hummus (yes, really! This is one of the few wines we've found that goes WELL with hummus!)


S = Sustainably produced     O = Organic     B = Biodynamic

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