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Touring the Ben & Jerry and Vermont Teddy Bear and a Winery

by dav.d

Destination weddings are pretty fun. I can’t do them all the time with my day job and all but they can be mini vacations before or after the wedding day.

I flew into Burlington, Vermont and it felt like I was flying into a Norman Rockwell painting. The state screams Americana. I grew up in the west and everything is relatively new. Vermont has history predating the United States! The towns are still small and quaint with a rich history.

And it is home to Ben & Jerry’s. It is the nightmare for everyone on a diet.

Ben & Jerry Factory

Ben & Jerry Factory

We toured the original factory location. We can see some of the process of making their delicious ice cream and even sample some at the end of the tour.

Ben & Jerry Factory

Ben & Jerry Factory

Taking the Ben & Jerry Tour

Taking the Ben & Jerry Tour

Ben & Jerry Souvenir Shop

Ben & Jerry Souvenir Shop

Vermont Maple Syrup

Vermont Maple Syrup

And then we visited the Vermont Teddy Bear factory. It is the only factory in the United States that makes teddy bears. It seems that Vermont is all about small businesses and Made in America attitude. I just had to buy a teddy bear of my own as well. They are so fluffy!!

Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Tour of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Tour of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

I doubt anyone can take a tour and not want to buy a teddy bear.

Tour of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Tour of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Vermont Teddy Bears

Vermont Teddy Bears

Vermont Tedy Bear patches

Vermont Tedy Bear patches

We were there at the tail end of leaf season. September and October have got to be just amazing and even the end of October had so much color. I could spend a whole autumn photographing the state. There are covered bridges, country roads, classic American farms.

Autumn leaves of Vermont's rolling hills

Autumn leaves of Vermont’s rolling hills

On the last day we toured Boyden Valley Winery. We did the tour and tasting. Since it was autumn they were harvesting grapes and putting them through the press and prepping them for barrels. Pretty fun to see the whole process and sample the finished product.

Boyden Valley Winery

Boyden Valley Winery

Award winning wines from Vermont

Award winning wines from Vermont

Gold Leaf Wine Bottles

Gold Leaf Wine Bottles

Wine grapes ready for the presses

Wine grapes ready for the presses

Modern wine press

Modern wine press

Wine Tasting in Vermont

Wine Tasting in Vermont

Wine Tasting in Vermont

Wine Tasting in Vermont

Wine Barrels at Boyden Valley Winery in Vermont

Wine Barrels at Boyden Valley Winery in Vermont

Touring the Boyden Valley Winery

Touring the Boyden Valley Winery

Vermont Ice Wine

Vermont Ice Wine

Well, I took a lot of photographs and I will be blogging the wedding photographs at a later date. I definitely would love to visit Vermont again some day, yay!

Autumn trees guard the roads of Vermont

Autumn trees guard the roads of Vermont

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