Connecticut Farm Wineries and Vineyards
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131 Tower Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804
Days & Hours Open: Winter Hours: January-March, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00AM - 5:00PM. April-December 31, Open daily, 11:00AM-5:00PM.
Directions: See WINE TRAIL SIGNS on Route 25 off Exit 9 on I-84.
specialty foods, gifts, and books. Guided tours on Sat & Sun, wine tastings daily, picnic area, bus access, group tours by appointment.
Description: DiGrazia Vineyards began with the planting of a forty-five acre vineyard. The winery was founded in 1984 with an initial release of four brands of wine. Since that time, annual production has reached seven thousand cases and eighteen brands of wine. DiGrazia Vineyards grows nine varieties of premium Vinifera Hybrid grapes. These hardy vines are adapted to flourish in the Northeast. Grapes grown lead to crisp, flavorful wines. The vineyard has been established on high sloping hills to maximize growing potential. Dr. DiGrazia, the winemaker, makes a full range of dinner and specialty wines including two with no added sulfites. DiGrazia Vineyards wines are available in wine shops throughout Connecticut, by mail order and from the winery. The winery features guided tours of the production area. A country gift shopoffers
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT 06484
Days & Hours Open: The tasting room is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM from April through December. (Please note, from Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas Eve, we are open seven days a week for wine sales and offer tastings on weekdays.)
Directions: From Fairfield County: From Merritt Parkway or I-95, exit onto Rte. 25 North. Right onto Rte. 111, go 3 miles and right onto Rte. 110. Travel 2 miles, turn right onto Walnut Tree Hill Road. From Hartford/New Haven: Travel on Merritt Parkway South to Rte. 34 West. Go 3.5 miles into Derby and turn left on Bridge Street. Turn right onto Rte. 110. After 5 miles, turn left onto Walnut Tree Hill Road.
Description: The Jones Winery continues a 150 year-old family tradition of agricultural excellence. From the Jones Family Farms’ vineyard and famous berry harvests, sixth generation farmer and winemaker Jamie Jones creates a wonderful selection of distinctive grape wines and specialty fruit wines. Our handcrafted wines include Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Vidal Blanc. We also feature an award-winning line of dessert wines created from Connecticut fruit and berries. The winery’s tasting room, located in our historic farmyard, is at the center of a beautiful 400-acre farm.
14 Albert's Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT 06482
203-426-1533Days & Hours Open: Open every day 11am-5pm for tastings.
Directions: Take Exit 10 off I-84. From Danbury area--take right at end of ramp. From Waterbury area--take left at end of ramp. Take first left onto Walnut Tree Hill. Follow for 2 miles to island. Bear left onto Albert's Hill Road. Entrance is 100 yards on right.
Description: McLaughlin Vineyards is a family-owned and operated winery located on 160 acres along the Housatonic River. Flower gardens surround the winery and tasting room, a converted 19th century barn. Guests are invited to spend the day exploring the many hiking trails, picnic on the lawns, or just unwind with a glass of wine on the garden terrace. McLaughlin vineyards is committed to producing wines that reflect the territory of the Northeast, and thus use only grapes from this region. Our whites made from vinifera and hybrid varietals are crisp, clean, and well balanced. Our reds, made from Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Norton, and Leon Millot are barrel-aged and dry.
White Silo Farm & Winery
32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784
Days & Hours Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and major holidays 11-6. Extended Friday and Saturday summer hours listed on website. Open April thru December
Directions: From CT: Rte. 7 to Rte. 37 for approx. 4 miles. Farm is on left when you pass the white silo. From NYC: 684N to Rte. 22N (toward Pawling) for 6 miles. Right turn (Putnam Diner) onto Havill and Hollow Rd. At end left onto Rte. 37. 1 mile from center of Sherman.
Description: White Silo Farm & Winery is set in the majestic rolling hills of Sherman CT, just south of Litchfield County. All through the year the winery’s natural landscape and breathtaking views showcase each season. The winery’s tasting room is housed in an 18th century dairy barn that was restored to an elegant space, while maintaining its original rustic charm, showcasing exposed wooden beams and stone walls. White Silo Farm and Winery grows and harvests grapes, raspberries, blackberries, and rhubarb which are used in our award winning wines. In addition to growing fruit for wine, we harvest a crop of Asparagus each May used solely for our Asparagus Festival May 19th and 20th. Additional festivals featuring our farm grown fruit are held throughout the year. See our website for a list of all events. Uur guests are welcome to bring a picnic lunch, or may purchase a box lunch or cheese platter prepared in our commercial kitchen to enjoy outdoors in one of our beautiful gardens or indoors in our tasting room. The winery is also available for private events. The indoor tasting room is an ideal venue for small parties of up to fifty people and perfect for small weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, private wine tasting and intimate dinner parties for friends. The outdoor space can accommodate up to one hundred guests. Party tents may be rented upon request, or you may choose to dine alfresco in our vineyard, in one of the gardens or by one of the ponds.
Lost Acres Vineyard
80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, CT 06060
Days & Hours Open: April – December Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12noon to 5pm. Check website for holiday and winter hours.
Directions: From North, East, I-91 to exit 40. Take Rte 20 to Granby Center and turn right on Rte 189. Continue on Rte 189. Turn left on Lost Acres Road and travel .7 miles to vineyard on the right. From South, West, CT-8 North to Rte 44E. Turn left onto Rte 318. Take Rte 318 to Rte 219. Take a right onto Rte 20. Take a left on Day St. At stop sign, take left onto Rte 189. Follow directions from Rte 189 above.
Description: In the 1700's Lost Acres was a political no-man's land known as "the Wedge." In the early 1800's, the Wedge's free spirited, cider distilling hill farmers populated the area. At Lost Acres Vineyard, owners Kevin Riggott and Michelle Niedermeyer, continue this tradition with grape wine. A former apple orchard, Lost Acres Vineyard reclaimed this land in 2008, and is now home to 5 acres of wine grapes, contributing to the agricultural spirit and the natural beauty of Granby. Offering red, white and fruit wines by the tasting, glass and bottle, Lost Acres Vineyard is a perfect place to spend an hour or a day. Cheese plates featuring local cheese and fruit, your own picnic, hiking through the grapes and trails, visit the pigs and horses and of course delicious hand crafted wines are just a few ways to enjoy Lost Acres Vineyard. And check our website www.lostacresvineyard.com for Pop-up Dinners, Music, Art Exhibits and more.
Rosedale Farms and Vineyards, LLC
25 E. Weatogue Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Days & Hours Open: June 1st to Dec 22nd, 9am-6pm
Directions: From Hopmeadow St (Rte 202/10) in Simsbury (Weatogue) take Rte 185 East (as you cross the bridge over the Farmington River look to your left to see the Pinchot Sycamore which is Connecticut's largest tree) turn left onto East Weatogue Street at next intersection rotary and continue .2 miles where Rosedale Farm will be on the left.
Description: In 2000, our vineyard was planted, and now is in it's 4th Vintage. Rosedale's award winning wines include: Lou's Red, Farmington River Red, Serendipity, Three Sisters, Winter Red, Simsbury Celebration, and Summer Bouquet. We garnered gold and silver medals at the Big E, and Tasters Guild International competition. Wine is available in June with Wine Tasting beginning July 4 through Oct 31 on Sat & Sun, noon-5pm.
Bethlehem Vineyard and Winery
46 Town Line Road, Bethlehem
Days & Hours Open: Open only the first full weekend of each month Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm, July through November. Open all weekends between Thanksgiving and New Years. Call to make special arrangements.
Directions: Winery is 6.4 miles from center of Litchfield, CT. Go south on South St/CT-63 for 4 miles. Turn right onto East St/CT-109 and go 1.1 miles. Turn left onto CT-61/South St and go 1.1 miles. Turn left onto Town Line Rd and go 0.2 miles. Vineyard driveway is 3rd on right flanked by evergreens.
Connecticut Valley Winery LLC.
1480 Litchfield Tpke, New Hartford, CT 06057
Days & Hours Open: Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm and by appointment. Open year round.
Directions: Rte. 8 to Exit 44 in Torrington. Travel east on Rte. 202 for 3 miles. From Hartford Rte. 44W to 202W.
Description: The sun, the vine, the fruit, the wine is our logo. Making wine using solar energy! Located in CT’s picturesque Litchfield county, Connecticut Valley Winery is small family winery owned and operated by Anthony and Judith Ferraro. Using vinifera and hybrid grape blends and old world techniques, we produce distinctive wines in one of the most beautiful and intimate of New England locales. Our ten wine selection includes our international and award winning Chardonel, Chianti, and Black Tie Cabernet Franc. Come and enjoy our unique wines and browse our gift shop. We host wine dinners and private events.
Haight-Brown Vineyard, Inc.
29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759
Days & Hours Open: Sunday - Friday 12-5pm, Saturday - 11-6
Directions: From Rte. 8 take Exit 41 and head on Rte. 118 towards Litchfield. Look for signs for Haight-Brown in approx 4 miles. Turn left, winery on your left.
Description: Haight-Brown Vineyard is one of Connecticut's older wineries established thirty two years ago on historic Chestnut Hill in Litchfield. The winery offers wine and flight tasting everyday, tours, fireplace and terrace seating. A rotating calendar of events is sure to please every taste including monthly wine pairings and Connecticut's only Vineyard Express train-winery extravaganza.
25 Hopkins Road, New Preston, CT 06777
Days & Hours Open: May-December open daily. Jan-Feb open Fri-Sun. March-April open Weds-Sun.
Directions: See WINE TRAIL SIGNS at intersections of Rte. 202 & 45, Rte. 45 & 341, Rte. 45 & Flirtation Ave.
Description: High above the shores of beautiful Lake Waramaug in the Litchfield Hills of the Western Connecticut Highlands, Hopkins Vineyard is producing award-winning wines on their Connecticut Century Farm. The unique location of Hopkins Vineyard makes it the only vineyard in Connecticut with a mico-climate influenced by an inland lake; this allows for an extended growing season and allows for successful growing of grape varieties which ordinarily would not thrive in our northeastern climate. Classic grape varieties are grown on 30 acres adjacent to the winery. This family owned farm since 1787 welcomes visitors and hosts special events on the third weekend in May and September.
535 Town Hill Road, New Hartford, CT 06057
860-379-8749Days & Hours Open: May-December, Friday through Sunday, 11am-5pm. Jan., Feb., Mar. : 1st & 3rd weekends of each of those months, Noon - 4:00. Closed April.
Directions: Rte 8 N to exit 44. Right on Rte 202 to Rte 219. Left onto 219 ( see Wine Trail Sign) for 2 miles. Rte 44E from NW CT, to Rte 219. Go right on 219 (see Wine Trail Sign); Rte 44 W from Hartford, Rte 44W to 219, Left on 219 (Wine Trail Sign). I-91 to Bradley exit. Take Rte. 20 to 219 to winery.
Description: Jerram Winery is a boutique winery with original vines planted in 1982. Currently there are 5 acres including French hybrids, vitis vinifera, and American hybrids, and we are located in the historic Town Hill section of New Hartford. Enjoy tastings, tours, use our picnic areas, go hiking and see the art of Connecticut artists in the gallery. We host private parties and celebrations including small weddings from April through October. Annual Spring Wine Fest in June and Harvest Festival in October. Checkwww.jerramwinery.com for updates.
Land of Nod Farm & Winery
99 Lower Road, East Canaan, CT 06024
860-824-5225Days & Hours Open: April to October 31st, Fri-Sun 9am-5pm
Directions: From Hartford: Rte 44 West to East Canaan follow winery sign. From New Haven: Rte. 8 to Winsted then Rte. 44 West to East Canaan. From North: Exit 2 off the MA Pike to Rte 102 to Stockbridge then Rte. 7 to Canaan and follow winery signs.
Description: National recognized as a bicentennial farm, the Land of Nod Winery has been serving the local community for over nine generations. We offer both grape and fruit wines including Bianca, Pinot Noir, Corot Noir Raspberry and Blueberry Raspberry Medley.
42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT 06756
Days & Hours Open: Open April-Dec, Friday and Sat 12-7pm, Sunday 12-5pm and holidays.
Directions: From Rte. 8 take Exit 44. Follow Rte. 4 W to Goshen to Beach St. then right onto Ives Rd. From Rte 63 take Brooks Rd and right onto Beach St. to Ives Rd. From Rte. 202 take Milton Rd (light by Stop n' Shop). Bear right onto Beach St. to Ives Rd
Description: Miranda Vineyard is located in Goshen, in the rolling Litchfield Hills, overlooking Woodridge Lake. It's bright and airy tasting room and large exterior deck make an excellent place to sit, relax, have a glass of wine and enjoy the company of good friends. Vitner, Manny Miranda handcrafts small batches of wine using techniques passed down father to son through generations of Portuguese wine makers. Manny's motto is "to create Old World wines using modern techniques for local connoisseurs". Wine is available by the glass or bottle and picnics are always welcome. Cases are 10% off and can be mixed.
Strawberry Ridge Vineyards
23 Strawberry Ridge Rd, Warren, CT 06754
Days & Hours Open: By appointment only.
Directions: Rte. 45 to N. Lake Dr. (Lake Waramaug). Right on Strawberry Ridge Rd.
Description: 5 acres of Chardonnay planted in 1993. Bottled as Ascot Reserve, sold nationally.
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
599 Old Middle Street (Rte. 63), Goshen, CT 06756
Days & Hours Open: Open Year Round. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11am – 5pm. May thru October: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 11 – 5, Saturday 11am – 6pm.
Directions: From South: Rte. 8 North to Rte. 118 to 63 North. From North: Rte. 7 South to 63 South. From West: 202 East to 63 North. From East. Rte 4 West to 63 South.
Description: Sunset Meadow Vineyards is located atop the Litchfield Hills, overlooking extravagant scenery and spectacular Sunsets in the beautiful Western Connecticut Highlands. The Vineyards are spread over 50 acres of sloping, westerly exposed fields, creating an ideal setting for prime sun exposure and constant airflow necessary for vine health. We pride ourselves on maintaining the vineyards with tremendous precision. Using sustainable farming methods all our vines are hand pruned and hand harvested. Guests can unwind with a glass of any of our 16 varieties of award-winning, estate grown wines in our 1800’s barn style Tasting Room or out on the spacious patio with a picnic. Come see why we were voted “Best New England Winery” by Yankee Magazine. Join us in August for our “Meet the Grapes” weekend and for our Fall Harvest Festival, complete with hayrides and grape stomping, every September. See website for dates and complete details at www.sunsetmeadowvineyards.com. Vineyard and production tours are available on the weekends.
Walker Road Vineyard
11 Walker Road Woodbury CT 06798
(203) 263 0768
Hours: Open the first full weekend of each month Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5PM, May through December.
Directions: Exit 15 from I 84, North on Route 6, seven miles ( through Woodbury), right on Middle Road Turnpike one mile, left on Minortown Road one quarter mile ( past the high school) right on Walker Road. Second drive on right (we’ve moved to the barn).
Description: Small family owned farm winery supplying wines that have gained considerable recognition and awards, to restaurants and local “regulars”. We open the winery for tasting in our barn the first full weekend of each month Sat/Sun noon to 5PM May thru December.
115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT 06413
Days & Hours Open: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm, closed Mondays and most major holidays.
Directions: Exit 63 off I-95, North on Rte. 81 just past Clinton Crossing Outlets. Left onto Walnut Hill Rd which turns into Cow Hill Rd, 9/10 mile up on left. OR 81 South from Rte. 9. Follow blue Wine Trail signs. Left onto Walnut Hill to Cow Hill.
Description: Chamard Vineyards, voted Connecticut's Best Wine spreads across 40 acres along the southern CT coast. Established in 1983, Chamard now has dedicated itself to producing Old World style wines from European vinifera grapes. Visit Chamard year round for a variety of events including monthly wine seminars, tours, wine tastings, and picnic.
NEW HAVEN COUNTY
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437
Days & Hours Open: Monday - Saturday 10am – 7pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
Directions: I-95 Exit 57, Guilford, then one-half mile north on US Rte 1. 13 miles from New Haven (Yale University), 90 miles from NYC, 120 miles from Boston.
Description: Since 1871, six generations of Bishop's have been serving Connecticut with farm products. Bishop's Orchards Winery offers their wine & other fine Connecticut wines 7 days a week, year round. Bishop's Orchards Winery started in 2005, and has taken the superb reputation and flavor of Bishop's Sweet Apple Cider and aged it into several blends of apple wines. Other specialty wines created by winemaker Keith Bishop are from other fruits we grow: peaches, pears, strawberries and raspberries, as well as infusing honey and spices to delight the palette. Over 11 different wines and Hard Cider are made on location.
1339 Whirlwind Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492
Days & Hours Open: Friday & Saturday 11:00am to 8:00pm and Sundays from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Open all year round including most holidays.
Directions: From New Haven (I-91) take Exit 14, turn left off the ramp. At first light, turn right onto S. Airline Rd, then take first right onto East Center Street. Turn right onto Whirlwind Hill Rd. From Hartford (I-91) take left off Exit 14, Turn right onto Whirlwind Hill Road.
Description: Gouveia Vineyards was established in 1999 and is located in Wallingford, Connecticut, high on 140 sun-kissed acres. The design of the winery hints at the Old World and the new. It is built of stone and old timbers and commands a spectacular 360 degree view of lush woodlands, open fields, and pristine hundred-year-old farms. Visitors who come to the winery for a wine tasting or glass of wine are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch. They can sit back, take a deep breath, and relax with family and friends, all while enjoying the wine as well as the beautiful view. This view includes rows of grapevines, a pond, people riding horses, and if the time is right magnificent sunsets. It’s no wonder visitors claim to feel as if they are in Vermont or the Napa Valley.
128 Ford Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Days & Hours Open: Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-6pm May 26th to December 9th, 2012. Closed Thanksgiving Weekend.
Directions: From the Meritt Parkway/Rte. 15 to Exit 58 to State Highway 34 West towards Derby. Merge onto CT 34/Derby Ave then take a right onto Bladwin Rd, a left onto Ansonia Rd, a right onto Ford Rd. Savino Vineyards is on the left.
Description: Savino Vineyards is a small family owned and operated vineyard situated on eight acres of pristine land in Woodbridge. We grow premium Vitis vinifera grapes and American hybrids to blend and produce unique tasting wines. Visit our Facebook Page.
NEW LONDON COUNTY
6 Amos Road, Preston, CT 06365
Days & Hours Open: Open 12-5pm Thursday to Monday. Friday night concerts 6-9pm.
Directions: From Hartford Rte.2 East toward Foxwood Casino. Turn left onto Rte. 164. Dalice Elizabeth Winery 2.4 miles on left. From Rhode Island Exit 92 off I-95. Rte.2 West past Foxwood Casino. Right onto Rte. 164 to Amos Road. From Boston I-395 Exit 87. Left onto Rte. 164.
Description: Dalice Elizabeth winery was the long time vision of John & Mary-Lee Wilcox. Dalice Elizabeth Wines are created by John, a successful and well respected wine maker who has established a unique blend of red, white, and zinfandel to create award winning wines. The Winery is proud to be the winner of 11 domestic and international awards. Enjoy wine tasting, wine making, Italian cooking, and a rich family history when you visit this truly unique place. Come join our family.
Days & Hours Open: Wine Sales: 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm on Sunday. Please call for tasting schedule.
Directions: From 395: Take Exit 79A onto Rte. 2A. Cross the river and take a right at traffic light (Rte 12 S). Market is on left, 1 mile from light. From I-95: Take Exit 86 (marked Gales Ferry Sub Base). Follow Rte 12 N for 8 miles. Market is on right.
Description: Holmberg Orchards is a fourth generation family farm overlooking the Thames River in southeastern Connecticut. We currently farm 45 acres of apples, peaches, and pears as well as several acres of berries and vegetables. In 2007, Holmberg Orchards installed a winery and began producing fruit wines and hard ciders. Our award winning labels include Three Sheet Apple Wine, Pearfection Pear Wine, and several English-style hard ciders. Please visit www.holmbergorchards.com for more information including our updated pick-your-own schedule.
Jonathan Edwards Winery
74 Chester Maine Rd, North Stonington, CT 06359
Days & Hours Open: Open daily 11am-5pm. Complimentary tours at noon. We close promptly at 4:45 instead of 5PM on Saturdays May-October due to private events.
Directions: From Rte 2 East -Turn left at traffic light onto Main Street. At stop sign turn left onto Wyassup Road. Take 3rd right onto Chester Maine Road. Winery is at the top of the hill on the right. From I-95–Take exit 92 to Rte. 2 West. Bear right on Main Street into the Village of North Stonington. Bear right on Wyassup Road in Village Center. Take 3rd right onto Chester Maine Road. Winery is at the top of the hill on the right.
** Please note, the bridge is currently out in downtown North Stonington requiring a detour. Please check the website or call the winery for more detailed detour instructions, if needed. **
Description: Jonathan Edwards Winery is located in North Stonington, a quaint farming community just ten minutes from Mystic Seaport. The original dairy farm has been converted into a state-of-the-art winery featuring a modern California influenced tasting room and gift shop situated within a traditional New England barn. Visitors can enjoy sampling fine wines from our stone patio or nestled by the fire and are encouraged to bring a picnic or choose from our selection of local cheeses and sausages.
Maugle Sierra Vineyards, LLC
825-827 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339
Days & Hours Open: Wednesday & Thursday 12 Noon - 6 pm, Friday 12 Noon - 9 pm, Saturday- Sunday 12 Noon-6pm., May through November.
Directions: Exit 79A off Ct. Rte. 395 passing over the Thames River Bridge. At the light go left on Rte. 12 north for 2,000 feet. Take a right on to Rte. 2A, at the church, turn right on to Rte. 117 south, for 2.6 miles, and the Vineyards and Winery are on the right.
Description: Maugle Sierra Vineyards is a boutique winery nestled in the South Eastern Coastal Connecticut appellation. Located, in the rural town of Ledyard, on an 18th century, 97 acre farm. We are just 10 minutes North of Mystic Seaport, 5 minutes West of Foxwoods and 10 minutes East of Mohegan Sun. We offer fine wines, great sunsets, live music, and a place for friends to catch up. Check out our web site (http://mauglesierravineyards.com) for extended & holiday hours as well as live music dates and times.
Preston Ridge Vineyard
100 Miller Road, Preston
Days and Hours: Open Mar-Dec, Sat 12p-5p, Sun 12p-4p; See website for extended summer hours.
Directions: From I-395N, exit at 79A for CT-2 toward Preston. Merge onto CT-2A, follow for 5.5 mi. Turn right on CT-2, go 1 mi and take left on Maynard Hill Rd. Make first left on Miller Rd, winery is 2 mi on left. From I-395S, take exit 85 to CT-164 Jewett City/Griswold. Turn left onto CT-164, follow for 4.5 miles, make slight right on CT-165. Follow for 2.5 mi, make left on Miller Rd, winery is 1 mi on right.
11 Shailor Hill Road, Colchester, CT 06415
Days & Hours Open: Mid March to Dec 31st, every Fri-Sun and some holidays, 11am-5pm.
Directions: I-91South to Rte. 2 East, Exit 16 (Westchester/Rte 149), right going South on Rte. 149 for about 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Shailor Hill Rd. The entrance is the first left. Or I-84 to Rte. 2 East, then follow as above. From the South, I-95 North to 395 Exit 77, take Rte. 85 North to Rte. 2 West, Exit 16, then above.
Description: Priam Vineyards was founded in 1998 by Gloria Priam and Gary Crump, opening the winery in April of 2003. The 40 acre farm sits in the Salmon River watershed area, with 22 acres of vineyard, and a breathtaking 35 mile view of the New England countryside. They grow classic European varietals, as well as French-American hybrids, producing international award winning wines in the style of Northern France and Germany.
Saltwater Farm Vineyard
349 Elm ST, Stonington, CT 06378
Days & Hours Open: April-December: Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
Wednesday & Thursday 11am-5pm. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm.
Directions: Take Exit 91 (Stonington Borough) off of I-95, if from the north, bear left at end of off-ramp onto Pequot Trail/Taugwonk Road/Rte. 234; if from the south, bear right. Proceed 0.5 miles & take second left onto North Main Street (signs pointing to Pine Point School & Rte. 1A). Follow North Main for 1.7 miles until it intersects with Rte. 1. Turn left at traffic light onto Rte.1 & proceed 0.6 miles, then take sharp right onto Elm Street (aka Rte. 1A). The Vineyard will be the first driveway on the left, with a paved entrance about 50 yards after turning onto Elm Street.
Description: Saltwater Farm Vineyard is set on more than 100 panoramic acres - 15 of which are planted with six varieties of grapes, and bordered by tidal marshes, a cove and vistas of Long Island Sound, near the historic New England coastal village of Stonington, Connecticut. The centerpiece of the bucolic property, which has a small private airport dating to the late 1930s, is a World War II - vintage hangar, designed by the late architect John W. Lincoln, a colleague of Walter Gropius. The hangar, opening onto terraces and the vineyard, has been preserved and converted into a winery. The seamlessly renovated building showcases a vaulting roof, silvery milled aluminum exterior, the original interior wood sheathing and, dominating the airy room and gathering places, handsome and massive timber trusses. Please visit our website, www.saltwaterfarmvineyard.com for winter hours, special holiday hours & live music events.
523 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378
Days & Hours Open: Open 7 days a week, year round, 11am to 5pm. Tour daily at 2pm.
Directions: From the South: I-95N to Exit 91. Go left, 1.5 miles, winery on left. From the North: I-95N to Exit 91. Go right, 1.5 miles, winery on left.
Description: Stonington Vineyards is a 60 acre farm winery located 10 minutes from Mystic. The setting is rural - likened to the English Countryside. Picnic outdoors on our deck. Visit our gift shop and Gallery. We host small parties starting after 6pm.
Cassidy Hill Vineyard
454 Cassidy Hill Road, Coventry, CT 06238
Days & Hours Open: Friday to Sunday 11am-5pm
Directions: Take Rte. 84 to Exit 68 towards Mansfield. Follow Merrow Rd, Rte. 195 about 0.5 miles. Turn right on Goose Lane - go 2 miles. Turn left on Cassidy Hill Road and follow to end. Winery is on the right.
Description: Overlooking the hills of eastern Connecticut, just minutes from I-84 & UCONN. The winery is a magnificent log structure which reflects the skill of Connecticut builders & complements Coventry’s rural character. The vineyard, formally a dairy farm, sits atop Cassidy Hill & provides beautiful views of the countryside. Visitors can sample a variety of wines in the beautifully crafted pinewood tasting room & stroll through the vineyard.
Days & Hours Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11am-5pm
Directions: Follow Rte. 44 to Rte. 97 in Abington, CT. At traffic light take Rte. 97 South for exactly 4 miles crossing the Hampton town line. Take a left onto Kimball Hill Rd. Sharpe Hill Vineyard is 1.8 miles on right.
Description: Sharpe Hill Vineyard is Connecticut's largest and most awarded winery having received over 350 medal in international wine competitions. Our wines have received national acclaim and the winery was feature on the cover of the "Wines Across American' edition of Wine Spectator magazine. We planted our first vines in 1992 and the winery opened in 1997. The vineyard is planted on 120 acres hilltop parcel, overlooking three state. We produce 11 wines, one of which, Ballet of Angles is the best selling wine in New England.
Taylor Brooke Winery
848 Rte. 171, Woodstock, CT 06281
Days & Hours Open: May-December, Friday 11am-6pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm.
Directions: From I-84E to Exit 69. Follow 74E to Rte. 44E. Take Rte 198N (left). Follow Rte. 198N through Eastford straight onto Rte. 171E. Follow through Woodstock Valley & West Woodstock. We are located after a very sharp corner on the right past B&B at Taylor's Corner.
Description: Experience the vintage of the "Quiet Corner" at Taylor Brooke Winery located on Rte. 171 in Woodstock, home to the famous Woodstock Fair and Roseland Cottage. Join us for the vines, the wines, and pleasant times and discover why our visitors say "it's really worth the trip!" We welcome you to taste our unique variety of wines, stroll through the vineyard with the winery dog, Zima, and enjoy the personal touch of a small, family owned winery. Shop our exclusive line of gifts, many made locally, and our fine line of CT specialty foods including CT Grown cheese.