A Designated Connecticut Grown Farm Winery Program In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 545, Section 30-1(e)(5), all licensed farm wineries in Connecticut are required to use a minimum of 25% Connecticut Grown fruit in their wines. However, many wineries used more than 25%. A voluntary program was created to foster the growth of the industry in Connecticut, and highlight those farms using more Connecticut Grown grapes and other fruit in the production of their wines. By participating in this program, Connecticut farm wineries must provide additional documentation each year to our agency showing they are using 51% or more Connecticut Grown fruit to produce their wines. You will find a CG next to the name of the farm in our listing below, or a CT Grown symbol on the brochure and passport.
A Designated Connecticut Grown Farm Winery Program
In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 545, Section 30-1(e)(5), all licensed farm wineries in Connecticut are required to use a minimum of 25% Connecticut Grown fruit in their wines. However, many wineries used more than 25%. A voluntary program was created to foster the growth of the industry in Connecticut, and highlight those farms using more Connecticut Grown grapes and other fruit in the production of their wines. By participating in this program, Connecticut farm wineries must provide additional documentation each year to our agency showing they are using 51% or more Connecticut Grown fruit to produce their wines. You will find a CG next to the name of the farm in our listing below, or a CT Grown symbol on the brochure and passport.
2016 Listings of Connecticut Wineries and Vineyards
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Social Media S
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Host Private Events PE
Designated CT Grown Farm Winery CG
131 Tower Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT 06484
Days & Hours Open: March-May: Fri-Sun 11am-5pm. June-mid-Nov: Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm. Dec: See website for extended holiday hours. Directions: From Hartford: I-91 South, to Exit 17-Rte 15. Take Exit 58 - Rte 34, to Derby. Take right onto Rte 34 West. Follow 3.5 miles. Take left on Bridge Street for 0.2 miles, right on Rte 110/Howe Avenue for 4.5 miles, left onto Walnut Tree Hill Road. Description: Our family has been farming 400 acres in the White Hills of Shelton for six generations. Located in a beautifully restored barn, the tasting room and outdoor patio provide the perfect setting to experience and enjoy our wines. We proudly offer traditional grape wines as well as specialty fruit wines, showcasing Connecticut Grown grapes and fruits, including white, red, rosé, fruit and dessert wines.
White Silo Winery P OF SE LG S T PE CG
32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784
25 East Weatogue Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Days & Hours Open: Wine tastings July-Oct: Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm. Farm market open daily June-Oct 9am-6pm for wine sales. Directions: Conveniently located: From Hopmeadow St. (Rts. 10/202) in Simsbury: Take Rte 185 East. At the rotary, turn left onto East Weatogue Street. Winery 0.2 miles on left. From I-84: Take 291 WEST TO exit 2/Cottage Grove Rd. (Rte 218W), to Rte 185 West to Simsbury. Bear right at rotary onto East Weatogue. Description: Since 1920, Rosedale has been growing a wide variety of fruits & vegetables, famous for our gourmet sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes and fresh flowers. Since 2000, our vineyard was planted and is now in its 12th vintage. Featuring our award winning wine: Lou’s Red, Farmington River Red, Simsbury Celebration and Three Sisters among other varieties as well. Although NO OUTSIDE FOOD is allowed, we offer farm fresh produce as well as local artisan breads, cheese, crackers and other snack items. We also have desserts: local pies, cookies and bars.
80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, CT 06060
Bethlehem Vineyard and Winery P OF S PE
46 Town Line Road, Bethlehem, CT 06751
(near Bethlehem Fairgrounds)
Days & Hours Open: Open Sat & Sun 1-5pm, May 28 & 29 then June 4 & 5. Followed by the first 2 weekends each month in July, Aug, Sept, Oct & Dec. In November open 11/5 & 11/6. 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. Winery is in back beyond deck. Description: Friendly, warm, charming, delicious describes our winery experience. Welcome to our family's small farm winery located in Bethlehem, the Christmas Town! For the past ten years we have been making wine and sharing with our family and friends. Now, we are excited to share our vineyard and welcome you as part of our extended family, to enjoy our wine, the ancient symbol of community, prosperity and well-being. On July 6, 2013, we opened to the public offering two wines: Cayuga White and Santa's Helper. In 2014, we introduced four additional wines: Crèche, Holiday Cheer Rosé, and TLC. For the 2016 season 7 wines are available for your enjoyment. The latest being Old St. Nicholas a white wine made from estate grown Traminette grapes.
CT Valley Winery, LLC P OF LG T PE
1480 Litchfield Turnpike, New Hartford, CT 06057
Haight-Brown Vineyard P SE LG S T PE
25 Hopkins Road, New Preston, CT 06777
Days & Hours Open: Open year round. Jan-Feb: Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. March-April: Wed-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-6pm. May-Oct: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-6pm. Nov-Dec: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Wine tastings end 30 minutes prior to closing time. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Directions: from New Preston: Take Rte 45N. Take a left onto North Shore Road, and, at second right turn onto Hopkins Road. Description: High above the shores of beautiful Lake Waramaug in the Litchfield Hills of the Western Connecticut Highlands, Hopkins Vineyard offers tastings and sales of award-winning estate bottled wines grown on 30 acres adjacent to the winery. The Hayloft Wine Bar serves wines by the glass in a relaxed setting with a beautiful view of the lake. The Vineyard shop has a unique selection of gifts and locally grown foods. This family-owned century farm since 1787 welcomes visitors and host special events year round.
Jerram Winery P OF SE LG S PE
535 Town Hill Road, New Hartford, CT 06057
Land of Nod Winery P OF SE LG PE CG
Miranda Vineyard P OF SP LG S T PE
42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT 06756
Days & Hours Open: Year round: Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm and select holidays. Extended hours: April-June: Fri-Sun 12pm-5pm; June-Oct: Thurs & Sun 12pm-5pm; Friday & Sat 12pm-6pm. Directions: Take Rte 8-Exit 44, follow Rte 4 to Goshen. Go straight through rotary, left onto Beach Street, right at Ives Road. From Litchfield: take Rte 63 to Goshen town line, left on Brooks Road, right onto Beach, to Ives. From 202, take Milton Road, bear right onto Beach to Ives. Description: Our airy tasting room and large deck are perfect places to enjoy a glass of wine. Small batches of wine by vintner Manny Miranda follows his motto: “Create Old World wines using modern techniques for local connoisseurs.” Wine is available by the glass or bottle, picnics are welcome. Check website for events.
599 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT 06756
Days & Hours Open: Year round: Jan-April: Fri-Sun 11am-5pm. May-Dec: Sun, Mon, & Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11am-6pm. Directions: From the South: Rte. 8 N to Exit 42, follow 118W to Litchfield Ctr, Right on Rte. 63N, continue on 63N to Goshen town line continuing straight to first property on right. From the West: Rte. 202E to Rte. 63N then see above. From the East: Rte. 4W to Rte. 63S, left at rotary 2.5 mi. South on 63. From the North: Rte. 7S to Rte. 63S, 2.5 mi South from rotary. Description: Located in the picturesque Litchfield Hills, SMV is one of the state's premier award winning vineyards. Sustainably farmed and hand worked, our 50+ acres of vineyard are meticulously cared for, producing estate grown, award-winning wines. The Tasting Room is an antique barn with a warm, cozy atmosphere and spectacular views. Bring a picnic and enjoy our excellent hospitality, along with our award winning wines. Open year round.
11 Walker Road, Woodbury, CT 06798
Days & Hours Open: May-Dec 13: Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm. Call for additional openings or check website. Directions: Exit 15 from I 84, North on Rte 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: We are a family owned farm vineyard and winery that focuses on blends of grapes in classic tradition, bringing out what our specific growing area has to offer. Our tasting room is in our renovated 150 year old barn.
Chamard Vineyards P SE LG S T PE
115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton, CT 06413
Staehly Farm Winery P S SE CG
278 Town Street, East Haddam, CT 06423
Days and Hours Open: May 6-Nov 6: Fri, Sat 12pm-6pm; Sun 12pm-4pm. Other seasonal hours, call ahead or check our website. Directions: From Rte 9, take Exit 7 and follow Rte 82 East for approximately 3.5 miles or follow signs for Gillette Castle State Park. Description: Explore the best that the CT River Valley has to offer at Staehly Farm & Winery. Nestled in the hills of the Seven Sisters, the winery is located on sprawling acreage in scenic and historic East Haddam. Gillette Castle State Park and Goodspeed Opera House make the Winery a perfect part of a day trip filled with good food, hiking, and wine! Staehly Farm Winery produces all of its own wines exclusively from fruit grown on the farm and in small, limited-quantity batches. The Apple, Blueberry, and Cherry wines have received numerous international awards and Pomodoro, a tomato wine, is the only one in New England. More wines released periodically; check website for more details.
NEW HAVEN COUNTY
Bishop's Orchards Winery P SE LG S T PE CG
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437-2399
Gouveia Vineyards P OF SE S T PE CG
1339 Whirlwind Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492
Days & Hours Open: Jan 1–Feb 28: Thurs–Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm. March-Dec 31: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-6 pm. Directions: From I-91 North: Take Exit 14, Woodhouse Avenue. Turn left onto Woodhouse Avenue. Turn right onto South Airline Road. Turn right onto East Center Street. Turn right onto Whirlwind Hill Road. Winery is about 0.5 mile on the right. From I-91 South: Take Exit 14, East Center Street. Turn left onto East Center Street. Turn right onto Whirlwind Hill Road. Winery is about 0.5 mile on the right. Description: Bring food, family, and friends to enjoy a glass of wine and our spectacular 360 degree views! Picnic in the summer with a glass of our delicious sangria or cozy up to a warm fire in the winter. Cellar tours Saturday and Sunday at 2 & 4 pm. There is no charge for tours and reservations are not required. Come visit...it's a great way to stay-cation in our beautiful state of Connecticut!
Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery P OF SE LG S
15 Wind Swept Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492
Days & Hours Open: Year round: Mon-Thurs & Sat 11am-8pm. Fri 11am-9pm. Sun 11am-6pm. Directions: From I-91N: Take Exit 14/Woodhouse Avenue, left onto Woodhouse. Turn right onto South Airline Road, right onto East Center Street, left onto Wind Swept Hill Road. *Follow signs to Winery entrance. From I-91S: Take Exit 14/East Center Street, left onto East Center Street. Turn left onto Wind Swept Hill Road*. Description: Family owned and operated since 1997, Paradise is a Tuscan styled winery nestled among 65 picturesque acres of rolling hills along the Washington Trail in Wallingford. The winery, tasting room, and décor instantly transports you to the wine country in Europe: a hand crafted copper bar; chandeliers; soft Italian music playing in the tasting room and under our arched portico. A romantic, intimate setting, Paradise is the year round winery to visit and enjoy some of the finest Connecticut wines. Come summer picnicking or cozy up by the warm winter fire with family and friends. Come to Paradise.
1536 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT 06472
Days & Hours Open: Fri 3pm-8pm; Sat 11am-8pm; Sun 12pm-5pm. Directions: From I-91North: Take Exit 11. Take right onto CT-22 for 3.9 miles to intersection of CT-22 and CT-17. Take left onto CT-17 for .7 miles. Winery is on the left. From I-91 South: Take Exit 14. Take left onto CT-150 for .7 miles to Northford Road. Take right and travel 2.3 miles to CT-17. Take right onto CT-17 south for.8 miles. Winery is on the right. Description: A family-owned and operated winery located in a restored barn in Northford. Currently, we are a quaint, rustic winery with the capacity to hold about 25 people. Please join us for a tasting, hear our story and don’t forget to bring some snacks to enjoy with a glass or bottle of our Italian style wines.
Savino Vineyards P OF SE LG S T PE CG
128 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525
Days & Hours Open: May – Nov: Fridays 1 pm to 6 pm; Sat-Sun 12pm-6pm. Check our website for specifics. Directions: From North: Take CT-15 South to Exit 58, to Route 34 West. From points South: Take CT-15 North to Exit 58, to Route 34 West. After 0.5 mile, right on Baldwin Road. After 1.5 miles, take left-Ansonia Road (CT-243). Take right onto Ford Road, taking left to stay on Ford. Description: Savino Vineyards is a small family owned and operated vineyard situated 400 feet above sea level on eight acres of pristine land in the town of Woodbridge, Connecticut. We grow premium Vitis vinifera grapes and American hybrids to blend and produce unique tasting wines.
NEW LONDON COUNTY
6 Amos Road, Preston, CT 06365
Days & Hours Open: Thurs 5pm-8pm; Fri-Sun 12pm-5pm. Call or see website for extended hours June-Aug. Directions: From Hartford: Rte 2 East toward Foxwoods Casino. Turn left onto Rte 164. Dalice Elizabeth Winery 2.4 miles on the right. From Rhode Island: Exit off of I-95. Rte 2 West past Foxwoods. Turn right onto Rte 164. From Boston: I-395 to Exit 22. Left onto Rte 164. Description: A boutique family-owned winery 3 miles from Foxwoods Casino, offering tastings, cooking classes, and a venue for events. Thursday evenings feature karaoke night and Friday night concerts. Live music and lite fare can be enjoyed near the water on Saturday and Sunday.
12 Orchard Drive, Gales Ferry, CT 06335
Days & Hours Open: June–Oct: Sat-Sunday 12pm-5pm.Directions: From 395: Take Exit 79A. Follow to end, take right. Winery one mile on left. From 95 N, take Exit 86. Follow Route 12 north 8 miles. Winery on your right. Description: Holmberg Orchards & Winery is a working fourth generation located in the Thames River Valley in Southeastern Connecticut, growing 50 acres of vineyard, tree fruits, berries, vegetables and more. Expect an authentic farm visit. You are likely to encounter the sights and sounds of production agriculture while in our quaint tasting area enjoying our estate grown wines and hard ciders.
Jonathan Edwards Winery P OF SE LG S T PE
74 Chester Main Road, North Stonington, CT 06359
Lebanon Green Vineyards P OF SE LG S T PE
589 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT 06249
Days & Hours Open: April-May, Nov-Dec: Thurs-Sun 1pm-5pm. June-Oct: Thurs-Sun 12pm-6pm. Directions: At the intersection of Routes 207 and 87 on the Lebanon Green behind Redwood 1710 and just to the west of Lebanon Town Hall. Description: As of Spring the 2016, eight acres of grape vines grow behind Historic Redwood on the historic Lebanon Green. The old Milk Room has been converted into a rather small but adequate Winery. Just off the vineyard is the Tasting Room, described as cozy and colorful. This setting is truly a Farm Winery. You are welcome to walk the Vineyard, tour the Winery, and taste our quality wines. Acoustic music will be offered for your enjoyment on the weekends. Check the website for dates. For more info, visit our website at www.lebanongreenvineyards.com.
Maugle Sierra Vineyards P OF SE LG S T PE
825-827 Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT 06339
Days & Hours Open: Open year round Fri-Sun 12pm-6pm. From May-Nov open Wed-Mon 12pm-6pm. During June-Oct open daily 12pm-6pm. See website for extended hours. Directions: From Foxwoods: Take Rte 214W for 4.2 miles. Take right onto Rte 117N. Travel 2,000 feet. Winery on the left. From Mohegan: Take Rte 2A East for 0.7 mile. Take left on Rte 2A East/12N. Go right to Rte 2A East/Poquetanuck Road for 1.5 miles. Keep right at fork to Rte 117S for 2.6 miles, winery on right. Description: Savor a taste of New England wine at Maugle Sierra Vineyards. Specializing in St. Croix wine, wine grapes and handcrafted wines. More than 60% of our wines are produced with grapes grown on the estate, and the majority of the rest are grown within 100 miles of the vineyard.
100 Miller Road, Preston, CT 06365
Days & Hours Open: April-Dec: Fri 1pm-9pm; Sat-Sun 11am-4:30pm. Directions: From I-395N: Take Exit 9/CT-2 toward Preston, and merge onto CT-2A. In 5.5 miles, turn right on CT-2. After 1 mile, take left-Maynard Hill Road. Take first left-Miller Road. From I-395S: Take Exit 22/Jewett City/Griswold. Turn left onto CT-164. After 4.5 miles, take slight right to CT-165. Take left-Miller Road. Description: Located in historic Preston, Connecticut, Preston Ridge Vineyard is positioned at the peak of a ridge providing breathtaking views of the Connecticut countryside for over 20 miles. Come enjoy a tasting or glass of any of our many different wines, crafted on-site. We look forward to seeing you soon! Open April-Dec: Fridays (live music 5:30pm-8:30pm), Saturdays and Sundays (live music 12pm-3pm). Check our website for updated/holiday hours or call for information.
Priam Vineyards P SE LG S T PE CG
11 Shailor Hill Road, Colchester, CT 06415
Days & Hours Open: March-April: Fri-Sun 11am-6pm. May-Dec: Wed-Sun 11am-6pm and select holidays. Tastings & self-guided vineyard tours available. Directions: From North: I-91S to Rte 2E Exit 16 (Westchester/Rte 149),* right on Rte 149S 1.5 miles. Right onto Shailor Hill Road. Entrance is first left. From West: I-84 to Rte 2E, follow from*. From South: I-95N to I-395 Exit 77, take Rte 85N to Rte 2W, Exit 16, follow from*. Description: A sustainable vineyard & completely solar powered winery located in Colchester, CT. on 40+ acres, with a magnificent view of the new England countryside. We offer estate grown, international award-winning wines to enjoy by glass or bottle purchases. Outside picnics are welcome on our wine patio or in the vineyard with wine purchase. We are the largest outdoor wedding and event venue doing events up to 500 guests. See our website for information on our summer concerts, dinners, festivals and weddings that are magical in this beautiful environment.
Saltwater Farm Vineyard P SE LG S PE CG
349 Elm Street, Stonington, CT 06378
Days & Hours Open: April-Dec: Wed & Thur 11am-5pm; Fri, Sat*, Sun: 11am-3pm. *Reservations are required for all Saturday visits. Closed Mon-Tues. Directions: I-95, Exit 91: at off-ramp, turn onto Taugwonk Road (left from North; right from South). Take second left, North Main Street, for 1.7 miles. At intersection of Rte 1 light turn left. Proceed 0.6 mile, take sharp right at 1A intersection (Elm Street). Driveway is immediately on left after turn. Description: Saltwater Farm Vineyard is set on more than 100 panoramic acres - 15 of which are planted with six varieties of grapes - bordered by tidal marshes, coastal waters, and vistas of Long Island Sound, near the historic seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut. The centerpiece of the property, which has a small private airport dating to the late 1930s, is a vintage World War II era vintage airplane hangar that has been converted into a winery, tasting room and event space.
Stonington Vineyards P OF SE LG S T PE
Cassidy Hill Vineyard P OF SE S T PE
454 Cassidy Hill Road, Coventry, CT 06238
Days & Hours Open: April - December, Fri 11am-8pm (after Labor Day,Fri 11am-5pm), Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Directions: From I-84: Exit 68 toward Mansfield for 0.5 mile, right at light onto Goose Lane. Take left onto Cassidy Hill Road. From Rte 44: (follow signs) Go North on North River Road, slight right Goose Lane. Take right onto Merrow Road, left onto Goose Lane. Turn right onto Cassidy Hill. Description: Experience the natural beauty that is Cassidy Hill Vineyard. On fertile farmland overlooking the rolling hills of eastern Connecticut, we produce an eclectic collection of New England styled wines. Visit the log cabin winery's tasting room. Stroll through our vineyard. Enjoy a glass of wine on the winery's porch.
Sharpe Hill Vineyard P SE S PE
108 Wade Road, Pomfret, CT 06258
Days & Hours Open: Year Round: Fri-Sun 11am-5pm. Directions: I-84: Exit 69/Rte 74E to end, left onto Rte 44E (to Abington). Take Rte 97 South, follow * below. From I-395N: Exit 41/Rte 101W which becomes Rte 44, for 7 miles to Abington District/Pomfret. Take Rte 97S. *Drive 4 miles. Make left Kimball Hill Road. Winery 1.8 miles on right. Description: Sharpe Hill Vineyard is Connecticut’s largest and most awarded winery. Our most popular wine, Ballet of Angels, is the bestselling wine made in New England. Sharpe Hill also features the Zagat rated gourmet restaurant, the Fireside Tavern and Wine Garden. The restaurant has received a four star rating from the New York Times. Reservations are required. The winery and restaurant are open all year round.
848 Rte 171, Woodstock, CT 06281
Days & Hours Open: April 29-December 31: Fri 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Directions: 848 Rte 171 (848 Connecticut 171), Woodstock. From Hartford: I-84E to Exit 69. Follow Rte 74E to Rte 44E to Rte 198N which turns into Rte 171E. Winery on right. From I-395S: Take Exit 97. Follow Rte 44W to Rte 171W, left at light immediately past Woodstock Fair. Winery on left. Description: Experience the Vintage of the Quiet Corner at Taylor Brooke Winery. Family owned and operated for over 12 years, our recent expansion exemplifies our commitment to CT Grown and produced wines. Offering 17 unique wines that are sure to delight any palate, we pride ourselves on providing our visitors with good quality wine, wine education and most importantly, a fun experience! You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy with our wine at our pavilion or picnic tables by the vines. Shop our exclusive line of gifts and CT Specialty Foods. Discover why visitors say, “It’s really worth the trip!”
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