DOAG: Connecticut Wineries

 
Connecticut Farm Wineries and Vineyards
 
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Welcome to Connecticut Wine Country
 
Connecticut boasts over 35 licensed wineries in our state. Thank you for your continued support for all of our wineries and vineyards. Focused on marketing and education, the Connecticut Farm Winery Development Council uses Community Investment Act funding each year to foster growth of the farm winery industry in our state. To plan your next farm winery trip, use the 2016 Listings of Connecticut Wineries and Vineyards below, or download the 2015 Guide to Connecticut Farm Wineries here. And, follow our Pinterest page to plan your travels, view past and current prizes, cork crafts, and more. Like us on Facebook. 
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The Council's most popular program is the annual Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries. Starting May 6, 2016, go to a participating winery to pick up your passport, get 16 or more stamps, and return it to a participating winery no later than November 6, 2016. Your completed Wine Passport  will be entered into a drawing for a two week trip for two to Malaga, Spain or other prizes. You will see the letter P in the listings below to see the wineries in the passport this year. Also, you can have your passport stamped at the Goshen Wine Festival, July 23-24, 2016.
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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
 
Your Informational Key:
 
Wine Passport Program                      P

Outside Food Allowed                        OF

Special Events                                  SE

Host Large Groups                             LG

Social Media                                     S

Offer Tours                                       T

Host Private Events                            PE

Designated CT Grown Farm Winery      CG

 

 

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

 

DiGrazia Vineyards    P OF SE LG S T PE CG

131 Tower Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
203-775-1616
Days & Hours Open: Jan-March: Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. April-Dec 31: Seven days a week, 11am-5pm. Directions: 1 mile East of Brookfield Center off Route 133. Description: We personally invite you to spend an afternoon at our winery located at 131 Tower Road, in historic Brookfield, Connecticut.  Spring, Summer and Fall hours 11am-5pm every day. We provide wine tastings ($9.40), free facility tours, and have a lovely picnic are with outside food permitted. We carry white red, blush, fruit, port, spiced, table and dessert wines of a unique variety, all resulting from 36 years in business. We hope to see you soon and know you will love our wines!

 

Jones Winery    P LG S CG  

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT 06484
203-929-8425

Jamie@jonesfamilyfarms.com

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
860-355-0271
Days & Hours Open: Open April-Dec: Fri-Sun 11am-6pm and major holidays. Additional summer hours: June-Sept: Friday 11am- 8pm. Check website for special hours and events. Directions: From CT-Route 7: Take Rte 37 four miles to Farm, past white silo. From NYC: Rte 684N to Rte 22N, toward Pawling. After 6 miles, take right onto Havilland Hollow Road (by Putnam Diner). Turn left at stop sign onto Rte 37 towards Sherman. Travel for 1 mile to white silo. Description: A family owned winery producing award winning grape and fruit wines. The 18th century dairy barn has been renovated to create an elegant tasting room. Enjoy your wine and picnic lunch on our new outdoor patio overlooking the farm and vineyard. See our website for information about annual festivals, special events, and private event information. We are handicap accessible.

 

 

HARTFORD COUNTY

 

Rosedale Farms & Vineyards, LLC      P SE LG PE S

25 East Weatogue Street, Simsbury, CT 06070

860-651-3926

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.

 

Lost Acres Vineyard    P OF SE S PE

80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, CT 06060
860-324-9481
Days & Hours Open: April-Dec: Fri-Sun 12pm-5pm. Directions: From North/East: I-91 to Exit 40/Rte 20 to Granby Center. Right onto Rte 189, *left onto Lost Acres Road, .7 mile to vineyard. From South/West: CT-8N to Rte 44E to Rte 318 to Rte 219 to Rte 20, left onto Day Street. Turn left onto Rte 189. *Follow directions 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, independent minded, cider distilling hill farmers populated the area. Lost Acres Vineyard has extended this tradition into grape wine. We produce hand crafted boutique white and red wines, including our most popular wine, Wedge White. Grape growing and wine making is the central activity of our farm, but not the only one. Our horses and herb gardens also keep us busy. A visit to Lost Acres Vineyard offers great wine, art shows, picnics, music and more. 

 

 

LITCHFIELD COUNTY

 

Bethlehem Vineyard and Winery  P OF S PE

46 Town Line Road, Bethlehem, CT 06751

(near Bethlehem Fairgrounds)

203-266-5024

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
860-489-9463 (WINE)
Days & Hours Open: Mid-Feb-Dec: Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm. May 13-Nov 11: Fri 12pm-5 pm; Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm. Closed July 4th. Last tasting 4:30pm. Directions: Take Rte 8 to Exit 44 in Torrington. Travel east on Rte 202 for 3 miles. From Hartford take Rte 44 to Rte 202 West. Description: The sun, the vine, the fruit, the wine-making wine using solar energy! We have 13 multiple national and international award winning wines available. Come enjoy our unique wines in one of the most beautiful locales and browse our gift shop. We host private events. You are welcome to bring your own food.

 

Haight-Brown Vineyard         P SE LG S T PE
29 Chestnut Hill Road, Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-4045
Days & Hours Open: Summer hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-5pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-8pm; Sun 12pm-7pm. Winter hours: Fri-Sun only, check website for hours. Directions: Off Rte 118 in Litchfield.  Description: Connecticut’s oldest vineyard located on historic Chestnut Hill Road in Litchfield. Enjoy the rustic setting amongst the natural beauty of the Litchfield Hills.

 

Hopkins Vineyard, LLC      P OF SE LG S T PE CG

25 Hopkins Road, New Preston, CT 06777

(860) 868-7954

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
860-379-8749
Days & Hours Open: May-Dec: Fri-Sun 11am-5pm. Jan-March: 1st & 3rd weekends Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm; call first. Closed April. Directions: From Southwest CT, take Rte 8 North to Exit 44 (downtown Torrington). Turn right onto Rte 202 for approximately 5 miles. Turn left onto Rte 219 (Town Hill Road). Winery is 2.1 miles on the left. From Northwest Connecticut, take Rte 44 East to the center of New Hartford. Turn right onto Rte 219. We are 2.5 miles on the right. Description: Located in the historic Town Hill section of New Hartford, we are a boutique winery with original vines planted since 1982. Enjoy tastings, tours, picnics, hiking, and art from Connecticut artists in our gallery. We host private parties and celebrations April through October. Annual Spring Wine Fest in June and Harvest Festival in October.

 

Land of Nod Winery     P OF SE LG PE CG
99 Lower Road, East Canaan, CT 06024
860-824-5225
Days & Hours Open: April to Nov 8: Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. Open Fridays from Memorial Day-Labor Day 11am-5pm. Open Memorial Day and Labor Day 11am-5pm. Closed Easter Sunday. Directions: From the East, Route 44 West making a left onto Lower Road, (just past the CT Wine Trail and historic Beckley Furnace signs.) Winery is 1.1 miles on the right. Take Rte 8 to end and turn right onto 44W. Proceed through Norfolk and make left onto Lower Road (just past the CT wine trail and historic Beckley Furnace signs). Winery is 1.1 miles on right. Or, take Rte 7N to Canaan, follow the winery signs turning onto Lower Road. Winery is on the left. Description: The Land of Nod has the proud distinction of being recognized as a National Bicentennial Farm. It is one of the oldest working farms in Connecticut serving the community for over nine generations. The winery lays before the beautiful Canaan Mountain State Reserve Forest beside the Blackberry River. We planted our first vines in 1994 and opened as a production winery in 1998. The tasting room offers a wide selection of grape and fruit wines, from our traditional red and whites to fruity Raspberry, Blueberry-Raspberry Medley, Peach, Winter Pear, and Chocolate Raspberry. We encourage picnicking. See
www.landofnodwinery.com for more info.

 

Miranda Vineyard  P OF SP LG S T PE

42 Ives Road, Goshen, CT 06756

860-491-9906

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.

 

Sunset Meadow Vineyards     P OF SE LG S T PE CG

599 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT 06756

860-201-4654

sunsetmeadowvineyards@yahoo.com

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.

 

Walker Road Vineyards    P OF S T PE

11 Walker Road, Woodbury, CT 06798

203-263-0768

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.

 

 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

Arrigoni Winery  P OF SE LG S PE

1287 Portland-Cobalt Road, Rte 66, Portland, CT 06480
860-342-1999 
Days & Hours Open: Sat-Sun 11am-6pm. Extended hours in Spring, Summer and Fall. Please check Arrigoniwinery.com and Facebook for extended hours and entertainment schedule. Directions: From I-95: Take Exit 69/Rte 9N towards Essex/Hartford. Take Exit 22N towards Middletown, onto Rte 17N* directions. From Hartford/91S: Take Exit 22S, Rte 9S. *Take Rte 17N/Rte 66E towards Portland, over Arrigoni Bridge. Take right, Rte 66E, 2.5 miles. From Norwich: Take Rte 2W to Exit 13/Rte 66W 9.5 miles. Description: Arrigoni Winery is nestled in the fertile Connecticut River Valley, and offers visitors an indoor Tasting Room and seating area with 18 different wines, a relaxing sunset Patio, vineyard-side picnic area and covered/heated Pavilion. After a wine tasting, browse the extensive gift shop and enjoy live music and scenic views of the vineyard. Event space is available year-round for weddings, bridal showers, family reunions and more. Please contact Monica@arrigoniwinery.com to learn more. Bus parking and private event parking available. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic. No outside beverages allowed. Open year-round.

 

Chamard Vineyards    P SE LG S T PE

115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton, CT 06413
860-664-0299
Days & Hours Open: Bistro and winery: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am–8pm. Directions: From I-95: take Exit 63. Left on 81N. 1st left past Clinton Crossing Outlets onto Walnut Hill Road (turns into Cow Hill Road). Drive slowly, for 1 mile, watching for the Winery on left. Description: Voted Connecticut's Best Winery, in 2013 by New Haven Living’s “Best Of”. We spread across 40 acres along the Southern Connecticut coast. Visit our vineyards farm wine bistro year round, enjoy farm to fork food, wine, and music. Join our email club to stay current on cool seasonal events.

 

Staehly Farm Winery      P S SE CG

278 Town Street, East Haddam, CT 06423

860-873-9774

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
203-453-2338
Days & Hours Open: Open year round, 7 days a week: Mon-Sat 10am–7pm; Sun 11am-6pm. Directions: I-95 Exit 57 in Guilford (coming I-95 South take a left off exit, I-95 North take a right off exit). Follow the Wine Trail Signs 1/2 mile north on Rte 1 to the Farm Market & Winery on the left at the Big Red Apple. Description:
Since 1871, six generations of Bishop's have been serving Connecticut with farm products. Specialty fruit wines created by Bishop’s use our apples, peaches, pears, strawberries, and raspberries. Since the winery’s inception in 2005, we have won over 318 +medals. Outdoor seating overlooking the orchard and prepared foods from our kitchen will add to your experience. We also offer a great selection of Connecticut Farm Wines! From dry to sweet, award–winning wines from other Farm Wineries complements our own wide selection. Our Farm Market, Farm Kitchen, Ice Cream, Pick Your Own and CSA provide you with a great ”local” experience.

 

Gouveia Vineyards   P OF SE S T PE CG

1339 Whirlwind Hill Road, Wallingford, CT 06492

203-265-5526

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

203-284-0123

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.

 

Rosabianca Vineyards      P OF S PE

1536 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT 06472

203-208-1211

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
203-387-2050

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

 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery     P SE LG S PE

6 Amos Road, Preston, CT 06365

860-889-WINE/860-889-9463

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.

 

Holmberg Orchard and Winery         P OF S CG

12 Orchard Drive, Gales Ferry, CT 06335

860-464-7305

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
860-535-0202
Days & Hours Open: Daily, Mon-Sun 11am-5pm. Directions: From Rte 2 East: Turn left at traffic light onto Main Street. At stop sign, turn left onto Wyassup Road. Take third right onto Chester Main Road. Winery is at top of hill. From I-95: Take Exit 92 to Rte 2 West and continue on Rte 2 through rotary. Turn right onto Main Street, bear right after bridge onto Wyassup Road. Third right is Chester Main Road. Description: 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. 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.

 

Lebanon Green Vineyards    P OF SE  LG  S  T PE

589 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT 06249

860-222-4644

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

860-464-2987

Pdm-a@comcast.net

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.  

 

Preston Ridge Vineyard   P OF SE LG S T PE

100 Miller Road, Preston, CT 06365

860-383-4278

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

860-267-8520

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

860-415-9072

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
523 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378
860-535-1222
Days & Hours Open: Year round, daily: 11am to 5pm. Additional hours: June-Oct: Open until 7pm on Saturdays. Directions: Take I-95 N to exit 91 (Stonington Borough exit). At end of ramp, go left under I-95 overpass for 2.5 miles. SVI sign on left. Take I-95 S to exit 91. At end of ramp go right for 2.5 miles. SVI sign on left. Description: Stonington Vineyards, a founding member of the Connecticut Wine Trail, is best known for its barrel fermented Chardonnay, Estate grown Cabernet Franc and its blends, Seaport White and Triad Rose. We also produce a unique Riesling and Gewürztraminer. From the start, Mike McAndrew has been the winemaker, garnering the reputation for producing quality, European-style table wines that have won numerous awards. Spring of 2014 we completed renovations so our Tasting Room and outdoor areas offer a beautiful new experience and more event space.

 

 

TOLLAND COUNTY

 

Cassidy Hill Vineyard       P OF SE S T PE

454 Cassidy Hill Road, Coventry, CT 06238
860-498-1126 

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.

 

WINDHAM COUNTY

Sharpe Hill Vineyard   P SE S PE           

108 Wade Road, Pomfret, CT 06258

860-974-3549

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. 

 

Taylor Brooke Winery    P OF LG S PE

848 Rte 171, Woodstock, CT 06281

860-974-1263

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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