DOAG: Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries

Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries
Prize Winners Have Been Selected for the 2017 Passport Program
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The 2017 season was a banner year for the program. Thank you for all the visits to  37 Connecticut farm wineries and the Connecticut Wine Festival, Goshen, CT, to collect stamps in your Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries.  The Passport, as it’s aptly called, encourages people to obtain at least 16 of the potential 38 stamps to enter to win a number of prizes, including a two-week trip for two to Spain! Check to see if you are one of the 57 prize winners by checking the two documents linked at the bottom of this page. Congratulations to our winners. And, to those who did not get a prize this year, there is always 2018.




The 2018 Passport progam will begin the first Friday of May 2018. Pick up your passport at any participating winery, The Connecticut Wine Festival, or sponsor's business (see hyperlinks to their websites below). Travel around the state, collecting stamps in your passport. The minimum number of stamps to be entered into a drawing is 16 stamps.



Grand Prize #1: For those who had 34 or more stamps in their passport, you were entered into a two-week trip for two, including airfare and lodging, to Benalmadena Palace, Hotel and Spa in Benalmádena Costa, Málaga, Spain, the first two weeks of February (from February 5 - February 18, 2018).  In addition, this elite group of passport participants were entered into a second drawing for A Round Trip Chauffered Limousine to the Connecticut Wine Festival, with up to eight guests!


For anyone with 16 or more stamps in your passport, you were entered into a drawing for the following prizes:


Grand Prize #2: A two-week trip for two, including airfare and lodging, Benalmadena Palace, Hotel and Spa in Benalmádena Costa, Málaga, Spain from mid-February to early March (February 19 - March 5, 2018).


First Prize: A pair of 14k White gold diamond studs, total weight is .40 Carats valued at $800! By Marie's Jewelry in Waterbury, CT.


Second Prize: A limousine wine tour on a Sunday of your choice for eight people to Connecticut wineries.  Prize provided by Gateway Limousines, Waterbury, CT.


15 Third Prizes:  An overnight get-away for two to the La Quinta of Danbury, Danbury, CT.


37 Fourth Prizes:  A certificate for two bottles of wine from a 2017 passport-participating Connecticut farm winery.


You must be at least 21 years of age to take part in the program.  You must be present to get your passport stamped. We only allow one passport per person in the drawing. 

The program began May 5, 2017 to start stamping at a 2017 participating winery. This year, the last day to turn in your passport was November 5, 2017. You had to turn in your passport at the end of the season at a participating winery to be included in the drawings. The prize drawing was held December 7, 2017. The complete rules of the program can be found in the passport.



Contact Jane Murdock at the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, 860-713-2588 or using the email



Passport to CT Farm Wineries 2017 Winners:
                2017 Prize Winners by Prize     2017 Prize Winners by Last Name  

Many thanks to our program sponsors:

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Check this website and read the rules in the Passport carefully each year, as some rules may change.

A program of the Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council under the administrative authority of the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.

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