DOAG: Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries

Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries
The 2018 Passport Program
Winners Selected December 6, 2018

{passport no year cover.jpg} With 41 Connecticut farm wineries and the Connecticut Wine Festival, Goshen, CT, stamps to collect, the new stamp and prize structure seems to have increased the number of participants this year. The 2018 Passport, as it is aptly called, encouraged people to obtain at least 12 of the potential 41 stamps from participating Connecticut wineries. The more stamps, the more chances to win a number of prizes, including a two-week trip for two to Spain. The participating Connecticut wineries are ready and waiting for your visit this season.  



Grand Prize #1: For those who had 35 or more stamps entered into a drawing for 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 4 - February 17, 2019). 

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!


18 or more stamps in a passport 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 18 - March 4, 2019).


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


15 Second Prizes:  An overnight get-away for two to the La Quinta of Danbury, Danbury, CT, the home of the Antique Trail and so much more.

Third Prize: A delightful wine bangle bracelet and $50 gift card to a very special jewelry store that loves the passport program just as much as you. By Marie's Jewelry in Waterbury, CT.

Passports with 12 or more stamps were entered to win:


40 Fourth Prizes:  A certificate for two bottles of wine from a 2018 passport-participating Connecticut farm winery.

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

Congratulations to the Passport to CT Farm Wineries 2018 Winners:


The 2019 Passport program will begin the first Friday of May 2019. 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 12 stamps.


For questions or concerns about the passport program, read the program's Frequently Asked questions page or reach out to Rebecca Murphy at the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, 860-713-2538 or email


Many thanks to our 2018 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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