Welcome to Connecticut Wine Country
Connecticut boasts more than 40 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 Wine 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 2019 Listings of Connecticut Wineries and Vineyards below. Follow our Pinterest page to plan your travels, view past and current prizes, cork crafts, and more. Like us on Facebook for the latest updates and reminders.
The Council's most popular program is the annual Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries, which begins the first Friday in May and ends the first Sunday in November. Check the Wine Passport page for a complete list of participating wineries.
The 2019 Passport program starts May 3, 2019. Start your journey on May 3, 2019, or later, by going to a participating winery to pick up your printed passport or download the CT Farm Wine app on your phone. Collect 12 or more stamps and return your printed passport to a participating winery no later than November 3, 2019.
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 CT Wine Festival, in Goshen, July 20-21, 2019.
A Voluntary 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.
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Designated CT Grown Farm Winery CG
Days & Hours Open: Open May to Dec: Fri-Mon 11am-5pm. Closed Tues, Wed & Thurs. 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 ($10), 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!
Days & Hours Open: March-May: Fri-Sun 11am-5pm. June-mid-Nov: Thurs-Sun 11am-5:30pm. open mid-Nov-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.
32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT 06784
Days & Hours Open: Open April-Dec: Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-6pm, & major holidays. Summer hours June-Sept: Fri 11am-8pm. Check website for special hours & 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.
Days & Hours Open: Open year round. Mon-Tues: Closed. Wed-Fri 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Sat 11a.m.-7p.m.; Sundays 12p.m.-5p.m. Directions: Take Rte I-91 to Day Hill, to CT-189 towards Granby. Description: Newly opened family-owned and operated vineyard and function facility, striving for perfection in a glass! With 8 different wines and more in the making, along with fresh and different options of Sangrias to wine slushies changing seasonally! With weekly live music and gorgeous tasting room, we are sure to please anyone!
Days & Hours Open: Open year round: Fri-Sun 12-5pm. Check Facebook/website for additional hours. Directions: From the South, Rte. CT-2 West, take exit 15. Turn right onto South Main Street. Travel about .5 mi. to winery. It will be on your left. From the North, take Rte. CT-2 East, take exit 13. Turn right onto Rte. 66. Then, at light turn left onto South Main Street. Travel about 1 mi. Winery will be on your left. Description: Chateau Le' Gari' is nestled between Blackledge River and Fawn Brook in Hartford County's southernmost rural community of Marlborough, Connecticut. The gravelly soils & temperate weather provide the ideal micro-climate for growing grapes. The grounds are beautiful & spacious, elegant facility offers an unmatched experience for wine lovers. Is this France? Napa? No, it's Connecticut & it is right in your backyard! Visit us at ChateauLeGari.com. Groups of 10 or more by reservation only.
Lost Acres Vineyard P OF SE S PE
80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, CT 06060
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.
Days & Hours Open: Wine tastings June 30-November 4: 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.
Bethlehem Vineyard and Winery P OF SE S PE CG
46 Town Line Road, Bethlehem, CT 06751
(near Bethlehem Fairgrounds)
Days & Hours Open: Open only the following Saturdays & Sundays from 1-5pm: May 5, 6, 26 & 27 June 2, 3 & 30 July 1, 7, 8, 14 & 15 Aug 4, 5, 11 & 12 Sept 1, 2,8 & 9 Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 Nov 3 & 4 (Dec 1, 2, 8 & 9 Note: Hours 11am – 3pm). Directions: From Center of Litchfield, CT: Go south on South St/CT-63 for 2.7 miles. Turn right on CT-61 South for 3 miles. Turn left onto Town Line Rd. Vineyard driveway is 3rd on right. Driveway is flanked by evergreens on both sides. Basement winery is in back beyond deck. From Watertown, CT: Take CT-63 North into Morris, CT. Turn left onto Anderson Farm Rd. At stop sign turn left onto Benton Rd. Then take first right onto Town Line Rd. Winery driveway is 3rd on left. 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 14 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. In 2016 we introduced a 7th wine “ Old St Nicholas” made from estate grown Traminette grapes.
Days & Hours Open: Mid-Feb-Dec: Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm. May 18-Oct 19: 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.
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.
Days and Hours Open: From winery opening date thru Sept 4 (Labor Day) Sun-Wed 11am-5pm, Th at 11am- 8pm.Sept. 5-Nov., Sun-Wed 11am-5pm, Th 11am-6pm, Fri & Sat 11am-8pm. Dec-April Th 11am-6pm; Fri & Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Directions: Rte. 8N to exit 37. Left off exit to Rte. 262 Straight until Rte. 63/Main St. Right onto Rte. 63, 2 ½ mi. to Plungis Rd. First driveway. Follow signs to hilltop. Description: Hawk Ridge Winery sits atop the crest of a hill, in the middle of a 60-acre farm, with picturesque views of the Litchfield Hills. Our 5,500 square foot building features a post and beam interior, floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace, and a 22-foot stone-faced black walnut bar, all creating an inviting, warm, & rustic atmosphere. Savor a glass of wine in our tasting room, in an Adirondack chair on our lawn, in a rocking chair or at a private table in our 1,200 square foot deck, or under our huge sailcloth tent. Order food from our extensive menu prepared in our kitchen.
Hopkins Vineyard, LLC P OF SE LG S T PE CG
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.
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
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
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.
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: Voted a top 101 Winery in America in 2017, Sunset Meadow is the largest vineyard in Connecticut, producing over 25 award-winning estate grown wines. Overlooking the captivating sunsets of the Litchfield Hills, our 35 acres of producing vineyards are located in the scenic town of Goshen. Visitors can take a step into the past while enjoying the warm and friendly atmosphere of our historic tasting room. The tasting room has been crafted using estate antiques and original hand-hewed beams. the rich history and picturesque landscape of the beautiful Western Connecticut Highlands provides a breathtaking ambiance to all customers.
Walker Road Vineyards P OF S T PE
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.
Arrigoni Winery P OF SE LG S PE
1287 Portland-Cobalt Road, Rte 66, Portland, CT 06480
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:
Located on Rte. 66, 2.5 mi on right from Rte.9 and the landmark Arrigoni Bridge. From Rte. 2 W, take Exit 13, travel 9.5 mi on Rte. 66, winery on left. Description: Arrigoni Winery is nestled in the fertile Connecticut River Valley, and offers visitors an indoor tasting room and seating area with 21 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 Events@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 CG
115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton, CT 06413
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.
Days and Hours Open: May 4-Nov 4: Fri, Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-4pm. Nov 24 - Dec 23: Sat-Sun 12-4pm. Additional hours as posted on 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. Watch for food truck days (please, no outside food on these food truck days).
NEW HAVEN COUNTY
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 382 +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
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!
Days & Hours Open: Year round: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm, 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. Live Music Friday Evenings 5-8pm. Live Music Sunday Afternoons 2-5pm.
Rosabianca Vineyards P OF SE S PE
1536 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT 06472
Days & Hours Open: Wine tastings stop one hour prior to close. May 4 - November 4: Fri 3pm-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm;,Sun 12pm-5pm. November 5, 2018 - May 2, 2019: Fri 3pm-8pm, Sat 12-6pm, and Sun 12-5pm. Closed holidays. Directions: From I-91 North: 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. Can accommodate parties of 10 or less.
Days & Hours Open: May 4 – Nov 17: Sat-Sun 12-6pm. Check our website for specifics. Directions: From Hartford/New Haven and points North: Head south on CT-15 to Exit 58, to Route 34 West. From New York/Stamford and points South: Head north on CT-15 to Exit 58, to Route 34 West. In .5 mi., turn right onto Baldwin Road. In 1.5 mi., turn left onto Ansonia Road (CT-243). In .3 mi., turn right onto Ford Road. Take a left just passed Ansonia Rod Club to stay on Ford Road. We are .3 mi. on your left. Description: Savino Vineyards is a small family owned and operated vineyard situated 400 feet above sea level in 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
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
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.
Days & Hours Open: Open daily 11am-5pm, 4:30pm on high- season weekends, check website or call. Tours daily at noon, weather permitting. Groups of 8 or more by reservation only. Festivals June 2-3 & Oct 6-7. Directions: From I-95: Take Exit 92 to Rte. 2 West & continue on Rte. 2 through rotary. Bear right onto Main Street, bear right after bridge onto Wyassup Road. Third right is Chester Maine Road. From Rte. 2 East: Turn left at traffic light onto Main Street. Left at stop sign onto Wyassup Road. Third right is Chester Maine Road. Winery is at top of hill. 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.
Days & Hours Open: April, May, Nov-Dec: Thurs-Sun 1pm-5pm. June–Oct (summer hours): Thurs-Sun 12-6pm. Music on Saturdays during summer hours: 2pm-5pm (weather permitting). In the center of Lebanon, intersection of Rte. 207 & Rte. 87. Vineyard & Winery/Tasting Room behind Redwood 1710. New in 2018: Available for Special Events for 50 or less. 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.
Days & Hours Open: Open year round: Fri-Sun 12-6pm. Open May & Nov: Wed-Mon 12-6pm. Open daily, June-Oct: 12-6pm. Bus tours & groups of 6 or more by prior reservation only. See website for extended & winter hours. Just minutes from Foxwoods, the Mohegan Sun or Downtown Mystic. From Foxwoods: Take Rte. 214W for 4.2 mi. Right at signal, to Rte. 117 N, 2,000 feet, winery on left. From Mohegan: Take 2A East for .7 mi. & turn left at signal to Rte. 2A East/12N. Go right to Rte. 2A East/Poquetanuck Road for 1.5 mi. Keep right at fork to Rte. 117S for 2.6 mi., winery on right. Easy ADA access.Description: Savor a taste of New England wine at Maugle Sierra Vineyards. Specializing in St. Croix wine, wine grapes and handcrafted wines. Our wines are produced with grapes grown on the estate and within 100 miles of the vineyard.
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 ten different wines, crafted on-site. We look forward to seeing you soon! Open Marchl-Dec: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Available for weddings and private events. Check our website for updated hours or call for information.
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: An International Award-Winning, 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. Become a part of the Priam Vineyards family and create lifetime memories while learning about this amazing wine growing region.
Days & Hours Open: The tasting room is open April-Dec: Wed-Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri- Sat*-Sun 11am-3pm. *Reservations required for all Saturday visits. Open most holidays. Check website for special music hours. From Exit 91 off I-95: At off-ramp, from the North, turn left, and, from the South turn right (Taugwonk Road). Take second left onto North Main Street, proceed 1.7 mi. to intersection of Rte. 1; turn left at light, proceed .6 mi., take sharp right at intersection of 1A (Elm Street), Saltwater Farm Vineyard is first driveway immediately on left. Description: Housed in a 1930's airplane hangar with vaulted roof, milled aluminum exterior and timber trusses find Saltwater Farm Vineyard. With 1000+ acres - 15 of which are planted with five varieties of grapes- boarded by tidal marshes, costal waters, Wequetequock Cove and vistas of Long Island Sound, the winery invites strolling and sipping wine. New England viniculture, French style winemaking and small production vintages add to the vineyard's uniqueness. Currently, Saltwater is pouring 10 wines in its Tasting Room.
Stonington Vineyards P OF SE LG S T PE
523 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378
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.
Days & Hours Open: By appointment only. Please visit our website www.sunsethillvineyard.com to schedule tastings and purchases. Schedule a tasting from May to November, weekends only, from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Schedule a purchase Thursday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Directions: From Central CT: Take I-84, follow Rte 2 E to Rte 11 S to exit 4 onto 82 W in Salem to Rte 156 E. Watch for Elys Ferry Road. From I-91 S: take exit 22 S to Rte 9 S. Merge onto I-95 N/Rte1 N. Take exit 70 Rte 156 toward Old Lyme and turn on Elys. From Rte 82: Take Brush Hill Road, Mt. Archer Road, then Rte 156 to Elys. Description: Small, family owned winery/vineyard where west meets east. Offering locally grown Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and St. Croix. Make an appointment for a tasting or purchase today.
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.
Heartstone Farm & Winery, LLC P OF SE LG S T PE CG
468 Route 87 Columbia, CT 06237
Days & Hours Open: April 26-Nov 4: Thurs-Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-6pm. Directions: From East (Danielson): Take Rte. 6 West to Rte. 66 East in Columbia to Rte.87 East. Go approximately 1.5 mi. #468 is on the right. From West (Hartford): Take I-84 E to I-384 East to Rte. 6 East to Rte. 87 into Columbia. Go approximately 7.5 mi. #468 is on right. From South (Middletown): Take Rte. 66 East to Columbia. Take a right onto Rte. 87 East. Go approximately 1.5 mi. to #468 on right. Description: Heartstone Farm's winery is located on 58 rolling acres in scenic Columbia, Connecticut. We're proud to be family owned & operated, committed to sustainability. For decades, Heartstone Farm has grown berries and raised grass fed beef. In 2008, we expanded our farm by the purchase of an additional 56 acres for the home of our new winery. At 600 feet atop one of the highest points in Columbia, we planted six cold hardy varietals to craft our wines. Every year we add to our planting to increase the experience for patrons who have become our friends. Come enjoy with us the fruits of our farm. Relax on our patio overlooking vines & experience our home grown wines. Bring your lunch basket & your friends. Uncork & Salute!
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.
Days & Hours Open: Year round. Jan-March: check website. March 29-Dec 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 13 years, ur recent expansion exemplifies our commitment to CT Grown and produced wines. Offering 24 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!”
Days & Hours Open: Open April-Dec: Sat-Sun 12-6pm. Additionally, open May-Sept: Fri 12-9pm. Directions: From east, west or north: Take Rte. 14 to the junction of Rte. 97 S. Travel on Rte. 97 2.5 mi. to Murphy Hill Road. Turn right onto Murphy Road. Winery is .3 mi. up the road. From south: Take I-395 N to Rte. 97 N. Go 6.5 mi. on Rte. 97 N to Murphy Hill Road. Turn left onto Murphy Road. Winery is .3 mi. up the road. (GPS may show the town as Windham or Scotland, which is ok) Description: We are located on a former dairy farm of approximately 300 acres. the farm has been in the Stearns family since 1970. Doug and Geri started the vineyard in 2007 with 1 acre of grapes and presently produce all of our wines with only grown at our vineyard. This quiet setting is the perfect place to relax in the beautiful rolling hills of the vineyard.
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