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Vineyards & wineries in Connecticut offer tours, tastings, events

Connecticut's vineyards and wineries are a growth industry that welcomes visitors of all kinds, from the expert to people who are simply curious about wine. The Connecticut Wine Trail is a network of two dozen vineyards and wineries all over the state that offer coordinated events and hospitality to the wine-loving public. A Winter Wine Trail is accumulating fans who want to keep exploring during the colder season. Many vineyards host great events combining wine, food, music, and hospitality.

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Wine Glasses 500x250 - Griswold Inn - Essex, CT
The Griswold Inn

36 Main Street Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-1776

Wines are front and center at this historic inn, near the state wine trail

At the historic Griswold Inn, they know their wines: An elegant wine bar with over 50 wines on the list have earned it the Wine Spectators Award of Excellence for 11 years running. But that’s just where your vineyard adventure begins when you stay at this Revolutionary War-era inn. Travel the Connecticut Wine Trail and sample a variety of wine styles and stunning scenery. Try the Chardonnay at Chamard Vineyards, a taste of Napa Valley at Jonathan Edwards Winery, vegan-certified wines at Priam Vineyard, the Fireside Tavern’s offerings at Sharpe Hill Vineyard or the Seaport White at Stonington Vineyards. Plan a picnic, enjoy unique tasting rooms, patios and decks – then head back to the inn to relax in your comfortable room
Miranda Vineyard Grapevines 500x250 - CT Wine Trail
Connecticut Wine Trail

Variety is the spice of life along the scenic Connecticut Wine Trail

The names alone are intriguing: Crimson Rose, Hawk’s Nest Red, Dolce Vita. On the Connecticut Wine Trail, the variety of wines, from crisp rieslings to sweet dessert wines, is as impressive as the unique surroundings of each winery. One tasting room has a Tuscan touch, another is built from stone and old timbers, still another is in a renovated 19th century dairy barn. Among the 24 wineries on the trail (and visiting each earns you a stamp on the state’s wineries passport), some offer tours, others feature classes or entertainment. Tastings might include artisanal cheeses or chocolates. Some farm vineyards let you pick berries, harvest pumpkins or choose a Christmas tree. Please check our website for winery reopening and safety information.