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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

At Griswold Inn, enjoy a flight in a wine glass

Historic Griswold Inn, situated on Main Street in picturesque Essex, Conecticut, is a haven for wine lovers. Our award winning wine list offers more than 50 wines by the glass. In our exquisite Wine Bar, enjoy a wine flight that will take you from one taste sensation to another to another. Our talented chefs prepare stylized dishes that are widely acclaimed and hand-crafted desserts you will find no where else. We offer innovative tapas, inspired macro plates, and artisanal cheeses. Our staff can suggest the ideal wine to accompany every selection. You'll enjoy this repast in one of the country's oldest inn, where every effort has been made to preserve the historic character. You'll be surrounded by art work from our acclaimed collection.
Miranda Vineyard Grapevines 500x250 - CT Wine Trail
Connecticut Wine Trail

New England charm, everywhere you go

Explore a unique collection of wineries and vineyards statewide with award-winning wines and beautiful scenery. Connecticut is one of the most exciting and fastest growing wine regions in the United States. Should your trip start in the Litchfield Hills, the Connecticut or Housatonic River Valleys, the Quiet Corner or along the coast, visitors are sure to notice the distinct differences that make each growing region unique. With an array of grapes grown in this region, enjoy reds such as Cabernet Franc and St. Croix, as well as delicious Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Seyval Blanc whites.