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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Connecticut Wine Trail

Vineyards along this trail have remarkable wines to match your mood, taste

In the mood for a mellow red, a refreshing white, a fruity sangria, a crisp cider? Whatever your tastes, there’s a wine with your name on it along the Connecticut Wine Trail. The 25 wineries along the scenic trail, beautiful every season of the year, serve up wines for you to sample in tasting rooms fashioned from old barns, or made of fieldstone, or with a Tuscan flair. Sip a Sunny Sangria from an Adirondack chair at Taylor Brooke Winery, sample artisanal cheeses at Chamard Vineyards near Long Island Sound, choose a delightful dessert wine at DiGrazia Vineyards and enjoy it on an arbor patio. Some vineyards have taverns, full kitchens, home-baked goods; others have visiting food trucks. All have remarkable histories and amazing views.
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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
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