Connecticut’s Wine Trail
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Vineyards and wineries are usually associated with California and the West Coast. Many people however, don’t realize that there’s at least one vineyard in all 50 states, and more than half of all American vineyards are located in states other than California.
Connecticut is not exempt from this statistic and offers several vineyards and wineries that produce great New England flavors. A visit to a Connecticut Vineyard can be educational, delicious and fun. Several Connecticut vineyards offer outstanding dining, as well as, wine-tasting and sampling. Most have an on-site wine-tasting and wine purchasing options but, hours vary. It is best to call in advance to confirm hours and policies. Some CT vineyard restaurants operate by advance reservation only. Many of Connecticut’s vineyards are part of the state’s wine trail. To feature your Connecticut Winery, contact us.
Connecicut Wine Trail Wineries
Connecticut’s Wine Trail connects 24 vineyards which are located throughout some of Connecticut’s most scenic rural routes and historic New England towns.
The Wine Trail consists of an eastern and western loop covering both the coastal and interior regions of Connecticut. This fast-growing segment of Connecticut products not only gives you wonderful tastes for the palate but views and scenery that are unparalleled. Many of the vineyards are in quaint areas that feature many other features such as charming antique shops, bed and breakfast inns, museums, casinos, fine dining and scenic drives. A few of the wineries serve food and some allow you to bring food with you as you enjoy their wines.
Wine tasting is a popular activity at Connecticut Vineyards. Discovering a new wine or favorite vintage is just part of the fun. A passport system which allows you to collect stamps and enter to win fabulous prizes is a fun way to remember your favorite winery. A small fee will provide you with a sampling of the vineyards’ products and in many cases a souvenir wine glass. The vineyards offer selections of their wine for sale. If you find one you are particular to, buy it then, as many of these smaller wineries sell out of smaller batches.
Scenic locations, excellent wine, and wonderful people make a Connecticut Wine Trail adventure an unforgettable experience. As a fun and entertaining way to learn about the ancient art of winemaking, right here in Connecticut, it’s a perfect weekend drive or overnight excursion. Visit our Connecticut Wineries section for more information.
New England Living Magazine