Your Ultimate Guide to the Connecticut Wine Trail

Connecticut Wine TrailIf you thought you had to hop on a plane and travel all the way to Napa Valley to enjoy incredible wine, think again!

Connecticut is becoming one of the fastest-growing wine regions in the United States. The cool climate creates an ideal environment for grape growing, meaning you’ll enjoy wines crafted from flavorful and juicy fruit every time. If you’re a fan of delicious wine, then you don’t want to miss the Connecticut Wine Trail! This wine lover’s journey features 24 of the best wineries in CT, some of which are located near the Stanton House Inn in Greenwich. Explore the trail with us and discover why it is worthy of a spot on your Greenwich itinerary.

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More About the Connecticut Wine Trail

The Connecticut Wine Trail is the perfect way to indulge in tasty local wines while experiencing some of the state’s most interesting places. Many of the wineries along the journey also offer tours, tastings, and events to make your adventure even more memorable. Don’t forget to pick up your Connecticut Wine Trail passport from any of the wineries! This allows you to collect stamps from each location you visit, some of which will earn you free prizes. It’s every wine lover’s dream come true!

5 of Our Favorite Wineries on the Connecticut Wine Trail

While it’s impossible to choose the best, we do have our particular group of favorites. Here are some of the best local wineries you’ll experience along the Connecticut Wine Trail!

  1. Sunset Meadow Vineyards

Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen, CT, was originally a working farm purchased in 1996. Today, 50 acres of vineyards lie on rich and fertile soil and produce a flavorful assortment of wines including robust reds and bright whites. Be sure to check out the historic tasting room, which has been crafted using estate antiques and original hand-hewed beams and overlooks the picturesque Western Connecticut highlands.

  1. Hopkins Vineyard

Situated on the shore of Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard has been growing grapes since 1979 and now features 30 acres of vines and a state-of-the-art winery. They also host a variety of fun events throughout the year, including Wine Festivals in May and September. Guests are also invited to the tasting room on weekends for wines by the glass, artisan cheese platters, and fine teas.

  1. Jones Winery

The Jones family have farmed their land in Shelton, CT for over 150 years. Their extensive farming experience and famous berries have allowed them to create a selection of delicious grape wines and specialty fruit wines. The Jones Winery tasting room is located in a renovated 19th-century dairy barn, where guests can sample six wines and enjoy learning about wine tasting, winemaking, and the farm’s history.

  1. Bishop’s Orchards Winery

Located in Guilford, CT, Bishop’s Orchards offers fruit wines, hard ciders, and popular Connecticut Farm Wines that highlight the orchard’s produce. This includes apples, peaches, pears, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Guests can experience a one-of-a-kind tasting year-round at the wine bar, located inside an original 1928 barn.

  1. Chamard Vineyards

Known for their fabulous Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals, Chamard Vineyards is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. This winery benefits from the unique microclimate influenced by both the Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River. They also offer wine tastings, live music, picnics, a farm to kitchen menu, and more.

Enjoy the Flavors of Connecticut During Your Stay at the Stanton House Inn

Oktoberfest at Bear MountainRecognized as the most romantic bed & breakfast in Connecticut, our luxury inn is a favorite among couples traveling to Greenwich. We are also the closest Greenwich bed & breakfast to New York City, allowing you the chance to easily escape the city and reconnect with your partner. For romantic stays, our luxury suites are some of the best in Greenwich! We also offer an abundance of amenities and a romantic setting you won’t find in typical accommodations such as an outdoor pool, experience enhancing vacation packages, and more!

Book your romantic getaway to Stanton House Inn today and don’t forget to add our Romance Package for an even more memorable experience!

 

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