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Jonathan Edwards Winery

74 Chester Maine Road
860-535-0202

Open: Year Round

North Stonington, CT has a history rich in both agriculture and industry. Thanks to its many waterways early mills sprung up with such a proliferation, that the downtown village was once known as Milltown. Although the milling industry is long gone, the agricultural nature of the town continues. Anyone who drives the back roads of North Stonington will see some of the most beautiful farms anywhere. The Edwards family is proud to have joined this longstanding history and agricultural life.

This farm is situated on Chester Maine Road, and was indeed once the Chester Maine Farm. The farm was a classic New England dairy and cattle affair for over a century, and early maps of town show that during the 1700's this was once the Williams Homestead.

In the late 1970's the farm was donated by Carol Maine to a church in town and it was subsequently sold to a family who started Crosswoods Vineyards in the early 1980's. Despite a massive effort, a stunning renovation of the barn and an aggressive expansion of the vineyard, success was ultimately elusive and the winery closed. During the next decade a portion of the land was subdivided but the heart of the farm was preserved. In 2000, 48 acres were purchased by the Edwards family. The property included the winery, the historic farmhouse, overgrown but very fertile fields, and even the original "3 holer" outhouse. Farming continues to this day.



Reviews

jodys cowdin

Rating:
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Was a wine member until today. I would not recommend becoming a member as the wines you get a choices of the vineyard. We do not like cabernet franc ( got 2 bottles) or Port ( got 2 bottles).. yes we have gifted these in the past but that only further markets Jonathan Edward's winery. We asked to switch out the wine to our desirable wines with an emphatic no. So ....we canceled our membership until we can choose the wines we want. Btw.. .they are overpriced but we love going there and enjoying a glass of wine...great venue for that

BKM

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Monday, April 30, 2018
Really great place for an event/wedding and the wine is very good as well. They have a cool summer concert series too. The only bummer is archane CT liquor laws where you can only drink inside, not out on the lawn/grounds.

Kathleen Freund

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Sunday, April 29, 2018
Favorite vineyard by far. The wine is exceptional, the facility and grounds are beautiful and relaxing. You can bring in food too. It does get crowded on the weekends.

Jason Barcomb

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
REALLY Enjoy the Lodi Zin and Lodi Cabernet. Friendly staff and beautiful grounds.

Madeline Carignan

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Friday, Dec. 29, 2017
Good wine and cozy atmosphere on a winter Friday afternoon. Mostly white wines but they have one red they make there and a few from California that were good. A bit pricey however the pours were very generous so it was fair. Looking forward to trying again in summer time

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