The 10 Best Wineries in Connecticut!

Set in historical buildings along Long Island Sound or Connecticut’s rolling hills, vineyards and wineries are a must-visit across the state. Stop by for a tasting, and stay for a meal and a bottle at one of Connecticut’s more than 25 vineyards. With the ever-growing Wine Trail and numerous events, you are sure to find a great winery or vineyard near you. 

1. Saltwater Farm Vineyards, Stonington, CT

With stunning views of tidal marshes and the Long Island Sound, Saltwater Farm Vineyards is a favorite among locals. The beautifully remodeled aircraft hanger from World War II is the location for wine tastings and is a marvelous backdrop for weddings. A favorite wine is the 2013 Estate Merlot with notes of smoke, clove, and blackberries.

2. Maugle Sierra Vineyards, Ledyard, CT

Maugle Sierra Vineyards offers delicious tastings of their six homemade wines for $12. Taste their two white offerings, full-bodied reds, or semi-dry rosé. Maugle Sierra Vineyards is open Thursday through Sunday and has bands and events several days per week. Food is not served at Maugle Sierra Vineyards, so you are encouraged to bring your own.

3. Sunset Meadows Vineyards, Goshen, CT

For an especially tasty experience of chocolate and wine pairings, visit Sunset Meadows Vineyards, offering wine and chocolate pairings several days per week throughout the year. The chocolate pairing features five specialty chocolates for Sunset Meadows’ white wines or a similar pairing with Sunset Meadows’ red wines.

4. Stonington Vineyards, Stonington, CT

Open seven days per week, a visit to Stonington Vineyards will fit in with anyone’s schedule. Stonington Vineyards offers comprehensive winery tours to teach visitors about the wine making process as well as wine tastings. The tastings are a great deal and feature six different house wines for $12 per person and detailed descriptions of each wine, from dry to sweet, are presented by the knowledgeable staff.

5. Chamard Vineyards, Clinton, CT

Set on 40 acres of rolling Connecticut countryside, with 20 of those acres planted with wine grapes, Chamard Vineyards is stunning property, bistro, and vineyard to visit. The Bistro offers a farm-to-table menu that is specifically designed to compliment their wines. Chamard Vineyards’ white wines are known for their hits of citrus and all wines can be purchased by glass or bottle. 

6. Land of Nod, East Canaan, CT

Land of Nod Winery should be at the top of your list to visit come springtime. The Land of Nod is located on a 200-year-old farm dating back to before the Revolutionary War and the grounds also feature the Beckley Furnace, which is included on the Iron Heritage Trail as was a colonial iron works. Wines include several unique options: peach wine, chocolate raspberry fruit wine, and blueberry-raspberry medley.

7. Hopkins Vineyard, New Preston, CT

Hopkins Vineyard is unique in Connecticut due to its location near an inland lake, producing a special microclimate that allows for a longer growing season and virility of tender grape varieties. Wines produced by Hopkins Vineyard include sparkling wines, dry Red Bard red, semi-sweet apple cider wine and peach wine, and sweet Night Owl and Ice Wine. Wine tastings and tours are available and are offered several days per week year-round.

8. Jones Winery, Shelton, CT

Showing a dedication to the land for over 100 years, the farm’s founder, Philip James Jones, stated, “Be good to the land and the land will be good to you.” With their tasty bounty, it is clear that the Jones’ are good to the land. Jones Winery features traditional grape wines and specialty fruit wines produced from fruits grown on their farmlands. Tastings of six or seven different wines are available in their historic, converted dairy barn daily. In addition to the winery and tastings, Jones Winery also features a farm-to-table cooking studio and wine-food paring classes. 

9. Miranda Vineyard, Goshen, CT

Using techniques from Portugal’s winemaking practices, Miranda Vineyard is pleased to serve refreshing whites, traditional Portuguese dessert wines, dry reds, and more. This winter, Miranda Vineyard is open for tastings on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and frequently features wine and chocolate pairings.

10. Sharpe Hill, Pomfret, CT

With two different wine tasting offerings available year-round on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Sharpe Hill is popular option in northeastern Connecticut. For $15 per person, you can opt for a full flight wine tasting, which includes a tasting of all wines and a souvenir glass. A wine sampler tasting of six wines is also available for $10 per person. Enjoy an award-winning meal at their on-site restaurant called Fireside Tavern, but be sure to reserve a table in advance.

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599 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT
Sunset Meadow Vineyards is located at 599 Old Middle Street, Route 63, Goshen, CT. Sustainably farmed, our over 40 acres of vineyard produce 13 var... Read More
15 Wind Swept Hill Road, Wallingford, CT
Open: Year Round In 1997 dedicated to quality and creativity in everything we do and a commitment to sustainable farming, we meticulously and passi... Read More
131 Tower Road, Brookfield, CT
Open: April - December Open 7 Days a Week, January - March Open Saturday & Sunday DiGrazia Vineyards was founded in 1978 and is dedicated to pr... Read More
25 Hopkins Road, New Preston Marble Dale, CT
Open: year-Round In 1787, Elijah Hopkins, returning from the Revolutionary War, chose this rich and fertile site on Lake Waramaug to settle his fa... Read More
115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton, CT
Open: Year-Round French Inspired Winery and Bistro on the Connecticut Shoreline. 40 acre Estate with 16 acres under vine. European vinifera includi... Read More
523 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT
Open: Year-Round Stonington Vineyards, a founding member of the Connecticut Wine Trail, is best known for its barrel fermented Chardonnay and its p... Read More
108 Wade Road, Pomfret, CT
Open: Year-Round Come and visit Sharpe Hill Vineyard, the award winning winery of Connecticut's Quiet Corner! Sharpe Hill Vineyard has received ove... Read More
74 Chester Maine Road, North Stonington, CT
Open: Year Round North Stonington, CT has a history rich in both agriculture and industry. Thanks to its many waterways early mills sprung up wit... Read More
848 Route 171, Woodstock, CT
Open: April 25th - December 31st Our Mission Taylor Brook WineryOur mission is to produce a variety of high quality wines from grapes grown on site... Read More
535 Town Hill Road ( Route 219), New Hartford, CT
Open: May 1 - December 31 About Jerram Winery is located in the historic Town Hill section of New Hartford, the site of the original town settlem... Read More
99 Lower Road, East Canaan, CT
Open: April - May, June - August, September - November Welcome to the Land of Nod vineyard & winery.  Situated in the foothills of the Berkshi... Read More
11 Shailor Hill Road, Colchester, CT
Open: Mid - March through December About Priam Vineyards is a completely solar-powered winery and sustainable vineyard nestled in the Salmon Rive... Read More
23 Strawberry Ridge Road, Warren, CT
The Vineyard at Strawberry Ridge is located on 22 acres of hilly terrain overlooking Lake Waramaug in northwestern Connecticut. Until September 200... Read More
32 Route 37 East, Sherman, CT
Open: April - December White Silo Farm is a small specialty winery. Our wine is produced and bottled on premises from farm grown fruit. Experience... Read More
500 South Meriden Road, Cheshire, CT
Open: Year-Round We are an apple orchard located in Cheshire Connecticut that has been in operation for over 200 years. We grow fresh produce, spri... Read More
100 Miller Road, Preston, CT
Located in historic Preston, CT, Preston Ridge Vineyard is situated on 60 bucolic acres just 15 miles from the Long Island Sound.  Our location a... Read More
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT
Mission:To be: - The leader in the farm market, orchard and winery businesses in Connecticut.Through: - Outstanding customer service, qua... Read More
80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, CT
Visit us for a selection of hand crafted fine wines.  Wine tastings are $6 and include your choice of 5 wines and a complimentary tasting glass. Read More
129 North Stonington Road, Portland, CT
Open: September - October, November - December About Us: A visit to Clyde's Cider Mill is like stepping back in time. Come see the only steam power... Read More
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