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Following the Connecticut Wine Trail

The Connecticut Wine Trail comprises 20-plus vineyards in some of Connecticut’s most beautiful New England towns. This eastern and western Connecticut itinerary offers many award-winning wines. Cost-wise, all you need is a tank of gas and a thrifty wine budget to make this a cheap but fun and scenic New England travel attraction!

The wineries include:
Bishop’s Orchards Winery and Farm Market, Guilford
Chamard Vineyards, Clinton
Connecticut Valley Winery, New Hartford
DiGrazia Vineyards, Brookfield
Gouveia Vineyards, Wallingford
Haight-Brown Vineyards. Litchfield
Heritage Trail Vineyards, Lisbon
Holmberg Orchards & Winery, Gales Ferry
Hopkins Vineyard, New Preston
Jerram Winery, New Hartford
Jonathan Edwards Winery, North Stonington
Jones Winery, Shelton
Land of Nod Winery, East Canaan
Maugle Sierra Vineyards, Ledyard
McLaughlin Vineyards, Sandy Hook
Miranda Vineyard, Goshen
Priam Vineyards, Colchester
Rosedale Farms & Vineyard, Simsbury
Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Stonington
Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Pomfret
Stonington Vineyards, Stonington
Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Goshen
Taylor Brooke Winery, Woodstock
White Silo Winery, Sherman

All wineries are members of the Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association. For more information on to create your own wine tour, we recommend visiting the Connecticut Wine Trail Web Site.

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