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Vineyard and wineries exist throughout New England, from Connecticut's Wine Trail, an organized group of vineyards that host wine tasting events, as far as northern Vermont, where apple and other fruit wines are popular.

A coastal journey for a tasting of the grape

Southern New England revels in vineyards and wineries that comprise equal parts of the Connecticut Wine Trail, now one of the fastest growing wine regions in the country. With beautiful coastal scenery and delicious and differing wine styles, you’ll find new and generations-old businesses serving more sophisticated tastes with the same traditions-old blend of hospitality and a great product. Take a tour, enjoy a tasting, and the many special events held each year to promote great wines and the Wine Trail. You’ll find myriad wines and accessories, as well as meats, cheeses, baked goods and other treats produced right there on the farm. You can bring the whole family and spend an afternoon escape out in nature and a glass or two of nature’s very own special nectar.

36 Main Street Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-1776

A haven for wine lovers with discerning palates

The historic Griswold Inn, set in charming Essex, Connecticut, is the destination for wine lovers in New England. Our award-winning wine list offers more than 50 wines by the glass. Enjoy one of our incredibly popular wine flights that will take you from one taste sensation to another. Our talented chefs offer an innovate menu to compliment every vintage. Micro plates such as parmesan and truffle edamame offer petite portions to enjoy with your wine. Small plates feature tapas-style selections spanning many cuisines of the world. They are especialy designed for sharing. More substantial portions are offered as a main dish or to share. We recommend our signature fondue, made with cheeses from award-winning farmstands. Finish your repast with one of our hand-crafted unique desserts.

909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI, 02842 Phone: 401-848-5161

Great local wines with a taste of Newport

The largest grower of wine grapes in New England, Newport Vineyards produces and bottles over 20,000 cases of estate-grown wine each year. One of Newport County’s most unique destinations is set in one of the most desirable farming areas in the country. Grapes are grown through sustainable farming methods on nearly 60 acres of historically preserved farmland. An extraordinary micro-climate on the land allows for developing the complex flavors of their wines which include award winning reds, whites, blush and reserve wines, sparkling and dessert wines and hard cider. Feel free to enjoy tours and tastings of our current vintages in our tasting & tank rooms, or have a glass with your meal at Brix Restaurant. We also feature multiple seasonal activities including live music, a marketplace and the Vineyard Cafe, and expanded venue facilities for public and private events.

at River Walk Resort at Loon - 22 South Mountain Drive Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-7500

Taste the newest vintage of the White Mountains

Seven Birches Winery, located within the grand new River Walk Resort Hotel at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH, is producing classic European grape varietals and locally sourced fruits into wines of distinction. Wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio, just to name a few are some of the wines that are made from the grapes of California and South America. Fruit wines are made from the bounty of Apples, Blueberries, and Strawberries found at local farms. The winery’s tasting room offers wine sampling flights and is open to the public daily. On weekends, the winery offers “Meet the Winemaker” tours of the winery and special events. Their tasting room and gift shop are the perfect stop when visiting the White Mountains of New Hampshire.