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Vineyards and Wineries in New England


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.

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Vineyards and Wineries of New England
Fruit Wines - Bishop's Orchards - Guilford, CT
Bishop's Orchards Winery

1355 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT, 06437 Phone: 203-453-2338

No surprise that the best fruit wines are made right at this farm and orchard

Who would make more delicious fruit wines than an orchard? No one! That’s why Bishop’s Orchards is the perfect place to enjoy a wine tasting or just settle in at the wine bar (part of the farm’s original 1928 barn) with a glass of fruit wine created with the orchards’ own apples, peaches, pears, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Sample the diverse collection of national and international-award-winning wines, sparkling wines and dry and semi-dry hard ciders made at the winery, which began operations in 2005. The bar also offers other local wines and craft beers and popular froses (wine slushes in flavors like honey peach melba). Check the website calendar for special events and weekend educational offerings as well as live entertainment at the Little Red Bar(n).
Sitting Room - 1620 Winery - Plymouth, MA
1620 Winery

55 Cordage Park Circle Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-3532

The 1620 Winery is a fully restored historic winery and wedding and events venue on the water in Plymouth’s historic Cordage Park. With soaring 30-foot beamed ceilings, exposed brick, wide pine flooring and three roaring fireplaces, this 1800’s era maritime rope braiding facility exudes the perfect blend of history and rustic elegance. While much of the space is dedicated to hosting weddings and events, visiting groups (of 10 or more) can schedule a private winery tour/tasting hosted by the Vintner. Highlights include sampling wines direct from the aging casks and tasting 1620 Wines that have medaled in international competitions.
Wine Glasses 500x250 - Griswold Inn - Essex, CT
The Griswold Inn

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

Wines are front and center at this historic inn, near the state wine trail

At the historic Griswold Inn, they know their wines: An elegant wine bar with over 50 wines on the list have earned it the Wine Spectators Award of Excellence for 11 years running. But that’s just where your vineyard adventure begins when you stay at this Revolutionary War-era inn. Travel the Connecticut Wine Trail and sample a variety of wine styles and stunning scenery. Try the Chardonnay at Chamard Vineyards, a taste of Napa Valley at Jonathan Edwards Winery, vegan-certified wines at Priam Vineyard, the Fireside Tavern’s offerings at Sharpe Hill Vineyard or the Seaport White at Stonington Vineyards. Plan a picnic, enjoy unique tasting rooms, patios and decks – then head back to the inn to relax in your comfortable room
Vineyard View - Newport Vineyards - Middletown, RI - Photo Credit Dean Diogo
Newport Vineyards

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

Wines at vineyard just outside of Newport sure to please everyone’s palates

There’s a wine to please everyone’s palate at the Newport Vineyards, over 60 acres of vines spread across 100 acres of preserved farmland. Relax indoors in unmatched venues with a rustic yet modern feel and breathtaking vineyard views, or sit on the patio or out by the vines in an Adirondack chair. You’ll want a glass of the family owned-and-operated vineyard’s many wines to make the experience even more enjoyable: the fruit-forward cabernet Franc, perhaps, or a dry Riesling. Flights of wine, and of beer from the on-site Taproot Brewing Company, are always offered, as is a full menu of delicious farm-to-table apps, entrees and fabulous desserts. Winery tours are offered daily at noon and 2 p.m. Check the website for special food and entertainment events.
Paradise Hills Vineyard - Wallingford, CT
Paradise Hills Vineyards

15 Windswept Hill Road Wallingford, CT, 06492 Phone: 203-284-0123

Paradise Hills Vineyard is owned and operated by the Ruggiero family, offering a cozy, Tuscan-style tasting room with views overlooking the vineyard. Some of the varietals grown here include Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles, Chambourcin, Tramenet and Cayuga. They serve charcuterie platters as well.
Miranda Vineyard Grapevines 500x250 - CT Wine Trail
Connecticut Wine Trail

Variety of wineries, and wines, make this trail a fun, and tasteful, experience

Almost two dozen picturesque wineries and vineyards dot the Connecticut Wine Trail, which takes you through one of the most exciting wine regions in the country. Sip a chardonnay at Chamard Vineyards, or the Hawk Eye White under a sail-cloth tent at Hawk Ridge Winery. Stroll through the wine gardens at Sharpe Hill Vineyard, let the kids visit the llamas and alpacas at Bishop’s Orchards. Sit at tasting rooms fashioned from 19th century barns and World War II-era hangars. Take a tour, walk through the vineyards, or just sit in an Adirondack chair with a glass of merlot and admire the stunning scenery. Most wineries are pet friendly; many have live music, wine pairings, classes and comedy nights. Check the website for information on the winter wine trail.

Take a tour of some of the great vineyards on the CT Winter Wine Trail.
Aquila's Nest Vineyards - Sandy Hook, CT
Aquila's Nest Vineyards

56 Pole Bridge Road Sandy Hook, CT, 06482 Phone: 203-518-4352

Aquila’s Nest Vineyards focuses on a fun and environmentally friendly experience. This climate neutral vineyard sits on 40 beautiful acres in Sandy Hook, offering nine seasonal wines, each inspired by ancient myths of powerful women and astrology, plus a full slate of reds, roses, whites, and sangrias.
Wine Lineup at Gouveia Vineyards - Wallingford, CT
Gouveia Vineyards

1339 Whirlwind Hill Road Wallingford, CT, 06492 Phone: 203-265-5526

The old world meets the new at Gouveia Vineyards, founded in 1999 by Joe Gouveia, originally from a rural village in the hills of Portugal. Their wine tasting room boasts incredible hilltop views and a rustic, cozy atmosphere. They grow 17 grape varietals, all hand-picked, and produce a selection of reds and whites.