With a cool-climate growing region and stunning scenery, Connecticut is fast becoming one of the hottest wine regions in the United States. The Connecticut Wine Trail, comprised of 25 wineries, is an opportunity for residents of nearby Connecticut apartments to explore their state and taste the intricate and refined flavor of Connecticut wine.
From robust barrel aged reds to crisp and bright whites, wineries along the Connecticut Wine Trail offer an abundance of wine that is perfect for a variety of pallets. Here are a few of the wineries that are located on the trail:
- Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market & Winery: Located approximately 15 minutes from Branford apartments at Montoya, Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market & Winery is the place to visit if you are a fan of local fruit wines. Using their own apples, peaches, pears, strawberries and raspberries, Bishop’s has won more than 40 awards since opening the winery in 2005. At the Farm Market, visitors can buy the very fruits that are used in the wines, as well as Blueberries, a variety of vegetables including asparagus, meat, homemade apple cider, prepared food and entrees and fresh baked goods. Bishop’s is located in Guilford on Route 1 and is open year-round. For more information, visit www.bishoporchards.com.
- Jones Family Farms: Do you enjoy picking your own blueberries and strawberries? Jones Family Farms in Shelton, Ct. is a 400-acre farm that offers one of the finest harvest-your-own picking experiences. During the summer, visitors will enjoy picking strawberries and blueberries, in the fall visitors can pick-up a pumpkin to carve and enjoy a hayride around the farm and in winter, Jones Family Farms turns into THE place to get your Christmas tree. In addition to the fresh produce, Jones Family Farm produces the Best Connecticut Wine, according to Connecticut Magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Residents of nearby Hamden apartments are invited to enjoy a wine tasting or one of the many events hosted throughout the year. For more information, visit www.jonesfamilyfarms.com.
- Hopkins Vineyard: For residents of Connecticut apartments looking to get further away from the city, Hopkins Vineyard in Warren, Ct. is a must-visit winery. Originally a dairy farm, Hopkins Vineyards was established in 1979, becoming one of the first wineries in the state of Connecticut. Hopkins grows 11 varieties of grapes and produces award-winning whites, reds and sparkling wines for visitors to enjoy. In addition to wine tastings, Hopkins hosts events throughout the year including Night Owl Fridays and the Annual Harvest Festival. Learn more about the wines and events by visiting www.hopkinsvineyard.com.
With 25 wineries to visit on the Connecticut Wine Trail, these are just a few of the vineyards available to wine-lovers. The Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association’s blue wine trails signs will help you navigate from one vineyard to the next. For more information on all 25 wineries, visit www.ctwine.com and start planning your trip today!
The Connecticut Wine Trail is a great opportunity for residents of nearby Connecticut apartments in Stamford, Norwalk, Branford and Hamden to explore their state and experience one of the fastest-growing industries in Connecticut.
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