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Priam Vineyards

International award-winning winery on a 40 acre estate with 24 acres of vineyard, producing 13 wines. A completely solar powered winery and sustainable vineyard nestled in the Salmon River Watershed.

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Priam Vineyards is a solar powered winery and sustainable vineyard nestled in the Salmon River Watershed area. Their thirteen International Award-Winning wines produced are estate grown, blended, bottled and cellared on premises. Priam Vineyards was first established in 1998 in the historic town of Colchester..  In 2002, it became a licensed farm winery, opening the winery for retail sales in April of 2003, and in September 2010, they became the first winery in New England to be completely solar powered. Priam Vineyards is open seasonally, March through December for tastings and self-guided tours of the vineyard. Priam Vineyard wines have won numerous international wine competition medals since opening. The international award-winning wines are produced in the style of northern France and Germany. Current offers are Salmon River White, Jeremy River White, Chardonnay, Barrel Select Chardonnay, Gewurztraiminer, Riesling, Blackledge Rose', Westchester Red, St. Croix, Salmon River Red, Salmon River Red-PV, Late Harvest Riesling and Essence of St. Croix.

Priam Vineyards is a 40 acre farm that has 24 acres of grapes in production, with a breathtaking 35-mile view of New England countryside. The vineyard benefits from the unique microclimate of the hills of New London County, just 15 miles from Long Island Sound. The fruit is hand picked and they are able to grow classic European varietals: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Riesling, Muscat and Merlot as well as French-American hybrids: Cayuga and St. Croix. The rich gravelly soil, sloping hillside and a constant breeze provide the perfect climate for these varietals. As environmentalists, the owners practice sustainable agriculture, propagating bluebirds rather than using insecticides, to maintain a healthy vineyard. The 40 acre farm has been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a natural bird and wildlife habitat.

Tour time: 1 hour

 

Pricing: Tastings and tours for a fee.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Guided Group Tours, Special Rentals

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Location:

11 Shailor Hill Rd.
Colchester, CT 06415

Hours:

March-April, Fri.-Sun. 11-6. May-Dec., Wed.-Sun. 11-6.

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