Instagrammable Connecticut: Vineyards and Wineries Last Updated: September 2021
Connecticut boasts more than forty wineries and vineyards, each offering incredible backdrops for your next insta pic. Most of Connecticut’s vineyards and wineries feature extensive grounds with plenty of outdoor seating, making it easy for visitors to both enjoy great wine and views while also safely distancing themselves from one another. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures! Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag your photos with #CTvisit!
As a reminder, be sure to check each vineyard's website for new safety guidelines before venturing out.
Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford, CT
Enjoy the beautiful 360-degree panoramic views of lush woodland and open fields at Gouveia Vineyards.
“I discovered Gouveia Vineyards through the Connecticut Wine Passport. I just completed my wine passport with 35 stamps, which has been a fantastic way to explore beautiful areas in Connecticut. Gouveia has been one of my favorites with the most picturesque views.” – Scarlett L.
Hopkins Vineyard in Warren, CT
Scenic Hopkins Vineyard grows over ten varieties of grapes and overlooks spectacular Lake Waramaug.
"A great activity is packing a picnic, driving to Hopkins Vineyard and plopping yourself down on their lawn with a bottle or two of their wine.” – Alycia C.
Paradise Hills Vineyard in Wallingford, CT
Paradise Hills Vineyard is a Tuscan boutique-style winery that has been family owned and operated for more than 20 years.
“I spent the day with friends at Paradise Hills Vineyard. It was beautiful, the wine was great and service was awesome.” – Alyssa A.
Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, CT
Chamard Vineyards boasts 20-acres of vines and produces nearly 10,000 cases annually. It also features a cozy French-style bistro that is currently offering takeout.
“We go to Chamard often, it’s a great spot! Tasty wine and the food is yummy too. We love that it’s close to the shore, shopping and other outdoor spots. We usually make a day of it when we visit.” – Adriana
Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret, CT
Over the years, Sharpe Hill Vineyard has received over 450 medals in international tastings.
“I went to Sharpe Hill Vineyard with my best friend for lunch. Our table had three courses, which were excellent. The service was great, the wine delicious and it was also a very relaxing atmosphere.” – Heather R.
Brignole Vineyards in East Granby, CT
Brignole Vineyards offers seasonal sangrias (and slushies during the summer) that change weekly. Recent varieties included Mango White Sangria and Rosé Lemonade.
“My fiancé and I love the wine and atmosphere at Brignole Vineyards.” – Brittney C.
Heartstone Farm & Winery in Columbia, CT
Relax with a glass or bottle of home-grown wine on Heartstone Farm & Winery's patio while overlooking the lush vineyard.
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