Making the Most of the Wine Trail Last Updated: June 2021

Connecticut vineyards and long afternoons fit together as snugly as corks do into bottles, and there are now more vineyards here than ever before for you to explore and enjoy. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture now lists dozens of vineyards and farm wineries on its website, including at least one in each of our eight counties. Here are some suggestions on how to best enjoy your visit. Check out a full listing of Connecticut's vineyards and farm wineries.

The Wine Trail & Passport

The Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association’s blue signs help guide you to and among the wineries that now make up the Connecticut Wine Trail. Throughout the year, the Trail hosts tastings and events, as well as sample itineraries, to help you get the most of what Connecticut has to offer. Also of note is the Wine Trail’s Passport Program, for which members obtaining at least 16 stamps during the course of the year are eligible to win prizes.

Judges’ Favorites

But what about the wine itself? A couple of years ago, Connecticut Magazine invited judges to sample Connecticut wines and judge them in six categories. Their favorite wines were: