The Connecticut wine trail is a state approved winery and vineyard awareness program complete with special directional signs, brochures and special events. No matter where you are in Connecticut there is one or more wineries opened for visitors within a 45 minute drive.
Members of the CT Wine Trail participate in the Connecticut Farm Wine Development Council Passport Program.
May 2nd is the beginning of the Connecticut Wine Trail Passport Program where you can visit wineries in the state of Connecticut and win prizes by getting your Passport booklet stamped.
The Wine Trail culminates with the Wine Festival in July at the Goshen Fairgrounds.
The wineries may charge for a wine tasting both for individuals and for groups but most of the time you can visit each winery for free. Reservations are not necessary, but large groups are strongly encouraged to call ahead. Each winery should be called for pricing information. Farm wineries are permitted to sell wine on Sundays.
How To Participate:
Pick up a Passport at any of the 37 Connecticut farm wineries. Once you have a Passport, tour around Connecticut visiting farm wineries while collecting stamps along the way. The Connecticut Wine Trail will help you plan your travels. Once at least 16 stamps are obtained, submit your Passport to any Connecticut farm winery for the grand prize drawing held annually in early December.
It’s FREE to participate – there’s no fee to obtain a Passport or get a stamp in your Passport.
Click here for a current list of participating Connecticut Wineries