|Discover the Connecticut Wine Trail! |
Connecticut's scenic countryside and seaport towns can be even more beautiful when they are blanketed in snow. Nineteen vineyards are joined by the trail; two are in Stonington: Jonathan Edwards and Stonington Vineyards. Tours and tastings are available all winter long. Here's a description of our recent journey:
We began on Saturday at Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford, CT. This is a great starting point when traveling from points south, west or north. (My friends took the Bridgeport / Port Jefferson ferry from Long Island.) Located high atop 140 acres, the main building offers spectacular views. We brought a picnic basket to enjoy in front of the fireplace
Our next stop was Chamard, off I-95 in Clinton, Connecticut Magazine's 2007
Award Winner. We especially liked their dry Rose and Stone Cold White.
On Sunday, we visited Jonathan Edwards, a long-time favorite of mine, in North Stonington. This small family-run business produces exceptional wines from grapes grown in both Southeastern Connecticut and Napa Valley.
My friends loved Stonington Vineyards, another small winery established in 1987. Their white wines are clean, crisp, and affordable.
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