Christine’s Coastal Wine Trail: Stonington Vineyards
Drive time from NB: 1hr 15m (map here)
Stonington Vineyards is one of the oldest wineries in Connecticut, located midway between New York and Boston. In fact, 2017 marks its 30th year in business!
The vineyard’s proximity to the ocean creates a climate that is perfect for growing Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc- 58 acres, in fact! Using modern wine making technology, the vineyard is able to produce quality, European-style award-winning wines throughout the years.Because of its sprawling lawns and rolling hills, the sunsets at Stonington are exceptional and are provide a gorgeous backdrop for your special event. The tasting room, stone patio and pergola are great places to unwind with a glass of wine.
Stonington Vineyards is open year-round, 7 days a week from 11am to 5pm with tours daily at 2pm. Tastings are just $12 per person (or with use of your 2017 Vintner’s Ticket) and allow you to try 6 of Stonington’s wines.
The Coastal Wine Trail winds through the heart of the Southeastern New England- from Cape Cod through Connecticut. Spend two to three days winding through historic cities and charming villages to visit the fourteen locally owned wineries that call this region home. With the Coastal Wine Trail Vintners Tasting Ticket you’ll receive 2 tastings at all 14 locations (a value of $298) for just $89 when you use code FUN107 at checkout