Following blue road-side signs, the Connecticut Wine Trail allows travelers to experience a wide assortment of wine styles in one of the fastest growing production regions in the Eastern US.
"Our cool-climate growing region allows for intricate and refined flavor development," reads the trail website, "Whether you are looking for robust barrel aged reds, crisp and bright whites or local fruit wines, Connecticut delivers." From Chardonnay to Cabernet Franc, the Connecticut Wine Trail has quite the variety to offer.
The Connecticut Wine Trail includes 24 wineries that are all over the state, from the Taylor Brooke Winery on the Massachusetts border, to central Connecticut's Priam Vineyards. While each vineyard charges its own price for tasting and tours, the Connecticut Wine Trail does have a passport allowing visitors to collect stamps. If you collect 16 or more, you are eligible for annual prizes including a two-week trip to Spain or a local wine tour by limousine.
A perfect fall weekend getaway, or perhaps a romantic short trip, through Connecticut is just the thing to compliment the flavors and adventure of the Connecticut Wine Trail.
More information, including winery locations and hours, can be found on CTwine.com