5 Fantastic Vineyards and Wineries in Connecticut

Wineries in Connecticut – we love a vineyard tour, even better if it includes wine tasting. 

There are some fabulous wineries to visit, in beautiful surroundings. 

Some vineyards also have gorgeous gourmet restaurants.  Whatever you are looking for, have a look at our list of some of the best wineries and vineyards in Connecticut.


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Arrigoni Winery in Connecticut

1287 Portland-Cobalt Rd, Portland, CT 06480

Arrigoni Winery – “Connecticut’s favorite winery is now home to Arrigoni Cider Company. Round up the gang & come on over for seasonal live music & fun events, the wine, cider and good times are always flowing!  Arrigoni also offers a selection of made to order food like flatbreads, spinach artichoke dip & more!

You can even choose from an ever-changing selection of local CT craft beers.  At Arrigoni, when you’re here, your family…so feel at home!  Come in and join us & discover the fun at one of CT’s most popular winery & cider company! 

Regardless of weather and throughout the seasons, our rustic wine tasting room, covered outdoor pavilion, and vineyard-side patio ensure a comfortable, relaxed good time for all who visit!  A charming, authentic New England winery experience that visitors are anxious to get to… but in no hurry to leave — that’s Arrigoni Winery!”


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Arrigoni Winery


Sharpe Hill Vineyard

108 Wade Rd, Pomfret, CT 06258

Come and visit Sharpe Hill Vineyard, “the award winning winery of Connecticut’s Quiet Corner! Sharpe Hill Vineyard has received over 450 medals in International tastings and is located in the town of Pomfret – just minutes from scenic Route 169 and from the Putnam Antiques District.

We hope that you will join us in the near future, and we look forward to offering you a sample of what we consider to be some of the finest wines vinted.

We are open year round. Everyone who joins us must be of legal age, 21 and older. We are open for tastings on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, with 4:30 being last call. We do not take reservations for wine tasting. We do not allow outside food or beverages. Gourmet cheese boxes are available for purchase.”


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Sharpe Hill Vineyard



Gouveia Vineyards

1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

Welcome to Gouveia Vineyards. “Our winery is located high atop 140 sun-kissed acres. Built of stone and old timbers. The Stone House winery and location command spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of lush woodland, open fields and over 32 acres of pristine vineyards. Bring food, family and friends to enjoy a glass of one of our 11 award winning wines. Picnic in the summer or cozy up to a warm fire in the winter. Come relax and savor the charming surroundings of Wallingford, CT.

Old World Style Wines – Producing 90,000 bottles a year, we adhere to traditional skills of Portuguese winemaking.

Our original vines were planted by hand. Every vine is hand pruned and we owe our gratitude to the hundreds of volunteers who help harvest the grapes every year.”

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Gouveia Vineyards


Jones Family Farms

606 Walnut Tree Hill Rd, Shelton, CT 06484

Jones Family Farms – “nestled in the White Hills of Shelton, with its 19th century dairy barn and homestead farmhouse, impresses the visitor as a peaceful and relaxed living environment. The beautiful countryside with its orderly rows of Christmas trees, neat stonewalls, and well-maintained fields are the result of efforts by seven generations of Jones family farmers.

The farmers of the 400-acre working farm invite families to visit and harvest seasonal crops. Presently under cultivation are 200 acres of Christmas trees, 15 acres of strawberries, 15 acres of blueberries, and 25 acres of pumpkins, gourds and squash. The Jones farmers harvest these crops from three different farm locations known as the Homestead Farm, the Valley Farm, and Pumpkinseed Hill. The farm also manages 50 acres of hay land and 50 acres of woodlots. Over ten acres of grapes are in production for the farm’s winery.”

Each generation of the Jones family has left their positive impact on the farm. Growing up on a dairy farm, fourth generation Philip Jones started the Christmas tree farm in the 1940s. His son Terry, fifth generation, added the wonderful strawberries and blueberries in the 1960s.  Sixth generation Jamie started the winery in 2004. One wonders what the seventh generation might bring to the farm.”


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Jones Family Farms


Bishop’s Orchards

 448-518 New England Rd, Guilford, CT 06437

At Bishop’s Orchards Winery “Winery offers an abundance of our own fruit wines and hard ciders in addition to popular statewide Connecticut Farm Wines. The superb reputation, natural flavors and juices of the fruit grown at Bishop’s has matured into a diverse collection of award-winning fruit wines and hard ciders. Each specialty fruit wine is created by our on-site Winemaker, Keith Bishop, who is also a fifth-generation member of the Bishop’s family and Co-Owner and Co-CEO. He continues to highlight the annual farm-grown fruits of apples, peaches, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Bishop’s Orchards Winery offers unique, flavorful wines that suit an abundance of palettes and have a striking visual presentation from the bottle to the glass. Experience a one-of-a-kind wine tasting at our wine bar that is a part of the original 1928 barn that is available year round, seven days a week.

With a similarity to white and blush wines, our wine collection includes a mix of dry, semi-dry and semi-sweet varieties with an alcohol content range between 11% to 12% ABV. Accompanying the traditional wine varieties is our newest edition of sparkling wines of Sachem’s Twilight (Peach Wine) and Rubus Nightfall (Raspberry Wine). To produce the very fine bubbles, both sparkling wines are tank-carbonated. To ensure stability and maintain freshness, our wines do contain some sulfites. In addition to the wine collection, Bishop’s Orchards Winery acquired a separate license, CT Law, to produce Hard Cider. Several Hard Cider varieties are readily available with more customized styles being developed due to increasing interest in this category. With an alcohol content of approximately 6% that is similar to craft beers, they offer a light effervescence paired with tiny bubbles. Unlike in-line carbonation found in beer, our hard ciders will typically last more than a day as they do not contain large bubbles.

Since the winery began in 2005, the distinctive collection of fruit and sparkling wines combined with hard ciders have earned honorable mention with over 440 medals awarded to include 7 Double Gold Medals and 35 Gold Medals. To share and extend our farm fresh wine collection to all, you can purchase at the following two locations outside of the winery at Stew Leonard’s of Newington and Spendless Discount Liquors of Manchester. To provide security and comfort, we sell shipping boxes for appropriate packing or shipping for travel.

As a Connecticut Farm Winery, we are able to provide residents and visitors the best selection of wines available in the state. From dry to sweet, the options are diverse to include award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and numerous white, rose and red wines from other farm wineries that will satisfy your palate.”


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Bishops Orchards



Also see our post on the best farms in Connecticut.

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