The Connecticut Wine Festival is Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29, Goshen Fairgrounds. Enjoy wine, food samples, live music. Tickets are $30; $10 for designated drivers and those under 21.CCM photography, used by permission. Flight of wine.

The wineries and vineyards of the trail are members of the Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association (CWA), an organization “dedicated to the development and promotion of Connecticut as a wine-producing region.” The collective efforts of the CVWA “increase awareness and appreciation for the quality wines produced in Connecticut.”

Advance tickets are also available at Bishops Orchards Winery, Guilford; Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Goshen; Jones Winery, Shelton; Taylor Brooke Winery, Woodstock; Miranda Vineyard, Goshen; Gouveia Vineyards, Wallingford; Hopkins Vineyard, Warren; Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Pomfret. Tickets may be purchased at Adams Hometown Markets, or call (860) 677-5467. Admission includes a commemorative festival wine glass and tote bag (tasting tickets only), specialty food samples, entertainment and the opportunity to purchase bottles/cases of wine, food and artisan crafts.

Participants are: Bishop’s Orchards Winery, DiGrazia Vineyards, Gouveia Vineyards, Hopkins Vineyard, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Jones Winery, Miranda Vineyard, Priam Vineyards, Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Stonington Vineyards, Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Taylor Brooke Winery, White Silo Winery.
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The state offers many small farms, vineyards, wineries, and orchards that welcome the public to visit; listings that link fiber producers with wineries may be found on the CT Knit & Wine Tour.