What You Need to Know About the CT Winter Wine Trail

Did you know that Connecticut is one of the fastest-growing wine regions in the nation? The Connecticut Wine Trail is an unforgettable journey through some of the state’s top wineries and vineyards that are sure to delight even the pickiest of wine drinkers. Plus, you can enjoy these tasty wines and impressive vintages even during the winter season!

More About the Connecticut Wine Trail

The Connecticut Wine Trail invites all of its travelers to “taste the adventure” and make memories that will last a lifetime. As you meander through Connecticut’s popular wine country, you’ll be exposed to stunning scenery and a tremendous variety of wine styles that will delight your taste buds.

Find dozens of incredible wineries and vineyards along the Connecticut Wine Trail or learn more about their fun passport programs, daily tastings, and events!

The CT Winter Wine Trail

While most wineries close their doors during the snowy winter season, a special few remain open to share their vino creations with seasonal visitors. The CT Winter Wine Trail is comprised of a select few wineries from the original wine trail, all of which you’ll find just minutes from The Wallingford Victorian Inn!

These wineries will be teaming up to bring visitors like you a Mini-Passport Program that you can stamp and use to earn cool prizes! Here is a quick look at each winery and why you’ll want to make the time to stop by them all.

The CT Winter Wine Trail Wineries

  • Gouveia Vineyards: Located right here in Wallingford, Gouveia Vineyards is a charming and rustic Stone House winery that offers jaw-dropping panoramic views to admire while you sip on a glass of your favorite wine. During a tasting, you’ll receive four pre-selected signature wines along with one wine of your choice. Every selection at Gouveia comes from hand pruned vines that are treated with utmost care.
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard and Winery: If the idea of drinking wine in Tuscany fills your heart with longing, then a visit to Paradise Hills Vineyard and Winery is in order! This Wallingford winery can be found on 65-acres of peaceful green hills and a year-round Tuscan-style tasting room. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported right into the heart of Italy’s wine country as you unwind with a glass of high-quality wine made from hand-picked grapes grown on the estate.
  • Bishop’s Orchards Winery: Since 1871, the Bishop family has served the state of Connecticut with fine Connecticut wines. Over 11 different styles of wine are offered here, including their very popular hard apple cider. They also use other fruits such as raspberries, peaches, pears, and strawberries to craft their wines, all of which are grown right on the farm. Their unique and distinctive take on wine is a real treat for your palette!

Be sure to visit these wineries by the close date if you’d like to enter your CT Wine Trail Passport for a chance to win prizes! While the official close date for 2019 has yet to be announced, you should expect a day in early April.

Enjoy Even More Local Wine During Your Stay With Us

the Wallingford Victorian InnEven after your excursion on the CT Winter Wine Trail, your journey doesn’t have to end! Come back to The Wallingford Victorian Inn for some well-deserved relaxation within an elegant and historic setting.

Our gorgeous bed and breakfast captures the opulence of the Victorian era while providing all the modern amenities that you’ve come to know and love. Plus, each of our five lovely suites comes equipped with its own unique decor, plush spa robes, towel warmers, and a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. Some of our suites even feature Jacuzzi tubs to soak in after a long day of Wallingford adventures.

If you’re a true lover of wine, you may also be interested in our Winery Package! This incredible offer includes a large suite at The Wallingford Victorian Inn for one night, tickets for two local wineries, a bottle of chilled wine waiting in your room upon arrival, and more.

Book your favorite room with us at The Wallingford Victorian Inn today! We look forward to seeing you soon.