Maugle Sierra Vineyard
Dedicated to producing premium wines Maugle Sierra Vineyards and Winery is located on 97 acres in South Eastern Coastal Connecticut. To enhance flavors, Maugle Sierra creates wines from premium New England, and Estate Connecticut grapes, to highlight Southern New England’s unique micro climates. Combining one of the most beautiful tasting rooms of all local wineries and free entertainment on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons makes this one of our favorite local wineries. Approximately 20 minutes from our inn.
Ledyard, CT (860) 464-2987 mauglesierravineyards.com
Jonathan Edwards Winery
Visiting Jonathan Edwards Winery is just like visiting a winery in Napa or Sonoma California. And what we like most about this winery is their great red wines, and summer concerts. JE produces premium, Napa Valley wines aged and bottled on site.
North Stonington, CT 860-535-0202 jedwardswinery.com
Stonington Vineyards was established in 1987 and their premium quality, European-style wines have won numerous awards over the years. Stonington is best known for its barrel fermented Chardonnays and its proprietary blends. The winery is a romantic setting for a day of picnicking and wine tasting.
Stonington, CT 800-421-9463 stoningtonvineyards.com
Saltwater Farm Winery
Housed in a re-designed 1930s airplane hangar, Saltwater Farm overlooks the tidal marshes of southeastern Connecticut. A beautiful winery right on the coast, Saltwater makes eight wines and you can walk the grounds, sit in the Adirondack chairs, or relax by the water and sip the ambrosia. Wine selection is great!
Stonington, CT 860-415-9072 saltwaterfarmvineyard.com
Nestled in Clinton, just 20 mins from the inn, is the Chamard vineyards a working winery with wine tasting, winery tours, and retail sales. Established in 1983, grows 20 acres of grapes on property and is made into award-winning Estate Reserve wines. These wines highlight tastings in the Tasting Room and combine nicely with meal selections at The Bistro at Chamard offering a unique farm-to-table take on a French-American menu using farm and local gardens.
Clinton, CT 800-371-1609 chamard.com
Preston Ridge Vineyard
Located just 20 miles from our inn, Preston Ridge Vineyard is positioned at the peak of a ridge providing scenic views of northeast CT’s beautiful countryside. Created in 2008 as an artisan vineyard it continues to grow. Currently the vineyard offers nine wines, two estate and several other varietals with many more slated to come.
Preston, CT 860-383-4278 prestonridgevineyard.com
Taylor Brooke Winery
Located in the “Quiet Corner” of NE CT, is where they cultivate vines and create wines… dry, estate grown whites and reds…fun, fruit-infused Rieslings…a trio of dessert wines; wines for every occasion and palate. The first winery in the State of CT to produce a brandy made from 100% estate grown wine; The Spirit of Woodstock. Wine tasting, strolling, find out why people say “It’s worth the trip!”
Woodstock, CT 860-974-1263 taylorbrookewinery.com
Sharpe Hill Vineyard
Sharpe Hill Vineyard is Connecticut’s largest and most award winning winery located just minutes from scenic Route 169, surrounded by over 100 acres of historic rural Connecticut landscape. Sharpe Hill Vineyard has received over 250 medals in International tastings! The Tasting Room and Fireside Tavern are located within a beautifully reproduced eighteenth century building. The Fireside Tavern is an intimate restaurant perfect for enjoying a food and wine experience.
Pomfret, CT 860- 974-3549 sharpehill.com
Devine Wine Emporium
A local higher end wine shop with unique wines, expert advice and tasting. The Emporium showcases a variety of wines from around the globe, as well as local selections. The staff is helpful with wine selection, offering suggestions based on taste and price range and food pairings. All add to the unique ambiance of this one-of-a-kind wine shop with over 700 varieties to choose from!
Niantic, CT 860-691-1053 devinewineemporium.com
Apple Cider Mill:
B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill
Producers of hard cider since 1881, a visit to Clyde’s Cider Mill is like stepping back in time. Come see the only steam powered cider mill in the U.S. press apples to create hard ciders and apple wines, jams, jellies and what many people call “The best sweet cider on Earth!” Also available in the Fall are apples, apple cider donuts, apple pies, pumpkin bread, gourds, Indian corn, pumpkins, candy apples, kettle corn and local honey, maple syrup, and fudge. Well worth the visit!
Old Mystic, CT 860-536-3354 bfclydescidermill.com