Connecticut

The Land of Steady Habits

With the passage of the Connecticut Wine Act and subsequent creation of the Connecticut Wine Trail in 1978, Connecticut became one of the Northeast’s most vibrant wine producing states. Today there are 30 wineries divided between the Eastern and Western Wine Trails.

Connecticut Wine Trails

Connecticut Wine Vital Statistics
Number of Wineries: 38
AVAs:
Wine Trails:
  • Eastern Connecticut Wine Trail
  • Western Connecticut Wine Trail
Year 1st Vineyard Established: 1630s
Varietals Cultivated: Aurore, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Frontenac, Gewurztraminer, Marechal Foch, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Seyval Blanc, St. Croix, Vidal Blanc, Vignoles
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