2017 Participating Wineries

The 2017 Connecticut Wine Festival is here! Here is a list of participating wineries (please note that two of the wineries will only be sampling one wine):

Bishops Orchards Winery
Brignole Vineyards
DiGrazia Vineyards
Holmbergs Orchard and Winery
Hopkins Vineyard
Jonathan Edwards Winery
Jones Winery
Miranda Vineyard
Paradise Hills Vineyards
Priam Vineyards
Savino Vineyards
Sharpe Hill Vineyard
Staehly Farm Winery
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Taylor Brooke Winery
White Silo Winery


Here is a list of exhibitors that will be at the 2016 Connecticut Wine Festival. See you there!

Andiamo Tours
Carla’s Pasta
Cutco Cutlery
Glass Act
Gourmet Creations
Keep Me Clean
Kelly’s Crystals
Lakonia Greek Products
LeafFilter North of Connecticut
Lil” Jewels
Liberty Insurance
Little Farms on Main
Pearl Odyssey
Power Home Remodeling Group
Pure Romance
Recycled Bottle Crafts
Renewal by Anderson
Rhineland Cutlery
Silpada Jewelry
SilverLeaf Resorts
Sky Property Services
The Olive Oil Factory
Thomas Jewelry
Traveling Vineyards
Waddell and Reed
Walk by Faith Doggie Bakery
Word Couture

Miranda Vineyards

Miranda Vineyard is Goshen’s first vineyard and is ideally located in the rolling Litchfield Hills near scenic two-lane highways, covered bridges, antique shops and historic inns.

Miranda Vineyard was planted in 2001 and first opened to the public May of 2007. Its bright and airy tasting room and large exterior deck make an excellent place to sit, relax, have a glass of wine and enjoy the company of good friends. The Vineyard is two hours from New York City and only an hour from the Hartford area. A visit to the area with its famous autumn foliage, historic sights and many wineries makes a great day trip or romantic weekend getaway.

Vintner, Manny Miranda, has taken Old World techniques passed down through his family for generations and perfected them by applying the latest modern technological advances. The results are hand-crafted, small batch wines for the discerning connoisseur. Picnics are welcome. Check website www.mirandavineyard.com for hours and events. Live Music every Sunday year round.

Sunset Meadow Vineyards

1. Started planting in 2000

2. The Property, which we bought in 1995, has a rich agriculture history dating back to the 1800’s

3. We opened the winery in 2008

4. Currently have 33 acres of vines planted over 60 acres of rolling hills

5. Over 20 wines offered for sale.  Most are from Estate grown grapes

6. Sunset Meadow is a true family business.  George, Judy and son George and son in law Chris. All are involved in the business

7. George SR received his enology certificate (study of commercial wine making) from UC Davis in 2009

8. Sunset Meadow was named Yankee magazine’s “Best New England Family Winery” in 2010. The Wall Street Journal called Sunset Meadow “A hidden gem”. The New York Times included Sunset Meadow in a tri-state profile of “wineries to visit”

9.  Our wines have won numerous Gold medals and “Best of competition” honors in both regional and national wine competitions

Savino Vineyards

Savino Vineyards was established in the year 2000 with 150 vines.  Today we have 3,000 vines  growing 7 types of grapes.  Gennaro Savino grew up in Teggiano, Italy, where he first learned about growing grapes and making wine.  It was always his dream to own and operate his own vineyard in beautiful Woodbridge, CT!  Our Tasting Room opened in 2007 with a small shed.  In 2011, we expanded and built a larger tasting room with an outdoor patio.  The Tasting Room is open from May to November on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. www.savinovineyards.com.


Exhibitors & Concessionaires

Here is the list of Connecticut Specialty Foods and Exhibitors at this year’s Connecticut Wine Festival!

Connecticut Specialty Foods

  • Ariston Specialties – Greek olive oils, vinegars and jams
  • Bread Empire (Sunday Only) – frozen, gluten free breads and rolls to be baked at home
  • Cato Corner Farm – cave aged natural rind cheeses
  • Little’s Specialty Foods, Inc. – specialty seasoning mixes
  • Mariah’s Relishes – specialty tomato relishes
  • Warren’s Foods – salsa and pepper relishes
  • Winding Drive – small batch artisan jams and jellies


  • AHG Creative
  • Andiamo Tours
  • Asian Silk & Silver
  • Cork & Brew
  • Cutco Cutlery
  • Elm Bath & Body
  • Glass Act
  • Hartford Courant
  • It’s All About You DJ Services/Photo Booth
  • Jamie’s Organic Candles
  • JD’s Salsa in Seconds
  • Kelly’s Crystals
  • L’il Jewels
  • LipLuxe
  • New England Air Solutions
  • Painted By the Shore
  • Pearl Odyssey
  • Power Home Remodeling Group
  • Recycled Bottle Crafts
  • Savor
  • Sean Leahy Photos
  • Silpada Designs Jewelry
  • Silverleaf Resorts
  • TLC Limousine Services
  • The Flavored Olive
  • The Olive Oil Factory
  • Waddell & Reed
  • Yan Yan Liang

Entertainment Line-Up

Here is the list of entertainment for this year’s Connecticut Wine Fest! The wine seminars and grape stomps will be held under the Green/White Tent – the other entertainment will be on the main stage.
Saturday July 25th
12p-1:30p Vince Thompson
2p-3:30p The Goods
3p-4p Wine Seminar – Renée Allen, Director, Wine Institute of New England
4-5:30p Mike Wilson (under the gazebo)
6p-8p The Cast of Beatlemania
Sunday July 26th
12p-1:30p Hummingbirds
2p-3p Grape Stomp
3:30p-4:30p Wine Seminar – Laureen Guerriero
2p-3:30p Thomas Angelo
4p-6p The Groove
Hope to see you there!

2015 Winery List

The list is complete…the following wineries will be at this year’s festival… Bishop’s Orchard Winery Priam Vineyards Jonathan Edwards Winery Sharpe Hill Vineyards Miranda Vineyards Hopkins Vineyard Paradise Hills Vineyards Taylor Brooke Winery Jones Farm Winery Sunset Meadow Vineyards DiGrazia … Continue reading

Entertainment and Vendor Line-Up

Here is this year’s entertainment and vendor line-up. Hope to see you there!


Saturday July 26th
12p-2p   Vince Thompson: http://www.reverbnation.com/vincethompson
1p-2p     Wine Seminar – Renee Allen: http://www.wineinstituteofnewengland.com
2p-4p    The Angel Annie Band
4p-7p    The Goods

Sunday July 27th
12p-2p   Mike Wilson: http://www.facebook.com/stacheCT
1p-2p     Wine Seminar – Laureen Guerriero
2p 1st    Annual Grape Stomp: sign-up at the merchandise tent or e-mail: festival.admin@ctwine.com
2p-4p    Thomas Angelo
4p-6p    Hummingbirds: http://www.hummingbirdsandfriends.com

Adams Hometown Market
Adams Hometown Market Grill
Annie Bananie Ice Cream
Cutting Edge Cuisine
Keifer’s Kettle Korn & Italian Ice
New England Apple Fritters
Plymouth Kettle Korn
Romy’s BBQ
The Cheesy Smoke House
The Ultimate BBQ
Zach and Lou’s Barbecue

CT Specialty Foods Vendors
Ariston Specialties
Capi Di Roma
Kathie’s Kitchen
Southern Relishes
Warren’s Foods
Winding Drive

Other Vendors
Arpaia Lang
Cork & Brew
Cutco Cutlery
Gems & Things
Hartford Courant
JD’s Salsa in Seconds
Kelly’s Crystals
Liberty Mutual
L’il Jewels
Nantu Tamia Creations
Next Step Living
Painted by the Shore
Pearl Odyssey
Power Home Remodeling Group
Recycled Bottle Crafts
Rescom Exteriors
Silpada Jewelry
Silverleaf Resorts
The Flavored Olive
The Olive Oil Factory
Waddell & Reed
Word Couture


The Connecticut Wine Trail

Want to know more about The Connecticut wine trail? It’s a unique collection of twenty-five vineyards, each ready to welcome you with hospitality and exceptional award winning wines. The trail is divided into two sections, East and West. The wineries and vineyards of the Connecticut Wine Trail are all members of the Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association. This organization is 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. To fully enjoy the Wine Trail, plan a few weekends to experience all that each winery has to offer. Visit www.ctwine.com to help plan your trip and see where the trail leads you.