What: Vineyards & Winery
Where: 535 Town Hill Rd. (Rte. 219), New Hartford, CT 06057
When: January: Sat & Sun, 11am – 4pm; April: Sat & Sun, 12 – 5pm; May-Dec: Thurs-Sun, 11am – 5pm; Open Feb and March by appointment only
Phone: (860) 379-8749
A small vineyard planted in 1982, a conversion of an old horse barn and an impossible dream led to the opening of the winery in 1998. Located in the historic Town Hill section of New Hartford at an elevation of 1000 feet, the vineyards enjoy a longer growing season that enables the vines to produce well-matured grapes and wines of complexity and enjoyment.
The winery is situated among vineyards and gardens with patios and decks for guests to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with a picnic lunch. Tasting and tours are available. Currently, eleven wines are in production, both white and red ranging from very dry to sweet; pure varietals and a variety of blends.
A new tasting room was opened in 2004 in a restored Arts & Crafts Creamery that was built in 1903 for making butter. There is a deck to sit outside in warm weather and enjoy a picnic lunch with a bottle of wine. Daylily and shade plantings fill the gardens in summer. Sales of field grown plants and peak bloom time begin in mid June. Artist opening receptions in the Gallery are free and open to all. (Source: CTWine.com)