2nd Annual CT Winter Wine Trail
If you’re like us, you enjoy a nice glass of wine. And, you’ve probably made your way around the state to many of Connecticut’s vineyards and sampled their offerings. You might even have participated in the passport program of the CT Wine Trail, trying (like us) to win that 2 week trip to Spain. Without luck. We even did all 33 Connecticut wineries in 2014, increasing our odds at winning a prize. Still nothing. Hmmm.
Well, if you haven’t heard of the Wine Trail, check out this post to get acquainted. It’s a great way to become familiar with the over 30 wineries and vineyards in Connecticut, sample some delicious wine and enter to win some amazing prizes as well, including that aforementioned 2 week trip to Spain! The biggest drawback, if indeed it IS a drawback, is that the program only runs from May through mid-November, when all passports must be turned in to be eligible for the drawing. After that, it was just sit back and wait for the drawing to see if you were a lucky winner. Until now, that is.
For 2015, four local wineries have banded together to hold the CT Coast & Country Winter Wine Trail. Wallingford’s Gouveia Vineyards and Paradise Hills Vineyard, Chamard Vineyards, and Guilford’s Bishop’s Orchards Winery have partnered to form this mini-passport program during the winter months when most of the state’s vineyards are closed. The program started on January 5th and runs through March 29th, and all you have to do to participate is visit one of those places and pick up a passport card and have it stamped at all four wineries. Turn it in by March 29th and you could be the luck winner of one of several great prizes, including the grand prize of a 2 night stay at Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, with brunch, valued at over $750! For more info, check out their web site or Facebook page.
So, if you’re looking for something to do during all this frigid weather, venture out to one of the wineries participating in the Winter Wine Trail, get your passport card and get started! You can thank me later…
Also of Interest…
If you’re in the Litchfield Hills or want to experience the wines of that region, there is also a Litchfield Winter Wine Trail, with half a dozen wineries taking part. This program also ends on March 29th. To find out more, check out this post!