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The Connecticut Wine Trail: Ninth Stop

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Ninth Stop Our next stop after leaving Saltwater Vineyards, and our ninth stop overall on Connecticut’s wine t rail, was Stonington Vineyards, situated on about 58 acres of vineyards that are just minutes away from Mystic Seaport, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, and the beaches of Rhode Island. The winery was …

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Eighth Stop

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Eighth Stop Make note of this address: 349 Elm Street. Stonington, CT. Our eighth stop on Connecticut’s Wine Trail, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, is located at this picturesque address, on 100 or so acres of tranquility bordering tidal marshes, a cove and Long Island Sound. The first thing that strikes you as …

24th Annual Celebrate Wallingford Festival

 24th Annual Celebrate Wallingford Festival The 24th Annual Celebrate Wallingford Festival is ready to kick off this weekend, October 2nd and 3rd. Prepare yourself for two fantastic days of activities, displays, food tasting, crafting, contests, and entertainment, all set in the beautiful downtown area of Wallingford. The main venue for the event will be at …

Connecticut’s Durham Fair is 91 Years Young!

Connecticut’s Durham Fair is 91 Years Young! Connecticut’s crown jewel of agricultural fairs, The Durham Fair, turns 91 this year and shows no signs of slowing down! Founded in 1916, this is the largest agricultural fair held in Connecticut, and is also the largest fair in North America to operate without a paid manager or …

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Stops Six and Seven

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Stops Six & Seven Back on the Connecticut Wine Trail after a short hiatus, the last weekend of August found us visiting two more wineries, Jones Winery of Shelton and Savino Vineyards of Woodbridge. Jones Winery Jones Winery is located on a 150-year-old farm in Connecticut’s White Hills, and has the …

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Fifth Stop

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Fifth Stop The fifth stop on our trip through Connecticut’s wine country saw us spending the 4th of July at Litchfield’s Haight-Brown Vineyard. Founded thirty-five years ago, Haight-Brown is Connecticut’s oldest vineyard and was the first to plant Chardonnay and Riesling varietals on the slopes of the Litchfield Hills. Those first …

A Day at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

A Day at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo We just started a new Facebook page, 365 Things To Do in Connecticut, and one of the first things we included was Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. It’s no coincidence then that we took our granddaughter, Ilissa, visiting from Germany, to see the animals last weekend. Owned by the Connecticut …

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Fourth Stop

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Fourth Stop The fourth stop on our journey through Connecticut wine country took us to the southern Connecticut coast and the gently sloping fields of Chamard Vineyards in Clinton. Established in 1983 by the CEO of Tiffany & Company, William R. Chaney, Chamard Vineyards has been voted “Best Wine” by Connecticut …

Ready to Kick Some Asphalt?

Ready to Kick Some Asphalt? Those who have lived in and around Wallingford for any length of time have probably heard of Willy D’s Photo T’s & NASCAR Collectibles, a racing themed apparel and collectible shop located at 106 South Colony Road in Wallingford. Owners Bill and Barb Doucette are going into their 18th successful …

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Third Stop

The Connecticut Wine Trail: Third Stop Our third stop on the Connecticut Wine Trail took us to the countryside of central Connecticut, to Colchester’s Priam Vineyards. Founded in 1998 and opened to the public in 2003, the winery produces 22 acres of grapes in the style of northern France and Germany. Having lived for many …