Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WTNH TV NEWS 8 Raves About Stonnington Wine Trail

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(1/10)(WTNH) -- Who needs Napa Valley when you can taste some of the most exciting wines here in Connecticut? It is one of the fastest growing wine regions in the U.S., and across the state 25 wineries make up the CT Wine Trail.
  
STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) -- Who needs Napa Valley  when you can taste some of the most exciting wines here in Connecticut?

It is one of the fastest growing wine regions in the U.S., and across the state 25 wineries make up the CT Wine Trail . Two are in the shoreline town of Stonington.

In existence since 1987, Stonington Vineyards  is one of the oldest wineries in the state. The latest winemaking technology and traditional barrel methods is its mainstay. From vineyard to bottle, their production hits about 5,000 cases annually.

The love affair with wine is just as intense at Saltwater Farm , where an old airfield has transformed into a wine-tasting vineyard and bird-watching mecca. The restored WWII hangar also serves as a winery which produces about 1,500 cases a year, selling to the local economy and on-premise.

The grapes at both these vineyards provide more than just wine; they also are a beautiful backdrop for weddings, wine-tastings, and tours.

Break out a glass and enjoy the moment.

WATCH THE SLIDE SHOW AT:
http://www.wtnh.com/on-air/goodmorningct/stonington-wine-trail