Connecticut Wine Trail

With many locations across Connecticut this is a fun and affordable activity for anyone over 21. Depending on your location and how far you want to venture there is sure to be a vineyard near by.

Memorial day a few of us went on a wine tasting to Wallingford, CT where two vineyards are located- Gouveia and Paradise Hills. We began at Paradise Hills Vineyard where we tasted six wines for $9. Our hostess was very knowledgeable about the wines and gave us nice background on flavors and smells each wine would have.

Paradise Hill Outdoor Seating1Paradise Hill Outdoor Seating

The tasting room at Paradise Hills was a nice size. The bar fit up to four parties of tasters- each party had 2 to 5 people. There are plenty of tables and chairs to sit and relax inside and outside. Our group thought a head and packed a nice picnic lunch which we enjoyed with one of the wines we enjoyed. There is plenty of parking on a gravel lot.

Paradise Hill VinesReindeer at Paradise Hills

Next on the tour was Gouveia only a few minutes down the road. When we arrived, the parking lot was very full and the tasting room had a fifteen minute wait. For eight dollars we tasted five wines and received a free glass. The location has many places to sit inside and outside to enjoy a nice glass of wine. The view at Gouveia is one to remember. The vineyard sits on top of a large hill. On a clear day visitors can view all the way to Farmington.

View from GouvieaOutdoor Seating at Gouviea

Glass from Wine tastingView 2 from Gouviea

Riley’s Reality Review:

Connecticut Wine Trail in Wallingford, CT

Cost- $11-$20

Parking- Free Parking

Atmosphere- Buzzing Atmosphere

Service- Ideal Service

Left happy and welcoming another opportunity to return

Casual dress attire, Business attire

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