The high sun and summer heat can only mean one thing for us in New England: fairs, festivals, BBQ and lots of wine. In two weeks the 2012 Connecticut Wine Festival presented by the Connecticut Wine Trail will take place offering a chance for the uninitiated to get a taste of many vineyards in one day.
While you won’t be able to get your wine trail passports stamped by each vineyard here, there is a page in the book for the wine festival event itself. Visit 16 of the 32 wineries and submit your passport by November 11 to be entered to win amazing prizes such as a trip for two to Benalmadena Costa, Spain.
Below is a list of the participating vineyards at this year’s festival:
Bishops Orchards Winery
Jonathan Edwards Winery
Jones Family Farms Winery
Sharpe Hill Vineyard
Sunset Meadow Vineyards
Taylor Brooke Winery
White Silo Farm Winery
Numerous food vendors, too.
So, are you curious about what to expect? We’d recommend bringing extra cash for food, to purchase glasses and full bottles of wine from your favorite vineyards. Make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen as shady spots are prime real estate this weekend and drink plenty of water.