If you’re a vinophile or simply looking for an excuse for a day trip, the wineries near Fairfield County make the perfect destination. While there are only a few wineries in Fairfield County, proper, you’ll find plenty more nearby, whether just north of us in the Litchfield Hills, or over the New York border in Westchester and the Hudson Valley.
Wineries and Vineyards Near Fairfield County
Wineries in Fairfield County, CT
Nestled in Shelton, this 400-acre farm has a history dating back to the 1800s. While the farm is best known for its PYO blueberries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees, the winery is a more recent addition, making waves with its range of wines and picturesque location. Try the Harvest Time, a blend of apple and pear wine, which beautifully captures the essence of autumn in a bottle.
Aquila’s Nest is a destination vineyard that offers a variety of experiences to fit any occasion. Book a luxury picnic for an afternoon in the sun, enjoy the scenery mid-winter with an igloo-sphere tasting, or learn what sort of wine you’ll like in the future with a sip & psych reading. Other offerings include winery tours, wine and chocolate pairings, meditation in the vineyard, and more.
Wineries in Litchfield County, CT
As the name suggests, this Goshen vineyard offers a breathtaking sunset view that’s the perfect accompaniment to their extensive wine collection. Their Cayuga White, with its fruity finish, is an excellent pick for a warm evening.
Located in New Preston, Hopkins Vineyard is set on the northern shore of Lake Waramaug. Having been a working farm since 1787, the vineyard now thrives with a selection of fine wines. The Lady Rose, a delightful rosé with notes of wildflowers and cherries, is a must-try.
Wineries in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley, NY
Less than 90 minutes from Fairfield County site Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, a scenic 130-acre vineyard that produces a wide range of wine varietals from Chardonnay and Riesling to Pinot Noir and Cabernet. Depending on the time of year, the winery offers live music, tours, and tasting picnics.
New Paltz, NY
Robibero Family Vineyards is situated in the popular Hudson Valley destination of New Paltz. The 42 acre vineyard is small, but it produces 15 different wines. While it’s close enough for a day trip, it’s proximity to Wildflower Farms makes it part of an enticing weekend getaway, too.