It’s Friday so let’s crack open some wine! Well- you can crack open some wine and I’ll tell you about another great Connecticut Vineyard worth your visit. Today I’m taking you to Rosedale Farms & Vineyard in Simsbury, CT. This is a great place to visit after you leaving nearby Lost Acres Vineyard.
I heard that Rosedale wasn’t much more than a little farm stand but as I was pulling up I realized I shouldn’t believe everything I hear! Yes, they sell produce like a farm stand but they also feature local baked goods and wine. First stop was inside where I purchased a glass of white wine in the form of a redeemable milk cap.
There are options for tastings as well.
Next I left the red barn and headed under the tent where they serve the wine. Our taster was nice enough to let us try a white and a red! I settled on the Summer Bouquet 2016 to sip while we sat in the shade and enjoyed the beautiful grounds.
Before heading out we went back in to pick up a take home bottle of the Summer Red (now sold out!)
If you want to check Rosedale Farms out tomorrow and Sunday (November 3rd and 4th) are your last chance for the season!
My first ‘real time’ adventure I’m going to share is my recent trip to Lost Acres Vineyard in Granby, CT. Don’t let my words fool you- I was far too busy sipping wine to actually write my post while I was there! I visited here Labor Day Weekend as part of a new journey to get out and enjoy the Connecticut Wine Trail.
Tucked on a wooded, winding road, Lost Acres gives a picturesque first impression. Tastings occur in a barn surrounded by beautiful floral landscaping and sprawling vineyard fields complete with horses in the distances.
On this particular day they were open 12-5p and we arrived around 12:45 which worked out well because it was quiet and we were able to walk right up to the tasting bar. For $7 you can choose five wines to taste and you get to keep the glass.
My reviews are always going to be a little bias towards white wines because that’s what I like best! Though my favorite wines here were the Wedge White and the Reisling, I did try their Silkey Red which was a semi-sweet wine which I enjoyed more than I thought I would.
Of note, I didn’t see an option to buy wine by the glass. That was no problem for my mom and I (aka my wine-partner-in-crime) as the Reisling was so delicious we were an easy sell on a bottle. Bottle prices ran from $14.99 (Old Orchard Apple wine) to $29.99 (Ender’s Reserve- a white, dessert wine.)
We took our bottle outside to enjoy. There was ample seating on the shaded deck with plenty of patio tables on the sprawling lawn below.
I think I’d be hard pressed to call any vineyard ugly but Lost Acres really takes the cake for how beautiful their grounds were. I look forward to visiting again during their winter hours for the chance to sip my wine inside by their giant stone fireplace!
Until then I’ll keep sipping my way around the state of Connecticut!