Wine Festival

ct-wine-fest2July 22 & 23

Taste the best of Connecticut’s wineries. Sample locally produced specialty foods. Enjoy live music. Browse for handcrafts and more. It’s all happening this year at the Connecticut Wine Festival!

Dates: Saturday, July 22 from 12-7pm & Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 12-6pm

Location: The Goshen Fairgrounds – 116 Old Middle Street, Goshen, CT – located approximately 1/2 mile south of Goshen center on Route 63.

Participating Wineries: We have a record 16 wineries participating at this year’s festival, including:

Bishop’s Orchards Winery, Brignole Vineyards, DiGrazia Vineyards, Holmbergs Orchard and Winery, Hopkins Vineyard, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Jones Winery, Miranda Vineyard, Paradise Hills Vineyards, Priam Vineyards, Savino Vineyards*, Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Staehly Farm Winery*, Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Taylor Brooke Winery & White Silo Winery.

*Two of the wineries will only be sampling 1 wine due to production limitations but all of the others will sample up to 4 wines.

Tickets: Tickets may be purchased at the following:

  • Online: Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Select Wineries: Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Jones Winery, Hopkins Vineyard, Taylor Brooke Winery and Miranda Vineyard
  • Select Supermarkets: Adams Hometown Markets, Better Valu Supermarkets, Tri-Town Foods
  • At the door on the day of the festival

Early bird ticket price is $27.00 (must be purchased before midnight on July 15, 2017). After July 15th, tickets will cost $35.00. Designated Driver/Under 21 tickets are available for $10.00.

Children are allowed to attend the festival. Ages 6 and under are FREE. Ages 7+ can purchase a $10.00 Designated Driver/Under 21 ticket.

Entertainment Schedule:

Saturday, July 22nd:

  • 12:00-1:30pm – Vince Thompson – Main Stage
  • 2pm – Wine Seminar – Renee Allen – Tent by the Gazebo
  • 2:00-4:00pm – Hummingbirds and Friends – Main Stage
  • 4:30-6:30pm – Alika Hope – Main Stage

Sunday, July 23rd:

  • 12:00-1:30pm – The Groove – Main Stage
  • 1pm – Wine Seminar – Laureen Guierro – Tent by the Gazebo
  • 2:00-4:00pm – Mike Wilson – Under the Gazebo
  • 2:00-3:00pm – Grape Stomp – Music by Keith Marceski
  • 4:00-6:00pm – The Goods

Vendors: Please click the appropriate packet below to be part of the festival:

Festival FAQ:

  •  CT Wine Festival has a page in the 2017 Passport to CT Wineries. Please bring your Passport so you can get it stamped! Wineries will NOT be stamping their individual pages at the festival.
  • Be sure to BRING YOUR I.D.! No re-entry to the fairgrounds after you exit.
  • No pets are allowed at the fairgrounds.
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed.
  • On Sunday, July 23 from 2-3pm we will once again be offering our very popular Grape Stomp Contest where you will participate in a live Grape Stomp for a chance to win some spectacular wine trail prizes. Click here to register.
  •  Wine Appreciation Classes will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at 2pm and on Sunday, July 23rd at 1pm.

Interested in volunteering? Email Claire at for information.

Questions? Call 860.216.6439 or email /

The CT Vineyard & Winery Association also participates in: