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 claire@ctfoodassociation.org for information.

Questions? Call 860.216.6439 or email festival.admin@ctwine.com / info@ctwine.com

The CT Vineyard & Winery Association also participates in: