Father’s Day 2018

What do for the dad this Fathers Day weekend? All weekend long, vineyards and wineries across the state are hosting some exciting promotions, special events and tastings to share with dad. So go ahead and take dad to “taste the adventure, ” and make memories to last a lifetime!

Take it from us:

Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery, Wallingford


“One of my favorite things to do on Father’s Day is to spend time with my beautiful family, maybe play a game of soccer, and of course enjoy great wines from Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery!
Meeting my wife Margaret Ruggiero many years ago was one of the best things that ever happened to me. She introduced me into the Wine Business and she has given me the greatest of all gifts — being a father to our beautiful son Marcelo Jr.  Days on the farm with him are special times, and they just keep getting better every day as I see him becoming his own person and his love for the V
I am so thankful for all our family’s blessings as we are expecting our second son at the end of August.
From one Father to another, I wish everyone a wonderful special Father’s Day!” – Marcelo Mena, Winemaker & General Manager at Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery


Hopkins Vineyard, Warren

“When I was very little my Dad decided to make Dandelion Wine. So on a cold Spring morning he sent my sister and I out to the lawn to pick dandelions. Well, at first it was fun, but then it quickly became hard work. At the time I was not impressed much about wine, because it eventually exploded in the basement, but it was the early beginnings of Hopkins Vineyard.” – Hilary Hopkins Criollo, President of Hopkins Vineyard, speaking of her father Bill Hopkins


Bishop’s Orchards Winery, Guilford

“My favorite food to enjoy on Father’s Day is Strawberry Shortcake, with the Strawberries from Bishop’s Orchards (picked ourselves when possible) over a fresh made biscuit, with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Plenty of strawberry juice makes it the best ever.  Having the family gather together at “The Place” in Guilford for lobster with 3 or 4 generations together makes the day even more special.” – Keith Bishop, Co-CEO, Treasurer & Winemaker at Bishop’s Orchards


  • Free Wine tasting for Dad with 1 additional paid wine tasting at the same time! Valid June 16 & 17, 2018.
  • Plus FREE Tour at 2pm June 16 & 17, 2018 when Dad is with you.

More events:

Chocolate & Wine Pairings at Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Father’s Day “Vine to Table” BBQ Lunch at Priam Vineyards, Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Father’s Day at Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Father’s Day at Taylor Brooke Winery, Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dog Days of Summer at Haight-Brown Vineyard, Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Live Music in the Tasting Room at Preston Ridge Vineyard, Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday Music Series at Miranda Vineyard, Jun 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Weekend Live Music at Hawk Ridge Winery, Jun 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Live Music at Haight-Brown Vineyard, Jun 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Live Music on Sundays at Maugle Sierra Vineyards, Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Don’t forget to get your Passport to CT Farm Wineries stamped! Father’s Day weekend is a great time to get 2 or 3…or maybe even 5 stamps taken care of! Each CT Wine Trail vineyard and winery has a unique atmosphere and wine styles.