A visit to the Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington, CT (map)
As I described a few weeks back, my day tip to Jonathan Edwards Winery was not done under the ideal fall day tripping conditions. I had envisioned a romantic walk around the quaint borough of Stonington, lunch at a local seafood joint, and then settling in at Jonathan Edwards with a bottle of wine for the afternoon. Things did not quite go as planned, as we opted to buy a bottle and dash back to Hartford before the storm made Route 2 impassable. But, I did spy some other, braver souls out wine tasting and having an absolutely fabulous time. Jonathan Edwards was treating these wine tasters to the biggest pours I have ever seen at a tasting, and I can’t wait to go back (in the spring, perhaps?) to savor some tastings of my own. One note: If you go in the colder months, there doesn’t appear to be too much seating. If you want to stay and linger, go May-October.
Day trip Itinerary: Wine Tasting at Jonathan Edwards Vineyard in Stonington
Each day trip itinerary includes the main event, plus suggestions — with names, addresses and maps — of places to eat, shop, or “notable neighbors” to check out while you’re in the area. There is baked-in flexibility to mix and match, or follow the itinerary to the letter. If you have suggestions, lemme know!
Jonathan Edwards Winery
74 Chester Main Road
North Stonington, CT
Yellow House Coffee and Tea Room (map)
149 Water Street
Stonington, CT 06378-1300
Recommended: I had no qualms about eating a grilled cheese sandwich at 10:30a.m. and declaring it “brunch.” It was was served panini-style, and it was good.
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