Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wine Tasting at Jones Winery - Seize the Summer in CT

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“It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.”  - Phil Connors (Groundhog Day)

I thought winter was never going to end. It was a long one here in Connecticut and I am ready to embrace summer.  My sons last day of school was on Friday which is generally the kick-off.  So, we are just going to ignore the fact that mother nature isn’t on the same track. It’s been cold and rainy for the majority of these first days, but it’s not stopping us from having fun!

jones wineryThis weekend, in between a family dinner, a birthday party, a parade and a picnic, my sister and I snuck off to one of my favorite places in Connecticut.  Jones Family Farms in Shelton, among other things, has a beautiful winery and tasting room.  For just $7.50 you can sample 7 different wines and you can keep your glass as a souvenir.

Jones Winery was voted best winery in Connecticut and you will see why when you taste their wines.  You can choose to try a collection of their dry wines or their dry to lightly sweet wines.  I picked the dry to lightly sweet wines.  Each collection was diverse, offering traditional grape wines, specialty fruit wines that showcased Connecticut grown grapes and fruits, White Wines, Red Wines, Rosé Wine, Fruit Wines and Dessert Wines.  jones wine tasting

My sister and I wanted to purchase a bottle of pretty much everything we tried! We were surprised by how good their Rosé of Cabernet Franc was. Neither one of us are usually a fan of Rosé wines but this was different.  It was slightly darker than most Rosés and it was served ice cold.  It would be great for a summer night!

jones winesThe Beacon Light #8 is a new semi-sweet red wine that Jones is offering this year.  It was great on its own or would make an excellent base for sangria.  You could even pick your own strawberries and blueberries for sangria in their berry fields!

My favorites have always been their fruit wines.  First blush, made from Connecticut apples, pears and black courants – so refreshing! Strawberry Serenade, a sparkling wine made from Jones Family Farms’ strawberries – would be great for brunch! And the Raspberry Rhapsody dessert wine that they serve to ct wineyou with a piece of dark chocolate – divine!

They have a great gift shop inside the tasting room and a playroom for kids.  When the weather is nice, you can buy wine by the glass and sit outside and enjoy the beautiful view! Also, later in the summer, they have a great Farmer’s Market on Fridays right outside of the Tasting Room.  You can grab some local goodies, sit for a glass of wine or a tasting and they usually also have wood fired pizza, ice cream and live music! I look forward to it every year!

Jones Winery and Tasting Room are currently open Fri/Sat/Sun 11AM-5PM. As of June 1st, that expands to include Thursdays as well.

Jones Winery is just one stop out of 33 on the Connecticut Farm Wineries trail and I hope to visit a few more this summer! Do you have a favorite Connecticut winery?

jones farm map

Do you live in Connecticut and are you also ready to Seize the Summer in CT? Please feel free to link up any of your posts about summer fun in Connecticut! Also, feel free to use my graphic at the top of this post, but please link back if you do! Enjoy your summer!

22 comments:

  1. I have heard so many wonderful things about Jones Farm. I must get down there this year!

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  2. This is great! Ive always wanted to go to Jones farm, and now I think I will! :)

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    1. It's so much fun! Definitely give it a visit!

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  3. Glad to hear you had a great and thorough experience at our farm! For the benefit of your readers, I would add that the Winery and Tasting Room are currently open Fri/Sat/Sun 11AM-5PM. As of June 1st, that expands to include Thursdays as well. Thanks for your kind words!

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    1. Thanks for reading! I will add that in. :)

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