We are open 8/13 & 8/14 followed by 9/3 & 9/4/2016 from 1-5pm!!


Listed below and in the CT Wine Passport are the correct dates winery is open.


2016 Wine Line up

Cayuga White - 100% estate produced

The Crèche - 100% estate grown St. Croix grapes
Holiday Cheer- an ancient old vine Zinfandel. This has a beautiful holiday label designed by a local artist
Rosé-  2015 &16 Huge hit!! Sold out!!    100% estate grown, a blend of 3 wines produced from St. Croix, Traminette and Cayuga grapes

Christmas Town Red (Santa’s Helper) - a blend of California Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This wine is returning to the lineup. Early indications proven correct. It is a delicious wine!

TLC - 100 % locally grown apples by March Farms, a delicious apple wine

Old St Nicholas - Traminette  - a German Gerwurztraminer style white wine,  Estate produced. This is the wine for Brewers and Marriageable Maidens  :)

2015 was a good growing season. Wines are wonderful!!


2016 hours of operation: Sat & Sun from 1pm to 5pm on May 28 and 29 followed by June 4th and 5th. We will be open first two weekends in July, Aug, Sept, Oct & Dec. In November open 11/5 and 11/6.








Welcome,

Whether you are visiting the winery for the first time or are already familiar with our wines, I sincerely want to thank you for visiting today and welcome you to our home, vineyard and winery. Our journey from home winemaking to opening a small farm winery began in 2004. My wife Barbara and I enrolled in a winemaking course at the local community college. For the past 10 years we have been making wine and sharing it with our family and friends. Additionally, it has become an annual Christmas tradition to bless the family and the Nouveau wines made from the most recent harvest while everyone is gathered for the holiday meal. We are excited to share our vineyard and welcome you as part of our extended family to enjoy our wine, the ancient symbol of community, prosperity, and well being.

Thanks,
Joe Riordan






Old St. Nicholas $18.99

Made from estate grown Traminette grapes. Traminette is a cross of the French American hybrid Joannes Seyve 23.416 and the German Vitis vinifera cultivar Gewürztraminer. It is noted to be distinctively spicy and fragrant, much like the 'Gewürztraminer' parent. Not on tasting menu. Purchase by the bottle or glass $5.


Rosé $16.99

Our Rosé is a blend of 3 estate grown grapes Cayuga, St Croix, and Traminette. It is lightly sweetened to enhance the fruity raspberry flavors on the palate.


TLC - Town Line Cider $12.99

The pleasant fruit smell and crisp snappy character of this wine is reminiscent of the first bite of a handpicked perfectly ripened apple. This wine was produced with locally grown apples from March Farms. Not on tasting menu. Purchase by the bottle or glass $5.


Holiday Cheer $18.99

Holiday Cheer is an ancient old vine Zinfandel made from 130-year vines from the Tecklenburg Ranch in Lodi, California. The dry medium-bodied wine exhibits excellent color with intense fruit flavors and ages well.


Crèche $16.99

The Crèche, our estate grown St. Croix, is a dry, fruity, full-bodied red wine with good tannins.


Cayuga White $14.99

Our Cayuga is a pleasant, straw-colored white wine with a delicate, soft aroma of mixed fruit with lingering sweet fruit on the palate. The estate made wine is produced from grapes grown in our vineyard which is part of the Connecticut Western Highlands Region.

A little history: The Cayuga grape was originally produced from two hybrid grapes, the dry white French Seyval and the Schulyer. Schuyler is a cross between the California red vinifera Zinfandel and American grape Ontario. Cayuga is often compared to White Riesling. Cayuga was the first wine grape released from Cornell University in 1972.


Christmas Town Red, Santa's Helper $14.99

Our Christmas Town Red is a smooth, fruity California Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is garnet-colored with cherry and black currant aromas and bright cherry flavor on the palate. Once a viniferous mystery, the parentage of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape was discovered through DNA Profiling in 1997.

As it turns out, the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is the result of the spontaneous crossing of the red wine grape Cabernet Franc and the white wine grape Sauvignon Blanc, probably in the 1700’s.

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2016 hours of operation: Sat & Sun from 1pm to 5pm on May 28 and 29 followed by June 4th and 5th. We will be open first two weekends in July, Aug, Sept, Oct & Dec. In November open 11/5 and 11/6.

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Winery is 6.4 miles from center of Litchfield, CT. Go south on South St/CT-63 for 4 miles. Turn right onto East St/CT-109 and go 1.1 miles..

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