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CT Wine Trail to Present 11th Annual Connecticut Wine Festival

The 11th annual Connecticut Wine Festival will be held July 20-21. Submitted photo

The West Hartford-based CT Wine Trail will present the 11th Annual Connecticut Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21.

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The Connecticut Wine Festival will be returning this year for its 11th year of showcasing some of Connecticut’s best wines. It is a reflection on the growing popularity of Connecticut wines, which are quickly gaining a reputation as quality vintage worthy of attention from wine lovers everywhere.

This year, the Eleventh Annual Connecticut Wine Festival will be staged again at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Litchfield County, on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21. Sponsored by the Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association (CVWA) and presented by the West Hartford-based CT Wine Trail, the festival features fine wines from a wide variety of local vintners. The festival also features wine classes, specialty food vendors, artisanal crafts, as well as a variety of live musical entertainment.

Tickets include free wine tastings, a commemorative festival wine glass (for the tastings) and a tote bag. Guests under 21 and Designated Drivers can attend for a reduced admission price of $10. Photo ID with proof of age is required for the wine tasting. Hours for the Festival are noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, July 20; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21. More information and a complete list of participating wineries can be found at www.ctwine.com.

Festival proceeds are used to promote the CVWA Wine Trail and the Connecticut wine industry. The CT Wine Trail, a state approved winery and vineyard awareness program, features trails that wind their ways through some of the most scenic and historic regions of Connecticut.

“We are very pleased to once again host 11 of Connecticut’s wineries and allow patrons to be able to sample some of the many wines that are produced right here in Connecticut.” said Sherrie Palmer, Festival Manager.

The Festival will be holding its sixth annual Grape Stomp. On Sunday July 21, participants will have two minutes to show their creativity, charisma and stamina as they experience pressing the old fashioned way. Prizes will be awarded and it is a great event to experience and observe.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website www.ctwine.com. You can also email [email protected] or call 860-216-6439.

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