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Stonington Vineyards Is Brand New!

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Stonington Vineyards, Same history, New experience!

After 27 years in business, Stonington Vineyards has been undergoing a major renovation and will be unveiling its new look at the Mystic Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on June 11th from 5 to 6pm.  Light bites will be provided by Gourmet Galley Catering.

Stonington Vineyards has been part of the Connecticut Wine Industry since 1987.  Owners Nick and Happy Smith were founding members of the Connecticut Wine Trail and have helped grow the industry to what it is today.  Starting in October of 2013, Stonington Vineyards has been undergoing a transformation to take the winery into the future and the new space now enhances an already loved wine tasting experience.  Renovations include a stunning entrance with stone pavers lining the walk, a modernized Tasting Room with raised ceilings that allow natural light to shine in, a granite custom wine bar and rich Mahogany flooring.  The Tasting Room boasts 16-foot wide doors that open out to a new Mahogany deck covered with a grand pergola that then steps down onto a newly added natural stone patio.  A new Japanese style garden is being custom designed that will add visual interest and infuse a sense of serenity to your visit. A fireplace defines one side of the Tasting Room adding a cozy and intimate space during the cooler winter months.  The gift shop has been expanded and renovated and will be featuring a variety of gift shop items and unique wine accessories.

The goal was to truly showcase the beauty of the property, while maintaining the intimate, approachable, family friendly environment that Stonington Vineyards is known for.  Stonington Vineyards has always exemplified what a New England winery is all about, showcasing premium wines all grown from the New England viticulture region.  Winemaker, Mike McAndrew continues to hand craft their wines with a natural approach that has earned them numerous awards over the years. Many wines are in high demand and sell out quickly after being released.

Stonington Vineyards continues to hold two festivals a year and has added many new events to their calendar including Pre-Release events, Friday night summer concerts in July and August, holiday themed events and more.  The winery is available for booking private events and weddings as well.

Tickets are on sale now for the Annual Summer Food + Wine Festival being held June 14th and 15th from 12 to 6pm.   Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.  The event is rain or shine. For more information on Stonington Vineyards and a full event calendar, please visit stoningtonvineyards.com or call the winery at 860.535.1222.

Contacts:      Rachel Edwards; phone: (860) 984-3011; email: Rachel@dreamscapesdesigners.com
                            Happy Smith; phone: (860) 535-1222; email: info@stoningtonvineyards.com