The 14 wineries in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island that came together to form the Coastal Wine Trail ten years ago, are seeing record demand for their white, red, and sparkling produce. The non-profit group of wineries that weave through the heart of Southeastern New England have quietly built a reputation for serving nationally recognized wines inunique tasting rooms.
The close proximity of the wineries means travellers can tour the entire wine trail in two to three days, sticking close to New England’s scenic coastline throughout.
The Coastal Wine Trail is now even more accessible with Air New Zealand and United Airlines via San Francisco, Houston or Los Angeles ex Auckland. Or with United Airlines and Delta Airlines Via San Francisco or Los Angeles ex Sydney, into Boston International Airport. The Trail is also only a 90 minute drive from Boston.
Member wineries have amassed an impressive collection of international and national awards, including a Gold Medal in the 2016 Indy International Wine Competition, a Silver Medal in the 2015 Amenti Del Vino 22nd Annual International Wine Competition, and second place in the Dry White Wine category from the Connecticut Specialty Food Association. Saltwater Farm Vineyard was named one of the Top 50 Romantic Wedding Venues in the U.S. by Brides Magazine.
“There is a new energy on the trail,” said Maggie Harnett, Director of the Coastal Wine Trail. “There is a growing awareness that wines made in Southeastern New England are truly exceptional and can compete on a national level”.
To celebrate the Coastal Wine Trail’s 10th anniversary, member vineyards are offering 67% off a Vintner’s Tasting Ticket that includes wine tastings for two at each of the 14 member wineries – a total of 28 tastings. The ticket for two now costs just $99 and can be purchased through this link – http://coastalwinetrail.com/on-sale-vintners-tasting-ticket Deal expires 31 December 2016.
For further information on the Coastal Wine Trail, visit www.coastalwinetrail.com
For further information on New England, visit www.discovernewengland.org
Discover New England represents the six American states of Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont to promote international visitation.
Prices: Air fares start from NZD $1540 from New Zealand or AUD $1095 from Australia, excluding taxes and charges.
Members of the Coastal Wine Trail: Maugle Sierra Vineyards, Preston Ridge Vineyard, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Stonington Vineyards, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Langworthy Farm Winery, Newport Vineyards, Greenvale Vineyards, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery, Coastal Vineyards, Running Brook Vineyards & Winery, Travessia Winery, and Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod.
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