DiGrazia Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located in Brookfield, CT. Having taken over the vineyard and winery in 1987, they grow their own grapes and fruit for their various wines (they’re particularly noted for their Wild Blue offering – a blueberry fruit wine with added brandy), and they’ve been practicing organic farming practices since 2015.
They normally offer tastings and guided tours of the vineyards, but those are suspended for the time being (check their FB page for the latest updates). What you can do, however, is bring a picnic and purchase a bottle to enjoy on their lawns! It’s family and pet friendly, and they often have a food truck on site for your nomming needs. Various shaded areas or tables with umbrellas make for a great way to enjoy the hot weather. Their wines are made from fruit or local varieties of grapes, but are similar in style to well known wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Currently they’re open on Sundays, 11-5, (by appt throughout the week) and I recommend getting there early as it’s a popular destination and fills up quickly!
We had a bottle of their Fieldstone Reserve, a red wine at 11.5%abv, served slightly chilled. It’s dry but has a little bit of spritz, and while it’s made with grapes, there was a prominent cranberry note to it. It was an excellent pairing for the picnic we brought.
When you do go into the tasting room to purchase your bottle(s), you’ll likely meet Harrison, the resident, four-legged greeter. He’s a very sweet doggo who loves a good pat! Mark, one of the human co-owners, is gregarious and has some interesting stories to tell about the winery and their local festival experiences.