Connecticut’s 1978 Connecticut Farm Winery Act, which allows winery owners to sell their products directly to the public and to provide tastings, has resulted in the launching of dozens of wineries in the state. Connecticut’s wineries are primarily located in the Western Connecticut Highlands, designated an official American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1988, and in the southern and eastern part of the state. Those in the south and east, plus Sharpe Hill Vineyard in the northeast, have been grouped together to form the Connecticut Shoreline Trail. Those wineries within 15 miles of the ocean also fall within Connecticut’s second AVA, the Southeastern New England AVA (which extends into Rhode Island and Massachusetts). Scroll down for a comprehensive list of Connecticut wineries and click “map view” to access the advanced winery search. Whether you would like to visit a winery that has food available to complement its wines or hosts vineyard weddings, we make it easy to find the best Connecticut wine tasting and touring destinations.