The annual Connecticut Wine Festival returns July 22 and 23 at the Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Old Middle St. (Route 63), Goshen. The event features tastings of Connecticut wines from 16 local wineries, samples of locally produced specialty foods, live music and craft displays and a live grape stomp on Sunday.
Participating wineries include Bishop's Orchards Winery, Brignole Vineyards, DiGrazia Vineyards, Holmberg Orchard and Winery, Hopkins
Vineyard, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Jones Winery, Miranda Vineyard, Paradise Hills Vineyards, Priam Vineyards, Savino Vineyards, Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Staehly Farm Winery, Sunset Meadow Vineyards, Taylor Brooke Winery and White Silo Winery.
The festival has its own page in the 2017 Passport to Connecticut Farm Wineries; wineries will not stamp their individual pages at the event. No pets or outside food and beverage will be allowed. ID is required.
Connecticut Wine Festival runs from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $27 before July 15, then $35 after. Designated driver tickets are $10. Children under 6 are free; ages 7 and up are $10. 860-216-6439, ctwine.com/wine-festival.