The Hartford Courant
February 19, 2009
Connoisseurs of Chardonnay, masters of Merlot, critics of Cabernet; and those who simply enjoy a glass of wine now and then, will find a tranquil environment at Chamard Vineyard.
Set back on a windy road, over hills and through some very 'New England' woods, Chamard is a welcome respite with all the charm of Grandmother's house.
A dirt road leads you between rows of grapevines to the warm stone house, nesting a wine cellar full of reds, whites, and blushes.
During the gray and seemingly endless winter months, the rustic fireplace will draw you inside; it won't take long for you to prop your feet up, admire a few photographs of the vineyard, and request a glass of Chamard Merlot.
Tours and tastings year-round: tours of the wine cellar are given at 1 p.m.
Tour the wine making facility daily at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m.
Private Tours can be scheduled in advance at 11:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Private Tours charge $50.00 plus $5.00 per person for groups comprised of over 10 guests.
Wine tastings are $5.00, wines by the glass are $5.00-$7.00.
Tuesday through Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on most major holidays
Exit 63 off 1-95.
Turn left onto Route 81 north.
Turn left on to Walnut Hill Road.
Follow Walnut Hill for 8/10 mile.
Merge into Cow Hill Road; Vineyard on the left.
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