Tired of grapes? These 14 CT vineyards offer fruit wines

Tired of sipping the tried-and-true varieties of standard wine? Looking for something more exciting than a glass of red or white? Sure, grapes are classic, but wineries aren’t limited to working with vined fruit when it comes to preparing wine — and Connecticut vintners certainly bottle a variety of fruits in their vintages.

Consider sampling apple, plum, rhubarb and berry wines at these 14 wineries across the state.

White Silo Farm and Winery

White Silo Farm & Winery is located in Sherman.

White Silo Farm & Winery is located in Sherman.

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Fruits that are often associated with jam are found in White Silo’s wines. The vintages consist of raspberry, blackberry, black currant, rhubarb and apple wines.

32 Route 37, Sherman

Hours: Friday 11 a.m.-8p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Info: whitesilowinery.com

Arrigoni Winery

Arrigoni’s fruit offerings focus on the apple, blending it with pumpkin and maple for those who are looking for a little autumnal escape during the warmer months.

1287 Portland-Cobalt Road, Portland

Hours: Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Info: arrigoniwinery.com

Bishop’s Orchard Farm Market & Winery

Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery is located in Guilford.

Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery is located in Guilford.

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Fruits found around the orchard can also be found in Bishop’s wines, as the farm features apple, black currant, strawberry, raspberry, pear, peach, cranberry, blueberry and blackberry in their vintages.

1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford

Hours: Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m.

Info: bishopsorchards.com/winery

DiGrazia Vineyards & Winery

DiGrazia Vineyard is located in Brookfield.

DiGrazia Vineyard is located in Brookfield.

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DiGrazia’s wines feature childhood favorites like blueberry, raspberry and apple.

131 Tower Road, Brookfield

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Info: digraziavineyards.com

Haight Brown Vineyard

Haight Brown Vineyard is located in Litchfield.

Haight Brown Vineyard is located in Litchfield.

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At Haight Brown, the vino highlights apple and cranberry flavors.

29 Chestnut Road, Litchfield

Hours: Thursday, Friday and Monday noon -5 p.m., Saturday noon - 6:30 p.m. and Sunday noon - 6 p.m.

Info: haightbrownwine.com

Heartstone Winery

Blueberry and rhubarb are at home among the Heartstone flavors.

468 Route 37, Columbia

Hours: Thursday 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Info: heartstonewinery.com

Holmberg Winery

Holmerg bottles not just apple and pear, but also cranberry and peach wines.

12 Orchard Lane, Gales Ferry

Hours Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Info: holmbergwinery.com

Hopkins Vineyard

Hopkins Vineyard is located in New Preston.

Hopkins Vineyard is located in New Preston.

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Sip on apple or peach wines at Hopkins Vineyard.

25 Hopkins Road, New Preston

Hours: Monday — Friday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Info: hopkinsvineyard

Jones Family Farm & Winery

Tiffany DeMica, of Danbury, and her friend Kristen Commander, of Shelton, at right, enjoy wine on the shaded terrace at Jones Winery at Jones Family Farm in Shelton, Conn., on Saturday July 18, 2020.

Tiffany DeMica, of Danbury, and her friend Kristen Commander, of Shelton, at right, enjoy wine on the shaded terrace at Jones Winery at Jones Family Farm in Shelton, Conn., on Saturday July 18, 2020.

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Like the fruits found around the farm, Jones incorporates strawberry, apple, pear and black currant into their wines.

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Info: jonesfamilyfarms

Land of Nod Winery

The fruity blends at Land of Nod lean into summer with their blueberry, raspberry, pear and peach wines.

99 Lower Road, East Canaan

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Info: landofnodwinery

Lost Acres Vineyard

Lost Acres keeps it simple with their apple wine.

80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby

Hours: Friday 12 p.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Info: lostacresvineyard

Staehly Farm Winery

Staehly Farm Winery is located in East Haddam.

Staehly Farm Winery is located in East Haddam.

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Have a favorite pie? With their apple, blueberry, cherry, rhubarb, peach and plum flavors, Staehly has a flavor to match most summer pie flavors.

278 Town Street, East Haddam

Hours: Fridays 4p.m.-7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m.-7 p.m.

Info: staehlys.com

Taylor Brooke Winery

Taylor Brooke offers popular fruit wines like blueberry, apple and peach, but it also features cranberry and pomegranate in their bottles.

848 CT-171, Woodstock

Hours: Friday 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Info: taylorbrookewinery

Joseph Preli Farm and Winery

The folks at Joseph Preli Farm stick with fruit wine favorites as they offer up bottles featuring apple, blueberry, raspberry, peach and blackberry flavors.

235 Hopewell Road, South Glastonbury

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. -6 p.m.

Info: josephprelifarm

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