Family-Friendly Wineries in & Around Fairfield County


A family at a winery.The late summer months in Connecticut are a beautiful time to enjoy one of the region’s local wineries. It’s a fun way to spend the afternoon with the family and a perfect day date or date night activity. Below is a round-up of some of the best family-friendly wineries in Connecticut. Some boast their own wine, while others also sell nearby local wines.

Hopkins Vineyard {Preston, CT} – Wine with a stunning view of Lake Waramaug.

Chamard Vineyards {Clinton, CT} – Serving a delicious lunch and dinner bistro plus a taproom menu. Outdoor terrace seating and picnic tables overlooking their gorgeous fountain and vineyards are available.

Jones Winery {Shelton, CT} – A beautiful farm with light bites featuring live music and a busy rotation of seasonal activities for the kids, from berry and apple picking to pumpkin picking and Christmas tree farms.

Aquila’s Nest {Newtown, CT} – They offer extensive rotating food truck selections, live music, and wine flights over cozy firepit tables, pergola bell tents, fairy gazebos, and beautiful rolling hill views. They have many other creative “experiences” to book as well. Check out this fellow mom’s post.

Jonathan Edwards Winery {North Stonington, CT} – On 48 acres of hilltops, Jonathan Edwards has been lauded as one of the best wineries in New England with an extensive summer music lineup.

Sunset Meadows {Goshen, CT} – Breathtaking views with wine, cheese, and chocolate tastings.

Happy Sipping!


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