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Dozens of vineyards and wineries in Connecticut, Maine, Masachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, and on Long Island NY, craft premium wines. We tell you all about them.


Wine has been made in the six New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, and on Long Island NY, for centuries, but in the past half century there are more vineyards and wineries, and far better wines, than ever before.

Despite the challenges of climate and soil, vintners have identified New England climatic regions suitable for producing good to excellent wines from noble vinifera grape varieties, as well as from the best French-American hybrids, and from traditional fruits.

Cold-Hardy Grapes

A key to the growth of vineyards in New England has been the program to develop cold hardy grapes at the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences. Continuing over a century of research and development of cold hardy varieties, the program creates grapes matched exactly to the growing conditions of northern microclimates. More...

Traditional Fruit Wines

Much of the wine made in New England over the centuries came not from grapes but from orchard and bush fruits such as apples, pears and blueberries, a tradition that continues today.

New England Wine Varieties

Because of its northerly situation, New England is a fitting region for grapes to make white and sparkling wines, but reds and rosés are produced as well.

Varieties of New England wines include dry, semi-dry, sweet, fortified and sparkling vintages. In addition, there are delicious specialties such as ice wines, ice ciders, brandies and eaux-de-vies made from apples, peaches, berries and other fruits—even rhubarb. (or just is your guide to visiting, tasting and enjoying these New England wines and the wineries that craft them.


Anyone who likes wine will enjoy driving through the lush countryside of New England to visit these small, friendly vineyards, chatting with the vintners, sampling the wines, and taking several bottles home to enjoy with fish, lobster, poultry, cheese, meat or vegetarian dishes.

Beginner's Guide

A good general guide to wine appreciation is How To Be A Wine Expert, A Beginner's Guide, by James Gabler (ISBN 9780961352585)

New England Travel Planner

Using the travel information from our partner website,, you'll be able to plan your visits to these excellent New England wineries.

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Maps of New England Wineries

Connecticut Wineries

Long Island NY Wineries

Maine Wineries

Massachusetts Wineries

New Hampshire Wineries

Rhode Island Wineries

Vermont Wineries



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