Taste of the Season: Wine

Now that Fall is on our doorstep, it's time for the Autumn Harvest. And while that might bring thoughts of things like apple or pumpkins, local wineries want you to turn your attention to grapes.

The Connecticut Wine Trail, a collection of 24 vineyards across the state says this is one of the most popular times of the year to visit local wineries, especially since many feature some top-notch foliage. 

“In addition to the magnificent foliage, it is a time when patrons can actually see ripened fruit waiting to be picked and learn more about the wine-making process," George Motel, owner of Sunset Meadow Vineyard, said.

The wine this year has the potential to be particularly good. Winemakers say the 2010 growing seasons has resulted in some of their best wines ever, thanks to plenty of sunshine during the season.

Besides the wine and the leaf-peeping, there are also plenty of special events at vineyards statewide.

Some wineries will feature foliage hikes and hay rides. Others will let you embrace your inner "I Love Lucy" and do some grape stomping. Still more feature special meals and live music. 

Visit the Connecticut Wine Trail Web site for  a full rundown of all the events at Connecticut's vineyards.

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