More than 13,000 grapevines coil along fences at Sunset Meadow Vineyards, spanning more than 50 acres of rolling fields atop Litchfield Hills. The vineyard's keepers prune those vines by hand, harvesting grapes to make award-winning wines such as a chardonnay that took home a gold medal in 2012's International Eastern Wine Competition. Visitors can drop by to sample pours paired with cheese, smoked meats, and chocolate, or attend one of the vineyard's many events, such as the annual Harvest Festival. While the vineyard does not allow outside beverages, it does welcome outside snacks to complement purchases of its wines, and picnickers will be happy to discover that the breathtaking hillsides face west, giving a clear view of the sunset as well as the cowboys who ride off into it.
The lawn-care technicians at NaturaLawn of America help greenery flourish with an organic fertilizer and solutions to combat pests and weeds. The staff tailors treatments to each lawn's individual needs, seeding, aerating soil, and spreading nutrient-enriched fertilizer.
Always conforming to sustainable, eco-friendly guidelines, the designers at Green Acres Landscape & Design, LLC create everything from lush poolscapes and lavish flower gardens to driveways and patios. The company was founded by nature-lover and Green Roof Professional Craig Kopfmann more than 20 years ago. Today, he and his staff continue to seamlessly connect outdoor living spaces and their natural surroundings with services such as landscape design and commercial and residential maintenance.
During the month of October, Fairview Tree Farm breaks out into Halloween-inspired atmosphere for hayrides. The nursery and farm welcomes guests for a series of spooky nights spent riding across a 1.5-mile route as spooky decorations and creatures attempt to rattle riders. Concessions are available before and after the ride, allowing customers to forget about their fear or their spilt candy corn with hot dogs, popcorn, and hot chocolate.
Friendly Tree is a family owned Tree Expert company specializing in the care and removal of trees and shrubbery according to the highest standards for the last 22 years. Our arborists commit to exacting standards from ANSI, OSHA, TCIA and ISA. Our recommendations are concise and our pricing and service are second to none.