Beer, Wine & Spirits in North Branford

53% Off Wine Tasting for Two

Coastal Wine Trail

Multiple Locations

$160 $75

Participants travel to nine of the Coastal Wine Trail's wineries, where they enjoy enjoy tastings of the resident varietals

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting and Pizza

Diliberto Winery

Jamesport

$45 $25

Wines crafted with old-world techniques and served in a tasting room with Tuscan murals

Up to 61% Off Wine Tasting for 2 or 4

Clovis Point Winery

Jamesport

$71 $29

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After tasting seven wines, guests select a favorite vintage to enjoy in a logo wine glass alongside artisan cheese.

44% Off Brewery Tour and Tasting for Four

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Bloomfield

$36 $20

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Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

50% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Course

Brew and Wine Hobby

East Hartford

$50 $25

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In laid-back classes, hobbyists learn flavor theory before getting their hands dirty brewing their own beer and wine

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

$24 $13

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Guests sample the vineyard's entire wine portfolio; wine tasting includes keepsake glasses

Up to 52% Off Italian Cooking Classes 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

$75 $37

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Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Pugliese Vineyards

Pugliese Vineyards

Cutchogue

$29 $15

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Enophiles sample estate-bottled wines served with plates of cheese and crackers

Up to 50% Off a Tour Package at Broad Brook Brewing Company

Broad Brook Brewing Company

East Windsor

$22 $12

Groups of two or four tour brewery with 15-barrel system and sample classic as well as seasonal brews

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Winery located on 160 acres. Hiking trails and picnics, wine tasting, music on Sundays beginning May 8th through October. Vintage base ball and Shakespeare in August.

14 Alberts Hill Road
Newtown,
CT
US

With two locations and 140 acres of picturesque land, Duck Walk Vineyard remains a popular presence on the Long Island Wine Trail, having been voted in 2013 as one of the top wineries in Long Island by "Best of Long Island". Tastings of the winery's many vintages, including reds, whites, ice wines, and fruity dessert wines, draw crowds of visitors to both of Duck Walk's spacious facilities, where live music dramatically shatters listeners' emptied glasses. The festive atmosphere here also makes it a prime setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and other private events.

231 Montauk Highway
Water Mill,
NY
US

Ballou’s Wine Bar revolves around three prized delicacies: chocolate, wine, and coffee. From those staples, dozens of indulgent dishes ensue, including chocolate, Nutella, and peanut-butter-chocolate fondues and homemade truffles developed by Debbie, half of the husband-and-wife team that runs Ballou’s. Her chocolate fondue and homemade truffles are so deliciously decadent that they’ve earned the wine bar a spot on the Best of New Haven Reader’s Poll list for best desserts. In addition to rich desserts and froth-capped cups of cappuccino, guests can order wines from local and international vineyards, as well as a wide selection of pastas, sandwiches, and flat breads.

2 Sybil Ave
Branford,
CT
US

SBC Restaurant & Brewery lines up an inviting smorgasbord of comfort food to be devoured alongside an arsenal of brewed on-site beers. Take in the expanse of the appetite-assassinating lunch menu (served from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.) and try not to set off the fire alarms while your head smokes with indecision before easing yourself in with the SBC calamari, which comes prepared three ways: crispy with marinara and rémoulade, fried with hot peppers and artichoke hearts, and sticky with a sweet chili Sriracha glaze ($6.99). Follow that up with the crispy chicken salad, festooned with mandarin oranges, grape tomatoes, gorgonzola, and honey white balsamic vinaigrette ($12.99), or the margherita pizza topped with sliced fresh tomatoes, garlic, mozzarella and basil ($10). SBC burgers are 8 ounces of natural custom-quality beef served on a handmade roll and topped with american, provolone, cheddar, swiss, fontina, or mozzarella cheese ($7.99).

850 W Main St
Branford,
CT
US

Named for a small archipelago off the Branford coast, Thimble Island Brewing Company began with the home-brewed concoctions of Connecticut Natives Justin Gargano and Mike Fawcett. Though they lacked formal training, the duo tirelessly spent nights and weekends tinkering with their recipes until they sold their first pint of American Ale to KC's Pub in Guilford. Today, American Ale is one of the brewery's three mainstay beers, which Justin and Mike craft along with specialty batches such as a dark pumpkin porter. The twosome keeps four beers on tap at Thimble Island's tasting room, where visitors can drop in to fill up a growler, buy a t-shirt, or take a tour. Outside the brewery, Justin and Mike's beers grace many local establishments, including pubs and grocery stores.

53 E Industrial Rd.
Branford,
CT
US

Bishop's Orchards was established in 1871, when the first of six Bishop generations began filling shoreline bellies with fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables. Today, having withstood 140 years worth of technology changes and weather disasters, the orchard continues to thrive, currently growing crops on more than 320 total acres—313 of which are family-owned. In 2005, the orchard stretched its homegrown empire into potable territories with the birth of a winery, which produces more than 15 wines using the farm's fruit. Not to be outdone, the orchard's market is still a year-round source for fresh produce more than a century after it sprouted into a humble roadside stand from a single appleseed.

1355 Boston Post Rd
Guilford,
CT
US