Beer, Wine & Spirits in Wallingford


$17 for a Brewery Tour with Tastings for Four at Thimble Island Brewing Company ($44 Value)

Thimble Island Brewery

Thimble Island Brewery

Craft brewery with four beers on tap, including the signature American Ale and seasonal specialties

$44 $17

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Brewery Tour with Souvenir Glasses for 2, 4, or 10 at Shebeen Brewing (Up to 60% Off)

Shebeen Brewing

Shebeen Brewing

Tour a brewery started by two avid home brewers, which features creative beers such as the bacon Kona stout with oatmeal, coffee, and bacon

$20 $8

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$25 for Wine and Fondue for Two at Ballou's Wine Bar (Up to $42 Off)

Ballous Wine Bar

Ballous Wine Bar

Award-winning chocolate, Nutella, peanut-butter, and cheese fondue complement wine from local and international vineyards

$42 $25

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Cottrell Experience with Growler and Pint Glasses for One or Two at Cottrell Brewing Co. (Up to 34% Off)

Cottrell Brewing Co.

Cottrell Brewing Co.

Enjoy flavorful locally-crafted beers made from fresh, natural ingredients

$24 $16

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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Riedel Crystal Glasses and a Cheese-and-Cracker Plate from GrapesWine.com (62% Off)

GrapesWine.com

South Salem

Wine experts Jim Winston or Jay Boland will lead guests through an entertaining and educational two-hour wine-tasting event

$90 $39

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$18 for Tour, Tasting, and Pint Glasses for Four at Thomas Hooker Brewery ($36 Value)

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

$36 $18

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Beer- or Wine-Making Course with Take-Home Bottles at Brew and Wine Hobby (48% Off)

Brew and Wine Hobby

Featured Merchant: Brew and Wine Hobby

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

$50 $27

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Full Wine Tasting with Cheese and Take-Home Glasses for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 42% Off)

Haight Brown Vineyard

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Tasting of complete wine portfolio accompanied by cheese, plus wine glass to take home

$24 $14

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$19 for a Wine Tasting with Chocolates and Souvenir Glasses for Two at Miranda Vineyard ($36 Value)

Miranda Vineyard

Goshen

Samples of six award-winning wines prepared according to family traditions, plus hand-crafted chocolates and two take-home souvenir glasses

$36 $19

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À La Carte or Signature Bike Tour for One, Two, or Four from East End Bike Tours (Up to 51% Off)

East End Bike Tours

East End Bike Tours

Take a leisurely 12-mile ride through wine country, stopping to listen to live music, explore vineyards, photograph the scenery, and shop

$158 $78

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Wine and Cheese Tastings for Two or Four at Jason's Vineyard (Up to 49% Off)

Jason's Vineyard

Jason’s Vineyard Laurel

Snack on cheese platters while sampling wines and enjoying a full glass of your favorite

$52.50 $27

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Wine Tasting with Chocolate and Souvenir Glass for Two or Four at Clovis Point Winery (Up to 64% Off)

Clovis Point Winery

Clovis Point Winery

After tasting available wines, guests select a favorite vintage to enjoy in a logo wine glass alongside a chocolate platter

$80 $31

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Wine and Artisanal Cake Tasting for Two or Four at Dalice Elizabeth Winery (Up to 49% Off)

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Preston

Find some friends and head to Preston’s lakeside winery for a chance to sample five boutique wines paired with artisanal cakes

$48 $25

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese, Crackers, and Champagne at Pindar Vineyards (Up to 54% Off)

Pindar Vineyards

Pindar Vineyards

This winery’s large tasting room hosts groups as they sample the vineyard’s whites, reds, and custom blends; includes cheese and crackers

$54 $26

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Wine Tasting plus Cheese Platter and Wineglasses for Two or Four at Osprey's Dominion Vineyards (57% Off)

Osprey's Dominion Vineyards

Osprey's Dominion

Wine tastings offer drinkers samples of 5 different varietals complementing a Boar’s Head platter composed of Provolone, salami & crackers

$42 $18

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Wine 101 Tasting Experience for Two, Four, or Six at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard (Up to 61% Off)

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard

Sample wines paired with pieces of chocolate and cheese; includes take-home crokscrew

$85 $39

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Tour & Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glassware & Take-Home Growler at Half Full Brewery (Up to 47% Off)

Half Full Brewery

Waterside - South End - Harbor Point

Groups savor either five samples or open sampling before going on a tour and taking home a growler and souvenir glasses

$39 $23

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  • The Crush Club
    Located in the quaint town of Wallingford, Connecticut, The Crush Club gives visitors the opportunity to make their own wine. Grapes are sourced from across the globe?from Chile during the spring and from California, Washington, and Italy during the fall. Over the course of a year, students crush and press grapes, clean their barrels, then bottle, cork, and custom label the resulting wine before taking it home with them. During blending experience classes, participants taste five different wines, learn about the winemaking process, and experiment to create their own blend, custom labeling and bringing home one 750mL bottle.
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    65 S Colony Rd.
    Wallingford, CT US
  • Haight-Brown Vineyard
    Since opening in 1975, Haight-Brown Vineyard has churned out 2,000 cases of grape-based libations each year from its nearly 10-acre vineyard and welcomed visitors into its rustic, cottage-like wine house. Emphasizing vinifera and French hybrid grapes, the state?s first-established winery creates a selection of wines that include the Big Red, a bold syrah; the Morning Harvest, a rich malbec; and Honey Nut Apple, a traditional apple wine that incorporates local honey and cinnamon. Vintners share their time-tested expertise during regular classes that teach aspiring oenophiles about a variety of vintages and techniques for cheese and chocolate pairing. Amid the tasting room?s wood accents and crackling stone fireplace, customers sample vintages and attempt to describe taste sensations with adjectives such as ?silky? or ?very different from milk.?
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    29 Chestnut Hill Rd.
    Litchfield, CT US
  • Diliberto Winery
    Just outside of Naples, Italy in a town called Dugenta, Salvatore Diliberto's family crafts its own wine each year and stores it in the cellar of the castle next door. Though miles away from the vineyard and the old stone building, Diliberto carries on the Old World techniques at his Jamesport winery, where he tends to several acres of vines including franc and chardonnay. He presses the grapes, barrel ages the wine, and bottles it with Diliberto labels?some of which bear an artistic rendering of the castle in Dugenta. In his tasting room, Diliberto presents his specialty wines to guests during a tasting experience designed to transport them to his ancestral home. He forgoes the bar experience in favor of the small table settings that one finds staggered outside an Italian caf?. A mural on one end of the room further heightens the sense of travel, trading the North Fork for the bustling streets and sentient traffic lights of a Tuscan mountain town.
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    250 Manor Ln
    Jamesport, NY US
  • Jason’s Vineyard Laurel
    Established in 1997, the vines at Jason's Vineyard are now a fully mature 17 years of age, producing a wide variety of wines that includes two chardonnays, two merlots, sauvignon blanc, and many others. Their perfected roster of wines also includes a Golden Fleece blend, a clean, fruity wine whose grapes are guarded by dragons. Each wine can be sampled at the winery, built in 2009, where visitors may also purchase bottles, snack on cheeses, or enjoy time at a main bar shaped like a Greek trireme.
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    1785 Main Road
    Laurel, NY US
  • Pindar Vineyards
    Voted the No. 2 best winery on Long Island by the Long Island Press, Pindar Vineyards pours out 70,000 cases of wine each year. Fortunately, this popular spot can accommodate droves of drinkers?the tasting room can host as many as 3,000 guests at any given time. Run by the same family behind Duck Walk and Jason Vineyard, Pindar has also become known for its field of cheery yellow sunflowers, which blossom in the summer months and frequently save Christmas in the winter months. These blooms inspired the name of the 2010 Sunflower chardonnay, an oak-aged limited reserve that pairs well with the crunch of a summer salad.
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    37645 Main Rd.
    Peconic, NY US
  • The Wine Cellar Outlet - Wallingford
    Whether you're searching for a new go-to table wine or trying to stock away a bottle worthy of celebration, finding your favorite wine can be a time-consuming process. Fortunately, the staff at The Wine Cellar Outlet makes this search a little easier on the wallet with their large selection of wines. The shop carries a range of vintages and varietals, from Sauvignon Blancs to bottles of Bordeaux, Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignons. Each wine is bottled and aged in notable regions around the globe, allowing tasters to sample the subtle differences in international growing conditions without taking a job as a traveling scarecrow. Reflecting the breadth of styles found in the world's wines, the shop's stock ranges from the obscure to the award-winning, with some bottles even bearing a gold seal of approval from the International Wine Challenge.
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    42 Capital Dr.
    Wallingford, CT US
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