Jonathan Edwards Winery, North Stonington
West coast and east coast meet harmoniously on the twenty acre estate that is Jonathan Edwards Winery – thanks to the co-founder/namesake bringing Napa Valley style to the charming agricultural town of North Stonington. Often simple is best and Jonathan Edwards attains it with the focus to make good wine and enjoy life. The rolling back roads of North Stonington hide rich local agriculture but as you crest the top of the hill on Chester Main Road, that beauty is revealed in the vineyard vista. The quintessential event of the year is the Annual Harvest Festival held in October, complete with a grape stomping competition, food trucks and vendors, live music, children’s activities, and picnicking among the vines. Can’t wait that long? Check out the upcoming Culinary Showdown on May 18th, Spring Festival on June 7th and 8th (barrel roll competition!), or the Summer Sunday Concerts and the Summer Night Music series in July and August. Open seven days a week 11am-5pm year-round.
by Shawn Marshall