|Address:||848 CT-171, Woodstock, CT 06281, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed Closed Closed 11AM–6PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM|
We recently spent a Sunday afternoon at Taylor Brooke and we both agree it is one of the best wineries in CT. The staff couldn’t be friendlier and they truly make you feel welcomed. Their prices for wine tasting are very reasonable and, hands-down, the best value compared to others in the state. You can choose 2 wines to taste complimentary, 8 wines for $5.50 or all 12 for $8.50 (if you want to buy the glass, it costs an additional $3.00). They offer more white wines than red but all are amazing, including the dessert wines (Chocolate Essence, which is a port, is incredible). They encourage you to bring snacks or a picnic lunch so we bought a bottle of Woodstock Hill White to enjoy there with our picnic and a bottle of Wine Dog to take home. Our host was extremely educated and informative about all the wines we sampled. She was even kind enough to give us two glasses to take outside with our bottle of wine (we returned them upon leaving since we did not wish to purchase). There are two separate seating areas, one has tables under a pergola in front of the winery and the other is in a more shaded enclosed area to the side of the building, including additional picnic tables randomly placed in the vineyard. They invite you to take a self-guided tour around the vineyard and check out the different types of grapes they use. We enjoyed our visit so much, we will definitely return with family and friends to this beautiful, quiet part of the state.
My friend and I had an incredibly good time here. We chose to do a wine tasting of all the wines and the staff was very, very knowledgable. The place was beautiful and there was a lovely seating area, where we had a glass of wine and ate some cheese, crackers, salad and cookies, that we had brought ourselves. We spent a good 2 hours here with the tasting and chatting it up with our snacks and wine. The only reason I can not give this a 5 star rating is because when we left, I purchased 2 bottles of wine, a wine glass and a bottle of balsamic vinegar (I had planned on giving the vinegar to a friend as a gift). The woman packaged the wines perfectly, and I wish she packaged the wine glass and vinegar in a similar manner!! She put them in a paper bag (without handles, that does not "stand up" and without paper protecting the glass items. There was only very minimal tissue paper on the wine glass. Where as the bottled wines were packaged in a Stand up kind of bag with handles and had a cardboard between the bottles). When I got home I gently placed the bag on my counter top and the balsamic vinegar broke (UGH, SO DISAPPOINTED). Had these items been packaged in a similar bag and method as the wines, they would not have broken!!! So, although Im out the $10-11 it cost for this item, Im also out on a special gift that was meant for a friend. So, just be sure they package your bought items better.
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This is the pinacle of the CT wine trail. I believe it is the smallest, but not only is their wine superior (more variety, better flavors) they also genuinely CARE about each and every person who pulls up their driveway. Everytime Ive gone, I have had an amazing afternoon. They dont charge for their tasting, like sharpe hill does, and you can try as many wines as you want! The owners are such warm and friendly people, they make you feel like they want you there. When I was away at college, I came home for the weekend and headed up to Taylor Brooke, forgetting they CLOSE for the season. So I pull up the driveway and walk up to the door before it dawns on me, LUCKILY just as I was about to get in my car and drive back home without any delicious bottle of wine, the owner came over to us and WELCOMED us into the shop. Though the store was clearly closed, and we were not able to taste anything, I was able to buy enough bottles to last me through the winter! They are just so hospitable and friendly, their wines are so tasty and they have such a vast variety, that I would pick Taylor Brooke over ANY of the other CT wineries...even if the others gave me thousands of dollars in free wines.
I went for a day trip since Ive wanted to visit some of CTs vineyards so made Taylor Brooke my first stop. The staff were very friendly, the grounds are really pretty, and they have a nice assortment of T-shirts and other gift items. They offer 2 complimentary tastings, 8 tastings for $5 and all of the wines for $8. I opted for the 8 for $5 and then bought a glass while I enjoyed the grounds. While I was there I picked up my CT Wine Trail Passport which now has 1 stamp. The ride up was beautiful from SE CT. Highly recommend this winery. My favorite was the peach infused white.
This was our first visit to a winery, and they (Barry?) made the experience a very pleasant one. We plan to go back in the fall, when the new varieties are available. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming, and the owners stopped in briefly to welcome us. We were able to try a dozen varieties of wine, and were so impressed that we took a couple mixed cases home. Its in a nice quiet area of CT and worth the trip!
I have been to this winery many times and I will continue to go back. The people that work there are so welcoming and so friendly. My now fiancé actually proposed to me there on the off season. They opened up the room for about 30 of us and it was amazing. Their wines are incredible and the prices are very reasonable. I would suggest that everyone should give this place a chance!!!
Great wine! Went here for a tasting with my husband, who isnt much of a wine drinker, but even he loved all the wines we tasted (we went hime with 2 bottles and together we polished off an entire bottle of peach wine)! My new favorite winery. And they have really cute labels--their bottles look great on my wine rack.
Love all the wines! Great informative staff. Nice place to bring a lunch, cheese and crackers or shrimp cocktail and have a bottle of wine. As the weather gets colder they have a pellet stove to ward off the cold.
This was our first time here and it was wonderful! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Bring some cheese and crackers to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful grounds.
Great wines poured by great people. Beautiful grounds, they let you bring your own snacks and sell incredible cheese. What more could you want?
Wine was amazing!! Atmosphere is great and people are incredible. Will be back for sure!
The people and the are awsome! Cranberry Riesling in the fall is my favorite.
It was the best would go again and recommend to friends and the wine is great
Such a friendly staff. Had a lot of selection and a few real winners.
Absolutely Love this place!!! All my favorite wines are here too!!!
Great place! Nice service. Good size samples for $5. Great views!