Autumn is the perfect time of year to discover the array of wineries that Litchfield County has to offer. It is also the time of year that many of the local wineries get to show off their local flavor. One local winery, Sunset Meadow Vineyards of Goshen, did just that. This weekend, September 25th and September 26th, they held their Harvest Festival which included everything from wine tastings to vineyard tours and hay rides!
I had the opportunity on Sunday to attend the festivities and enjoy a glass of wine. Okay, so I admit, it was much more than just one glass! Between the Sunset Blush and the New Dawn wines, the offerings at Sunset were out of this world! One glass simply would not do justice. After relaxing for a little while under the tent enjoying the picturesque hillside views that our region has to offer, I met up with some old friends and family members who, like me, couldn’t resist a glass of wine. Not only did we enjoy a few glasses of wine together, but we also had a wonderful time catching up and reminiscing about life. It is days like this that just make you think how great life really is.
After catching up, we decided it was time to enjoy something else Sunset offered up. Wine slushies! Yes, you read that right. It was something I personally couldn’t resist, and once I had it, I wanted more of its luscious delight, though I knew my limits and decided I would have more the next time around.
Sunset offered up an amazing afternoon, it was one of those days that you just didn’t want to end. The fest was filled with a handful of local vendors who offered up everything from artwork to food and even a few good musicians too! An afternoon on the vineyard was more than anything I could have asked for, and Sunset Meadow Vineyards did a fantastic job of not only entertaining us, but also letting us enjoy a perfect autumn day here in Connecticut‘s Litchfield Hills.
Mike Valletta can be reached for comment at: NorthwestCTMike@aol.com