Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Stonington, Connecticut

Friday, July 3, 2015

Despite being seven months pregnant and waddling slower than ever (not to mention I haven't been able to see my feet in months) I haven't stopped wanting to go on in search ofs. Inspired by Polly's post where she visited her local vineyard, I decided to visit one of the vineyards along the Connecticut Wine Trail. I've never visited a vineyard before, so when I suggested it, J decided that he'd bring me to his favorite local vineyard - Saltwater Farms. Having been a while since his last visit, J had a tasting - I'm oh so jealous - which I thought was reasonably priced ($10) and allowed him to try four different wines (two white, a rose, and a red). I snuck a little taste of the red and thought it was delicious (I'll certainly be doing my own tasting next summer!). Eventually he settled on purchasing a bottle of red to bring to a friend. 

We went to Saltwater Farm mid-week without a reservation and it was super casual. I thought the woman who explained the wines was very knowledgeable and we felt absolutely no pressure to rush or purchase anything other than the tasting. Saltwater Farm had a huge outdoor space that visitors can walk freely in or bring food and enjoy a picnic on their outdoor tables. If we hadn't just eaten we would have absolutely grabbed some sandwiches and plopped down with a glass of wine. What a great place for a date!

Have you visited a vineyard before? What is your favorite type of wine?   


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  1. It has been a while since I have been to a winery but there are many in the southern tip of Ontario. But it sounds like a wonderful day trip if even you are pregnant and can't sample the wine.

    1. Yes, it is a beautiful way to spend the day in the summer! I'll have to keep in mind the vineyards in Ontario. I've never been before, but that would be a fun trip!

  2. This looks like such a dreamy place to visit. Living in Northern California // SF Bay Area, I get to go to a lot of wineries, especially when friends visit. It's a hard job, but someone has to do it, you know? ;) I have to say my favorite type of wine is sparkling -- Gloria Ferrer to be exact! Love the photos - especially the roses. Looking forward to following along on your adventures, Elizabeth! <3

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Katie! I can just imagine how 'difficult' it must be to visit all of the amazing vineyards in California ;) I like sparking wine as well (as long as it isn't too sweet) - I'll have to look for Gloria Ferrer. It sounds great!

  3. I didn't know you were pregnant! Congrats and best wishes! The vineyards looks lovely, chilled and very stylish! I didn't know Connecticut had vineyards!!!

    1. Thank you! I've not mentioned it much on the blog, so I think a lot of people will be surprised when I start traveling with a baby...haha!

      Connecticut has a whole wine trail that you can follow and test out different vineyards. This is the first I've visited, but I am planning on visiting more!

  4. We are going to the New England area later in the year so I am loving reading the posts about these places.

    1. New England is such a beautiful area! If you have any questions about specific locations feel free to send me an email at or message me on social media (@insearchofs). I'm always happy to answer travel questions!

      I hope you enjoy your trip :)

  5. Yes, I absolutely travel to visit vineyards! I'm currently in the middle of a #252by2022 challenge, which is my self-made challenge to visit all 252 vineyards in Virginia by 2022 when I turn 35. I gave myself that much time because I figured that pregnancy would delay my progress, and sure enough, only a few months after starting the challenge, I found out I was pregnant. :P It was painful visiting Santorini this past May without being able to try some of their wine, but I guess that means I'll just have to return some day!

    P.S. I didn't realize that Connecticut had wineries; I always figured it would be too cold! I'm originally from Massachusetts myself, and it's just something I've never seen in New England.

    1. Congrats on your pregnancy! What an exciting time :) I also visited Greece in the spring and was so disappointed about not being able to taste any wine or ouzo. But there will always be next time!

      There is a whole wine trail in Connecticut that has numerous vineyards. I'm hoping to visit them all some day! Good luck with your challenge!