Taylor Brooke Winery, Woodstock
Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
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That splendid fall afternoon became an even more splendid one, out in the rural area of Connecticut we came across the Taylor Brooke Winery. Thinking that it wouldn't be crowded we drove up the hill t... read more »
Stopped in for a tasting on a Sunday afternoon. Rainy day but plenty of room. Our server was knowledgeable and personable which, along with good wine, seals the experience for us. Not rushed. Wine was... read more »
This small winery boasts a great wine tasting room with friendly fun staff! There are many fun and unique wine "gifts" in their store from aprons, to t-shirts etc. They have a vast variety of wines to... read more »
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 I'm out the $10-11 it cost for this item, I'm also out on a special gift that was meant for a friend. So, just be sure they package your bought items better.
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.
Great wine and cheese with a beautiful setting!
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.
I went for a day trip since I've wanted to visit some of CT's 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.
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