Oh how I love the town of Stonington.
Located just 35 minutes north of where I grew up in Old Lyme, this town has such a different vibe. This little coastal town is open ocean opposed to the sound, and there is so much to do. The people are so friendly and approachable, without the pretentious vibe that many coastal Connecticut towns have. Almost everyone sails, and the Dog Watch is the place to be. I am within walking distance to restaurants, bars, a beach, shops, a vineyard and a brewery. But this is not a love letter to Stonington (although I am sure that will come in time). Instead, this is a post dedicated to one of the gems of Stonington, Saltwater Farms Vineyard.
Beautiful spot located right outside the borough in Stonington. Easy access off the highway, plenty of parking, and friendly staff. Dog friendly and you are encouraged to bring food to enjoy on the vineyard. Rich in history as an old airplane hanger and you can walk down the old runway between the vines. A great variety of wines from chardonay to cabernets and we really enjoyed the rose.