The Tasting Room
Every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm, June 30th through October 30th; $9 per person. Enjoy a sampling of our vintages including six, 1-ounce pours, and you'll leave with a souvenir wine glass! Rosedale welcomes group tastings by appointment, too. Call to arrange a private tasting for your group (corporate, family, organizations) by calling 860-810-4440. For more about special occasions at Rosedale, please visit our Events page.
Our 2011 Simsbury Celebration is 100% Rosedale’s own estate grown Seyval Blanc. Notes of melon and apricot infuse a smooth, nearly creamy wine with soft acids and a complex structure. Soft mineral overtones drawn from the soils of the Farmington River Valley reveal themselves on the finish.
This year’s Serendipity is 100% Riesling and offers all that one might expect out of a big, powerful white wine. Notes of green apple and peach precede a crisp, firmly structured mouthfeel featuring hints of honey, mineral, citrus fruits and to some, a faint spiciness. This Riesling is a perfect complement for meals featuring sword fish or seafood dishes with rich cream sauces.
Made from 100% Rosedale grapes, Three Sisters offers faint aromas of dried herbs and fresh meadow grass. What follows is a tantalizing balance of acidity and fruit offering a crisp, delicate dinner wine perfectly suited to pair with lighter seafood dishes such as flounder, sole or crab. Sweet melon and a hint of lemon zest on the finish. 77% Cayuga, 23% Seyval Blanc.
Rosedale’s ever expanding plantings of red raspberries are the inspiration for this wine which matches a blend of estate grown Vignoles, Seyval, Vidal and Traminette with the essence of red raspberry. Finished in a semi-dry fashion, this wine offers a floral bouquet of citrus and ripe raspberry which is happy served either with a meal, with dessert or over ice on a warm afternoon.
Lou’s Red weaves in the spicy brightness of Rosedale’s estate grown St. Croix and the blackberry flavors of our Marchal Foch and Marquette against a background of California Merlot and Sangiovese grapes. The result is a complex fruit forward wine with an intriguing berry nose and subtle tannins.
This year’s Farmington River Red is 100% old vine California Petite Sirah, harvested specifically for us by the Lanza Family Vineyards in California’s Suisun Valley. Its sensuous earthy nose is followed by herb laced plum, wild berry and sage flavors with a hint of cedar and soft, round tannins. Enjoy the long, smoky finish.
Rosedale Vineyards is an official stop on the Connecticut Wine Trail! Pick up your Wine Passport here and increase your chances of winning a fabulous prize!
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Rosedale Farms & Vineyards newest venture is a four-acre vineyard and wine bar offering tastings, private gatherings, wine discounts, and gifts. Our first vintage was in 2005, and since then Rosedale Vineyards has captured medals in several prestigious wine competitions.
We are proud to announce our own Charles Stephenson has been awarded the Amenti-del-Vino, which recognizes the 2010 Connecticut Wine Person of the Year. He was presented the award for his outstanding service to the American Wine Society and his long-standing role as director of the AWS's Hartford Chapter.
Charles has played an integral part in our development and growth, and has enhanced our reputation as an award-winning, commercial winery in Connecticut.
Thank you, Charlie.
2010 Vineyard & Winery International Eastern Wine Competition