Tastings are available seasonally in our wine barn. Don’t let the renovated exterior fool you–this building is one of the oldest on the property! The building construction and bar top are both old American Chestnut, a wood native to this area but now unavailable, as it was stripped from the landscape many years ago from over-harvest. Built in the 1850’s as a tool shed, this lovely antique building also housed our cider press from the 1950’s through the mid 1990’s.
Wine tastings are $10 per person and include a 1/2 ounce sample of each of our wines and ciders. The souvenir glass is yours to keep!
Holmberg Orchards currently produces white and fruit wines, as well as hard ciders on-site in our farm winery. Our sparkling hard ciders are made in the English tradition: light, fresh and fruit forward. The fruit wines are crisp, clean and surprisingly sophisticated. Unlike traditional syrupy fruit wines, our off-dry fruit wines range from 0-4% residual sugar. Leave your expectations at the door!
Our vineyard currently consists of both Pinot Blanc (planted in 2010) and Gewurztraminer (planted in 2014) grapes. The Connecticut coast offers a climate well suited for the Alsatian whites; this also includes varietals such as Riesling, Muscat and the Pinots. We are continuously planting and adding acreage as our crop rotation allows, so look forward to more fine whites in this style from the Holmberg Winery.