Nestled in the rolling hills of Wallingford, CT, you’ll find the local treasure known as Gouveia Vineyards. This charming stone winery masterfully crafts succulent wine selections from 140 stunning acres of vineyards. No matter what time of year you visit the Stanton House Inn, we will always recommend this romantic haven for a day trip the two of you won’t soon forget.
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The Story of Gouveia Vineyards
Gouveia didn’t become one of the best vineyards in CT overnight! Its success begins with a man named Joe Gouveia and his wife, Lucy. Joe grew up in a Portuguese village that honored the values of community. Upon his visits to America, he noticed that these values were missing from the regular day-to-day life. He decided he wanted to bring the ideals of a tight-knit community to the states.
Joe and his wife purchased a vacant farm in Wallingford, CT and planted their vineyard by hand. Once they began producing wines from their grapes, their astounding success came by word of mouth. People all over the community were coming together to enjoy Gouveia’s wines, which achieved Joe and Lucy’s overall goal. Today, the vineyard continues to be a place where memories and relationships are made. The people of Gouveia has witnessed marriage proposals, first dates, and many other reasons to come together and celebrate happiness.
Gouveia Vineyards Wines
The winery produces over 90,000 bottles of wine per year, each upholding the traditions of Portuguese winemaking. Every vine in the vineyard is hand pruned and picked each year, ensuring each and every grape is held to only the highest standards. Here are just some of Gouveia Vineyards’ wines that are so good, you’ll be left savoring every last drop.
Chardonnay Oak: This full-bodied white wine boasts a buttery flavor with a smooth, nutty, and dry finish. It is best paired with cheeses, pasta dishes, and seafood.
Whirlwind Rose: This semi-dry palate is a blend of Seyval Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc. Many wine tasters love the tart finish and semi-dry smooth flavor. Pair it with cheese, poultry, or pork for a truly enjoyable combination.
Stone House Red: With bold and smoky overtones, this intense berry wine tastes fabulous with hearty dishes, lasagna, or pizza.
Chardonnay Steel: Aged in steel vats, this version of the tried and true white wine is remarkable. You’ll love its crisp grapefruit undertones that are perfectly paired with seafood, Asian cuisine, or salads.
Wine Tastings at Gouveia Vineyards
Satisfy your thirst with the rich and smooth flavors of Connecticut wines! When you visit Gouveia for tastings, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will serve you 4 pre-selected wines along with one selection of your choosing. Not only will you get to indulge in these fine wines, but you will have the opportunity to learn all about the winemaking process and what makes them so delicious. The best part is that you get to keep the signature etched wine glass!
For a more in-depth winemaking experience, you may be interested in taking on of the vineyard’s cellar tours! These are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Visiting Gouveia Vineyards
Fall & Winter Hours
Open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Spring & Summer Hours
Open 7 Days a Week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Surprise Your Sweetie With a Romantic Getaway to Stanton House Inn
Recognized as the most romantic bed and breakfast in New England, the Stanton House Inn is the perfect destination for any couple’s getaway! From lovely vineyards, beautiful beaches, and romantic restaurants, there is so much for you and the love of your life to enjoy during your Greenwich escape. Find your ideal accommodation from our collection of lovely guest suites boasting comfortable amenities you won’t find in most Greenwich hotels. Guests will also enjoy a daily breakfast, beautiful on-site secret gardens, and convenience to all of the best local activities and attractions. Book your romantic escape today or browse our specials to find out how to add a special touch to your getaway.