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115 Cow Hill Road,
Clinton, CT 06413
Latitude: 41.301767 Longitude: -72.543026
Email Address: [email protected]
Founded in 1983 by the William R. Chaney family, the first vines were planted in the spring of 1984, a 5.5 acre vineyard consisting primarily of Chardonnay with a small quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. From 1986 through 1992 the remaining acreage was prepared and planted, for a combined total of 20 acres. In the summer of 1988, the winery was constructed and Chamard became a licensed farm winery. The first wine, a 1988 Chardonnay was released for sale in November of 1989. Current production is 6,000 cases annually.
Chamard Vineyards is dedicated to producing fine wines from classic European wine grapes. A blend of time-honored wine making techniques and state of the art winery equipment are used to create world class wines. The main focus at Chamard is on Chardonnay, the most noble white wine grape variety in the world and the best variety that grows in the region. The vineyards spread across 40 acres of gently sloping fields along the southern Connecticut coast, just two miles from Long Island Sound. The 20 acres of established vines include the varieties Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Chamard's classic New England styled winery features finely crafted stonework using field stones from the property and wooden beams milled from trees harvested from the property.
Chamard benefits from a unique micro-climate influenced greatly by Long Island Sound. Located two miles from the sound and six miles from the mouth of the Connecticut River, this maritime climate produces mild winter temperatures and a long, warm growing season. The rich, stony soil, gently sloping land and moderate climate provide an ideal environment for the growing of European wine grapes.
The Chamard Vineyard tour takes you through the winery for an informative look at our wine making process. After the tour, you'll be treated to a complimentary tasting of Chamard wines in the tasting room overlooking the vineyards. The winery was completed in 1988. Its classic New England design features finely crafted stonework using fieldstones from the property. The staff is both friendly and knowledgeable.
Chamard Vineyard's Tasting Room is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm for complimentary wine tasting, winery tours, and retail sales.