Chamard Vineyard

Clinton, CT

41.301767, -72.543026

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.

Cornwall Bridge Pottery

Cornwall Bridge, CT

41.82023, -73.373765

ing over the same sales, those people might not be prepared for it. We know what those conditions are like -- what that's all about -- so, we'd be in better position to weather the storm. I'd hate like heck to have to go through all that bad stuff again. But, right now, I'm glad we did. We're a better, more resilient company because of it."most every culture in the world have been an eclectic inspiration for the many shapes produced at the Cornwall Bridge Pottery.

In 1970, I served my apprenticeship with the world-renowned English potter Michael Cardew, who had revived the art of English slipware and who had worked extensively in West Africa, interpreting and refining the traditional earthenware techniques of the region. Cardew is best known today for his book Pioneer Pottery. Later I was introduced to the styles of T'ang dynasty Chinese porcelain, Korean kimchi jars, and French Provincial stoneware. All of these influences now combine in our durable, decorative and very useful wood-fired pottery.

Our facilities are without equal, even in today's widespread revival of pottery handcraft.Our wood-fired climbing kiln, 35 feet (11m) long and five feet (1.5m) in inside diameter, has a packing capacity of six hundred cubic feet (60m3). At present, we fire six times a year, each firing producing 6000 pounds (2700 kg) of ware. We mix our clay according to a carefully devised formula and fire with local slabwood. Several glazes are made from materials we find locally and process ourselves.We concentrate at every step on producing well-made, functional, beautiful pots that sell for a reasonable price.

Fascia's Chocolates

Waterbury, CT


Our Chocolate Experience & Tours take place in our Presentation Room where, through a multi-media and interactive session, you learn about the origins of chocolate and how it gets from Bean to Bar and then from Bar to Box. Tastings and demonstrations, including a behind-the-scenes look into the factory via remote controlled camera, complete the experience. Participants have the opportunity to make their own chocolate bar with toppings they choose.

Our Chocolate Bar Making includes the making of your own chocolate bar with toppings. Enjoy a brief history of Fascia's and learn about how chocolate is made.

PEZ Visitor Center

Orange, CT

41.2646704, -72.9971398

PEZ was first marketed as a compressed peppermint candy over 83 years ago in Vienna, Austria. The name PEZ was derived from the German word for peppermint... PfeffErminZ. Today, over 3 billion PEZ Candies are consumed annually in the U.S.A. alone.

With great tasting flavors and collectible dispensers, PEZ is more than just a candy... it's the pioneer of "interactive candy" that is both enjoyable to eat and fun to play with. PEZ Dispensers are a hot collectible for adults and children alike as well as being a staple and part of American pop culture. New character dispensers are introduced regularly to reflect current trends.

PEZ Candy is manufactured in Orange, Connecticut by PEZ CANDY, INC. and marketed through supermarkets, mass merchandisers, variety stores, drug stores, convenience stores, toy chains and gift stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. Available around the world in more than 80 countries, PEZ Candy and Dispensers truly have universal appeal.

Stonington Vineyards

Stonington, CT

41.415569, -71.900155

Stonington Vineyards was established by Nick and Happy Smith in 1987, when purchasing 58 acres in the Stonington Uplands on which winegrapes had been planted earlier in the decade. The winery was constructed in 1988/89 incorporating the latest in winemaking technology and the traditional methods of barrel fermentation. From the start, Mike McAndrew has been the Winemaker, garnering the reputation for producing quality, European-style table wines that have won numerous awards over the years.

Stonington is best known for its barrel fermented Chardonnays and its proprietory blends Seaport White and Seaport Blush. We also produce, as varietals, Fumé Vidal Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.

Our vineyards are situated on south-sloping well-drained glacial soils. The proximity to the Atlantic Ocean provides us with a maritime microclimate not unlike Bordeaux with a long and relatively cool growing season.

The majority of our wines is sold from the winery tasting room with the balance to fine restaurants and wine shops throughout Connecticut and small volumes to Massachusetts and Rhode Island.