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5 Tours in Connecticut

Chamard Vineyard
Clinton, CT

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 ...
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Cornwall Bridge Pottery
Cornwall Bridge, CT

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 ...
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PEZ Visitor Center
Orange, CT

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 ...
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Stonington Vineyards
Stonington, CT

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 ...
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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.

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