Tasting Room & Vineyard

Our tasting room is now open to the public year-round!  See hours below.

Wines may be purchased by the glass or by the bottle to be enjoyed on our patio, pavilion, or picnic tables overlooking the vineyard (excluding dessert wines and brandy – these you must take home to enjoy). We have locally produced cheeses and other snacks to enjoy during your visit, but guests are always welcome to bring their own food. If you’re looking to pick up some prepared foods for your picnic, we recommend Sweet Evalina’s Stand, Coriander Cafe, and Jessica Tuesday’s, to name a few.

Guests are invited to enjoy our small communal pavilion. Tables are not be be moved, but additional chairs may be added to your table.  Sharing tables and seating is often necessary, and sometimes required. All guests must leave the pavilion and grounds 1 hour past posted closing times, unless otherwise indicated. Due to space limitations, groups of 12 or more are not permitted on the pavilion.  No other alcohol other than TBW wine may be consumed on the property.  All bottles must be opened by a staff member per CT Law.

2 Samples

$Free

5 Samples

$600

10 Samples

$1100

Brandy

$300

*Logo glasses are not included in the price of the tasting and are for sale at an additional cost of $3 plus sales tax.

2019 BUSINESS HOURS

Open Year Round

 THURSDAY: APRIL 4-DECEMBER: 2PM-6PM

Friday:  Open 11am-6pm

Saturday: OPEN 11am – 5pm
Sunday: OPEN 11am – 5pm

*Open select Monday holidays (see special hours for details)

2019 Special Hours

OPEN: Labor Day, Monday, September 2: 11am – 5pm

OPEN: Columbus Day, Monday, October 14:  11am – 5pm

OPEN: Wednesday, November 20:  11am-6pm

CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 21

Things to Know Before You Visit

Group Tastings of 8-12 People

Tastings for groups of 8-12 are conducted in the main winery. Groups of this size can choose tasting options from our regular menu which are as follows: 2 tastes for free, 5 tastes for $6 and 10 tastes for $11. Please fill out the inquiry form and you will be contacted to confirm your reservation.

 

Group Tasting for 8-12 Inquiry Form

Group Tastings of 13-25 People

Groups of 13-25 may book a sit down tasting conducted on our pavilion.  These tastings can be scheduled only at 11am.   Tasting fees include a logo glass to keep. Every person in the group must choose one of the following tasting options: 10 tastes for $20, 5 tastes for $10, non-tasters $6. Non-tasters also get the logo glass to keep and may choose from a selection of our Hosmer sodas or bottled water.   Please be aware that groups larger than 12 are not permitted on our covered pavilion and so options for remaining on site after the tasting are limited.

Group Tasting for 13-25 Inquiry Form

Group Tastings of 26-50 People

Groups of this size who want to do a tasting on Friday, Saturday or Sunday require a partial buyout of our pavilion. If interested in more details please fill out inquiry form.

 

Group Tasting for 26-50 Inquiry Form

Private Events

Are you looking to host a small event in a unique and private setting?

The covered pavilion at Taylor Brooke Winery offers sweeping views of our vineyard as well as a close up view of our manufacturing area. Groups of 20-50 people can celebrate their special event after hours and enjoy our wine from a private service bar right in our tank room. Bring your own food, or have your event catered.

If you are interested in learning more about events, please fill out our inquiry form.

Private Event Inquiry Form

Tours

Guided tour with tasting available on Thursdays for groups of 10 or more. Reservations required.

Take a tour through our vineyard with a staff member. Learn about the history of the land, our journey with the vineyard, and get the current harvest report. Next, start your tasting in our warehouse as you get a behind the scenes look at our production area. Returning to our pavilion, continue your tasting and upon completion, enjoy our unique gift shop, take a relaxing stroll through the grounds, or relax on site with your favorite picnic lunch. $30 per person. Includes 10 tastes and our logo glass to keep. If interested, fill out the form below and we will contact you to book your reservation.  

Tours Inquiry Form

Pet Policy

When we first opened many years ago, we invited visitors to bring their pets on the property. But in recent years we’ve had numerous issues with that open invitation. We wish it hadn’t come to it, but unfortunately we cannot allow pets (other than our own) at Taylor Brooke. We hope you can respect this policy. If you bring a pet with you, we ask that you leave them in the car with the windows open–or your best bet is to leave your pets at home while you visit us.

Thank you for your understanding!

Bringing Children?

When you visit the vineyard, it is a great opportunity to show your children the grapes (please don’t eat them, we need them for the wine!) and talk about where our food (and in this case, drink) come from.

Please remember that wineries are an adult destination. Our tasting room is full of gift items (many made of glass) and bottles of wine and we ask that children not be allowed to run inside for their safety. If your children are crying or yelling loudly, please be considerate of our other guests and bring them outside until they calm down.