McLaughlin Vineyards

(203) 426-1533 Alberts Hill Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
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McLaughlin Vineyards is a year-round farm dedicated to the production of quality wines and maple syrup in a natural environment. Located in Southern Connecticut, the 160 acre historic operation includes 15 acres of vineyards, a 2500 case winery, hiking trails, wine education seminars, a sugar house, sugar maple trees, and even a 50 acre wildlife and bald eagle sanctuary. Tasting Room CLOSED: Mondays & Tuesdays OPEN: Wednesdays & Thursdays 11:00-5:30 Friday, Saturday & Sundays 12:00-6:00 – Description from Nerevar

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Aurore

    A 19th century French hybrid, Aurore was created by Albert Seibel and named after the Roman goddess of dawn. At one t...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Mclaughlin Vineyards Red Blend Vista Reposa 2004


    blend of merlot, syrah and cabernet, this is a beautiful red. The nose is deep and rich with notes of stone fruits, particularly plum. Smooth, dry, with strong notes of oak, the plum provides a depth and richness to the wine that is really interesting. Read More

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  • Mclaughlin Vineyards Merlot 2004


    100% Merlot from grapes obtained from Long Island vineyards, this Merlot is a dry, medium-bodied wine with subtle notes of cherry. The color is a rich red, with a rich and fruity nose. There is a slight bite at the end, and I anticipate that it will age well. One of the more interesting Merlots Ive encountered so far on the Connecticut Wine Trail. Read More

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  • Mclaughlin Vineyards White Blend Vista Amber NV


    100% aurore grapes, this is a fruity wine with strong notes of honey. The skins of the aurore grapes are used during fermentation, and as a result the wine has a beautiful deep amber color. Theres a jewel-tone quality to the wine - it is absolutely gorgeous in the glass. The nose has light fruit notes with strong honey overtones, and the honey n... Read More

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  • Mclaughlin Vineyards Snow Goose NV


    This is a winter white, a late harvest wine; the grapes are harvested around the time of the first frost. Its a semi-sweet wine, though, and drier than what I normally expect from a late harvest wine. The color is a medium-yellow, and the nose is sweet and fruity. In the mouth both the sweetness and fruitiness are light and nicely balanced. Read More

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  • Mclaughlin Vineyards Chardonnay NV


    This is a smooth, crisp, dry Chardonnay. Pale yellow with a bright, slightly citrus nose, the wine itself is light with notes of citrus and oak. A fellow Snoother, Christy S., who was with me when I tasted this mentioned that the aftertaste was reminiscent of a Muscadine. Read More

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  • Mclaughlin Vineyards Coyote Blue NV


    The tasting notes describe this as a semi-dry white. A blend of aurore and vidal blanc grapes, the color is a beautiful medium-gold that catches the light. The nose has strong notes of green apple, and there is a tartness in the wine that off-sets the semi-sweetness beautifully. A friend described it as getting into the roof of your mouth - a ve... Read More

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