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Grape U-Pick Orchards in Eastern Connecticut in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for grapes that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have grapes orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

New London County

  • Old Fitch Farm Vineyard - grapes, U-pick and already picked, picnic area
    83 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334. Phone: 860 8890260. Email: fitchclaremont@yahoo.com. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website and Facebook page are gone, so I assume they have closed permanently. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. . Alternate Phone: 860-889-3748. Fax: 860-889-3748. . If you know anything for sure, please write me, their last reported hours were Sunday through Saturday during harvest season at times by appointment. Wine Grapes and juices available September through January. Wine making instructions available to those buying wine grapes or juices. The B&B runs a wine making and tasting course Sundays after breakfast for all guests.
  • Priam Vineyards - Fresh wine grapes, venue for weddings
    11 Shailor Hill Road, Colchester, CT 06415. Phone: (860) 267-8520. Email: priamvineyards@sbcglobal.net. Click here for a map and directions. . Fax: (860) 267-8715. . Crop availability: during harvest season Labor Day to October; Call for information. Farmers Market Fridaysfrom 3 pm to 6 pm, July 7th to October featuring local flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs, maple syrup, baked goods & seafood. Facebook page. Fresh wine grapes during harvest season, Sept.-Oct. Wine tasting /Winery tasting available Friday to Sunday, from 11am to 5pm Mar.-Dec., for a fee. The 40-acre farm has 25 acres of grapes with a breathtaking 35-mile view.

Windham County

  • Palazzi Orchard - pumpkins, apples, Peaches, vegetables, flowers, raspberries and grapes, hayrides
    1393 North Road, East Killingly, CT 06243. Phone: (860) 774-4363. Open: 7 days all Fall, daily 9:30am to 5:30pm. Click here for a map and directions. 40">Palazzi Orchard Bring your family to one of Connecticut's highest hills. Spectacular four state view. 20 varieties of PYO apples. Free weekend hayrides. Peaches in August.

 

Types of Grapesgrapes

There are  several; types of grapes:

Grape picking tips

  • Pick ripe: Grapes do not ripen after they are picked
  • Appearance: Look for heavy, firm grapes
  • To harvest grapes, carefully cut the grape clusters from the vine using pruning shears. Be careful not to bruise or damage the fruit or the surrounding vines.

Grape recipes, canning, jelly making juice, etcFill the jars and put the lid and rings on

 

 

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)