You’re picking up notes of clove, anise, pepper, and saffron. The sommelier nods with open-mouthed agreement—you nailed it. Life as a wine enthusiast is delicious and certainly never dull; a truth that will be reinforced when exploring Connecticut’s Wine Trail, which consists of 25 wineries throughout the state. After stopping through Ledyard’s Maugle Sierra Vineyards, you’ll find the best note to end your evening on is with a crisp bottle of Chardonnay that you brought back to hotels in Ledyard, CT.
Long ago you traded in trendy cocktails for full-bodied merlots, and you’ve never looked back. Maugle Sierra Vineyards captivates your imagination with its rustic décor and thrills the palate with its vast selection of vintages. Live music floats through the air as you sway with the melody and take a deep sip from your wineglass. Have you finally reached nirvana? Your taste buds call out for the ultimate pairing—wine with chocolate. You give in to your craving and linger in downtown Ledyard chocolate shops before you find the dark chocolate ganache truffle of your dreams. With a happy heart you drift back to hotels near Ledyard, CT where you complete the evening with an indulgent bubble bath. What’s that? Scents of lavender, gardenia, and primrose? Just relax, friend, there’s no need to put your impeccable sense of smell to the test while you unwind.
Once you’ve brushed the sleep from your eyes and feel rejuvenated, spare a longing glance to the winery and say farewell to Ledyard hotels. With the aid of Ledyard rental cars, traverse 51 miles northwest to Hartford, where a new bouquet of vino awaits your highly trained tongue. When tasters have been finished and the sun has gone down, retreat to Hartford hotels and drift off to sleep. You’re bound to have sweet dreams when you can still taste lingering notes of butter, vanilla, and coconut.