599 Old Middle Street
Goshen, CT 06756
Phone: (860) 201-4654
Winery Contact: George and Judy Motel
Tasting Hours: Open Year round Fri, Sat, & Sun 11:00-5:00.
May-Oct: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun 11:00-5:00, Sat 11:00-6:00.
Tour Hours: Tours of the vineyards and production room are available on weekends.
Winery Profile: Download Winery Profile
Events: Please check our website Events Page for special monthly events and summer outdoor music schedule.
Annual events include our Spring Barrel Tasting, Meet the Grapes Hayride in August, and Fall Harvest Festival every September.
Available to host Private parties, corporate functions and intimate gatherings. Please call 860-201-4654 for details.
Located in the scenic town of Goshen, CT and originally a working farm purchased in 1996 by George and Judy Motel, Sunset Meadow Farm, as it was known, raised beef cattle and hay. In 2003 Sunset Meadow Vineyards was established. Taking our years of farming experience and making the transition to grape growing and the producing of award-winning wines, the vineyards were planted on sloping, westerly and southern exposed fields, creating an ideal setting for prime sun exposure and constant airflow necessary for vine health. Today Sunset Meadow Vineyards is among New England’s largest producing vineyards.
Overlooking the captivating sunsets of the Litchfield Hills, the vineyards lie on 50 acres of rich and fertile soil which has a long tradition of agriculture dating back to the 1800’s. At Sunset Meadow Vineyards, we have a great deal of respect for the beauty of nature and the health of the environment. Therefore we pride ourselves on practicing sustainable methods of farming while growing and harvesting our grapes. The vines are hand pruned, hand harvested and maintained with extreme precision by our staff.
Visitors can take a step into the past while enjoying the warm and friendly atmosphere of our historic tasting room. Our winery is located inside a 1800s German Bank Barn which has been used to support the properties numerous agricultural operations over the years. The tasting room has been crafted using estate antiques and original hand-hewed beams. The rich history and picturesque landscape of the beautiful Western Connecticut Highlands provides a breathtaking ambiance to all customers.
Sunset Meadow Vineyards was voted New England’s Best Family Winery by Yankee Magazine and has been featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. 7 different wines have won Gold Medals including our 2010 Chardonnay which took home the Gold in the 2012 International Eastern Wine competition.
SMV Cayuga White
SMV Vidal Blanc
SMV Blustery Blend
SMV Sunset Blush
SMV New Dawn
SMV Twisted Red
SMV St. Croix
SMV Pyrrha’s Passion
SMV Midnight Ice
SMV Reserve Merlot
SMV Reserve Cabernet Franc
Owners: George and Judy Motel
Winemaker: George Motel III
Varietals: Cayuga White, Chardonnay, Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Chardonel, Lemberger, Chamborcin, Frontenac, Landot, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, St. Croix, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Best New England Winery, Yankee Magazine 2010
Chardonnay 2012 Gold Medal International Eastern Wine Competition
Cayuga White 7 Time International Medal Winner including GOLD in Finger Lakes International
Riesling 2010 International Eastern Wine Competition Medal Winner
Vidal Blanc 3 Time International Medal Winner
Blustery Blend 4 Time International Medal Winner
Rosé 4 Time International Medal Winner. GOLDMedal Winner 2012 CT Specialty Food &Wine Comp.
Sunset Blush 13 Time International Medal Winner. GOLDMedal Winner 2012 CT Specialty Food &Wine Comp
St. Croix 2012 GOLD Medal CT Specialty Food & Wine Comp. 2012 Silver Medal International Eastern
Merlot 4 Time International Medal Winner
New Dawn 3 Time International Medal Winner. 2010 GOLD Medal Winner Amenti DelVino Wine Comp.
Twisted Red 3 Time International Medal Winner
Pyrrha’s Passion 2012 Silver Medal CT Specialty Food & Wine Competition. Bronze Medal International Eastern
Midnight Ice 2012 GOLD Medal CT Specialty Food & Wine Competition
Cabernet Franc 2012 Silver Medal Finger Lakes International Wine Competition