As you all know, we kind of like wine.  Ok… so we like wine a LOT!  And as the spring approaches us, many wine lovers across CT will be getting their picnic baskets ready for the CT Wine Trail.  Who’s ready for it?  We sure are!

Gouveia Vineyards in Wallingford, CT is located high atop 140 sun-kissed acres. Built of stone and old timbers, the Stone House winery and location command spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of lush woodland, open fields and over 32 acres of pristine vineyards.

Grab a glass and do a tasting! You even get to keep the glass!

Grab a glass and do a tasting! You even get to keep the glass!

Gouveia should definitely be a stop on your tour this year.  Why?  Here are some important reasons:

  1. It’s not terribly far to get to from Fairfield County
  2. They have a great variety of wines to choose from.  Actually they have 11 different wines PLUS the seasonal varieties!  Pretty impressive, huh?
  3. Their wines have even won some big awards – click here to read about them.
  4. They have live music!  Chick here for a schedule.
  5. The place is gorgeous and the views are spectacular.
  6. You can bring a big picnic basket and enjoy the afternoon with friends, family, and of course… wine.


Growing up in a Portuguese village, Joe Gouveia learned the importance of being a proactive member of society and the love of belonging to a community. Throughout his time in America, he noticed the enjoyment of work and the values of community were diminishing. He wanted to bring the value of a village to America, which inspired the idea of Gouveia Vineyards.

Joe wanted to create a place where people are brought together like family, one that is not attached just by blood, but by celebrations and gatherings. Gouveia Vineyards is a place where memories and relationships are made. We have seen first dates, marriage proposals, and various reasons to get together, all beautifully illustrating that the best memories happen over food and a bottle of wine.

We encourage you to visit – you won’t be disappointed!

Fall & Winter Hours

November 1st – Memorial Day
Thursday 11AM – 8PM
Friday 11AM – 9PM
Saturday 11AM – 8PM
Sunday 11AM – 6PM

Spring & Summer Hours

Memorial Day – October 31st
Mon, Tues, Wed 1PM – 8PM
Thursday 11AM – 8PM
Friday 11AM – 9PM
Saturday 11AM – 9PM
Sunday 11AM – 6PM

-Cristina & Jeff