Awards and Recognition



Congratulations Connecticut Valley Winery, the proud recipient of a record-breaking win of 25 medals at the Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition. Connecticut Valley Winery is one of the most highly-awarded wineries in a single competition in the world!

2013’s #1 ranking Connecticut winery on TripAdvisor.

Our Black Bear won two international gold medals and is Vineyard & Winery Management's 2011 International Eastern Wine Competition's highest ranking ruby port in the Eastern and Midwestern regions of the United States and eastern Canada. CTVW was also named the Best Small Winery in the Northeast at a Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition.

Writer’s Choice Favorite Connecticut winery on the Wine Trail on vinoverve.com's wine review.

Connecticut Valley Winery continued its winning streak with a record-breaking 25 medals at the 2011 Big E Northeast Gold Wine competition. In addition, Black Bear won two international gold medals and was Vineyard & Winery Management’s 2011 International Eastern Wine Competition’s highest ranking ruby port in the United states and Canada. The International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC) is one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the United States.

In 2010, Connecticut Valley Winery topped its 2009 win of 10 medals by being awarded a total of 17 medals in the 2010 Big E Northeast Gold Wine competition. Our Orange Vidal proudly took a Gold. In May, award-winning Black Bear also received the distinction of being chosen as one of the featured wines at the ESE Foundation’s annual fundraising event, "A Vintner’s Harvest."

Vineyard & Winery Management’s Grand Harvest Awards in California recognized Connecticut Valley Winery again with medals in their 2010 competition. Orange Vidal, Black Bear and Chianti joined previous award winners Raspberry Delight, Black Tie Cabernet Franc, Dolce Vita and Chardonel.

Black Tie Cabernet, Chianti, and Orange Vidal also were awarded medals in the 2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.

"Black Tie Cabernet Franc ... each time I taste the wine, I find myself more and more intrigued, and after the third tasting have added it to my list of favorite Connecticut Cabernet Francs..." - Marguerite Barrett, Contributing Writer, vinoverve.com