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Heritage Trail Winery, Lisbon CT


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Heritage Trail Winery, Lisbon CT

JaneRI | Oct 27, 2008 06:07 AM

I stopped yesterday after not having been in several years. It was for sale, and not bustling like some of the other eastern CT wineries and it had gotten somewhat depressing. It was bought by Chef Harry Shwartz and he's made some great changes. It seems they're going to use the original building as a residence and are building a 2 story bldg that will be part tasting room and part cafe. Yesterday was gorgeous and we sat outside for our tasting - we chose the Cheese Pairing for Two - what a bargain!!! $17.50, and for that we got two tastings (6 wines) and a lovely cheese plate of local cheeses (from right down the road) as well as crackers, a bit of tapenade & hummus. The wines were really nice, especially the excellent chardonnay (and I'm not usually a chard fan). They said they hope to open the cafe in 3 wks but given the state of construction I can't see that happening, but I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for that. Oh, they also serve gelato.

Also stopped at Sharpe Hill & Taylor Brooke wineries - two of my usual stops that were as good as ever. Ended w/dinner at 85 Main in Putnam. The asparagus leek soup and butternut squash ravioli (served w/haricot vert in a garlicky butter sauce) were both excellent. A couple of weeks ago I had a wonderful dish there at lunchtime....a buttercup squash stuffed w/shredded veggies and things, spiced in a somewhat sweet, vaguely Indian way. Delicious.

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