New Connecticut Vineyard Racks Up Rave Reviews
Newly opened in July, this new Connecticut vineyard is getting rave reviews for its many wines and its beautiful scenic views.
Stappa Vineyard is located at 403 Derby Avenue in Orange, hosting its grand opening in July. I love their website that reads, "A Family, some Grapes and a Parcel of Land." They state on their website that their new vineyard is a family business where they say, "We harvest with our children and our pets."
Their parents' dream and passion was to build a winery of their own, so last year, three sisters turned that dream into reality by establishing Stappa Vineyard. The family had a head start in the business by spending summers in Italy working the land.
Stappa family member Alexa Charles loved making table wine growing up with her dad, training to become Stappa's associate winemaker. The family calls winemaking a way of life, and it shows through their excellent selection of wines.
The family's history takes us back to the Italian village of Gioia Sannitica, where the father Pietro was a Shepard, and his wife, Antonietta, farmed peaches and tobacco. In the 1970's, they packed up their belongings and moved to Connecticut.
In 2008, they left the hospitality industry to chase their dream by purchasing a parcel of land in Orange, Connecticut. Fast forward to 2021 and now Stappa Vineyards has over 5,000 vines on the property.
With 4 and 5-star reviews on Yelp, Stappa Vineyards is well on its way to becoming one of the premier wineries in Connecticut. Need more info? Click on stappavineyard.com.