New Hartford Wineries 1 of 2: Jerram
On the same day that we went to Arrigoni Winery, my sister and I made our way over to Jerram Winery.
Address: 535 Town Hill Rd New Hartford, CT 06057 – (860) 379-8749
Cost For Tasting: $6, which includes 6 different samples, along with your choice of a stemmed or stemless wine glass. I chose the stemless because this is actually the first winery in CT I’ve been to where they offer stemless!
Ranking: 7 – good wine, but very little seating, and strange smell.
The setting of this winery was much better than our first stop! At least you couldn’t see the road from the tasting room! I thought the wine here was pretty good, and the gentleman doing the tasting, Jim Jerram, seemed like he really knew what he was talking about. Jerram Winery was only established about 15 years ago in 1998, but even at that they grow several varieties of grapes including Marechal Foch, Seyval Blanc and Vignoles.
Personally, I thought it was pretty cool that you could choose between a stemmed wine glass or a more trendy/modern stemless. Though the wineglasses are very small, they are still really nice. The one thing I found kind of funny/entertaining about this vineyard was that the bathroom in the tasting room was a FULL bathroom, including a shower. That’s something I have not encountered at another vineyard thus far.
There was only room for about 4 people to sit inside, but on a nice day, there was a full deck and lots of grass that people could sit on. If it were nicer out, and if we didn’t have plans to get to the next vineyard, I would have been happy to hang out there for a while! I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to suggest a trip back out to Jerram, but if invited I wouldn’t decline. 🙂