As for which area is better, or where we should focus our attention… At JE our motto has always been…Why choose?
Connecticut Vineyards: Our hilltop location just inland from the coast has been sought after for farming for over 200 years. Grapes are a natural fit for this site. Rich soils filled with stones and minerals from the glacial age provide firm footing for our vines. As grapes are sensitive to wet soils, our vineyard has been “tiled” to promote excellent water drainage and soil aeration. The hilltop location reduces our risk of late spring or early fall frosts. Long hours and attention to detail are imperative if one is serious about growing quality fruit in Connecticut. That dedication is in all of us.