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How We Started




Jonathan Edwards Winery was created from the simplest of concepts—make great wine and enjoy life more often. My parents, Karen and Bob, and I made that commitment to this concept from the beginning.

As New Englanders, our early focus was on the emerging wine industry of the North East, and our commitment to making the best wines possible expanded our horizons nationally. In 1999, the continued thirst for knowledge and expertise took us to the beautiful Napa Valley, and in 2000 we enjoyed our first harvest. As grapes were crushed and young wine fermented, the reality of the Jonathan Edwards Winery truly began to take shape. Since that time, not one harvest has been missed and we continue to have access to some of the best vineyards in America.

Despite the simplicity of the goal — to make great wine — the realities of merging a west coast operation with a desire to live on the east coast seemed daunting. The perfect answer was found in the charming town of North Stonington, CT. In 2000, the former Crosswoods Vineyards was purchased, the Napa Valley wine was brought east, and the rehab of what is now the Jonathan Edwards Winery began. Twenty acres of vineyards were planted in Connecticut and the bi-coastal nature of this winery was born.