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“Best Winery in CT”

Dalice Elizabeth Winery
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Preston
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Owner description: When family and friends get together there is a magical sense of camaraderie of family. Il Cantina Sociale di La Familglia is Our Society of Wine Producers & you are now a member of the family. Throughout your days of wine-making with us you will learn from second, third & fourth generation Italian-Americans the joys and traditions of wine making. From crushing and pressing to racking and bottling, you will be involved in each step resulting in your own barrel of Vino della Casa labeled, of course, with your name. During your time with us, in addition to working with the grapes, we invite you to experience the Italian way, as we know it. We will share with you our new family, the great meals, the lore, the tradition and the story telling that has made for such camaraderie and resulted in so many special times. You'll probably even pick up a few of our favorite phrases and gestures along the way. We invite you to stroll the gardens, play a game of bocce or horseshoes, or lend a hand in the kitchen preparing for the evening's feast!
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“Best Winery in CT”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This summer my wife and I visited every CT winery (all 32). Delice Elizabeth was at the top of our list of favorites, if not the best. We liked it so much we never left that first day (even though we had planned another close by visit). We stayed for hours on a gorgeous day listening to live music, enjoying the pond view, sipping wine and chatting with the staff. Speaking of staff ... I can honestly say this was the freindliest staff of all 32 places, every single person. They greet you like old friends. Huge smiles and a no rush attitude. We liked it so much we went back again last week, and had the same experience. Going again this weekend for their pig roast. Oh yeah, the wine is excellent also.

Visited August 2013
Thank Gary G
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Shelton, Connecticut
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77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“best portapotty I have ever seen; great wine”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

The wine and the port-a-potty are worth the trip. Staff is very friendly. The grounds are very pretty. Tastings are slightly high (but normal for this area). You have to see the port-a-potty--it's tiled with running water and flowers. Just go.

Visited June 2013
Thank eamorgan
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Brooklyn, New York
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140 reviews
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“What a beautiful way to spend and afternoon!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon the vineyard by accident and could not be happier. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed and just plain lovely. We grabbed a comfy wicker bench under the tree overlooking the lake and the wine was brought to us to taste at our own pace. The live music was a pleasure and we left we half a case. A truly hidden gem.

Visited July 2013
Thank EMG311
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Delray Beach, Florida
1 review
“Great afternoon!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Had a great visit sipping wine and listening to live music on the lake. This place is a gem. The staff Beth and Ed took are fantastic! Highly recommend for a relaxing wine afternoon.

Visited July 2013
Thank CynthiaAW
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“Fun and relaxing all in one.”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We went with some friends for a chocolate and wine tasting and though the First Lady that waited on us had to leave we were quickly tended to by Dee. She was great and fun and made for a very pleasant experience for us all. Very good wine, great atmosphere, almost like going to a friends house. Very laid back. Prices are what I would expect so no surprise there. We will be going back for sure and we will be bringing more friends.

Visited June 2013
Thank Chooch1977
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