Westford Hill Distillers Farm Tour
Saturday, July 9, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Westford Hill Distillers
196 Chatey Road, Ashford, CT
Westford Hill Distillers sits on a 200 acre property that has been in the Chatey Family since 1919. Current owners Margaret and Louis started the Distillery in 1997, when they began producing eau-de-vie (French for “water of life”), a European style of brandy produced from 100% natural, locally-grown fruit.
Join us as we take a tour of the distillery and discuss the process of spirits production from raw ingredients through fermentation, distillation, and aging. Learn how Westford Hill combines old world techniques with current new world technology, blending European tradition with American craftsmanship.
Westford Hill Distillers sources the locally-grown apples, strawberries, raspberries, Bartlett pears, and Montmorency cherries used to craft their spirits, and will share with us the contributions and expertise that the growers of these fruits have made in their grand experiment, as well as their place in the agricultural community.
After the tour, guests will be invited to a log cabin on the pond, where lunch and a signature cocktail will be provided.
$30 for non-members, $20 for members; children under 10 are free
Cato Corner Farm Tour and
Optional Wine Tasting at Priam Vineyards
Saturday, June 25th, 11 a.m.
Cato Corner Farm
178 Cato Corner Road, Colchester, CT
11 Shailor Hill Road, Colchester, CT
Join us during National Dairy Month for a visit at one of our protected farms. Explore the farm and see firsthand what goes into making great Connecticut cheese. Taste varieties of Cato Corner’s handmade cheeses, crafted from raw milk from their herd of Jersey cows. The tour will start promptly at 11 a.m. Please be sure to arrive on time.
We will depart the farm promptly at 12 noon for nearby Priam Vineyards, where we will enjoy lunch on the grounds of the solar powered winery and sustainable vineyard.
Those who are interested may participate in an optional wine tasting at an additional cost. The tasting includes a signature logo glass as well as tasting of five pre-selected wines.
$30 for non-members, $20 for members, $13 for wine tasting; children under 10 are free