Have you ever gotten together with a bunch of friends for a winery tour? It's a blast, as far as I can remember, especially if you rent a limo!

Connecticut is one of the fastest growing, most exciting, and most beautiful wine regions in the country. From Cabernets to Chardonnays, Pinot Gris to Rieslings, with the help of onlyinyourstate.com, I've picked out five of the best wineries in Connecticut for you to check out.

1. DiGrazia Vineyards - Brookfield

Located right in our backyard at 131 Tower Road in Brookfield, DiGrazia Vineyards is owned by Dr. Paul DiGrazia and family. Springtime hours are from 11am to 5pm, Friday - Sunday. The tasting fee is $9.40 for 6 wines. Private tours are available by calling 203-775-1616.

2. Hopkins Vineyard - New Preston

Hopkins Vineyard is located in the beautiful hills overlooking Lake Waramaug in New Preston. Hopkins offers wine tastings, a country store, tasty cheese platters to go with your wine, and a wine store so you can take some home. Most wine lovers will tell you that the gorgeous drive is worth the trip.

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3.  McLaughlin Vineyards - Sandy Hook

McLaughlin Vineyards is located on 14 Albert's Hill Road in the woods of Sandy Hook. They open back up in May for wine tastings and vineyard tours. Make sure to take home a bottle of their most popular white, Blue Coyote.

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4. White Silo Farm & Winery - Sherman

White Silo is a small specialty winery located at 32 Rt. 37 in Sherman. All of their wines are produced and bottled on the premises. If you dig excellent dry white wine, make sure to taste and bring home a bottle of their Upland Pastures White.

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5. Jones Winery - Shelton

The Jones Winery is located at 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road in Shelton. The Jones family has been farming the White Hills in Shelton for the last 150 years and feature amazing berry harvests and their legendary wines. Tasting hours run from April through November on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11am until 5pm. Not only will you be able to taste 6 to 7 distinctive wines, but you'll go home with a complimentary logo wine glass.

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