I take great pride in sourcing grapes from some of the finest vineyards in the world, focusing on certain varietals that grow better in specific climates and soils. Because Shelter Rock Winery is in an urban environment, I have the luxury to seek the most expressive fruit for my members.
And this is not a winery behind closed doors – my vision is to provide fans of wine, food, and culture the chance to experience all aspects of the winemaking process; the crush, the press, the fermenting, the racking, and finally, the opportunity to create your own custom designed label.
Shelter Rock Winery is laid out so that people can enjoy the consumption and enjoyment of wine and food among the stainless steel tanks and Oak barrels. Tasting flights are offered to sample during tours, wines classes, tasting dinners, and private parties.
The result? World-class wines produced in Danbury CT, by wine enthusiasts just like you. Making your own wine is an unparalleled experience, that offers great insight into wine, whether you decide to own or share a barrel. Come and sample any of my house wines – the proof is in the bottle.
Giovanni Petretta, Founder & Head Winemaker
2017 Vintage Memberships
The 2017/20187 Wine Harvest Season is approaching and now is time to reserve your membership. Membership options range from a single case membership for one person to a barrel membership (24 cases of wine) that can be shared by up to 6 couples, with each member receiving 4 cases. We are also available to help arrange groups as needed.
As a member, you will learn how to make wine while forging new relationships with other wine enthusiasts. Crush and press the grapes, rack and bottle your personally handcrafted wines. Share this unique experience with your friends and family or use the winery for your company’s next teambuilding event! Shelter Rock Winery is also available to host your upcoming party.
Call today for an appointment to receive a personal tour of Shelter Rock Winery and learn more about the process while sampling our most recent vintage.
Our Master Winemaker, Giovanni Petretta, will be excited to cross off “a genuine wine-making experience” from your personal bucket list. Shelter Rock Winery is an experience that will last a lifetime! Salute!