Priam Vineyards was founded in 1998 in the historic town of Colchester, CT by Gloria Priam and her husband Gary Crump, continuing a family tradition that was started in Budapest, Hungary in the late 1800’s by Andrew Priam, Gloria’s grandfather. In 2002, we became a licensed farm winery, opening the winery in April of 2003.
Our 27 acre farm has 14 acres of grapes in production, with a breathtaking 35 mile view of the New England countryside. We benefit from the unique microclimate of the hills of New London County, just 15 miles from Long Island Sound, where we grow classic European varietals: Cabernet Franc, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Grigio and Merlot, as well as American hybrids: Seyval, Cayuga and St. Croix. The rich gravelly soil, sloping hillside, and constant breeze provide the perfect climate for these varietals.
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Visiting the Winery
From the North: Take I-91 south to Rte-2 East, Exit 16 (Westchester/Rte-149). Take a right going South on Rte-149. Continue approximately 1.5 miles and turn right onto Shailor Hill Road. The winery entrance is the first left.
From the West: Take I-84 to Rte-2 East, then follow as above.
From the South: Take I-95 North to 395 Exit 77, take Rte-85 North to Rte-2 West, Exit 16, then as above.