R Dee Winery is a family owned winery with a focus on grape to glass by utilizing grapes from regions that grow them best. Our grandfather, Richard Dee, taught us to put family first and always follow your dreams. He has inspired us to continue to make wine as he did for years creating many wonderful memories. We hope to one day own our own vineyard and continue to make great wine in Connecticut. Pour a glass and create your story.
Our winery was designed and built by hand by the owners and their families. The McAuliffe's and their family designed the place with a vision of tradition and romance. They stained the ceiling, put in the floors, built the bar and included many little touches throughout the tasting room to make it all come together. The winery is a relaxing place where you can feel at home with a glass of wine, family and friends and good conversation and company.
We work with small family owned and operated farms and vineyards to import our grapes directly from the regions that grow them best! We currently work with multiple vineyards in the Finger Lakes region and in California with future hopes to also import from South Africa and Chile. We have whites, reds and a rose to open our doors with!
R Dee Winery is owned by Michele and Mark McAuliffe. Michele grew up here in Enfield and graduated from Fermi High School. Mark grew up outside Philadelphia. Mark and Michele met at Ithaca College where they graduated with their doctorate in Physical Therapy among the vineyards and wineries of the Finger Lakes Region. They were married here in town and continue to reside in Enfield with two handsome boys.
Our Winery Tasting Room is open for all to enjoy. We will be serving traditional wine tastings at our bar.
We will also be selling wine by the glass, wine flights, and bottles to enjoy with family and friends on site or at home.
We offer two options for tastings: traditional wine tasting or a wine flight. Both options include 4 wines of your choice for $10. You also have the option to take your tasting glass home with your tasting for $12.
We sell Cheese Platters at the winery, and as always you are always more then welcome to bring in outside food to enjoy with your wine and great company.
We do not allow any outside alcoholic beverages onsite due to state law and federal regulations but we do share a building with Powder Hollow Brewery so bring your beer drinking friends and family along to enjoy a pint!
We accept all major forms of credit cards; VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We do not accept checks at the tasting room.