About

Bishop’s Orchards Winery offers an abundance of our own fruit wines and hard ciders in addition to popular statewide Connecticut Farm Wines. The superb reputation, natural flavors and juices of the fruit grown at Bishop’s has matured into a diverse collection of award-winning fruit wines and hard ciders. Each specialty fruit wine is created by our on-site Winemaker, Keith Bishop, who is also a fifth-generation member of the Bishop’s family and Co-Owner and Co-CEO. He continues to highlight the annual farm-grown fruits of apples, peaches, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Bishop’s Orchards Winery offers unique, flavorful wines that suit an abundance of palettes and have a striking visual presentation from the bottle to the glass. Experience a one-of-a-kind wine tasting at our wine bar that is a part of the original 1928 barn that is available year round, seven days a week.

With a similarity to white and blush wines, our wine collection includes a mix of dry, semi-dry and semi-sweet varieties with an alcohol content range between 11% to 12% ABV. Accompanying the traditional wine varieties is our newest edition of sparkling wines of Sachem’s Twilight (Peach Wine) and Rubus Nightfall (Raspberry Wine). To produce the very fine bubbles, both sparkling wines are tank-carbonated. To ensure stability and maintain freshness, our wines do contain some sulfites. In addition to the wine collection, Bishop’s Orchards Winery acquired a separate license, CT Law, to produce Hard Cider. Several Hard Cider varieties are readily available with more customized styles being developed due to increasing interest in this category. With an alcohol content of approximately 6% that is similar to craft beers, they offer a light effervescence paired with tiny bubbles. Unlike in-line carbonation found in beer, our hard ciders will typically last more than a day as they do not contain large bubbles.

Since the winery began in 2005, the distinctive collection of fruit and sparkling wines combined with hard ciders have earned honorable mention with over 318 medals awarded to include 4 Double Gold Medals and 20 Gold Medals. To share and extend our farm fresh wine collection to all, we offer the option to ship our wines within the State of Connecticut at this time. Wine(s) can be ordered at 866-2BISHOP or purchased at the following two locations outside of the winery at Stew Leonard’s of Newington and Spendless Discount Liquors of Manchester. To provide security and comfort, we sell shipping boxes for appropriate packing or shipping for travel.

As a Connecticut Farm Winery, we are able to provide residents and visitors the best selection of wines available in the state. From dry to sweet, the options are diverse to include award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and numerous white, rose and red wines from other farm wineries that will satisfy your palate.

AWARDS

  • Double Gold Medal
    2016 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Rubus’ Nightfall Wine
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Rubus’ Nightfall Wine
    2011 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Stone House White Wine
    2011 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Strawberry Delight Wine
  • Gold Medal
    2016 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Strawberry Delight
    2016 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush
    2016 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Rubus’ Nightfall
    2016 Big E Wine Competition
    Hyland Red
    2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush
    2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Hyland Red
    2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Hyland Red
    2014 Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association Competition
    Golden Hard Cider
    2014 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2014 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Honey Peach Melba Wine
    2014 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    New England Style Hard Cider
    2013 Grand Harvest Competition
    Rubus’ Nightfall Wine
    2013 Big E Wine Competition
    Faulkner’s Spiced Apple Wine
    2013 Big E Wine Competition
    Amazing Grace Wine
    2012 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Happley ImPeared Wine
    2011 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Faulkner’s Spiced Apple Wine
    2011 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    New England Style Hard Cider
    2010 Grand Harvest Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2009 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Amazing Grace Wine
    2009 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Faulkner’s Spiced Apple Wine
  • Silver Medal
    2016 Finger Lakes International Competition
    Sachem’s Twilight
    2016 Finger Lakes International Competition
    Rubus’ Nightfall
    2016 Finger Lakes International Competition
    Amazing Grace
    2016 Finger Lakes International Competition
    Honey Peach Melba
    2016 Big E Wine Competition
    Amazing Grace
    2016 Big E Wine Competition
    Faulkner’s Spiced Apple
    2016 Big E Wine Competition
    Honey Peach Melba
    2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
    New England Hard Cider
    2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Amazing Grace
    2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Strawberry Delight
    2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Celebration
    2016 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Honey Peach Melba
    2016 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Stone House White
    2016 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Amazing Grace
    2016 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Celebration
    2016 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Honey Peach Melba
    2016 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Sachem’s Twilight
    2015 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Blushing Beauty Wine
    2015 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Rubus’ Nightfall Wine
    2015 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Leetes Island Blues Wine
    2015 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2015 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Honey Peach Melba Wine
    2015 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Amazing Grace Wine
    2015 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Faulkner’s Spiced Apple Wine
    2015 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Celebration Wine
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Stone House White Wine
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Honey Peach Melba
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Faulkner’s Spiced Apple
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Happley ImPeared Wine
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Celebration Wine
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Pearadise Wine
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Amazing Grace Wine
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Hyland Red Wine
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Leete’s Island Blues Wine
    2014 Northeast Big E Gold Wine Competition
    Sachem’s Twilight Wine
    2014 Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association Competition
    Farm House Style Hard Cider
    2014 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Rubus’ Nightfall Wine
    2014 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Amazing Grace Wine
    2014 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Happley ImPeared Wine
    2014 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Golden Hard Cider
    2014 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Hyland Red Wine
    2014 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Leetes Island Blue Wine
    2014 International East Meets West Wine Competition
    Adams Apple Wine
    2014 Finger Lakes International Competition
    Faulkner’s Spiced Apple Wine
    2014 Finger Lakes International Competition
    Stone House White Wine
    2014 Finger Lakes International Competition
    Honey Peach Melba Wine
    2014 Finger Lakes International Competition
    Amazing Grace Wine
    2014 Finger Lakes International Competition
    Pearadise Wine
    2014 Finger Lakes International Competition
    Hyland Red Wine
    2014 Finger Lakes International Competition
    New England Style Hard Cider
    2013 Grand Harvest Competition
    Amazing Grace Wine
    2013 Grand Harvest Competition
    New England Style Hard Cider Semi-Sweet
    2013 Big E Wine Competition
    Stone House White Wine
    2013 Big E Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2013 Big E Wine Competition
    Adams Apple Wine
    2013 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Leete’s Island Blues Wine
    2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2012 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Celebration Eighteen Seventy-One Wine
    2012 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    New England Style Hard Cider
    2012 Big E Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2012 Big E Wine Competition
    Faulkner’s Spiced Apple Wine
    2012 Big E Wine Competition
    Happley ImPeared Wine
    2012 Big E Wine Competition
    Celebration Eighteen Seventy-One Wine
    2012 Big E Wine Competition
    Adams Apple Wine
    2012 Big E Wine Competition
    Amazing Grace Wine
    2012 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Faulkner’s Spiced Apple Wine
    2012 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Leete’s Island Blues Wine
    2012 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Happley ImPeared Wine
    2012 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    New England Style Hard Cider
    2012 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Whitfield’s Pearadox Wine
    2011 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Whitfield’s Pearadox Wine
    2011 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2011 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Farmhouse Style Hard Cider
    2011 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Sachem’s Twilight Sparkling Wine
    2011 Big E Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2011 Big E Wine Competition
    Adams Apple Wine
    2011 Big E Wine Competition
    Strawberry Delight Wine
    2011 Big E Wine Competition
    New England Style Hard Cider
    2011 Big E Wine Competition
    Berry Best Friends Wine
    2011 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2011 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Honey Peach Melba Wine
    2011 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Celebration Eighteen Seventy-One Wine
    2011 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Farmhouse Style Hard Cider
    2011 International Eastern Wine Competition
    New England Style Hard Cider
    2011 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Leete’s Island Blues Wine
    2011 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Berry Best Friends Wine
    2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine
    2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Honey Peach Melba Wine
    2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Faulkner’s Spiced Apple Wine
    2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Celebration Eighteen Seventy-One Wine
    2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
    Adams Apple Wine
    2009 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Celebration 1 871 Wine & Stone House White Wine
    2008 International Eastern Wine Competition
    Apple Raspberry Blush Wine & Honey Peach Melba Wine
    2007 Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition
    Honey Peach Melba Wine
  • Bronze Medal
    Over 129 Bronze Medals Won Since 2006