Spring Hill Vineyards, planted in 2006 by Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, is located on their historic farm in New Preston, Connecticut, where a stretch of well-drained soil near the Shepaug River constitutes a perfect micro-climate for grape growing. In 2017, with a place for wine tasting in mind, the couple began imaginatively repurposing a patch of woodlands. In the process, the Spring Hill Arts Gathering (SHAG) sprang up, a center that brings together art, actors, musicians, dancers, media moguls, and chefs. This summer, SHAG events include a solo from the Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie, a cabaret performance by Ariana DeBose, songs from the eclectic singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, and a talk with AIR MAIL’s founder and editor, Graydon Carter. The gathering runs seven days, and day passes are available. —E.C.
Spring Hill Vineyards 292 Bee Brook Rd, New Preston, CT 06777, United States Get Directions »