Connecticut is a small state that is not often thought of as an agricultural region. However, since the passage of the state’s Farm Winery Act in 1978, the local wine and grape industry has been growing. Today there are 56 wineries spread across Connecticut and two existing American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), the Western Connecticut Highlands AVA and Southeastern New England AVA, have already been approved. As of November 12, another Connecticut AVA – the Eastern Connecticut Highlands AVA – will be official, and the 12 wineries within the new AVA will be permitted to produce estate bottled wines and to market their distinct region. Read the full article from Wine Business.