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Taylor Brooke Winery ~ Woodstock CT.

I love taking trips to “The Quiet Corner” of Connecticut as it is know.  On this day, my long time friend Sandy from Rhode Island and I decided to meet in Woodstock to attend the “Artists in the Country Juried Art Show” and explore other happenings in the area. One of our must have visits was to Taylor Brooke Winery located on Rt. 171 in Woodstock.  Sandy loves their Wine Dog 1 and St. Croix Rose’.  I had never been to this winery so I was excited to visit it also.

To my surprise it was a whole lot more then just “Vines and Wines” it was a family run business and I had the pleasure of not only meeting the owners Dick and Linda Auger personally…they gave me a pleasant tour of their facility and vineyard.  I even met Addison the vineyard dog.  I was invited into their small warehouse where everything is stainless steal and watched the entire three man process from bottling the wine to attaching the labels.  Each label is a work of art from a local artist.  How nice is that?  Wow did I enjoy this opportunity!  I had always wondered how it was all done.

Then I took a stroll through the vineyard and met other family members and workers who were helping that day with harvesting the grapes.  From the vineyard we made our way down to the tasting room which was done in a Country Home Style…very warm and cozy.  It was filled with shoppers and folks sampling wines. I just watched folks sample the wines as it was to early in the day for me to taste wines.  What a wonderful selection of local wines they do offer and everyone I listened to was really liking the tastings.

If you haven’t heard of Taylor Brooke Winery let me share a bit of history with you.  Richard A. Auger CFM (Dick as I was introduced to him), is the President and the man responsible for overall management of the winery and wine making process. He has several years experience in making small batch wines and has won numerous awards for his efforts. Way to go Dick!  Both Dick and Linda maintain a winery that produce 2,600-2,700 cases of wine a year.  On the smaller size but none the less…one of the BEST!

Their mission “to produce a variety of high quality wines from grapes grown on site and procured from local farms”.  That sounds wonderful to me!  They also believe that agriculture is an important part of the community and by establishing their winery and associated vineyard, they will be able to continue the tradition of farming. Let’s take care of all our farmers!

They recently purchased 13 acres of land next door and will be expanding not only the vineyards but the entire facility including a covered gazebo, new warehouse and more parking.  So next Spring it will have a completely new look.  I’m definitely stopping back to visit again and next time I’m sampling all the wines!

A big thank you to Dick and Linda for my first up close experience of a complete winery tour!

Joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_TaylorBrookeWinery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photographer Catherine CellaBeing a gardener I just loved the entrance way into the winery and how the flowers were growing in between the rocks.
Joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_TaylorBrookeWinery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photography by Catherine CellaJoyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photographer Catherine CellaLet me introduce you to owner Dick Auger!  What a wonderful man!
Joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photographer Catherine CellaDick took a few moments to show Sandy and I how the grapes are processed into the wine.
Joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photographer Catherine CellaJoyfulreflectionsphotography.com_TaylorBrookeWinery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photographer Catherine CellaThe grapes look so plump and juicy!
Joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photographer Catherine CellaThis is Bailey who works for Taylor Brooke.
Joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock CT - CT  Wineries- CT Professional Photographer Catherine CellaSharon a family member who came to help harvest the grapes.
Joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ CT Winery -Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photographer Catherine CellaSharon’s husband Carl…Mr. Smiles in the vineyard!
Joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ CT Winery -Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photographer Catherine CellaThis is Paul and his job today was bottling the wine.
Joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ CT Winery -Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photography by Catherine CellaMr. Jeff was corking the bottles.
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On go those artist labels!
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This is the machine that seals the bottle.
Joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_ CT Winery -Taylor Brooke Winery Woodstock CT - CT Professional Photography by Catherine CellaInto the cases they go and ready for you to purchase them!

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Cindy - October 30, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos and allowing me a trip to this vineyard via my pc. I will take a trip to the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut soon!

Cathy Testa - October 30, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Oh Great. Now I’m thirsty. What a wonderful set of photos and everyone seems to be enjoying every sip! Cathy

Jessica Collins - October 30, 2013 - 12:52 pm

This looks like it was so much fun!

Linda Auger - October 30, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Thank you so much for capturing the “essence” of Taylor Brooke Winery! So glad your visit coincided with one of our harvest days…always a great experience for any of our visitors. Dick & I hope you will visit us soon (www.taylorbrookewinery.com), but be sure to come when you are ready to taste our delicious wines!

Bonnie - October 30, 2013 - 7:07 pm

Great pictures (of course!) and I love how you captured the entire process, from harvesting to processing to bottling to packaging to TASTING!!! (my favorite part!)

Vin - October 31, 2013 - 11:25 am

These are incredibly clear photos and a great post showing us all about this winery. Thanks for sharing!

Arelis Cintron - October 31, 2013 - 1:37 pm

I know CT has the Wine Trail; I’ve been to a few but I’d love to be able to stop at each one …maybe next year that’ll be my mission! I like the cranberry Riesling … I wonder how it tastes!

Sharon - October 31, 2013 - 7:41 pm

Wonderful photos…looks like a place I would love to visit!

Witless Whiner - November 3, 2013 - 5:37 am

You’ve done an incredible job capturing the essence of the wine experience in your photos. Not many get to experience the process of wine through the harvesting, fermenting, bottling, and tasting of the finished product. And Dick & Linda are the best of people, oh yes, and let’s not forget their wines…

Love. Matt and Sarah

A happy engaged couple on an October afternoon with soft perfect lighting….that’s just what we had.  Matt is the nephew of a very good friend of mine so when she asked if I would do a small engagement session for them I was delighted.  It’s obvious Matt and Sarah are very much in love with one another and together we tried to create a kind of New York City style session after getting engaged in Central Park, New York City.  They were looking for cast iron fences, columns and such…luckily I found the perfect settings just a few minutes from my studio.

It was a joy to meet you Sarah and Matt.  Thank you both for being so kind, easy going and just plain fun to work with.  I wish you both the best of your special day and many, many happy years together.

Here are just a few of my favorites from our time together.  Enjoy!

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Alita Kele-Oyler - October 27, 2013 - 8:17 pm

Beautiful pictures of my nephew Matt and his beautiful bride to be Sarah

Wendy Kane - October 27, 2013 - 8:22 pm

These are gorgeous Catherine! Love the location and my favorite is the groom dipping his fiance in front of those gorgeous doors. Love it. I really like the ring in the word “forever.” Clever idea!

Jen Schulten - October 27, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Catherine, these look great. They look really happy together and you did a really nice job capturing it. Nice!

Lori - October 27, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Stunning!

Catherine Budrow - October 27, 2013 - 8:55 pm

Pretty pictures with the nice backgrounds of the wrought iron and beautiful doors. Great job!!!

Ed Daley - October 27, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Clever the way you used the engagement ring to spell out forever. I also liked the shoots with the champagne glasses and the romantic kisses. Was this shot in front of a church? You captured some sweet tender moments.

Sandra Collins - October 27, 2013 - 9:33 pm

Fun, sweet, stunning images Catherine…just love your fun ideas..they shine through in your images.

Irela - October 28, 2013 - 7:13 am

What great memories for this beautiful couple. You captured their love perfectly because these totally portray love. Setting is perfect, couple is perfect, these images are wonderful. They must be thrilled with these. Good luck to Matt and Sarah on your engagement.

Cathy Testa - October 28, 2013 - 9:23 am

Love the photos with the rings and fall leaves, and little words spelling out forever. You are so very creative with your photo shoot and this couple is looking like they are so in love in every shot! Love your work Catherine.

Arelis Cintron - October 28, 2013 - 2:01 pm

They are a beautiful couple! May they have a beautiful life together!

Renee - October 28, 2013 - 3:12 pm

These photos are beautiful. especially loved the creative touch of the Scrabble letters with the engagement ring as the ‘o’. The bride-to-be being dipped in front of the gorgeous door and archway was lovely!

Carrie @ poet in the pantry - October 28, 2013 - 7:11 pm

Love the dip! Beautiful couple and such lovely photos!

Bonnie - October 28, 2013 - 10:06 pm

Loved them all, especially loved the “dip” at the end.

Chelle {Everyday Polish} - October 29, 2013 - 10:40 am

I love the Forever shot!

Sharon - October 29, 2013 - 10:49 am

Gorgeous photos once again! Love the leaves being Fall and the colors!

Jess - November 5, 2013 - 11:37 pm

Aww, they look so happy! I love the close-up of their hands, and the ring with the leaves.

Mullin Family ~ Sneak Peak.

Look at those smiles…what a happy bunch of kids!  They truly are and I had a wonderful opportunity to be with them while photographing the family last weekend.  I can’t wait to share more with you from this photo session at Snipset Lake…a beautiful place to photograph in the fall.

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Ed - October 22, 2013 - 9:32 am

Love the pic. Good posing. Kids look great.

Jennifer - October 22, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Simply beautiful. I absolutely love the background. :)

Jenn - October 23, 2013 - 10:04 am

Thank you Catherine Cella! I cannot wait to see the rest of them – BEAUTIFUL!

Kristin Day Santini - October 23, 2013 - 11:16 am

Love this, Jenn!

Karen - October 23, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Beautiful. I love all the fall photos I see these days, so colorful.

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