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Sylvanus Merwin opened the hotel in 1843 because he had slyly learned the path that the Housatonic Railroad would take, bought up that land, and gave the right-of-way only in exchange for a contract for a lunch stop at his establishment.
The hotel served the railroad until 1877 then went thru a series of hands until the
Merwinsville Hotel Restoration (MHR) took it over in 1971.
The three-story building here beside the Gaylordsville rail cut is one of only three remaining trackside hotels east of the Mississippi.
The Browns Forge Road structure is listed on the National Register of Historic places and features parlors, a third floor ballroom and a unique double stairway with a second floor mezzanine.
The Mission is to restore one of the last trackside hotels in the East. MHR has stabilized the building and recently completed an extensive and highly detailed examination of needs and is raising funds to complete the restoration.
The Merwinsville Hotel Tasting by Kent Wine & Spirit was described by a wine reviewer as:
"the coolest wine wine selection in a very cool place"
Come, pick up your free "Merwinsville Hotel Restoration" tasting glass, a program and sniff, swirl and sample a wide ranging array of wines.
- Over 40 wines will be shown including a "tasting-within-a-tasting"
- Hot Wines of Mendocino California
- 5 Best Pinot Noir Buys
- 20 Killer Wines under $20
- Two lucky guests will go home with a twelve bottle case of wine.
- Copies of the best-selling 288 page hardcover "Wine" will be raffled.
- Attendee's will receive free MHR wine glass.
What kind of wine will be presented?
Over forty wines from every corner of the wine map.
What is attire?
Blazer not required, comfy-casual.
Can I buy wines sampled at the event?
Yes, the event program has a complete description of the wines and includes an order form .
A portion of your wine order is donated to the MHR by event organizer Kent Wine & Spirit.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
CT State law requires 21 and over to sample.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Plenty of free parking.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Kent Wine & Spirit will respond to your questions.
Every guest will receive a complimentary Merwinsville Hotel wine glass.