Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wine on Nine in New Haven CT 2015


Wine On 9 - 2015

New Haven’s Historic 9th Square district is certainly the downtown destination for New Haven, featuring great art, food, music, and cultural activities.

Best of all, this eclectic neighborhood provides the backdrop for First Fridays On9 in New Haven.

One of my favorite On 9 events returned this year on November 6, 2015! The Wine On Nine "wine crawl" through the Ninth Square where we had the chance to visit and meet various merchants, restaurants, and organizations in the 9th Square New Haven.

Welcome to Wine On 9

At just $15.00 a ticket, this was indeed a bargain and all who participated received a keepsake wine glass for sampling, a map of the participating merchants in the neighborhood, and some delicious wine tastings from the Wine Thief.

First Fridays On9 are open-house evenings featuring creative events that showcase the wide array of shops, restaurants, marketplaces, homes, and cultural centers in the historic 9th Square neighborhood.
I gathered up what friends I could find and off we went for our little wine crawl.

Wine On 9

We did our very best to reach every stop - but unfortunately we missed a few. But everywhere we stopped we had fun and sampled some great wines.

Wine Crawl Stops:

Baobab Tree Studios (71 Orange St. – also check-in location)  * Serving: Secco Italian Bubbles Bianco 2014

At Baobab Tree Studios
My favorite wine of the night! Sweet and bubbly this is my new party wine!

Meat & Co. (116 Crown St.) Serving: HD Riesling.

Fornarelli’s Ristorante (99 Orange St.)

Fornarelli's Ristorante
This was my first time at Fornarelli's and I'll be sure to return!

Cedarhurst Cafe ( 44 Crown St.) * Serving: Sin Nombre Navarra Crianza 2011 (Spain)

G Cafe (141 Orange St.) Serving: Serving Riff Pinot Grigio by Alois Lageder from Alto Adige, Italy and a Terres de St. Louis Rose from Provence, France

G Cafe and Bakery
The next morning I returned to their Branforrd location for a delicious breakfast!

Fletcher Cameron (91 Orange St.) * Serving: Clos de Gilroy Grenache Monterey County 2014

Fletcher Cameron Kitchen Designs
This design studio is full of contemporary cabinetry and design perfect for the urban dweller!

Neville Wisdom Design Studio (63 Orange St.) * Serving: Gine & Gine Priorat Rosat 2014

Neville Wisdon Design Studio
Always one of my favorite stops to chat with designer Neville and brand director Lauren Sprague.

Happiness Lab (756 Chapel St.) Serving: Dado Red Blend by Ca’ Momi Winery Napa (California).

Thali (4 Orange St.) Serving:  Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 from California.

Reynold’s Fine Art (96 Orange St.) * Serving: Tenuta Ulisse “Sogno di Ulisse” Chardonnay Malvasia 2013 101

Reynolds Fine Art
Those are my pals Gayle and Maggie!

Art Threads (118 Court St.) * Serving: DEI Rosso di Montepulciano 2013

101 Threads
A fun art studio full of eclectic pieces.

English Building Market (839 Chapel St.) * Serving: L’Effet Papillon Rouge Cotes du Rousillion Village 2014

English Building Market
Yes! Those are vintage Lilly Pulitzer slip on shoes! 

The Trinity Bar (157 Orange St.) Serving:Dachshund Riesling

The Trinity Bar
Where we returned for dinner after the crawl

Inspired Venue (82 Crown St.) * Serving: Vignerons de Buxy Bougogne Rouge Cote Chalonnaise 2013

Capture Salon (100 Crown St.) * Serving: Reunion Malbec Mendoza 2014

Artspace (50 Orange St.) * Serving: Cerro Anon Rioja Crianza 2011. Also displaying special steam roll art.

A megawatt smile and some great wine!

EcoWorks (262 State St.) Join us for a fun wine-related craft activity reusing bottles and corks. Free and open to the public.

Fresh Yoga (49 Orange St.) Offering a free class as part of the night’s events.

I need to thank friends Gayle and Maggie for accompanying me on this fun wine crawl! And the great peeps at On Nine for continuing the wine on nine tradition!

We laughed and laughed and had so much fun, and in spite of temporarily losing my phone, (Thanks Reynolds Art for safekeeping!) and a twisted ankle and a misplaced car in a parking garage, we couldn't have had a better time...and we are looking forward to COOKIES ON NINE!!!

For more information on the On 9 events, visit their website at:

For more pictures from the event, 

visit the Home Place facebook page HERE

and while you're there...don't forget to "like" us!


  1. I'm glad you had a good time! I had not heard of these events - would be fun to try sometime. I hope whoever twisted her ankle has it heal quickly. And what is it about parking garages (and mall parking lots) - sometimes it seems easier to find a needle in a haystack than remember where I parked! :)


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