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Awards & Recognition



Aquila's Nest Vineyards has received several recognitions for its exceptional wines and outstanding winery experience.

  • Aquila's Nest Vineyards was featured as one of the top 100 Things to Do in Connecticut by author Anastasia Mills Healy! Check out the other 99 by picking up a copy at reedypress.com

  • US Chamber of Commerce Top 70 Small Businesses in America 2023 Award. Aquila's Nest Vineyards was one of 70 small businesses across the country, and only one of two from Connecticut to receive this recognition out of 15,000+ applicants. The Chamber’s “America’s Top Small Business Awards” celebrates the pioneers of innovation, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.


  • Best Winery in CT 2023 by Connecticut Magazine, Aquila's Nest Vineyards was voted as the Best Winery in Connecticut in 2023, by the Connecticut public.

  • Best Agrotourism in the Diaspora 2023 Award by Albanian Excellence & Balkans Travel Magazine.


  • Climate Neutral Certified, a standard earned by companies that offset and reduce their carbon emissions.


  • Best Winery in CT 2022 by Connecticut Magazine, Aquila's Nest Vineyards was recognized as the Best Winery in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine in 2022, Editor's Choice.


  • Best Attraction List in Fairfield County, Aquila's Nest Vineyards was acknowledged as one of the best attractions in Fairfield County, Connecticut.


  • Connecticut 40 Under Forty, Class of 2023 by Connecticut Magazine, Neviana Zhgaba, Aquila's Nest Vineyards Co-owner was honored as a dynamic and innovative industry leader who's part of the state's business growth.


  • Fairfield County 40 Under Forty, Class of 2022 by Westfair Business Journals, Neviana Zhgaba, Aquila's Nest Vineyards Co-owner was honored as a dynamic and innovative industry leader who's part of the county's business growth.



Aquila’s Nest Vineyards is an experience and impact focused vineyard, and a climate neutral certified winery, providing visitors with immersive events that embrace each of the five senses. Carpe Vinum🍷






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