It all started with a seed
A 1st date, and then a lot of good old hard work
We are Keith & Annette, owners of Cove Ledge in Stonington, CT. Together, we have a fond passion for wine – a trait that we discovered we shared on our very first date. Over the years, we have grown together as we continue to pursue this common passion as a family as well as with friends, with whom we have been making our own wine with for as long as we can remember. Our dedication to learning about wine has brought us around the world to places such as Bordeaux, Champagne, Tuscany, Sonoma, and Napa. These adventures grew our desire to establish our own wine shop together, so that we can share our love of wine with others and to become a part of a community. Cove Ledge proper has been around since 1964, and we have always loved the Stonington Borough and the local community in the area. We were delighted when we returned from Europe to find that the store was for sale, and some good old hard work, our dream of owning a boutique wine shop had finally come true.
Where we are today
And where we will be in the future
Today, we both hold credentials with the Wine & Spirits education trust, an internationally recognized organization and one of the world’s leading provider of wine education. Keith has also earned the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) credential from the Society of Wine Educators. Our thirst for knowledge continues as we share our learnings with friends and our community through wine tasting and pairing classes, and as we work towards our goal of obtaining our sommelier credentials. We are dedicated to providing unique tasting experiences with wines from many locations around the world to educate our customers, and we love to be able to bring people along through fresh and new wine experiences. We are always open to sharing our knowledge we others, and strive to educate customers on different wines across different palletes and price points. Through our work with the community and in growing our shop, our dream now is to make Cove Ledge a destination and we hope that you will join us on our journey.