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Haight-Brown Vineyard

Connecticut's first established winery set on 10 pastoral acres. Winery tours, self-guided vineyard walks and wine tasting. Wine and gift shop, cafe offering light fare on weekends.

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Haight-Brown Vineyard takes great pride in being part of the Connecticut wine industry. In 1975, Sherman Haight established Haight Vineyard, Inc. as the first vineyard in Connecticut to successfully produce fine wine grapes (Chardonnay and Riesling).  Sherman petitioned the state to create legislation recognizing farm wineries in Connecticut and as a result, the structure and the surrounding vineyards became Haight Vineyard, the first vineyard to have an established winery in the state of Connecticut.

In 2007, Amy Senew purchased Haight Vineyards from Sherman Haight promising to uphold the tradition he had started over thirty years before. She renamed the winery Haight-Brown Vineyard in attempt to preserve Sherman's legacy while at the same time associating a new name and a fresh start with the winery.

Haight-Brown Vineyard owns and leases over twenty acres for its winery and vineyards. The vineyard grows vinifera and hybrids including Chardonnay, Chardonelle, Marechal Foch, Dechaunoc, Marquette, and Seyval Blanc. Its current growing capacity has the ability to produce yields upwards of thirty-five tons annually.

Haight-Brown Vineyard has established itself as a relaxed atmosphere where wine lovers of all levels can learn about growing grapes and producing wine. The owners of Haight-Brown have a passion for wine and desire to make it accessible and understandable in layman's terms. Combining education with fun has made Haight-Brown a destination not only for tourists but also for New England natives who enjoy socializing at the winery.

Tour time: 1 hour


Pricing: Free.

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, Bus Parking, Guided Group Tours, Special Rentals

Dates of Operation: May 1-mid-Nov.,



29 Chestnut Hill Rd.
(off Rte. 118)
Litchfield, CT 06759


Mon.- Fri. noon-5 p.m., Sat. noon - 5:30 p.m.; Sun. noon-6 p.m.

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