Set on the northern shore of Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard, a family-owned Connecticut Century Farm, proudly maintains a tradition of making fine wines of award-winning quality. In 1787 Elijah Hopkins, returning from the Revolutionary War, chose this rich and fertile site on Lake Waramaug to settle his family and start the Hopkins Farm.

The farm has witnessed many diversified forms of agriculture over the years including the raising of sheep, race horses, grain crops, tobacco, and in the more recent past dairy farming. In 1979 the first vines were planted and our 19th century barn was converted into a state-of-the-art winery.

The unique location of Hopkins Vineyard makes it the only vineyard in Connecticut with a micro-climate influenced by an inland lake; this allows an extended growing season and successful growing of grape varieties which ordinarily would not thrive in our northeastern climate. Classic grape varieties are grown on 30 acres adjacent to the winery.

Wine List

  • Chardonnay
  • Vineyard Reserve
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Sachem’s Picnic
  • Westwind
  • Duet
  • Red Barn Red
  • Peach Wine
  • Apple Cider
  • Night Owl
  • Ice Wine
  • Lady Rosé
  • Pinot Gris
  • Lemberger
  • Silver Label Sparkling Wine
  • Gold Label Sparkling Wine

Awards

  • Gold Medal
    International Tasters Guild
    Silver Label Sparkling Wine
  • Gold Medal
    American Wine Society
    Silver Label Sparkling Wine
  • Double Gold Medal
    2016 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
    2014 Estate Bottled Ice Wine
  • 1st Place & Wine Product of the Year
    CT Specialty Food Association
    2014 Estate Bottled Ice Wine
  • Best of Show, Double Gold Medal
    Amenti Del Vino International Wine Competition
    2014 Estate Bottled Ice Wine

Facts

Est. 1979.
Owners: William and Judith Hopkins.
Winemaker: James Baker.
30 Planted Acres.
Annual Produced Cases: 7,000.
Grape Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Lemberger, Dornfelder, Coret Noir, Traminette, Cayuga White, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc.