Sharpe Hill Vineyard is Connecticut’s largest and most award winning winery located in the historic town of Pomfret — just minutes from scenic Route 169 and from the Putnam antiques district. The first vines were planted here in 1992 and the winery opened in 1997.

When patrons visit Sharpe Hill Vineyard, they are surrounded by over 100 acres of historic rural Connecticut landscape. Patrons are treated to a view of lush vines that rise over 700 feet above the surrounding countryside and a vista that stretches to Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The gardens are situated at the base of the vineyard and are modeled after the wine gardens of Europe.

In addition to walking through the vineyard and tasting our award winning wines, we encourage you to reserve a table and enjoy a gourmet meal in our Fireside Tavern. The Tasting Room and Fireside Tavern are both located within a beautifully reproduced eighteenth century building decorated early American style. The Fireside Tavern is an intimate restaurant perfect for enjoying a food and wine experience.

Wine List

  • Ballet of Angels
  • American Chardonnay
  • Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay
  • Dry Riesling
  • Dry Summer Rose
  • Red Seraph
  • Cabernet Franc
  • St Croix
  • Select Late Harvest
  • Pontefract
  • Cuvee Ammi Phillips
  • Angelica Rose
  • Fleur Rouge
  • German-style Riesling


  • Best Connecticut Chardonnay
    Dolce Heritage Silver Grape Festival 2004
    Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay
  • 90 points
    Wine Spectator 2007
    Cuvee Ammi Phillips
  • Editors choice Best Wine Tasting Venue 2009
    Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England
  • Sharpe Hill wines have received over 440 medals in International wine competitions including 69 Gold and Double Gold medals.
    Various International Wine Competitions
  • Featured on the Nov. 2002 cover of the Wine Spectators 'Wines Across America' edition


Est. 1993
Owners: The Vollweiler family.
Winemaker: Howard Bursen.
110 total acres; 25 planted.
Annual Produced Cases: 16,500.
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, St Croix, Vignoles, Carmine, Dornfelder, Gamay, Bianca.