More than two decades ago, Haight Vineyard planted Chardonnay and Riesling on the slopes of the Litchfield Hills, near the historic town of Litchfield. In 1978, the State Legislature passed a Farm Winery Act and Haight Vineyard became Connecticut’s first established winery.

Today, the tradition at Haight continues under new ownership. Amy Senew purchased Haight Vineyard from its founder, Sherman Haight Jr, in March, 2007. Her goal was to provide visitors with an unpretentious education on wine and cheese along with a heavy dose of fun.

Haight Brown Vineyard is situated on ten pastoral acres, representative of a New England farm winery. The Tasting Room includes several wine bars pouring portfolio and reserved wine selections as well as conducting artisanal cheese and chocolate pairings, an upstairs patio and downstairs terrace for sipping wine on lazy summer days, and two stone fireplaces for lingering during chilly ones. There is also a picnic grove for enjoying your own food with Haight Brown wines, a retail store as well as several private rooms (Vine Room, Cask Room, etc) for a more intimate tasting or private party affair.

Wine List

  • Chardonnay
  • Railway White
  • Covertside White
  • Pink Cadillac
  • Strawberry Bliss
  • Picnic Red
  • Morning Harvest
  • Big Red
  • Honey Nut Apple
  • Apple Crannie
  • Apricot Moon


Est. 1973.
Owners: Amy Senew, Jacques Muratori
24 total acres.
Annual Produced Cases: 2400.