Hawk Ridge Winery is located in Watertown, Connecticut on 58 acres of bucolic farmland overlooking the Litchfield Hills.  The winery is owned and operated by long time friends Deb and Vin Giannetto and Michele and Jack McHugh and is named after the red tail hawks frequently seen soaring over the meadows.   In 2013 a decision to expand the use of the farmland by planting grapevines was made and the first vines were planted in the Spring of 2014. The 8 varietals of grapevines are now used in 11 of our 20 plus different wines made at Hawk Ridge Winery.

Our 5,500 sq ft winemaking and tasting room building is centered on the crest of a hill on our 58 acre property overlooking the scenic Litchfield Hills.  The winery opened in June of 2017 welcoming so many of our newly made friends and patrons. In the warmer months if you choose the great outdoors to our air conditioned tasting room, join your friends or family and sit at a table on our large deck or in an Adirondack chair on our expansive lawn or you may choose to sit at a table under our 120 ft x 45 ft sail cloth tent and listen to live music every Saturday and Sunday mid-April through November.

Whatever your taste in wine, be it dry or sweet, red, white or rose, you will find a wine to satisfy your liking here at Hawk Ridge.  In addition to the wines we offer a large menu of food and appetizers to satisfy your tummy needs as well or if you like bring your own food.  Come celebrate your birthday, anniversary, engagement, or just a day with friends or family here at Hawk Ridge Winery.

Wine List

  • Sassy Hawk
  • Shake Your Tail Feather
  • White Hawk Reserve
  • Tail Spin
  • Summer's Day Surprise
  • Sky High White
  • Hawk Eye White
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • All Day Rose
  • Smooth Landing
  • Rose BublĂ©
  • Red Tail
  • Talon Red
  • Red Hawk Reserve
  • Hawk's Nest Red
  • Night Hawk's Watch
  • Chawklate Port
  • Falling Feather
  • Red Sangria
  • Slushies


  • Multiple Amenti Del Vino Awards
  • American Wine Society Award
  • Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards
    Musto Wine Grape Competition 2017


Est. 2013
Owners: Vin and Deb Giannetto & Jack and Michele McHugh
Winemaker: Maureen MacDonald
58 total acres; 9 planted
Annual Produced Cases: 4,000
Grape Varietals: Cayuga, Chambourcin, Frontenac Gris, Frontenac Red, Jupiter, St. Croix, Seyval & Traminette.