Vineyards – 16 acres | Annual Production – 3000 cases
Chardonnay, Covertside White, Riesling, Railway White, Pink Cadillac, Noveau Foch, Picnic Red, Morning Harvest, Big Red, Apple Crannie, Strawberry Bliss, Honey Nut Apple, Apricot Moon
Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc, Marechal Foch, De Chaunac, Marquette, Chardonelle
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 a desire to educate others in an unpretentious environment. They are determined to erase the intimidation factor of wine and make it a drink that everyone can enjoy.
In 2007, Amy Senew purchased Haight Vineyards from Sherman Haight promising to uphold the tradition he had started over thirty years before. Amy 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. Today, Amy Senew serves as General Manager of Haight-Brown Vineyard.
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). In 1976, Sherman contracted an architect to build a large Tudor style winery on top of Chestnut Hill in Litchfield. 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.