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Haight-Brown Vineyard

29 Chestnut Hill Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759
(800) 577-9463
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Litchfield
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Haight-Brown Vineyard takes great pride in being part of a wine industry in Connecticut that is steadily building a reputation in the eyes of those... more » Owner description: Haight-Brown Vineyard takes great pride in being part of a wine industry in Connecticut that is steadily building a reputation in the eyes of those who enjoy the world’s fine wines. Haight-Brown Vineyard, Inc. is Connecticut's oldest winery, opening its doors in 1975. The winery is located in Litchfield Ct. in the northwest part of the state . The Litchfield vineyard grows 45 –50 tons of grapes per year and produces Vinifera wines and French Hybrid blended wines. Retail wine is available for sale and includes the familiar Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling etc., as well as seasonal varieties such as AppleCrannie, Spring Fling etc. Seasonal events begin with the Annual Barrel Tasting in April, followed by the Festival on the Farm in June, and our Fall Harvest Festival in September. Sales are predominantly from the winery, with some special label business and package store distribution in the local area. The company does not sell out-of-state. Call 860-567-4045 for additional information print and fax our online form . Haight-Brown Vineyard, LLC. is a founding member of the Connecticut WINE TRAIL , where one can plan a visit to the state’s fine wineries. A pleasant and well-stocked salesroom, staffed with courteous personnel, coupled with wine tasting awaits your visit. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went there for a tasting and stayed over 2 hrs. The owner is straightforward and sarcastic in a good way! She really knows her wine though. We really enjoyed our time at the tasting bar with her!

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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Got there before 1pm which was great because it got crowded. The wine tasting bar was really nicely set up and our presentation was fun and relaxed, maybe we lucked out as it was the owners son who did the presentation. We loved the white wines much more than the reds but that may just be a matter of taste.... More

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Southington, Connecticut, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were staying in the area and had a Groupon to use at this vineyard. We have been to several in CT and this one, to me, has the best wine. The service on the other hand was not the best I have ever had, though it was not terrible. Whenever I feel like a burden to my server I... More

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Unionville, Connecticut
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Was one of our favorites last year. Had an expired groupon that I wanted to apply to buy a bottle but was told no! Never had a problem before. Got a tasting and didn't want to buy anything! I see they are for sale, wondering if that's why. We are taking them off our favorites list, that's for sure. Cheese... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

When we visited it was a cold day so we did not take in any outside views . Enjoyed the old charm of the building neat wood work and slightly bent floors and stairs, wood fire places added ambiance. Our group(4) had done the full tasting 11 wines with cheeses and crackers and chocolates learned about what to pair with... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had a Groupon for 4 to tour, taste and experience this vineyard. And glad we did. Not sure why there are negative reviews because we had a great time. Super friendly service (Carmen was very informative and extremely pleasant), a very ample tasting and the cheese and other snacks were delicious. Thanks to everyone at HB!

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Meriden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a wine tasting on my sisters birthday, our table of eight was told to quiet down. We apologized and said we were celebrating a birthday, were told by the owner that the other guests were not there for a party!!!!! We were not rude or obnoxious, just laughing and having a good time obviously they don't value... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A group of us planned a nice "Vineyard Day Tour" visiting 3 vineyards in the Litchfield area for a close friend's Birthday this past Sunday 12/29/2013. Haight-Brown was our final stop. . . and unfortunately the most disappointing. As a courtesy, one from our party called days before to tell them a group of 11 or so would be coming... More

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HBVineyard, General Manager at Haight-Brown Vineyard, responded to this review

In order to manage our tasting room floor and properly meet staffing requirements, we require groups of 8 or more to reserve a private tasting. Policy and pricing was explained to a member of your group, and agreed to by that member, who then requested the private tasting. As a result, we brought in extra staff and prepared the room... More

Naugatuck, Connecticut
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The staff, especially the manager Carrie, should visit both Hopkins and Sunset Meadows to see what a real vineyard experience should be. We were lied to and overcharged because we were a party of 10...yes I said ten!!! First they told us they require a private room for "large parties" with an additional charge of $25 for the room. The... More

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My family decided to explore the Ct. Wine trail. Haight-Brown was our last stop and wow what a disappointment. To begin, my cousin tried to give the winery a heads up that there would be approximately 10 of us. She called 3 times and not once did anyone return her call. The day before us coming she was finally able... More

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