Sharpe Hill Vineyard

Sharpe Hill Vineyard, Pomfret: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Sharpe Hill Vineyard Reviews: 4/5

Sharpe Hill Vineyard
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Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.0
74 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Sally M
5 contributions
Outstanding Experience
Sep 2020
Absolutely love this vineyard and every experience there was superb! From the excellent wine, the outstanding food with its lovely presentation, the efficient and friendly waitstaff, and the beautiful surroundings, my visit always felt special. The owners I find delightful, friendly, talented and always welcoming and informative about their wines and the history of Sharpe Hill. This is a “destination” whether celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying an afternoon delight, you won’t be disappointed! Can not wait for COVID restrictions to be lifted so I can visit once again.
Written May 15, 2021
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Morgan
1 contribution
YIKES... I'd encourage you to consider another CT vineyard.
Oct 2020 • Friends
Came to Sharpe Hill back in 2016 as it was the halfway point between our two homes at the time. LOVED it; but very little brings us to Pomfret these days so we would just buy bottles for the past few years. Still lovely... Came back in 2020 (so pandemic times...) and could not have been greeted more rudely or with more disrespect. The website indicated the restaurant was closed so I thought we would bring some snacks as it's usually not best to drink with no food option at all. As we walked up to the door, an older woman was belligerent and began yelling that we'd better turn around and bring our food back to the car (again, these were a couple of wrapped snacks in a reusable grocery bag - she had no indication we even had food in the bag at this juncture). We were barely at the door, so I was very taken aback. From there, I said I was sorry and that I thought I'd read online the restaurant was closed so bringing our own food felt like a good idea. She continued with her raised voice, indicated the best they could offer was a small cheese plate, and again, I'd better bring the bag back to my car. Simultaneously, she was screaming to another woman that she needed to come inside as people needed her help. I later called and learned the older woman shouting the entire time was the owner and was further taken aback. So disappointing as I'd have loved to share this feedback, but obviously cannot if this is the culture the owner is going for. I want to come back, I want to relive those 2016 memories my partner and I loved so much now that we live closer to this area full time; but I just can't. Big yikes, so sad, wish I could continue to recommend Sharpe Hill, but don't know that I ever will again.
Written October 25, 2020
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gandfriends
Greater Merrimack Valley, MA77 contributions
Nice setting and knowledgeable attendants
Oct 2019
Nice selection of different types of wines. Well presented and described. would have liked the option to bring in a few appetizers.
Written October 14, 2019
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Michael
1 contribution
Horrible!!!!
Sep 2019
Horrifying, was very excited to visit this winery heard great things, first off it was my sister in laws 50th birthday, we brought a special custom birthday cake to celebrate, the owner replied "have you ever heard of a restaurant allowing food to be brought in" which I guess I get and understand their position but she was incredibly blunt and rude about it!

It was raining out so we went into the tasting area, the place wreaked of mold. We finally get to the restaurant, we arrive before the four other couples that would dine that night and we were seated before all of them, all four couples ordered were served ate and left before our party of ten saw any food, no biggie but then it dragged on 2 hours after we ordered the food began to arrive piecemeal, first two plates then another couple finally after an additional fifteen minutes everyone was able to eat, to no one's surprise it was cold. A woman in our party was pregnant she ordered the lamb chops well done after a two-hour wait they came out raw, when asked if we wanted it re-cooked we said how long will that take another half hour, we said we were good we asked to speak to the manager, she never came, keep in mind we are the only party in the restaurant and it is only 9:00 PM. One in our group went downstairs and spoke with the owner he brought the raw food and she said she would take care of it. She never arrived at the table we wait to speak to her before paying the bill. We give our credit card to the waitress the owner refuses to speak with us, we ask her to contact us tomorrow to address our concerns, we leave bill unpaid them holding our card, she the owner then calls the state police, Really? WTF never going back! Waitstaff excellent, everything else not so good, Wine, of the thirteen we paid for two were sold out, they claimed it was a typo only tasted one that was palatable! Incredibly frustrating and just annoying! Never going back! Good luck! Very Disappointing!
Written September 6, 2019
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Mark F
124 contributions
Quaint and beautiful setting
Aug 2019
The winery, which included an attached restaurant, was decorated quaintly, and was located in a farm-like setting surrounded by well-maintained lawns and gardens. There was sufficient parking outside, though the bar area inside was somewhat small and dark—probably accommodating about six patrons. However, there seemed to be an additional tasting area in another location. We did not do a tasting here, but they cost $10 for six (including the glass), or $15 for a “full flight” which includes all their wines (fourteen, presumably) and the glass.
Written August 25, 2019
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Bernie O
Bondsville, MA549 contributions
12 Different wine tasting on a scenic lawn
Jun 2019 • Friends
A half dozen of us had Groupons and picked a beautiful warm Friday afternoon for the tasting. With a dozen of different wines to sample, we spent over two hours enjoying the setting. Our server was informative and very gracious with each tasting.
Written June 15, 2019
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Marty W
Woodstock, Connecticut, United States35 contributions
Finally Visited - and We’re Right Down the Road. Kicking Ourselves for Waiting!
Mar 2019 • Friends
My wife and I live in Woodstock. We normally have dinner at one of the many fine local restaurants close to us: The Mansion, Grill 37, The Inn at Woodstock hill, 85 Main, etc. For some unexplained reason we have never yet dined at Sharpe Hill, but some friends suggested it and we had a great time! The food, ambience, service, and of course the multitude of various wines, was magnificent. We will be back - soon! Thanks for a great evening. We shamefully apologize for waiting so long.
Written March 16, 2019
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Michaela F
Vernon, CT241 contributions
Small area and average wines
Feb 2019 • Couples
The location is really cramped, especially for being busy, even the staff admitted it can get a little crazy. The wines were ok and prices were reasonable. Nothing blew us away, even the most popular one was just ok and we felt rushed because the really want people to taste and go, they even charge extra to open a bottle on site.
Written February 17, 2019
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NewEnglandGoodLife
New England217 contributions
Good wines and great service
Dec 2018 • Couples
We spent a rainy Saturday afternoon visiting Sharpe Hill as part of an afternoon road trip to the "Quiet Corner" of Connecticut. Our first stop was Sharpe Hill. Although they have a well-regarded restaurant, it was closed at the time of our visit. Therefore, our review is limited to wine tasting.

We were greeted in the lobby by a friendly staff member. The lobby is quite charming, with many antiques, dark red wood, and a big window where you can peer into the wine production area. Wine flights were either a series of 6 for $10 or 13 for $15 (this was the entire collection). We had difficulty choosing, but opted for the 6 realizing we'd be heading to another winery later that day. We paid and received our classes, then entered the charming tasting room adjacent to the foyer.

The tasting room was similarly appointed with charming and eclectic antiques. Still decorated from the holidays, it was festive. A small bar seats 4 comfortable and there were a few high and low tables. The room is small (I'd estimate it can accommodate about 20 people); we'd recommend you call head and make a reservation for a large group.

The offerings of wine were strong, with several recognizable grapes or blends (e.g. chardonnay, Reisling) but also contained some regional grapes new to us including St. Croix and Corot Noir. The server was extremely knowledgable about each wine and provided a lot of information regarding the grapes, the process to make the wine and age it, as well as its tasting notes. The menu also provided extensive background on the wines and included the multitude of medals that winery has earned over its 20+ year existence.

We found several wines that we liked and parted with a white (Ballet of Angels), and two reds: the Cabernet Franc and the robust red blend Red Seraph.

We will definitely return and are interested in trying the restaurant as well. It was the perfect adventure for our rainy Friday trip.
Written January 6, 2019
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Carolyn F
16 contributions
Dinner at Sharpe Hill Vineyard & Restaurant
Dec 2018 • Couples
We had reservations for late Sunday afternoon. We were a family group of seven with no children. The hostess welcomed us warmly and asked if we wanted wine tasting or head upstairs for dinner. We enjoyed a glass of wine (so many choices) and were led upstairs to the lovely intimate dining room. There could not have been more than ten tables! The lighting was just right and the temperature quite comfortable.

We ordered appetizers with no pressure to order entrees. Shrimp cocktail and cheese/fruit platter both delicious. For entrees, we had filet mignon, lamb chops, salmon with fresh vegetables-all of which grilled and baked to perfection.

Dessert, coffee and tea followed. This is a special place in the rolling hills of eastern Connecticut. We will return when the grapes are being harvested.
Written December 27, 2018
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