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Owners
– Amy Senew and Jacques Muratori

Vineyards – 16 acres

Annual Production – 3000 cases

Grapes Grown – Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc, Marechal Foch, Dechaunac, Marquette, Chardonelle

Wines Produced – Chardonnay, Covertside White, Riesling, Railway White, Picnic Red, Morning Harvest, Big Red, Apple Crannie, Strawberry Bliss, and an old New England tradition, Honey Nut Apple

Address:
 
29 Chestnut Hill Rd.
 Litchfield, CT 06759

Phone: (860)-567-4045

E-Mail:  haightvineyard@aol.com    

Hours of Operation 




Thursday
Friday


12 - 5:00pm

Sunday12 - 5:30pm

Saturday12 - 6:00pm



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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.

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 owns and leases over twenty acres for its winery and vineyards. The vineyard grows vinifera and hybrids including Chardonnay, Chardonelle, Marechal Foch, Dechaunoc, Marquette, and Seyval Blanc. Its current vineyard capacity can yield upwards of thirty-five tons annually.

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.

Haight-Brown Vineyard participates in the Connecticut Wine Trail, where one can plan a visit to the state’s fine wineries.


The Owners

Amy Senew and Jacques Muratori own Haight Brown Vineyard.

Amy Senew is a native of Litchfield County. She grew up in Thomaston, left to see the world at eighteen, and returned at age thirty-nine. She always loved Litchfield and after traveling the world for her career in software, she settled here.

Jacques Muratori is a native of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Jacques arrived here from Cape Town, South Africa to Huntsville, Alabama and then eventually landed in Litchfield. Jacques also works in software.

Amy and Jacques met in 2009 while working at SAP.  

Amy and Jacques live right down the street from the winery. Between them they have four children - Mario, Antonio, Gwendolyn and Hudson and one Bernease Mountain dog, Bruno.

  • Mario is the Vineyard Manager. Sometimes you can also find him tending bar.  Though he loves the outdoors, he is a people person and will eventually end up in sales.
  • Antonio is a senior in high school headed off to college at Marist in September. He spends his time helping in the field as well as scooping ice cream at Arethusa.  
  • Gwendolyn is a freshman in high school. She has found a new passion in crew as well as saving nature.  You can meet her in The Market or serving cheese.
  • Hudson is twelve and is yet to fall in love with grapes or wine. The JD Gator is his only interest in the vineyard at the moment.
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