Set on the northern shore of Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard, a family-owned Connecticut Century Farm, proudly maintains a tradition of making fine wines of award-winning quality.
In 1787, Elijah Hopkins, returning from the Revolutionary War, chose this rich and fertile site on Lake Waramaug to settle his family and start the Hopkins Farm. Our farm has witnessed many diversified forms of agriculture over the years including the raising of sheep, race horses, grain crops, tobacco, and in the more recent past dairy farming. In 1979, the first vines were planted and our 19th century barn was converted into a state-of-the-art winery.
The unique location of Hopkins Vineyard makes it the only vineyard in Connecticut with a micro-climate influenced by an inland lake; this allows an extended growing season and successful growing of grape varieties which ordinarily would not thrive in our ortheastern climate. Classic grape varieties are grown on 30 acres adjacent to the winery.
25 Hopkins Rd, New Preston CT 06777
Hours - Summer:
Mon. - Fri. 10-5pm, Sat. 10-7pm, Sun 11-6pm
Hours - Winter:
Fri. - Sun. 11-5pm
Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Cayuga,Traminette,Vidal Blanc,Seyval Blanc,Lemberger,Coret Noir,Dornfelder
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New ReleasesCabernet Franc Estate BottledVarietal: Cabernet FrancVintage: 2012Description: The excellent growing season of 2012, produced mature flavors that are rich and concentrated with berry, dried fig and spice.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-27Chardonnay Estate BottledVarietal: ChardonnayVintage: 2012Description: This Chardonnay is rich and creamy with a gorgeous nose of ripe fruit and crisp minerals.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-27Duet Estate BottledVarietal: Chardonnay, Vidal BlancVintage: 2011Description: This wine has a pretty nose of honeysuckle, crisp granny smith apples, hazelnut and stone fruit.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-27Lady Rose EstateVarietal: Lemberger, Pinot NoirVintage: 2013Description: Showing zesty notes of raspberry and apricot and finishing with refreshing acidity.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-27Red Barn RedVarietal: BlendVintage: NVDescription: This barrel aged wine offers a splendid bouquet and sour cherry overtones. Absolutely ready to drink.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-27Vineyard Reserve Estate BottledVarietal: Seyval Blanc, TraminetteVintage: 2013Description: This wine is clean, crisp, dry with a beautiful fruit finish.Status: AvailableRelease Date: 2015-01-27