Walking into the tasting room at Haight-Brown Vineyard in Litchfield, CT is akin to walking into your college roommate’s parents’ super-posh home. The kind that decided while on a day trip antiquing from the city, to just buy an old barn and convert it into a vacation home, you know, just because… Haight-Brown is just downright comfortable. The tasting room features a large bar with plenty of seating, some tables and chairs scattered around the room for groups, and a few fireplaces to cozy up to. For eats, they serve a killer combination of the three Cs: cheese, crepes and chocolate.
I was far too busy enjoying the cheese and wine to get pictures of the indoor tasting room (you can peruse some here), but the views outside were pretty spectacular, too.
Day Trip to Haight-Brown Vineyard in Litchfield, CT
Day Trip Itinerary: Haight-Brown Vineyard in Litchfield, CT
Each day trip itinerary includes the main event, plus suggestions — with names, addresses and maps — of places to eat, shop, or “notable neighbors” to check out while you’re in the area. There is baked-in flexibility to mix and match, or follow the itinerary to the letter. If you have suggestions, lemme know!
RECOMMENDED: Grab a seat by one of the fireplaces and order the cheese plate and tasting. They also pair chocolates (!).
Lunch or Dinner (before or after your wine tasting)
RECOMMENDED: Grilled cheese just pairs so well with grapes!
WHAT TO WEAR
Your New England preppy best: jeans, sweater, Bean boots and a jaunty for scarf for good measure.
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