Haight-Brown Vineyard in Litchfield is Connecticut's oldest winery, established in 1975. Haight-Brown ups the ante with a choice of wine and cheese pairings or wine and chocolate pairings. It also has an outdoor deck overlooking the 16 acres of vineyards. My favorite here was Railway White ($15), an unoaked dry white estate wine with citrus overtones.
(Photo by Ellen Albanese)