In 1979, Bill and Judith Hopkins transformed their dairy farm into a vineyard, one of the first in what has become a thriving Connecticut industry. Since then, it has consistently produced award-winning whites, reds and sparkling wines. Hopkins Vineyard grows 11 varieties of grapes in a spectacular setting overlooking Lake Waramaug.
Hopkins Vineyard is a National Bicentennial farm owned and run by the Hopkins Family for over 225 years. It has a long tradition of family and hospitality. When you come to Hopkins, you are welcomed as part of that long tradition. Friendliness, hospitality and fun guides our staff every day.
In many respects, the history of the Hopkins Vineyard is the history of New England, beginning with the first Hopkins who came over on the Mayflower. Take a stroll through time on the Hopkins family farm.