Sunset Meadows Vineyards is a 50-acre family operated vineyard and winery located in the picturesque Litchfield Hills. Farmland for generations, the tradition continued when the land was purchased by the Motel family in the late 1990s. First with cattle, now with vineyards, the Motel family prides themselves with continuing the farming tradition this area is know for. The more than 32 acres of vines (and growing) produces internationally awarded estate wines for your tasting pleasure. Situated between Mt. Tom and Mohawk Mountain, Sunset Meadows Vineyards offers scenic views of the northeast region of the state. The tasting room and outdoor patio both face the west, the sunsets are spectacular. Enjoy a glass of wine or share a bottle with friends while bringing your own picnic to enjoy the views. The grounds are spread with trees and picnic tables for your enjoyment, and the patio and fire pit make the experience complete. A UC Davis certified Enologist, owner and winemaker George Motel, his wife Judy and son George IV take pride in offering visitors the "fruits" of their labor. Located in the perfect micro-climate for growing grapes in the region, Sunset Vineyards' 50 acres include 32 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards. From the state-of-the-art production rooms to the restored 1890s German bank-barn tasting room, you are sure to enjoy the experience set forth. Since the winery opened to the public in 2008, the wines have been awarded more than 30 international and domestic gold, silver and bronze metals. The current wine selection include Chardonnay, Riesling, Cayuga White, Vidal Blanc, Blustery Blend, Sunset Blush, St. Croix, Merlot, Twisted Red, New Dawn, Root 63, Midnight Ice and Pyrrha's Passion..
Sunset Meadow Vineyards was awarded the 2010 Best New England Winery from Yankee Magazine., 2013 Best Connecticut Wine by Connecticut Magazine and CT Specialty Foods. Just two hours from New York City or Boston and an hour or so from anywhere in the Berkshires to the Connecticut shoreline.
The new Vista Room is available fro private parties and events up to 26 people. The vineyards and meadows are also available for party rental. The winery also offers year-round special events including the Barrel Tasting, Valentine's Dinners, Vineyard & Production Tours, Meet the Grapes Vineyard Tours and a Fall Harvest Festival.