In 1979, Bill and Judith Hopkins transformed their dairy farm into a vineyard, one of the first in what has become a thriving
Winemaker Jim Baker has said, “I’m proud of the work we do in the vineyard. I’m proud that other winemakers come here and are impressed with how well our fruit looks, and want to buy our grapes. I’m proud when people come here and enjoy the wine. I like to see people smile. I enjoy producing a product that people enjoy.”
Recently, we threw a party and set out a number of East Coast wines from anywhere from Maine to Virginia. Among the favorites on the table was the Hopkins Estate Seyval Blanc 2009. It I made from estate
Hopkins has become a leader in quality. They are making wonderful wines, and have really established themselves as one of the better wineries in New England, whose wines easily stand up outside the region.