Howard Bursen


Howard has been a winemaker, winery designer and grape grower for over 30 years, during which time his wines have earned more than 400 medals in national and international competitions. He has contributed to winery designs on three continents. His last two design projects were in New Hampshire and Mexico. He is a former president of the New England Wine Council and he is currently winemaker at Sharpe Hill Vineyard, in Pomfret, CT. Howard is on the Advisory Council to the USDA’s Northern Grapes Project and in 2015, produced experimental wines at Sharpe Hill for Cornell University’s Enology program. He can be reached through his consulting website at