Michael Higgins has been wearing different hats in the wine business for 15 years.  He began his career as a public relations writer focusing on California wineries.  In the early 1990’s Michael produced an interactive guide to California’s wine country. Spending months in Napa and Sonoma counties interviewing winemakers, photographing vineyards, and tasting wine deepened his interest in viticulture. Michael has also worked in the restaurant business both as chef and wine buyer. Most recently, Michael worked with importer & distributor, Michael Skurnik Wines of New York before embarking on a wine portfolio consulting project.  Michael and his wife Jacqueline opened Litchfield Hills Wine Market in September, 2010.


Jacqueline Decker is a children’s book illustrator, college professor, and proud mom.  Jacqueline has several books in print and her passion for art helped shape the look and feel of Litchfield Hills Wine Market.  She manages the gift and accessories business at the Wine Market in addition to assisting with daily operations.

Pierre Simler provides first class customer service to LHWM’s patrons. Pierre is a retired English-trained butler who has held high profile positions around the world.  Here in Litchfield, he’ll offer top flight customer service and help with everything from wine selections to party planning to providing the security detail for your next trip to Zimbabwe .

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