Best Wine in New England is Deaf Wine! It is the 1997 Ballet of Angels, Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret, Connecticut. Why the Best? This wine won many honors in international wine tasting contests. Why Deaf Wine? Because the painting on the wine label was drawn by a famous deaf artist – John Brewster (1766-1854). DeafDigest thanks Ron Nomeland, deaf historian/researcher for providing this picture.