Hopkins Vineyard located overlooking Lake Waramaug in New Preston has opened their picnic area starting Memorial Day. The hours are Wed. – Fri. 11 am – 5 pm and Sat. and Sun. 11 to 6 pm.
Guests are invited to purchase wine and cheese platters to be enjoyed outside. Feel free to bring your own, chairs or blankets. Be super cool and bring your own wine cup. Please, no more than 5 people at a table. You might want to try Hopkin’s, Lady Rose. It is a dry French-style Rosé is made from estate-grown, hand-harvested Dornfelder, Lemberger and Pinot Noir grapes. Showing zesty notes of raspberry and apricot and finishing with refreshing acidity. The wine is also available for curbside pickup or order online. You must wear a mask to enter the winery.
This award-winning winery was opened in 1979 by Bill and Judith Hopkins. They transformed their dairy farm into a vineyard, which was one of the first in what has become a thriving Connecticut industry. Since then, Hopkins Vineyard has consistently produced award-winning whites, reds, and sparkling wines. Hopkins Vineyard grows 11 varieties of grapes in a spectacular setting overlooking Lake Waramaug.