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OUR AUGUST 27TH WINE COUNTRY TOUR

You can see descriptions of wineries and restaurant below (and you can click on links to their web sites)

Our bus tour on Thursday, August 27th will include stops at two upstate Connecticut wineries (Hopkins and Sunset Meadows) as well as lunch at the White Horse Country Pub.

Bus Departs: Promptly at 9:15 AM - rain or shine (boarding begins at 8:45)
Bus Returns: roughly 6:30 PM
Place: Train station lot by Greenwich Harbor, Greenwich CT - see important parking information below
Cost: $145 Cost includes transportation, tips , lunch, tours, tastings and complimentary glass - does not include parking

See registration information below

First Stop - Hopkins Vineyard, New Preston, CT      

Hopkins Vineyard logoIn the beautiful Litchfield countryside, Hopkins Vineyard sits on a hill overlooking Lake Waramug in what may be one of the most scenic areas of Connecticut.  Established in 1979 by Bill and Judith Hopkins  at what was once their family's dairy  farm (as one of the first vineyards in Connecticut), Hopkins continues to be family owned and operated to this day. Today the winery offers 11 excellent varietals and has received numerous awards for their wines.

Second Stop - Lunch at White Horse Country Pub;  Marbledale, CTWhite Horse logo

We'll enjoy a three course lunch (al fresco, weather permitting) at this popular eatery which offers a versatile menu and has been described as " backcountry gentility" .  White Horse is owned by an Englishman, John Harris, who renovated the restaurant in 2009 and has attracted a large following.

Our lunch to include their house salad and a choice of the following entrees:  Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Scallopini, Fish & Chips, or a Hamburger. Dessert and coffee too (alcoholic beverages additional). 

Third Stop - Sunset Meadow Vineyards; Goshen, CT

Sunset Meadow Vineyard signSunset Meadow Vineyards This bucolic winery near Litchfield offers flavorful wines, good service and a beautiful country setting. Their 13,000 vines with western exposure on over 50 sloping acres are in an ideal setting for optimum sun exposure and consistent air-flow which are important for vine health.

The winery has state-of-the art equipment and was voted "one of Connecticut's best " by Connecticut Magazine.

Here is how to register

Cost: $145  Cost includes transportation, tips , lunch, tours, tastings and complimentary glass - does not include parking
To Register: On-line - use the PayPal button below

Regular Registration $145

By check - please make payable to Greenwich Wine Society, LLC and mail to: Greenwich Wine Society, c/o D. Gamanos, 15 Division St, Greenwich, CT 06830

Questions? For more information call Dean at (203) 629-1261 or e-mail

Important Parking Information when you arrive in Greenwich

Please allow yourself ample time to park as spots near the train station are limited and available on a first-come, first served basis

The bus will depart from the parking lot just opposite Greenwich Harbor to the south of Greenwich Train Station (boarding begins at 8:45 and we depart promptly at 9:15). 

As this is a commuter lot the yellow parking spaces fill up fast - the cost is $5 which you pay via a machine when you input your parking space number. There are also some metered spaces (25 cents per half hour - use quarters) along Steamboat Rd and on the street leading up to the Bruce Museum. Car pooling is recommended.

For any questions about parking call Dean before the day of the tour at : 203.629.1261

 

"Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures" - Michael Broadbent