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“A Lovely Day, Good Wine!”
Review of Hopkins Vineyard

Hopkins Vineyard
Los Angeles
Level 6 Contributor
348 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“A Lovely Day, Good Wine!”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We had gorgeous weather the day we visited Hopkins. We had stopped just a few miles away in Kent (a cute litle town!) to see a covered bridge and decided to move on to Hopkins for wine tasting and savor the beautiful sunshine. We enjoyed the wine tasting and the friendly manner of our tasting guide. She was quite knowledgeable about not only the Hopkins wines, but many of those we knew about from California wine tastings. The tasting room (called the Hay Loft Wine Bar) is charming and has a nice view of the surrounding hillsides and lake. There is a b&b just across the road which would be a great place to stay for an overnight to just enjoy the peaceful ambience of the area. The grapevines are also just across the road and a friendly fellow on a tractor stopped by for a chat. We enjoyed our visit to the Hopkins Vineyard. (A note of caution...we bought a great sampling of cheese and crackers which she fixed for us to snack on. We decided to drive down to the lake to find a nice place for our break. But alas...after several miles, we realized this is not an area friendly for people to stop along the lake. There were many fences and gates and we could not find any place to park. I would ask the Hopkins folks before doing this as they may know of an area more welcoming. So just have your cheese and crackers there at the tasting room...which in retrospect would have been fine.)

Visited May 2013
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English first
New York, New York, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quaint Vineyard”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

I liked the "tour", gifts and wine choices. However, we would have liked to go through the vineyards themselves.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Rosemary C
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New Milford, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent wine, excellent cheese platter, beautiful view”
Reviewed 4 January 2013

I have been to this winery a few times and it is also a great time. We have gone twice just as a family group and we have been to their yearly wine tasting party which they have outside. Many of their wines are excellent, whether you like white, red, or desert wines they have one for you. We have also done a cheese platter in their upstairs overlooking the water and the selection was very good.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Christina C
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New Hartford, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good wine and a nice views”
Reviewed 28 December 2012

7 wines on a cold winter afternoon. all were good and the hostess was very good, knowledgable and friendly. good views of the vineyard while sampling the wines. You could look thru the windows and see the barrels. Had a gift shop but all we bought were 4 bottles of the good wine

Visited December 2012
1 Thank RGM-PJM
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Walpole, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ice Wine is Incredible”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We've visited Hopkins Vineyard many times even though it is a long haul for us from West Hartford. It is worth it. It is located on a hill overlooking beautiful Lake Waramaug in New Preston, CT. The tasting area and gift shop is downstairs. There is an upstairs with tables where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese platter. Bringing your own food is ok. The gift shop has unique local crafts along with the usual wine stuff like cork screws, t-shirts, etc.
Parking is across the street and may be somewhat limited.
This is one of the six wineries on the Winter Wine Trail. As I mentioned in the title, their Ice Wine is out of this world.

Visited May 2012
5 Thank ContestWinner
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