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.)
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