25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT 06777. Phone: 860-868-7954.
Hopkins Vineyard 6th Annual Wine & Cheese Festival--October 24th from 11-5pm (rain or shine). Live music by: The Hummingbird Band and Lee Anne Lovelace with George Lesiw. Food trucks: Tilden Seafood, Chompers and Aurora's Gypsy Café. Wines: Hopkins Vineyard, Sunset Meadow Vineyards, White Silo Winery, Jones Winery and Averill Farm Hard Cider and Apple Wine. Book signings: Jessica Robinson – New England Farm Girl and Velya Jancz Urban – Acquiescence. This event will feature locally made award-winning farmstead and artisanal cheeses, handcrafted boutique wines and hard cider, also specialty foods from small farms and artisan food producers from Connecticut. Guests will have the opportunity to sample a wide variety of cheeses, wines, liqueurs, chocolates, jams, olive oil, dips, honey, maple syrup, and more. Also local craft artisans will feature handmade scarves, glassware, jewelry, soaps, cork items and upcycled wool items. Admission: $20 per person (in advance).$23 per person (at the door).