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Per the latest State of CT guidelines each patron will have to accompany their wine order with a full meal purchased on the premises. In this case we offer cheese boxes as well as food truck options.

 

Indoor Visit or Fire pit reservations are available. Walk-ins welcome, and in that case only bringing your own chair is recommended.

Visiting the Vineyard FAQs

What are our winter opening hours?

   Mon - Thursday  =>      Closed

   Friday           =>       5 pm - 9 pm

   Saturday      =>       11 am - 9 pm

   Sunday         =>       11 am - 8 pm

What will our COVID-19 regulations and accommodations be?

  • 6 ft. apart social distancing is required to be respected at all times inside the tasting area and in the outdoors seating area.

  • Masks are required when you enter or stand inside the tasting area, and when you use the restroom. Once seated, masks can be removed.

  • Tables and restrooms will be cleaned frequently. Hand sanitizers will be available across all areas of the winery.

  • Per the latest State of CT guidelines each patron will have to accompany their wine order with a full meal purchased on premises. In this case we offer cheese boxes and food truck options.

  • Groups of up to 8 guests may be seated in the same table indoors. Indoor reservations required.  Do NOT double book!

  • Groups of up to 8 guests may be seated around the same fire pit outdoors. Fire pit reservations are required.

  • Walk-ins welcome. Parties of 10-15 guests will be required to pay a venue fee if visiting on a Saturday or Sunday.

  • Family, and Corporate events can be hosted indoors, or outdoors in reduced capacity. Contact us to book an event.

 

Will Wine Flights be served, and what types of Wines will be available for purchase?

  • Aquila’s Nest wine tasting flight includes a selection of four samples of Aquila’s wines, paired with sustainably sourced cheese crackers, nuts and chocolate, as well as a souvenir glass as an add-on option.

  • With a strong focus on the local region, Aquila will be raising the bar offering guests a carefully curated Sip & Savor menu featuring a variety of nuts and crackers from BD Provisions, as well as Graze cheese boxes, all local purveyors based in Newtown.

  • Guests may purchase bottles of Aquila's Nest Red Blend Wine, Merlot, Dry Rosé Wine, Dry Riesling, and Moscato. 

Is the vineyard Dog Friendly, do we allow Picnics, and what is our picnic Food Management policy?

  • For outdoors seating only, it is absolutely dog friendly. Please make sure to clean after your dog.

  • We encourage families to bring blankets, picnic baskets, folding chairs. Everyone is responsible for their picnic personal belongings, cleaning their picnic area, as well as collecting back their food leftovers and food packaging before leaving the vineyard. We thank you for your understanding.

  • Per the latest State of CT guidelines each patron will have to accompany their wine order with a full meal purchased on the premises. In this case we offer cheese boxes and food truck options. Additional food can be brought in.

Do we allow outside beverages?

  • Please note that outside alcohol beverages, water bottles or any other beverage is not allowed in the premises of the vineyard. This is a restriction of our Farm Winery Permit. Any violation of this restriction puts our permit in jeopardy.  We have non-alcoholic beverages available at the wine bar for sale: water, juices.

Can I purchase wine bottles Online?

  • We offer online wine bottle purchases from our online store.

  • Wine bottles pre-ordered or purchased online can only be picked up in the winery.

  • Curbside pickup is available when ordering online.

Can you purchase Gift Cards?

  • Gift cards are available to be purchased in the winery, as well as online.

Do we host Weddings or Private Events?

  • WeddingsFamily events, or Corporate parties of up to 150 guests can be hosted indoors or outdoors.

  • Please contact us to book a private event in the vineyard.

Do we allow taking Engagement and Family Photos in the vineyard?

  • We encourage all local photographers, couples and families to make memories in our vineyard. A purchase of 2 bottles of wine or a wine tasting for 2 per session is required. Please email in advance to let us know when you will be stopping by. 

We look forward to your visit. 

Address
56 Pole Bridge Rd
Newtown, CT 06482
Hours
Friday           5pm - 9pm
Saturday      11am - 9pm
Sunday         11am - 8pm
Email
info@aquilasnestvineyards.com
events@aquilasnestvineyards.com
Phone
(203) 518-4352
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