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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 reservations are required only on weekends. Fire pit reservations are required Friday through Sunday until the end of April.

RESERVE YOUR INDOOR VISIT OR FIRE PIT

Visiting the Vineyard FAQ

What are our winter opening hours?

   Monday        =>      Closed

   Tuesday        =>      Closed

   Wednesday  =>      Closed

   Thursday     =>       Closed

   Friday           =>       5 pm - 8 pm

   Saturday      =>       11 am - 6 pm

   Sunday         =>       11 am - 6 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 only on weekends.

  • Groups of up to 12 guests may be seated in the same table outdoors. Fire pit reservations are required Friday through Sunday until the end of April.

  • Family or Corporate parties with a maximum of 20 guests are only allowed indoors on evenings when the winery is not open to the public. Please contact us to book an event.

What to expect when you first arrive in the vineyard?

  • Food must be ordered for each patron prior to the wine order being taken. To accelerate your experience and to comply with the latest State of Connecticut regulation, before entering the winery it is recommended to first place a food order at the food truck available on site. The food receipt will be required to be presented in the winery bar counter.

  • When you first enter the winery building, a staff member in the front of the bar will waive and acknowledge your arrival.

  • If you arrive at the transition time between reservations, we would ask for you to patiently wait by the door, while our staff helps out guests from the previous reservation time. Please note that it may take up to 15 min for new guests to settle during the transition from one reservation time to another. 

  • Afterwards, a staff member will either point to the table where you'll be seated, or accompany you to your table. A wine menu is available for display on the right side of the bar. To limit waiting lines we encourage all guests to stay in their table before coming up to the bar counter to place their wine order.

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.

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

  • Aquila’s Nest $23 wine tasting flight includes a selection of four samples of Aquila’s wines, paired with sustainably sourced cheese crackers, nuts and chocolate. The tasting experience includes a souvenir glass, and in case a glass is not available, another branded merchandise item will be included.

  • 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 Merlot, Red Blend Wine, Dry Rose Wine, Dry Riesling, and Moscato. Aquila's Nest wines by the bottle prices range from $26 to $35, while wine by the glass prices range from $8.5 to $12.

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 you purchase Gift Cards?

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

Do we host Private Events?

  • Family or Corporate parties with a maximum of 20 guests are allowed indoors on evenings when the winery is not open to the public. Please contact us to book a private event.

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 minimum wine purchase is required. Please email in advance to let us know when you will be stopping by. 

We look forward to your visit. ❤️

The Aquila's Nest family

Address
56 Pole Bridge Rd
Newtown, CT 06482
Winter Hours
Friday           5pm - 8pm
Saturday      11am - 6pm
Sunday         11am - 6pm
Email
info@aquilasnestvineyards.com
Phone
(203) 518-4352
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