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Indoor reservations required only on weekends. We have extended the reservation time to 2 hrs. on Saturday & Sunday. At the beginning of your reservation we will give a tour of the vineyard.

 

Thursday and Friday Indoor Seating, as well as Outdoor Seating at all times is now first come, first serve. Outdoor fire pits and heaters will be lit. 

Holiday Wine Gift Packages Available to Preorder and Purchase in the Winery! 

Visiting the Vineyard FAQ

What will our opening hours be?

   Monday        =>      Closed

   Tuesday        =>      Closed

   Wednesday  =>      Closed

   Thursday     =>       5 pm - 8 pm

   Friday           =>       5 pm - 8 pm

   Saturday      =>       11 am - 8 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.

  • Groups of up to 8 guests may be seated in the same table indoors.  Indoor reservations required only on weekends. We have extended the reservation time to 2 hrs. on Saturday & Sunday. At the beginning of your reservation we will give a tour of the vineyard. Thursday and Friday Indoor Seating, as well as Outdoor Seating at all times is now first come, first serve. Outdoor fire pits and heaters will be lit. Please note that a $3 per guest reservation is required for a 2 hrs. time limit indoors on weekends only. 

  • Groups may be seated together outdoors, with a maximum of 15 guests per group. No reservations required: first come, first seat.

  • 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.

Can I purchase wine bottles Online?

  • Yes, you can purchase wine bottles and digital gift cards online here.

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

  • Wine bottles curbside pickup is available. 5% off 6 Wine Bottles | 10% off One Case

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

  • Upon opening, Aquila’s tasting room will serve a $23 tasting flight, which 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, along with a signature wine glass charm. In case a glass is not available, an Aquila branded wine coaster 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 and gourmet chocolate from Castle Hill Chocolate, 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 their children, as well as their own food 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. At this time we do not have the capacity to expand our waste disposal management. Thank you for your understanding.

What types of Food Choices are available at the winery, and 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.

  • Charcuterie personal boxes (vegetarian, vegan options available), cheese crackers, dried fruit, chocolates can be purchased in the winery.

  • Salads, paninis, pizzas will be available for pickup from local pizzerias. Please note that there will be a 35 - 45 min wait time for this service.

Can you purchase Gift Cards and Aquila Gifts?

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

  • You can pre-order Aquila branded gifts and pick them up at the winery in 5 - 7 days.

  • Our wine spill Aquila branded wine charms are unique add-ons for any group tasting experience.

Do we host Private Events?

  • Family or Corporate parties with a maximum of 30 guests are allowed indoors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings when the winery is not open to the public. Guests can reserve the entire vineyard during those nights for a fee of $375 for family events and $475 for business events. Please contact us to book a private event.

  • We do not host events of 30+ guests at the vineyard at the moment.

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. Please email in advance to let us know when you will be coming. A fee will be applied for wedding photography sessions.

We look forward to your visit. ❤️

The Aquila's Nest family

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

Holiday Wine Gift Packages, Gift Certificates, Digital Gift Cards Available to Preorder and Pick Up in the Winery | 5% off 6 Wine Bottles | 10% off One Case | Touchless Pick Up Available

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NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: Indoor reservations required only on weekends. We have extended the reservation time to 2 hrs. on Saturday & Sunday. At the beginning of your reservation we will give a tour of the vineyard. Thursday and Friday Indoor Seating, as well as Outdoor Seating is now first come, first serve. Outdoor fire pits and heaters will be lit at all times.

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