The 5th annual Connecticut Cheese & Wine Festival 2014 will take place at Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Rd in New Preston, on Lake Waramaug, at the height of the fall foliage season, on Saturday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The festival will feature handcrafted, artisan made food and wine from local Connecticut merchants, farms and vineyards, including Hopkins Vineyard,Jones Winery, Walker Road Vineyard, Cato Corner Farm, Beltane Farm, Artisan Made-Northeast, Thistle Hill Farm, Blue Ledge Farm, Woodcock Farm, Green Mountain Blue Cheese, Middlebury Baking Company (whose owner is a chocolatier), Wave Hill Breads, Savor Cookies, Carrot Top Kitchen, Tilden Sea Food, Percy Thomson Meadows Farm, Alba Flower Apiaries Honey, Bella Alpacas Farm and many more.
Hopkins Vineyard is a heritage farm set in the scenic hills of Litchfield County overlooking Lake Waramaug. Learn our history. Meet our staff.
Upon arrival festival guests will be given a tasting menu where many of the festival’s foods and wines will be paired together. Certified Sommelier Sally Camm will give a presentation on food and wine pairing and will demonstrate how to put together a cheese plate complete with condiments and wine pairings for home entertaining. Many free samples will be available. There will be a cooking demonstration by the highly acclaimed Chef Jonathan Cartwright of the Mayflower Grace Hotel in Washington.
Live music will be provided by keyboardist, composer and Broadway veteran Jerold Goldstein. It will be a great celebration of local food makers, farms and vineyards at the peak of the fall harvest season on the shores of beautiful Lake Waramaug.
Event takes place under tent so – come rain or shine! Admission to the festival is $20 purchased online here until October 17, at 12 p.m. and $23 at the gate the day of the festival. Call 203 273-5821 for more information.