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Why is the Restaurant no longer open for lunch?

Unfortunately, the stories are accurate about the difficulties finding workers in hospitality and restaurants industry.  Because of the current situation, it is no longer financially possible to run two restaurants so we have decided to focus on the Vintner’s Knoll for lunch service and a limited evening service at J’s Restaurant. 

For the hospitality industry, the staff is the most important component and at this time,  we simply cannot hire enough staff to operate as we have operated in the past.    We have gone from over 80 employees to 35 employees and have hired and re-trained an additional 12 employees but it will be a long time before we are fully staffed.  This is not going to happen this month and it probably will not happen until the spring of 2022.   Notwithstanding the green light from the government and the optimism from our customers, it is going to be a long and slow recovery for Nashoba to rebuild a team of professionals to service your event with the level of service you expect and that we demand.  

Can I request a specific Table?

Unfortunately, we do not accept request for specific tables as almost everyone selects the same tables.  We assign tables based on reservation time.   If we did not approach our reservations in the manner, the first table in would want to be seated at table 12 and it is difficult to explain why that specific table is reserved for someone else.

Can I request an outside table.

Reservations are made for inside seating only and as people arrive and if tables are available outside, our guest are provided the option.  If we took reservations for an outside table and the weather or insects did not cooperate, think about how awekard it would be for us to inform you that your reservation is cancelled because we do not have a table in side.  Accordingly, if you are provided the opportunity to sit outdoors, a table will be reserved for you indoors.

 

Why does Nashoba limit reservations to only 6 people?

For us, our winery is our home, where we invite people to our special place so that they can gather with friends, relax and enjoy our wines and beers that are hand crafted by us on the property.  It is a place were we want people to enjoy food from our kitchen and the beautiful Town of Bolton, Massachusetts. We believe that it is a quiet perfect place to have a glass of wine, enjoy the country and watch the sunset.  Preserving the ambiance of our restaurant is important to us which can be disrupted by large gatherings, even when the gathering is perfectly behaved.  Consider  trying to have a quiet dinner in a restaurant next to a table of 12 people.  No matter how quiet the table next to you is, the venue is different because you feel as though you are part of their gathering.    It is also one of the reason why we do not allow two tables to be put together in the smaller (less than 6) reservation area.

 

Why can't we make two reservations and request that the table be together?

See our answer above on why we limit reservations to 6 people or less.  We try toisolate  tables with 6 people from smaller groups to preserve the atmosphere.  This approach would be useless if we started to allow tables to be moved or combined in the area reserved for smaller reservations.