Summary of our operations.
Wine Shop – Although the wine shop is not open to the public, our shop is operating for curbside pickup of all retail items including wine, spirits, beers and food items. We also offer delivery of wine to your home or business via UPS or FedEx. The Shop is also available to delivery retail items including wine, spirits, beers and food items to our picnic grounds when they are open.
Tours and Tastings are closed and have been classified as a Phase 4 operation by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are working on alternatives which will comply with current regulations. We do not know the timing of Phase 4. Please look to governmental websites for additional information.
Picnic Grounds – Reservations Required – Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Lots of changes to our operations so please read this entire page for all of the information about our operational changes and to make reservations. All reservations are required to be for 6 people or less (no exceptions). Book Picnic Table Now
J’s Restaurant. Lunch is being offered at our picnic grounds. Restaurant is only open in the evenings by reservation. Reservations can be made from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Weddings, Events, Private Gatherings etc. –
Some helpful links that will assist you and guide you through the process.
Visiting and Enjoying our Picnic Grounds
Please note that we are being financially hurt by people booking reservations and then cancelling reservations. We have had over 200 cancellations in the first week and this is seriously impacting our ability to financially survive. Please do not book a reservation before your plans are finalized. Because of all of the cancellations, we have a full time staff person managing reservations, closing them and then re-opening which is not sustainable. We understand some cancellations are necessary but we are experiencing a 25% cancellation rate which will require us to require a fee to book if it continues. These are times to be conscientious and caring.
No Phone Reservations – Reservations can only be made on-line
(Please book ONLY one reservation for a maximum of 6 people (Children, infants, and toddlers are all considered people when counting). The intent of the law is that all people will be seated for most of the duration of their stay and when not seated will wear a mask. We will NOT allow two reservations under the same name nor will we allow requests to have two tables together. Please see our reasons for this restriction.
Reservations are from the designated time of arrival and last for 2 1/2 hours (150 min) at which time we will make the table available for another group. You will be able to order and pay for food and beverages on-line, preferably prior to your visit, for delivery to your reserved table. You will receive an email with your table number 48 hours prior to your visit. We ask that you order as early as possible (days or hours in advance if possible) so that we can be prepared and present your order at the time requested. When ordering, please use an email address that you check and provide a cellphone number so that we can text you with any questions about your visit.
People without reservations will not be allowed to park or exit their car but our curbside pickup operations will still be operating so you will be directed to the pickup/exit area.
All Buildings except restrooms are closed to the public even should inclement weather descend upon us. We will not be offering tours or tastings. The Retail Shop, Pavilion and Restaurant buildings remain closed to the public.
Outside tables will be spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart with most spaced 12 feet apart and are limited to a maximum of 6 people. Tables cannot be moved under any circumstances.
No outside food or beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) may be brought onto the property as we are operating our grounds as an outdoor restaurant so all social rules of going to a restaurant apply. Exceptions may be allowed by email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for special diets that we cannot fulfill or for very young children.
Check In – – Once you have parked your car, please proceed to the wine shop and the Check In Window where your temperature will be checked, your age verified and table assigned.
Moving About – When proceeding to your table or when going to the restroom (virtual line only) please note that the pathway is identified by green and red flags. Remember “Red Right Returning” to your table and Green side when going to your table from the parking area or to the restroom.
You may bring:
- Personal clothing and affects
- Small Coolers with or without ice to keep purchased beverages chilled.
- Pop Up Tents for Shade (Max 10′ X 10′),
- 8′ umbrellas for Shade
- With advance notice and approval food or beverage required because of a medical condition or to accommodate babies and young children.
Things you should bring
- Suntan Lotion
- Sense of Humor
- Lots of Money
Social distancing, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, wearing cloth masks, properly covering your coughs is the key to our victory. Although COVID-19 is primarily spread via respiratory droplets produced by someone who is infected, studies provide cautionary warnings that the virus may potentially be spread through other bodily fluids. Please follow our guidelines for using our rest rooms.
Rather that having our customers stand in line we will be using a virtual line system. Join the virtual line and we will notify you when you are next in line at which time you should proceed to the restroom area. Virtual lines are absolutely the same as physical lines so if there is no one in line you will be notified immediately. There will be a spot designated for the next person in line.
Each bathroom area will be restricted to a single person at one time which means that we will only have a total of 4 toilets available – 3 for women and 1 for men.
Upon entering the facility, inspect and make sure the person before you left the bathroom in good order. If not, please report this to the bathroom coordinator out side of the facility.
Take care of business as quickly as possible paying attention to everything you touch as you will be asked to sanitize those areas before leaving.
You will be provided with a toilet seat cover. Please use it and place it in the plastic waste bag provided. Please do not put it down the drain as this will clog our toilets.
After attending to business, wash your hands with the soap provided. Dry your hands with the paper towels and put the paper towels in the waste bag provided to you.
Disinfect anything that you touch. Use the sanitary towels provided to you to wipe down the toilet seat, sink, faucet and anything else that you touched including doors.
With the exception of toilet paper, please place all items used during your use of the rest room in the plastic bag provided and place the plastic bag in the rubbish containers outside of the rest rooms. We do not want any rubbish left inside of the bathrooms.
Leave the bathroom cleaner than you found it and you will have achieved the goal of being a socially responsible friend.
Please note that our guidelines are not intended to replace or conflict with any policies, procedures or laws instituted by the Federal Government, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, local government, Board of Health or any other entity having jurisdiction over our operations. If our guidelines are in conflict with procedures issued by our government, the procedures issued by government will supersede our guidelines. If you see that we are doing something wrong or notice an area for improvement, let us know at email@example.com