Limousine & Bus – Not Allowed without Written Approval

Thank you for considering a visit to our winery.  Unfortunately, based on recent experiences, we are considering restricting access to our property by all Limousines  and Buses as a result of the approach by many Limo and Bus companies that feel they are exempt from traffic signs while on our property.  A fire lane is a fire lane for all vehicles.  The walkways and access points to our wine shop are for everyone equally and cannot be used to drop people off as this makes access to the wine shop difficult for other customers and impossible for those with any physical limitations.  Every visitor is treated equal so if you plan on visiting, please visit with the understanding that arriving in a hired vehicle does not provide you or your drivers with any privileges not provided to all customers.

Although hired transportation can create a safer journey, it can also contribute to over consumption.   It is our legal obligation not to serve people that we feel have over consumed prior to entering the property.  We take our responsibility seriously and take a very aggressive position towards buses and limousines that show up sporting signs of being a party bus,  full of alcoholic beverages, with open containers and the appearance of having a full day of over-consumption.  Additionally, Massachusetts farms are granted unique license which only allows for the consumption on our premises of alcoholic beverages produced on our farm.   If a bus or limo enters our property with open containers, we believe that it is not only a violation of the open container laws but also a violation of our  license in consuming alcoholic beverages not produced by us on our property.  Your actions are the equivalent to walking into a restaurant that has a liquor license, sitting at the bar and uncorking your own bottle of wine.   We take our responsibility to protect our license and enforce the law seriously so please come early, without open containers, follow the traffic signs, enjoy our farm, a tasting of our wines and start your day with an enjoyable experience.

Saturday and Sundays –  Approval Absolutely Required

On Saturday and Sundays, Limos and Buses are only allowed between 11am-1pm with a prior reservation.  We will not be able to accommodate buses or limousines that have not applied for (form below) and received permission.  Request for access must be received at least a week in advance.  You will receive a confirmation email or denial within 48 hours of submitting your request.  Your driver must present our written reservation confirmation to the parking attendant/greeter upon arrival otherwise you will be asked to leave without visiting.

Monday through Friday –  Notice Required

Groups arriving by limousine Monday through Friday are required to notify us of their arrival date and information via the form below but approval is not required.  We appreciate the advance notice so that we can better serve your group.

When submitting the form below for Limo/Bus approval or Notifying Us of your weekday visit, you acknowledge:

  • That you will not bring any alcoholic beverages onto the property. Our liquor license only allows for Nashoba wine, beer and spirits and does not allow any other alcoholic beverage to be consumed or brought on our property.
  • That you will discourage the consumption of alcoholic beverages during your travels to the winery and understand that Intoxicated guests and/or guests with outside alcohol entering the property will not be allowed to unload on the property, regardless of having approval.
  • That our Staff is allowed to inspect the limo or bus and confiscate all alcoholic beverages found in the bus.
  • That it is against the law to drive with open containers of alcohol in your car or in a bus or limo.
  • Nashoba Valley does not offer special accommodations to people arriving in limos or buses.  All customers are treated the same regardless of choice of transportation.  Limos and Buses are not given the privilege of dropping people off at the front door of the Wine Shoppe and must follow all parking signs and the direction of all parking attendants.
  • That Limos or Buses are banned on days that we are hosting weddings which is almost every Saturday until the middle of November.
  • That Reservations must be made at least one week prior to the day of arrival. A confirmation will be e-mailed or faxed back within 48  hours and this confirmation must be presented to the parking attendant upon arrival.
  • That Arrival Times on Saturday and Sunday, with approval,  must be between 11am-1pm.   Limos and Buses who arrive after 1 pm will not be admitted, regardless if they have a confirmation letter.
  • That Certain companies have been banned from the property because of their unwillingness to cooperate and follow directions and that you will not utilize their service as this will void any authorized visit.  No Exceptions.  Banned
  • That your Bus or Limo will be required to park in our customer parking lots where it will be easy for them to reload and exit.  However, it is only a short walk from the parking lot area to the retail shop.

We have many satisfied customers that have small gatherings, showers, bachelorette or birthday gatherings on our property.  Because they are sensitive to our rules and do not feel it is necessary to bring attention to their celebrations, they have a wonderful time and appreciate the atmosphere that is created for everyone to enjoy equally.

We appreciate your help in keeping the winery a fun and safe place to enjoy with your friends and family.

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