Planning a visit to our winery and wish to enjoy some local wine, beer and food overlooking the beautiful Town of Bolton?

The Vintner’s Knoll is our outside winery grounds where we offer a  casual dining and tasting environment, with social distancing, contact-free service and the ambiance of a country vineyard.   We accomodate reservations for up to 12 people and have over 100 tables waiting for you to join us.    

All tables are outside and we do not have inside seating should the weather not cooperate.   

When you arrive, please check in at the winery register and they will assign you a table or escort you to a table.  On weekends, we have an information booth set up outside directly in front of the winery entrance where you will be able to check-in for reservations or for seating without reservations.

The ordering of food and beverage can be done from your table and we will bring your order directly to the table

Please note that the Vintner’s Knoll restrict gathering to 12 people or less.  We do not accommodate larger groups at multiple tables nor do we accomodate larger goups at mulitple tables.  Please click here about our approach to business and how we view our operations.
Please note that reservations can only be made up to 14 days in the future. 

Do I need a Reservation at The Vintner’s Knoll?

Sometimes no but often yes –  here are some guidelines,

Holidays
Definitely on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day  
 
Reservations for more than 6 people 
We believe that our venue is best suited for groups of 6 people or less but we do accept reservations for up to 12 people and recommend that groups of 7 people or more should always make a Reservation before arriving since we only have a limited number of large tables and we do not move tables to accomodate larger groups.  Please do not be offended if we refuse to accomodate a large group without reservations or that is larger than 12 people.
 
Reservations for 6 people or less – April 1 to August 30th.
Generally they are not required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday but we recommend reservations on Fridays (Especially Food Truck Friday), Saturday and Sunday.

September 1 to October 30th.  Recommended on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday or Friday. Required on Saturday and Sunday.
 
 

Showing up Without Reservations – We will do our best to accommodate you with the understanding that an empty table does not mean that it is available for people without reservations.  Like many restaurants, we are seriously understaffed and do not seen an end to the labor shortage in 2022.  Generally, we do not experience a problem with accepting walk-ins on weekdays throughout the year or on weekends during the spring and summer.  However, on weekends during the months of August, September, and October, there are going to be times when walk-ins are turned away.  Please appreciate that a table might be empty for hours while it is being reserved for people with reservations.  Or a table might be left empty by us for the entire day if we do not have staff or chefs available that can offer the level of service we expect of ourselves.  We are always doing out best to accomodate every customer but we limit the number of people on the property to a number that we are able to serve and monitor.  Please appreciate that we have acres of land and over 120 tables and we staff based on reservations, past experience, and the availability of staff.  We would rather turn people away and provide good service to the people seated than accept everyone and provide a bad experience for everyone.

With Reservations.  For a fee of  $10.00 per table, we will reserve a table for you for the time selected and make sure that you are seated promptly when you arrive.  All Reservations are for 2 1/2 hours.  Unlike 2021 where we charged $5.00 per person, this year we will not be providing glassware with your reservation or bottled water.  If you are running late and have a reservation, do not worry as we will hold your reservation for at least 30 minutes from the start time.  All reservations are final and we do not offer refunds and do not reschedule reservations.  You are allowed to transfer your reservation to others by notifying us 24 hours in advance of the change.

All service is done with disposable plates, utensils, glasses and napkins.  We always recommend purchasing wine glasses to enjoy your day sipping wine at our grounds.  Wine glasses can be purchased when you place your order for food or wine or they can be added to your reservation at the time of booking.  If you have signed up for a tour or tasting, you will receive a complimentary glass on the tour or a tasting bar. 

Our grounds are an outdoor restaurant so all food and beverages must be purchased on site.  We do not allow customer to bring their own food or beverage into our farm.  
Reservations are limited to a single table and for the number of people that is designated by the table type.  We do not accomodate groups larger than 12 people.   Click Here for information about this restriction

How does the Vintners’ Knoll Operate

The Vintner’s Knoll is a modified service restaurant.  Food and wine service (flights available as well as by the glass & bottle) is coordinated through our on-line ordering system.  Click Here to See Our Current Food Menu.  Each Table has a QR code that will bring up our menu when you scan the code with the camera on your smart phone.  A link to our online store will appear where you will place your orders for anything needed including water.  A member of our team will deliver beverages ordered directly to your table.  For food items, you will receive a text message that your order is ready for pickup and we ask that you pick up your food at the Snack Shack. 

All service is done with disposable plates, utensils, glasses and napkins.  We will provide each table with a plastic bag and request that you place all disposable in the bag at the end of your visit.  While we will provide plastic tumblers for wine, if your preference is to drink out of a glass, you can order glassware which can be taken home for future use or you can bring your own glassware.  

If you are looking for a higher level of service, then we strongly suggest that you consider dining at J’s Restaurant which is located on our property and adjacent to the Vintner’s Knoll.  The menu is different and offers exceptional table service.

 Summary of the Vintner’s Knoll

  • Outside food or beverage is not permitted to be consumed anywhere on the property.   
  • We have tables that will accommodate up to 12 people.  We do not allow the booking of multiple tables and do not accommodate people that book multiple tables to be seated together. 
  • We still do not allow people to sit on the ground unless they also have a table.  
  • Tables are assigned automatically by our Reservations system so we do not have the ability to assign specific tables when making a reservation. 
  • Do not plan a birthday party, family gathering, celebration or bachelorette party, without reading our restrictions on such gatherings – click here for additional information.  
  • It is important to appreciate that a winery is not a playground and most people visit for a quiet day with friends.  Children must be with an adult at all times.  For more information about visiting with Children, click here.

SPRING 2022 HOURS FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE ORDERS

Monday – Limited Menu
Food Served 11 am to 4 pm – Wine Served 11 am to 4:30 pm  – Grounds closes at 5:00 pm

Tuesday – Limited Menu
Food Available 11 am to 4 pm – Wine Served 11 am to 4:30 pm  – Grounds closes at 5:00 pm

Wednesday
Food Available 11 am to 4 pm – Wine Served 11 am to 4:30 pm – Grounds closes at 5:00 pm

Thursday
Food Available 11 am to 4 pm – Wine Served 11 am to 5:30 pm – Grounds closes at 6:00 pm

Friday
Food Available 11 am to 4 pm – Wine Served 11 am to 5:30 pm  – Grounds closes at 6:00 pm

Saturday 
Food Available 11 am to 4 pm – Wine Served 11am to 5:30 pm –  Grounds closes at 6:00 pm

Sunday 
Food Available 11 am to 4 pm – Wine Served 11 am to 4:30 pm –  Grounds closes at 5:00 pm

Outside Food or Beverage is not allowed on the Property.

Our policy with respect to outside food and beverages has changed permanently.  Our goal is to present a casual dining experience pairing our food with our wines.  The goal is to offer more services to fewer people to create a better experience for everyone.  During our busy season, reservations will be required for all activities except retail shopping.  Our goal is to consistently offer throughout the year the level of services that we feel our customers expect when visiting a winery.