Hopkins Vineyard Hosts 5th Annual CT Cheese & Wine Festival

5th Annual CT Cheese & Wine Festival: A Celebration of Local Handcrafted Foods & Wines is set for Oct. 18

Come Sample the Pairings and Enjoy the Feast at the Artisan Food Event of the Year

The 5th annual CT Cheese & Wine Festival 2014, a celebration of local artisan made foods & wines, will take place at Hopkins Vineyard, 25 Hopkins Road in New Preston, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Organized by Artisan Made-Northeast and hosted by Hopkins Vineyard, this event will feature locally made handcrafted cheeses, boutique wines and specialty foods and crafts from some of the Northeast’s top producers. This varied celebration, with the special wine and food pairings, promises to be the artisan food event of the year.

Festival goers will have the opportunity to try samples of the delicious foods and wines, and purchase items made by Hopkins Vineyard, Jones Winery, Walker Road Vineyard and Sunset Meadow Vineyards, along with award-winning cheeses, specialty foods and crafts from Cato Corner Farm, Beltane Farm, Artisan Made-Northeast, Thistle Hill Farm, Blue Ledge Farm, Woodcock Farm, Green Mountain Blue Cheese, Middlebury Baking Company, Wave Hill Breads, Savor Cookies, Carrot Top Kitchen, Tilden Sea Food, Percy Thomson Meadows Farm, Alba Flower Apiaries Honey, Bella Alpacas Farm, Woolen It Be Nice and more.

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. All foods and wines will be for sale.

Live music will be provided by keyboardist, composer and Broadway veteran Jerold Goldstein.

Hopkins Vineyard in the fall. Photo contributed.

Set on the northern shore of Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard is a family-owned Connecticut Century Farm that proudly maintains a tradition of making fine wines. In 1979, the first vines were planted and the 19th century barn was converted into a state-of-the-art winery. The Vineyard provides breathtaking views of Lake Waramaug amid the glorious colors of fall in New England.

Event takes place under a tent so – come rain or shine! Admission to the festival is $20 purchased online until October 17, at 12 p.m. at www.artisanmade-ne.com   or www.hopkinsvineyard.com and $23 at the gate the day of the festival. Call 203 273-5821 for more information.


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