Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours?
As of May 1st, 2022:
Monday-Thursday: 11-3 PM
Friday & Saturday: 12-9 PM
Sunday: 12-5 PM
"Music & Vino" (Live Music)
Friday: 5:30-8:30 PM
Saturday: 1-4 PM & 5:30-8:30 PM
Sunday: 1:30-4:30 PM
We're closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Year's Day. We do close occasionally for private events so please refer to our online event calendar or our Facebook & Instagram pages.
You may purchase wine by the glass or bottle at anytime during our hours of operation. Our brick oven pizza is offered at 3 PM on Friday & 12 PM on Saturday & Sunday.
Can I make a reservation?
For a general visit or for our weekend live music (Music & Vino), we do not accept reservations. Tables are first come, first served.
We only offer reservations for one of two events:
1. A large group wine tasting (one of three tasting options) for 10-20 guests, booked in advance. Additional food & wine may be purchased a la carte following the wine tasting & will include a 25% service fee on the entire tab. There's a $200 non-refundable fee to officially book the date & time. This amount is not applied to any food or wine purchases & is not returned.
2. A paid reservation celebration for up to 25 guests, booked in advance. Food & wine is ordered at the bar. If a tab is started, a 25% service fee will be included on the final balance. A staff member is not assigned to your table & a wine tasting is not provided. There's a $300 non-refundable fee to officially book the date & time. This amount is not applied to any food or wine purchases & is not returned.
- Both options allow you to have the necessary festivity around your celebration & includes your reserved tables for a few hours to decorate with tablecloths & flowers only & to bring a cake (both of which the public is not permitted to do).
- No outside food (other than a cake/cupcakes) is permitted. We do not permit open flames, banners, balloon, confetti or glitter.
For information regarding either of the above, please email Jess, our Event Coordinator, at email@example.com for more information. Please do not call, as all initial event information is provided via email only.
How much are your tastings?
Walk-in wine tastings are not currently available.
If you'd like to reserve a large group tasting in advance for 10-20 guests, please email Jess, our Event Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your party is less than 10 guests, you will still be required to pay for the minimum. For more than 20 guests. you'll need to book a paid reservation celebration or private event.
We also offer customized wine flights (may be unavailable on weekends). You'll receive four 2.5 oz. pours of your choice of wines (1.5 oz. for dessert wines), and the price is $16 + tax. Sparkling wines are excluded unless you'd like to purchase the bottle.
Can we get a tour?
We do not take walk-in tours. Private tours of 10 or more people can be booked through Jess, our Event Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Where are you located?
Hopewell Valley Vineyards is located at 46 Yard Road Pennington, NJ 08534. You can get to us directly from Route 31.
Can we bring outside food?
Outside food (or drink) is not permitted, no exceptions. If a guest is seen with outside food, they'll be asked to leave the winery. Some items from our light fare menu are available throughout the week. Our full food & pizza menus are available Friday starting at 3 PM & all day Saturday & Sunday.
Can we walk through the vineyards and pick the grapes on the vines?
Guests are not permitted to walk through the vineyards, nor do we allow guests to pick their own grapes. The vineyards are private property. Guests may take pictures in front of the vineyards, but please take care not to disturb the grapes. If we observe you picking grapes, you will be asked to leave the winery. Thank you for your cooperation.
Who can I speak to in regards to a private event/reserved large group tasting?
Please email Jess, our Event Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call, as all initial private event information is provided via email only.
Who can I speak to in regards to potentially playing at the winery as a musician?
Please email Jess, our Music Coordinator, at email@example.com. We're currently fully-booked for 2022.
Can I come in for a venue tour?
Absolutely! Venue tours are by appointment only & must be scheduled in advance with Jess, our Event Coordinator, to ensure she or our owner Violetta are available on the day you'd like to visit. Venue tours can be scheduled by emailing Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What kind of events do you host?
We host a wide range of events such as bridal/baby showers, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, rehearsal dinners, etc, along with corporate events & weddings. We have three tasting rooms & a 40'x80' covered tent (May through October).
For additional information, click here. Please note, because we're a winery & vineyard & not a catering hall, wine is our primary business. To host an event with us, specific wine fees & purchase requirements will be imposed.
Are dogs allowed?
We love dogs! Leashed dogs are permitted outside only, unless they're a service animal (with identification). They must be well-trained & people-friendly.
Are children permitted at the winery?
While we understand guests may wish to include children at the winery, we are an adult establishment. In order to provide exceptional service & safety to all of our guests, we ask that guests under the age of 21 be supervised at all times inside & outside the winery. If unsupervised children are seen running around or picking grapes, the party will be asked to leave the winery.
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to attend wedding receptions at our venue. We apologize for any inconvenience & appreciate your understanding.
What kind of food do you serve?
We offer our brick oven pizza, as well as a light fare menu, which includes such as cheese plates, salad, spanakopita, burrata, chips & salsa, brownie bites, etc Friday through Sunday. Please click on the link below to view both menus:
Can I bring other alcohol or do you serve any kind of other alcohol?
We are a vineyard, first & foremost, so unfortunately, we do not & cannot legally serve or permit alcohol other than our wine. According to NJ Alcohol & Beverage Control’s regulations, consumption of any alcohol besides Hopewell Valley Vineyards wine is strictly prohibited on our premises. No exceptions. This includes flasks/thermoses & unopened bottles for favors/displays/etc. If a guest is observed with outside alcohol, they'll be asked to leave the winery. We do not offer wine slushies.
Do you have outdoor heaters?
In colder months, we have a few small tables under our archway with two propane heaters. However, we cannot, in a reasonable manner, provide enough heaters for our expansive outdoor space (large courtyard, covered deck & field).
Can I bring my own lawn chairs?
We have plenty of seating in our courtyard, on our covered deck & under our 40'x80' covered tent (May through October). Guests are also welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets.
I just got married! Can we come to the winery to take photographs?
We're very excited for your wonderful event! However, under no circumstances are guests, such as a bride & groom, permitted to come to Hopewell Valley Vineyards to take photographs around the winery or vineyards without prior communication & approval from the owner. Please email Jess, our Event Coordinator, at email@example.com & provide details to be discussed with the owner in regards to professional/amateur photographs at the winery.
Do you ship wine to my location?
We can ship to the following locations: California, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania & Washington, D.C.. Any questions regarding ordering/shipping wine, please email Liz, our Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer case discounts?
We offer 10% off 1-2 cases, 15% off 3-4 cases & 20% off 5+ cases in-store only & free shipping on a case or more online. Case discounts do not apply to private events.
Where can I buy your wines other than visiting the winery?
Wegman's in Parsippany, Woodbridge & Bridgewater, Greek Taverna in Edgewater & Montclair, Luca's Ristorante in Somerset, Ocean Wine & Spirits in Ocean Township, Valley Wine & Spirits in Pennington, Hanover Wine, Liquor & Beer in Parsippany-Troy Hills & Hayek's Market in Newton.