Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours?
As of June 15, 2020, we're open Monday through Wednesday from 11 AM to 3 PM, Thursday through Saturday from 12 PM to 9 PM and Sunday from 1 PM to 6 PM. We have our "Music & Vino" events Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6 PM to 9 PM. We do close occasionally for specific events or holidays so please refer to our online event calendar or Facebook and Instagram pages.
You can purchase wine by the glass or bottle at anytime during our hours of operation. Our brick oven pizzas do not begin until 4 PM on Thursday and 1 PM Friday through Sunday.
How much are your tastings?
Tastings at the bar are $8 a person, not including tax, or $10 a person if you want to take the glass home with you. You get 6 samples from our wine list. Due to COVID-19, public/walk-in wine tastings are not currently available. If you'd like to reserve a large group tasting with a minimum of 8 or more guests, please contact Jess, our Event Coordinator at email@example.com. Reserved large group wine tastings are provided 11 AM to 3 PM Monday through Wednesday, 12 PM to 5 PM Thursday through Saturday and 1-6 PM on Sunday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Some items from light fare menu are available throughout the week. Our full light fare menu is available Thursday through Saturday evening and all day Sunday. Brick oven pizza is available Friday and Saturday evenings. Please contact us with any questions at email@example.com.
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?
Please email Jess, our Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. All private event information is provided via email only.
Can I come in for a venue tour?
Absolutely! It is recommended that you schedule a venue tour in advance with our Jess, our Event Coordinator, to ensure she's available on the day you'd like to visit. Venue tours can be scheduled by emailing Jess at email@example.com.
What kind of events do you host?
At our vineyard, we service a wide range of events like corporate gatherings and private parties (birthday parties, bridal/baby showers, rehearsal dinners, etc.). We have both indoor and outdoor spaces for your events. We can accommodate an unlimited number of people for outdoor events, including our 40'x80' covered tent.
Our smaller upper tasting room offers a very private setting, featuring a copper-top bar, dimmed lighting, slate floors, exposed wooden beams, copper furnishings and a wood-burning furnace. The space can accommodate up to 49 guests. If you're looking for a bigger room, our larger lower piano room can accommodate up to 98 guests. This room features a copper-top bar, our brick oven, a full stage, dance floor, presentation capabilities, surround sound, a full kitchen to be used by our caterer (or one you can also appoint) and viewing access of our downstairs wine cellar. We also have a more industrial-looking tank room with a full bar and stainless steel tanks that can accommodate 65-70 guests. It is also a great space for a DJ and dance floor during a wedding.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are allowed outside only, unless they're a service animal (with identification). They must be well-trained and people friendly. You must also keep them close to you or on a tight leash since they are not permitted to roam around.
Are children permitted at the winery and during events?
Children are allowed, but please keep in mind our vineyard becomes a rather festive environment on the weekends with live music and adults who are consuming alcohol. We would also appreciate it if you keep them close to you at all times and not let them run freely through our vineyard or winery, whether inside or outside.
Can I bring my own lawn chairs?
We have plenty of seating in our courtyard, on our deck and under our 40'x80' covered tent. Guests are also welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets if they'd like.
What kind of food do you serve?
We offer our brick oven pizzas, as well as a light fare menu containing items such as cheese plates, salad, spanakopita, etc. Thursday at 4 PM and Friday through Sunday at 1 PM.
Can I bring outside food and/or other alcohol, or do you serve any kind of other alcohol?
We are a vineyard, first and foremost, so unfortunately, we do not serve alcohol other than wine. You may not bring any other type of alcohol. Outside food and drinks not permitted, no exceptions. If you're observed with outside food and/or alcohol, you'll be asked to leave the winery.
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 and groom, permitted to come to Hopewell Valley Vineyards to take photographs around the winery or vineyards without prior communication and approval from the owner. Please email Jess, our Event Coordinator, and 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 and Washington, D.C.
Do you offer case discounts?
We offer 10% off 1-2 cases, 15% off 3-4 cases and 20% off 5+ cases. Case discounts do not apply to private events.