On Saturday, October 20th, two of Connecticut's most extraordinary chefs will be preparing a farm-to-table feast here at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards, as part of "vie for the kids" annual fundraising effort to help children who are battling cancer and other life threatening blood disorders at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. It will feature an extravagant menu using the finest meats and produce from local Connecticut farms. There will also be a 6K Run/Walk that Saturday morning through the beautiful woods of Ethel Walker School in Simsbury.
"Vie for the kids" was created by Paul Shapiro and Susan Anderson, owners of Vie, a Simsbury based national company that helps sales organizations compete at a higher level of excellence. The event is in its fifth year and has become one of the signature fundraisers for Connecticut Children's.
Last year, vie for the kids helped to raise more than $100,000 for Connecticut Children's.
For more information including purchasing tickets, donations, sponsorship, or to register for the 6K Run/Walk please visit vieforthekids.com.
We're honored to have been selected as this month's featured vineyard by CT Wine Trail, and to celebrate we're offering a special price of our Farmington River Red. Regularly sold at $19.99/bottle you can now pick up our award-winning wine for $16.99/bottle. This year’s Farmington River Red is 100% old vine California Petite Sirah, harvested specifically for us by the Lanza Family Vineyards in California’s Suisun Valley. Its sensuous earthy nose is followed by herb laced plum, wild berry and sage flavors with a hint of cedar and soft, round tannins. Enjoy the long, smoky finish.
Still thirsty? You can also purchase cases (12 bottles) of Lou's Red for $199, Famington River Red for $175, and Simsbury Celebration for $150 throughout October. For the complete tasting notes visit Our Wines.
As the Fall season hits Rosedale Farms & Vineyards, there are many new additions to our farm activities! Come celebrate Fall at Rosedale's and enjoy freshly brewed coffee, sweet cider donuts, and some warm apple cider. Top it all off with a FREE hayride. Hayrides include a ride around the farm to our wonderful pumpkin patch where you, the kids, or the whole family can come pick your own pumpkins! Hayride's are available on weekends until 10/31/12. No reservation needed.
Don't forget to Get Lost in our best corn maze yet!
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards again welcomes you to Corn-maze-ing! This year's corn maze is the biggest and best one yet. Individual tickets range from $9 for ages 10 and up, $5 for ages 4-9, and FREE for children under 3. Our deluxe package deal includes 4 tickets, 4 cider donuts, 4 apples, and 4 beverages for $50. You can also save $2 on individual tickets all throughout September with this Special Offer Coupon.
Bring the whole family... just make sure you leave with the whole family.
Ever wish you could visit the farm, grab a bottle of wine, relax on the patio and get a little work done from your laptop as you enjoy the picturesque scenery? Well now you can! Rosedale Farms & Vineyards has recently installed wireless access at the farm stand in Simsbury. We encourage you to stop by anytime and maybe do some online shopping, add to your blog, or write a review of your favorite farm/vineyard.
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards will host their 3rd Wine by the Vine event to benefit the Colburn-Keenan Foundation on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 4pm-7pm. The wine tasting event includes various wine and champagne tasting tables, live music, food stations, a silent auction, and a raffle.
The Colburn-Keenan Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families living with chronic illnesses, with priority placed on those living with bleeding disorders.
Get your tickets today at the Wine By The Vine website!
Rosedale Farms & Vineyards customers can now enjoy a variety of deals, promotions, and special offers throughout the season. Simply visit our new "Special Offer Coupons" page, print the coupon, and bring it into our farm stand in Simsbury. You do not need to be a Member to take advantage. Be sure to check back all summer and fall as we'll be adding more coupons. You can also share these with your friends and family with the "share" button above.
Fodors.com contributor and travel blogger Kristine Hansen thinks our Chef-to-Farm dinner series is a pretty neat thing. Her recent article, Five Fabulous Farm Dinners, lists the team of Rosedale Farms & Vineyards & Max's Oyster Bar among some of the best in the country. The other 4 farm destinations include Green Oaks Creek Farm & Quivira Vineyards in California, Outstanding in the Field in Wisconsin, and Plate & Pitchfork in Oregon. We're very excited and proud to be mentioned by such a well known travel site!
You can read more of her stories here.
We're so delighted to announce that Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford is now an official Rosedale Farms & Vineyards membership pick-up location, bringing the total to three. Beginning Tuesday, June 26th, Rosedale members may pick up their fresh Rosedale produce at:
Max's Oyster Bar (in front of the restaurant)
964 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107
When: Tuesdays, 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Call 860-236-6299 for more information.
And be sure to check them out on Facebook to get the latest menu updates and specials.
We're happy to announce that Rosedale Farms & Vineyards has teamed up with our friends at The Meat House to offer our members an additional location for pick-ups this coming season. Beginning Wednesday, June 27th, Rosedale members will be able to pick up their fresh Rosedale produce at:
The Meat House
395 West Main Street
Avon, CT 06001
When: Wednesdays, 9:00AM - 11:00AM