Brews & Blues Festival at Nashoba Valley Winery

Join Wedelns at Nashoba Valley Winery for their best fall festivals that highlight their hand-crafted micro-brews. Relax, sit back, and enjoy some bluegrass music. Snack shack sells cider donut and caramel apples, full barbecue menu under pavilion provided by the chef’s from thier restaurant. Tour the winery or simply taste their our award winning wines (to sign up for winery tours, visit info table at front of wine shoppe). Free parking, free entry, BBQ meals for sale (or bring your own picnic). Bottles of wine for sale in shoppe (they will open it for you to enjoy outside), and many beers on tap, of course! Just bring blanket or beach chairs, picnic items, and look for Wedeln logo on our hats or fleeces! Southern Rail’s music is high energy exuberant fun, with riveting harmonies, irreverent humor and sparkling banjo and mandolin solo work. Their songs have graced Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top Thirty Singles Chart receiving heavy national airplay.

Helpful Hints! 

Here are some helpful tips:
  • Get there early so you can buy wine, browse the gift shoppe, take a tour, etc. Because it will be mobbed later on.
  • Their BBQ is really tasty, but lines get long and they always run out of food so buy early - especially things like their cornbread and caramel apples (yummy!) BBQ prices may seem high, but remember that it's a FREE event so NO charge to park, no cover charge for live band :-)
  • If you have a small folding table, it might come in handy since we've asked everyone to bring a dish to share and can't hog all the picnic tables.
  • If you bring a dish, please try to remember plastic forks, plates, or whatever you will need to serve with it.
  • If you can't bring a dish, and you want to eat other people's dishes, I suggest contributing wine to the general pot.
  • If you plan to buy wine to bring home, I suggest you put it right in your car so there's no confusion over what's community and what's not :-)
  • If you're drinking wine, they will give you plastic cups inside the winery but it's always good to bring some. You can always buy their logo'd wine glass in a pinch. If you take the winery tour, it includes a souvenir glass.
  • You can buy chilled bottles inside the shop. I usually buy bottles early, and put them into a cooler so I don't have to keep going in. Plus, you get a discount for bulk purchases (when I left a year ago, deal was 5% off 6 bottles, 10% off case - can be mixed assortment)
  • Beer can be bought on tap outside only, and in bottles inside. I recommend tap - bottled stuff isn't as great. Although they do make decent hard cider that they bottle. Always good for bellinis and mimosas.
  • "Campfire" style chairs are highly recommended but blankets work well too.


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  • Ralph (.

    Had a great time!

    October 25, 2011

  • Mags

    Thanks Biagio! Please let your social fun group know about our club and meetup at http://www.wedeln.com and http://www.meetup.com/Wedelns. Thank you!

    October 24, 2011

  • Biagio

    Thanks Jonathan. ..OH BTW I know alot of people asked me about my Social Fun group so you can check us out here http://www.meetup.com/SocialFun/
    Enjoy.

    October 24, 2011

  • Joey B.

    11/26/11 = ULLR!!! Beware!....The Vikings will arrive in the AM on our yellow school bus...

    October 24, 2011

  • Mags

    Hi Biagio - The weekend immediately after Thanksgiving is the weekend to check out the ski club. I believe we will be posting a meetup event and I may be attending (still working out my schedule!). Regards, Jonathan

    October 24, 2011

  • Biagio

    Is the weekend to check out all the ski clubs after Thanksgivng going to be posted as an event? How does that work? Please let me know. Thanks Biagio

    October 24, 2011

  • Biagio

    Great fun!

    October 24, 2011

  • Mags

    Although the sun never appeared,, the event was. very successful, well attended, fun. Wedlens arrived early and stayed late.

    October 24, 2011

  • Mags

    Forecast is clearing skies with a high of 60 tomorrow and light 5 mph breeze! Dress appropriately and bring layers. Don't forget a blanket or chair as there is very limited seating and you will be outdoors all day!

    October 22, 2011

  • Mags

    Chuck - Bring whatever you would like! Not everyone has posted so I don't have a good sense of what is being brought tomorrow.

    October 22, 2011

  • Chuck

    Hey Jonathan. Just trying to get an idea what I can bring for tomorrow.

    October 22, 2011

  • Chuck

    Hey Karen. Let me know if you still need a ride. I will be passing through your area tomorrow.

    October 22, 2011

  • Arun

    since its an hour drive... anyone wanna car pool ? I am going to drive through boston and going to be taking i-90

    October 22, 2011

  • Joey B.

    Hey Karen. I might be able to scoop you our way up. Just not sure if I have room for all stuff + you and your guest...

    October 22, 2011

  • Mags

    We will unfurl our new 3'x3' Wedeln banner of the same design as our logo in the upper left corner of our page so you can find us! Current Wedelns please wear as much Wedeln gear as you can to help our guests find us. Everyone, please bring a dish or beverage to share or paper plates, napkins, compostable utensils, cups, etc. Don't forget a blanket or camp chair. The weather forecast looks great and the Patriots have a BYE Week so see you at Nashoba!

    October 21, 2011

  • Lora

    I'll be bringing Deviled Eggs to the event this year. I'll also try to get there a little early to help set up and try to get some wine before the mad rush.
    See you there!!

    October 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    If a spot opens for this, I'd love to go!

    October 18, 2011

  • Mags

    One of the folks who is going needs a ride from Newton. If you are interested in carpooling / ride sharing, please e-mail me directly. [masked]

    October 18, 2011

  • Mags

    Hi Everyone, Although this is a free event, I would like to ask everyone to arrive early, and bring a dish to share with the group. It does not have to be fancy (think cheese and crackers, chips and dip) or bring napkins, plates, utensils or buy a bottle of Nashoba wine to share. Definitely buy some BBQ as it is delicious. I'll bring my low-fat curry chicken salad and some trash bags for cleanup. Please post what you plan to bring here. Thanks, Jonathan

    October 18, 2011

  • rosemary

    Not able to make this festival but went last weekend --This is a gorgeous place, and the buffet brunch they have is top notch 5 star
    (reservations required for that). Not sure if they are doing their brunch on the day of the festival, just wanted to let people know that we went last weekend and it was awesome. The tastings, the beer, wine, the grounds, a great day. Have fun!

    October 13, 2011

  • Mags

    The Wedelns have had a presence here here the last 4 or 5 years. Park early, Grab a few tables. Enjoy the food, beer and wine. Bring your friendly dog, and listen to Southern Rail play... Hope you can join us...

    September 23, 2011

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