Sun is in our forecast and I can’t help but daydream about relaxing in a vineyard and enjoying a glass of wine. What do you crave in your glass?
Parks are open for recreation throughout Minnesota, and having a picnic is an approved recreational activity in spite of COVID-19 — but, currently, its prohibited at local vineyards.
Some jurisdictions even also allow open containers, and others are considering relaxing their open-container laws for this summer to allow the consumption of alcohol in public.
Would you like to enjoy a picnic, and wine on the grounds at your favorite local winery? Unfortunately, on-site consumption is currently prohibited, which means you can pick up a bottle to-go, but can’t open it on the property.
Minnesota wineries are on live, operational farms. With plentiful space for social distancing, they can provide a much needed option for outdoor recreation, while observing social distancing recommendations.
Help send a message to the state of Minnesota that you’d love to picnic at a Minnesota vineyard this summer.