Want to picnic at a vineyard this summer?

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.

 

Click here to sign: Petition to Picnic

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Lauren Voigt

Lauren launched Minnesota Uncorked™ to encourage exploration of wine. When she's not masquerading as a wine writer on the internet, Lauren earns her keep as a marketing specialist in the wine industry. Lauren can be reached at lauren@mnuncorked.com. She is WSET Certified Level III (Distinction), a Certified Wine Professional (CWP) through Saint Paul College, and a Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) through Vine Lab Wine & Spirts Academy.
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