Don your mask and head downtown for the return of a summertime favorite.
City Winery on The Greenway, which opened last summer as Boston’s first dedicated outdoor wine garden, is back for another season of al fresco sipping. The open-air winery quietly reemerged over the weekend, but it officially debuts for the season on Wednesday.
Some aspects of the experience will remain the same as last year: City Winery’s red, white, and rosé options are available on tap, as is a selection of craft beer and cider from Harpoon Brewery. Snacks — like a chicken Caesar wrap, white bean hummus, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream — also make an appearance on the menu.
But due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are a few changes: Guests are required to complete a wellness check before entering the garden, answering questions about their current health. Tables are spaced at least six feet apart from each other and can seat up to six guests. And, of course, all staff and guests are required to wear a face mask, though guests can remove theirs when seated.
“We’re delighted to bring back City Winery on The Greenway for its second summer on Dewey Square,” Jesse Brackenbury, Greenway Conservancy executive director, said in a press release. “As Boston continues with phased reopening, the Conservancy will continue to provide the dynamic open space, contemporary public art, and local food and drink options that are essential to everyone who shares our city. During these challenging times, the Conservancy looks forward to welcoming visitors to safely unwind at City Winery on The Greenway this summer.”
While Trillium on the Greenway, the area’s other outdoor drinking experience, has not indicated whether it will reopen this summer, other activities in and around Dewey Square have resumed. The Greenway’s food truck program is running on a limited schedule, its fitness program launched in early July, and visitors can find new artwork from artists Catalina Delgado-Trunk and Yinka Shonibare on its grounds.
City Winery on The Greenway is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m.
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