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FONTHILL CASTLE GUIDED EVENING TOURS – Fonthill Castle
12/8: 5:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Delight in the splendor of a guided historic evening tour at Fonthill Castle decked out for the holidays. Fonthill Castle was the home of Henry Chapman Mercer and an early example of reinforced concrete architecture. Discover Mercer’s renowned ceramic tiles during these intimate 45-minute guided historic tours of the castle’s unique rooms and artifacts. Please note there are steep stairs and narrow, uneven passageways on this tour.
Tours will be limited to 5 guests and one guide in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your start time. Late arrivals may not be accommodated. Advanced tickets are highly recommended as these holiday events sell out every year. Tickets are $25 Adults/$15 Member Adults/$15 Youth.
THE SWEET REMAINS LIVE AT THE NEW HOPE WINERY – New Hope Winery
12/11: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
When Rich Price, Greg Naughton, and Brian Chartrand met by chance, at jam-session in 2008, the three instantly recognized a kinship and musical union, which led them to overcome geography and set aside solo-careers to form The Sweet Remains.
Driven by forceful lyrical and melodic writing of three gifted singer-songwriters, their music appeals to fans of contemporary folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer. It is their three-part harmonies, however, which distinguish TSR from throngs of guitar-toting troubadours, reminiscent of super-groups of the 60’s and 70’s, like the Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, and CSN. Independently amassing over 38 Million Spotify plays, a fourth studio album, a live DVD, and an acclaimed new feature film, TSR, is positioned for their ever-rising demand to tour.
After that chance jam-session, Rich, Greg, and Brian began writing and recording together during breaks in their solo touring. Before long, they played these new pieces, for producer Andy Zulla, who has collaborated on many of their projects. Together, they recorded tSR’s debut CD, Laurel & Sunset. In the fall of 2010, tSR embarked on their first European tour through Denmark and Germany. In 2011, their song, “What I’m Looking For”, was featured in Eddie Bauer and Subaru ad campaigns. In 2011, another composition, “Dance With Me” was featured in Putumayo Music’s compilation “Acoustic Cafe” and sold in cafes and gift shops worldwide. Next, the trio released their DVD & CD, Live at The Canal Room (2012), followed by their sophomore studio album, North & Prospect (2013,) and their most recent release, Night Songs (2015). Feature-length ‘dramedy, The Independents, created by and starring The Sweet Remains, premiered at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, to the plaudits of festival-goers and critical accolades. The Hollywood Reporter praised the film as, “Extremely engaging… Unconventional and sharply written…Deserves to find an audience beyond the [film] festival circuit.”
The Sweet Remains continues garnering critic acclaim. USA TODAY selected two of their songs as its “pick-of-the-week”. The BOSTON HERALD declares, “It has been a long time since three-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs this melodically gorgeous”. Winning fans globally, The Sweet Remains’ music has been utilized in several feature films and television shows. Numerous artists have covered their soulful, original song.
PORT WINE RELEASE WEEKENDS – Unionville Vineyards
12/12 & 12/13: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Visit Unionville for a complimentary sip of Vat #26, our annual Solera-style Port wine, and a chocolate truffle. Tasting and chocolate will also be added to the end of all purchased tasting flights. Tastings are available for parties of up to four people and are offered at noon, 2 PM, and 4 PM. To make a tasting appointment, please call 908-788-0400 ex2. Beginning November 16th, we will begin taking reservations for our new fireplaces in the outdoor picnic grounds. Stay tuned for more information!