KING FERRY — With the recent addition of a large pavilion that includes a stage and garden area, the King Ferry Winery has expanded to include many family-friendly events.
The most notable of these events may have been the second annual Treleaven's Field Day held Saturday afternoon at the winery on Lake Road in King Ferry.
“Its our way of celebrating the end of summer,” said the winery's president, Pete Saltonstall. “Its just a day of relaxation and fun for the entire family.”
With concession trucks, ice cream vendors, bounce houses, lawn games and live music, the day was a huge hit with party-goers of all ages.
“I never thought that we as a family could have so much fun at a winery,” said Dalton Green, who attended the event with his wife, Mary, and two young sons, David, 9 and Jacob, 6. “I sure had some doubts about bringing the kids here when it was suggested by some friends who attended last year but this is just perfect. The kids are having a ball and the wife and I are really enjoying it.”
Although a winery is typically not a place parents would look to for a family outing, Saltonstall said that he and the staff of the family-operated winery would like to change that outlook.
“With the addition of the pavilion and other changes we have made, such as obtaining a license to sell locally handcrafted beer, we would like to change the face of the winery to include family events, weddings and other such things,” he said. “It's really my son who is the driving force behind it all. He is young with fresh and new ideas to bring. He has the ideas and they work.”
His son, Lev Saltonstall, is the business' general manager.
“With about 400 wineries in the state we've always got to be on the lookout for exciting, fresh and new ideas,” Lev added.