Park Amenities

Group Policy

Advance reservations are required for groups over 8. The Park will typically not be able to accommodate groups over 8 during peak times. Contact the General Manager to determine availability. The Foundation reserves the right to decline such requests.

Picnicking

Picnic areas are available at: 1. The Villa and the Wine Garden (accessible from the Villa Parking Lot to the left of the Villa off Castle Road). 2. Around the Castle Lawn (easier access from the reopened South Gate Parking Lot on Old Winery Road coming soon).

Hiking

The Park has extensive trails and walkways that range from easy strolls to strenuous hikes. These are open to the public as weather and conditions permit. Trails may be closed without notice.

Villa and Museum

As you enter the Bartholomew Park, you will be surrounded by vineyards, gardens and in the distance a replica of the majestic Villa built by Agoston Haraszthy in 1861. The Count's original Villa is long gone but in 1987, near the end of her life, Antonia Bartholomew rebuilt the Villa to create a physical embodiment of the Park’s fascinating early era and way of life. The museum in the Villa is open on weekends from 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Parking is available at the Villa Parking Lot to the left of the Villa off Castle Road (follow signs).

Winery

The Foundation has partnered with winemaker, Kevin Holt, to establish a new winery - the Bartholomew Estate Winery. Featuring wines from the estate vineyards, the newly renovated tasting room is a perfect place to sample the flavors of the property, relax on the Oak Knoll, or celebrate with family or friends. Open 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily. Parking available at the tasting room entrance at 1000 Vineyard Lane (the end of Castle Road).

Plein Air Art Exhibit

The Winery is hosting a rotating exhibit of local artists curated by the Plein Air Foundation in the gallery adjacent to the tasting room.