FAQ

Do you charge a cover charge for music entertainment?

Not on Friday nights. We have excellent live music every Friday night which does not requires a cover charge. However, Saturday night’s DO require a cover charge to help us pay for the cost of the bands. We charge $10 per person on Saturday nights. Anyone at the winery after 5:00 PM (Saturday night) will need to pay a cover charge. Children under 5 years do not pay a cover.   After paying a cover charge, the customer will be given a wrist band that must be worn during the remainder of the music event and a complementary drink token that can be exchanged for one (1) drink. The complementary drink may be either a glass of wine, a bottle beer, a bottle of soda, or a bottle of water.   You may combine your token with another drink token (two tokens) for a bottle of wine. Thus, a husband and wife may combine their two tokens for one complementary bottle of wine.

The reason for this cover charge is that too many people were coming to listen to our live music without buying any winery beverages. We will also be checking all coolers, backpacks, and large bags at the gate to prevent unauthorized beverages and alcohol at the music events. Unfortunately, this is because some people were bringing in their own outside beer and wine which is illegal.

Can I come in for a regular wine tasting during a Music Event?

No, our music events can draw a large crowd. Events are very demanding on our staff and we normally don’t have the time to provide wine tasting services during a music event. Event guests normally purchase a glass or bottle of wine and then step aside for the next guest to be serviced.

What if an Event is sold-out?

On a nice weather day, events are held outside which has unlimited capacity. If the weather is bad or threatening, we will move the event inside the barn, either upstairs and/or downstairs. In that case there is somewhat limited seating but we still have a capacity of about 200 guests. Seating is still first come / first serve so there could be times when all the seating is occupied. It’s best to arrive early like 5:00 PM.

Do you have a bad weather policy?

Music events are held rain or shine. If the weather is bad or threatening, we will move the event inside the barn, either upstairs and/or downstairs.   Under extreme weather conditions, the winery may have to close unexpectedly. This has never happened yet. We will post these closings on our Blue Barn Winery Facebook page if necessary.

Do you have a Return Policy?

Returns will be allowed only if all of the following conditions are met:

  1. The product was purchased at the winery and not at another retail location such as a grocery store,
  2. You must have and present a valid receipt issued from the winery for the returned product at the time of the return,
  3. The product must be returned in “as new” condition and unopened,
  4. The product was not purchased as part of or during a fundraising event,
  5. No free or discounted items were given to the buyer as part of the wine purchase, and
  6. The return is made within six months of the original purchase as shown on the receipt.

For example, if you bought 12 bottles of wine during a Fire Department fundraiser and received 12 free potted plants with that purchase, we will not refund the price of the wine and let you keep the 12 free potted plants.  In a case like that, we will not refund any money.  Yes, we actually have scammers who have tried this.

I have a large group, do I need to make a reservation?

We do not take reservations for a regular visit for groups less than ten. For groups of ten or more, please give us three days notice so we can make we have plenty of staffing for pleasant visit. We do not give group discounts. We do not take reservations for a regular visit for groups less than ten. For groups of ten or more, please give us seven days notice. We do not give group discounts.

Can I reserve tables?

There is no reserved seating. All tables and chairs are first come/first serve.  Customers who wish to bring their own food are welcome to use our inside and outside tables.

Can I bring young children?

Yes. Blue Barn Winery asks that you keep your children with you while visiting. Please be aware that Blue Barn Winery is a fully operating farm and it is critical for the safety of children that parents have control of them while indoors and outdoors. Blue Barn Winery accepts no responsibility for accident or injury caused to children who are not properly monitored by their parents. We thank you for your cooperation.

Can I bring High School aged children?
Yes.  However, Blue Barn Winery will not serve alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 even if accompanied by parents.  Blue Barn Winery does not permit any High School (type) activities on the winery grounds including Homecoming or Prom photos, dinners or gatherings.  We personally believe that High School students are already under significant pressure to drink and we don’t want to add to those pressures.  HOWEVER, that being said, there is nothing more satisfying than to see a family (including their children of all ages) enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of our winery.  We have a good selection of soft drinks for children that are with their families.  We encourage family gatherings.  For the comfort of all winery guests, we ask that parents keep children with them at all times.

How much are wine tastings?
 Ohio law prohibits giving away free tastings, even if you subsequently purchase a bottle or glass of wine.  We charge 50 cents per tasting.  Ice Wine and Late Harvest Wine will be more.

Do we recork bottles?
Yes, and there is NO fee for recorking.  We use a commercial corking machine that pushes the cork completely into the bottle.

Can I come in for a regular wine tasting during an Event?
No, our music events can draw a large crowd. Events are also very demanding on our staff and we normally don’t have the time to adequately provide for a quality wine tasting experience.  Event guests generally purchase a bottle or glass of wine and then step aside for the next guest to be serviced.

Can we feed the animals?
No.  Feeding horses and donkeys can be dangerous to both you and the animals.  You can easily get your fingers pinched, broken or severed while feeding horses.   And the horses are often on restricted equine diets due to previous health issues.  Feeding older horses snacks can cause severe illnesses.  We also have several tame cats on the farm that enjoy the company of people.  Please don’t feed scraps to the cats or they may become annoying.

What am I allowed to bring with me to Blue Barn Winery?

Customers who wish to bring their own food are welcome to use our inside or outside tables. For an outdoor visit, you may bring lawn chairs, folding tables, blankets and picnic blankets. No outside beverages or alcohol is allowed.

What am I not permitted to bring to the winery?
You may not bring any outside beverages, alcohol, ball games and sporting equipment, grills, fireworks, tents, or dogs – except trained service dogs.   This is an active farm, and we have horses and donkeys that are easily upset by unfamiliar dogs.  And most dogs are not comfortable around horses either.  Pet dogs are welcome during our Humane Society Events when we keep the horses and donkeys locked in their stalls.  Service Dogs are welcome at any time.

Do you host weddings or wedding receptions?
Smaller weddings – Yes.  The upstairs portion of the barn (The Loft) can accommodate up to 150 guests.  We own several large picturesque grassy fields adjacent to the winery that can accommodate an unlimited number of quests, These may be used for weddings as well.  However, we do not close the winery for weddings and this may be inconvenient for some wedding parties.  If you’re interested in inquiring about a wedding, please call us at 330–575-1028.  We only discuss weddings over the phone or in person with an appointment during non-winery hours.  We do not discuss rentals electronically (Facebook, email or texting) or while we are working in the tasting room.

Do you host Birthday Parties, Bridal Showers, Engagement Parties, Retirement Parties, Anniversary Parties, Private Parties, and Corporate Parties?
Yes.  We only permit birthday parties for those over the age of 21.  Each type of party is different and requires specific information for us to quote a price and availability.   We do not close the winery for parties.  However, we do open the winery upon request during non-business days for parties.  We also have many rooms that can still accommodate a party while the winery is open.  If you’re interested in inquiring about a party, please call us at 330–575-1028.  We only discuss parties over the phone or in person with an appointment during non-winery hours.    We do not discuss rentals electronically (Facebook, email or texting) or while we are working in the tasting room.

Do you host Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties?
No, those parties tend to get a little out of control for our other guests.  We try to keep the Winery as a family-friendly atmosphere.

Do you give winery tours?
No, the wine is made in the facility across the road and it’s far too dangerous for pedestrians to cross State Route 3 during business hours.

Do you accept Bus Tours or Motor Coaches?
Yes.  We have a Motor Coach Policy (Click here to read our Policy).  We have plenty of parking for Motor Coaches.  Ingress and Egress is very easy for Motor Coaches.

Do you accept campers and motor homes coming to and from the Mohican area camp grounds?
Yes.  We have good parking for campers and motor homes.  We do not permit overnight stays.

Do you have wheelchair accessibility?
Yes.  We have reserved handicapped-only parking and a sidewalk that avoids all steps leading into the winery.  We also have a wheelchair accessible Porta-John nestled in the pines along the sidewalk.

 

Event FAQ

 

Do you charge a cover charge for music entertainment?

Not on Friday nights. We have excellent live music every Friday night which does not requires a cover charge. However, Saturday night’s DO require a cover charge to help us pay for the cost of the bands. We charge $10 per person on Saturday nights. Anyone at the winery after 5:00 PM (Saturday night) will need to pay a cover charge. Children under 5 years do not pay a cover.   After paying a cover charge, the customer will be given a wrist band that must be worn during the remainder of the music event and a complementary drink token that can be exchanged for one (1) drink. The complementary drink may be either a glass of wine, a bottle beer, a bottle of soda, or a bottle of water.   You may combine your token with another drink token (two tokens) for a bottle of wine. Thus, a husband and wife may combine their two tokens for one complementary bottle of wine.

The reason for this cover charge is that too many people were coming to listen to our live music without buying any winery beverages. We will also be checking all coolers, backpacks, and large bags at the gate to prevent unauthorized beverages and alcohol at the music events. Unfortunately, this is because some people were bringing in their own outside beer and wine which is illegal.

Can I come in for a regular wine tasting during a Music Event?

No, our music events can draw a large crowd. Events are very demanding on our staff and we normally don’t have the time to provide wine tasting services during a music event. Event guests normally purchase a glass or bottle of wine and then step aside for the next guest to be serviced.

What if an Event is sold-out?

On a nice weather day, events are held outside which has unlimited capacity. If the weather is bad or threatening, we will move the event inside the barn, either upstairs and/or downstairs. In that case there is somewhat limited seating but we still have a capacity of about 200 guests. Seating is still first come / first serve so there could be times when all the seating is occupied. It’s best to arrive early like 5:00 PM.

Do you have a bad weather policy?

Music events are held rain or shine. If the weather is bad or threatening, we will move the event inside the barn, either upstairs and/or downstairs.   Under extreme weather conditions, the winery may have to close unexpectedly. This has never happened yet. We will post these closings on our Blue Barn Winery Facebook page if necessary.

Can I come in for a regular wine tasting during an Event?
No.  Our Events are draw a very large crowd.  Events are very demanding on our staff and we normally don’t have the time to adequately provide for wine tasting service.  Event guests generally purchase a bottle or glass of wine and then step aside for the then next guest to be serviced.

What if an Event is Sold Out?
On a nice day, music events are held outside.  We do have limited seating, especially inside.  Seating is first come/first serve so there are times when all the seating is occupied, especially on inside event.  It’s best to arrive early.

Do you have a bad weather policy?
Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather but generally will be held rain or shine.  Please bring appropriately clothing and gear for the expected weather conditions.  Under extreme weather conditions, the winery may have to close unexpectedly.  We will post these closings on our Blue Barn Winery Facebook page.