Frequently Asked Questions

Are children allowed in the winery?

Yes, we welcome children and families to the winery. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone under the age of 21 is not allowed in the tasting area at the tasting counters. Children must remain seated with their parents/group as required at all restaurants for their safety and should not run around on the winery premises.

Are pets allowed in the winery?

For the safety of our guests and because all seating and gathering areas indoors and out are operated under the restaurant food license, we cannot allow pets on the property.

What time zone is Winzerwald Winery in?

The winery is located right on the time zone line between Central and Eastern time zones. Our times at the winery are Central Daylight Savings time, the same as Chicago and Evansville and one hour behind Indianapolis and Louisville. If your cell phone is set to exhibit local time, you may find the time fluctuating on our property as it receives its signal from two different cell phone towers, one in the Central time zone and one in the Eastern time zone.

Does Winzerwald Winery Make Donations?

Winzerwald Winery is a proud member of the Perry County business community. Our donation priorities are to organizations located in Perry County, Indiana with 501(c)(3) charitable status in the areas of health & wellness, education, families, veterans, the arts and the environment. If you wish us to make a donation to your charity or organization, you must contact us one month in advance and we will let you know if we are able to help. Please do not solicit donations via email, telephone or on-site visitation. Simply complete the contact form and under message include the following:  1. organization name & who benefits from your work, 2. name/date/location of event 3. Type of donation requested; and 3. tax i.d. number.

May we picnic at the Winery?

In accordance with our food license for the restaurant, we cannot allow any food, drink, coolers, etc. on the property.  During our concerts or main events like the June Wine Bash and Brat Fest where seating is limited, we do allow you to bring in your own chairs.

Do you offer Production Tours?

We love to educate our guests and groups during tours.  However, we have a small staff and a small production facility. We, therefore, offer tours by appointment only and ask that you contact us 72 hours in advance. Tours of the production facility and the vineyard are available.

May we smoke or vape at the Winery?

Since July 1, 2012, nearly all public places in the state, including restaurants and other workplaces, became smoke-free. This change came as the result of Indiana’s first-ever statewide smoke-free air law.  As our winery’s food license includes all indoor and outdoor eating, seating, and gathering places, smoking, vaping, and similar activities are prohibited except in the designated area by the garage door.

Will my wines be alright if stored in my car while visiting in the summer?

Your wines can easily overheat and be damaged if stored in a closed car for any more than 30 minutes or so in temperatures above 80 degrees. To avoid damage, keep the wines in the air-conditioned car rather than the trunk while driving between destinations and crack your windows to ventilate. Even with windows cracked, cars make great greenhouses and temperatures can soar to 170 degrees inside within a 1/2 hour even with windows cracked. Wine, like children & the elderly, do not fare well in cars in hot weather.

Can we hold our WEDDING at your winery?

At this time, we do not have ample parking to accommodate most weddings or associated services. Small bachelorette wine tastings or dinner parties of 15 – 25 guests may be reserved by contacting us via email or telephone. Reserved spaces may be rented for a minimum of $5 per guest.

Can we make RESERVATIONS for dinner or private parties?

Reservations are required for groups of 7 or more. Groups of 7 or more without reservations may be required to wait for seating or tastings. All bus, limousine, or similar paid transportation services MUST call ahead for reservations or we may not be able to accompany you. We appreciate your help in being sure that all of our guests have a safe and pleasant visit. If you wish to hold a small dinner or private party of 15-25 guests in the main tasting room or in an outdoor reserved area, please contact us via email or telephone and we can see if we can accommodate you. Reserved spaces may be rented for a minimum of $5 per guest. Larger after-hour parties are available on a limited basis for corporate or special events for a minimum of $500 per event rental, or more depending on size.