|Address:||2900 Dillard Rd, Birdseye, IN 47513, USA|
|Working:||11AM–7PM 11AM–7PM 11AM–7PM 11AM–7PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–9PM 11AM–7PM|
My 59 yo mother was denied service because she did not have identification. The bartender was rude and dismissive. A lot of consumers were turned away who did not have ID who were of visible legal drinking age. We were told the reason was "its the law". Here is the drinking law in the state of IN for reference: Indiana law requires permittees and their employees to check identification of any person under the age of 40 when conducting carryout sales. While there is no similar ID requirement law for on-premise consumption, the Excise Police encourage requiring identification from anyone appearing under 26 years of age when making sales for on-premise consumption. Acceptable forms of identification are picture IDs, including but not limited to, a drivers license, state-issued ID card, US Government identification. REMEMBER: If you still question the age of the person you should refuse to serve them. I was excited to visit Patoka Lake winery as I live out of town and enjoy coming to visit places such as this. For a business who thrives on locals and word of mouth, the lady who treated us so poorly could stand a lesson in customer service as well as revisiting the state drinking laws. My family and I frequent places around Patoka Lake all summer long, but sadly Patoka Lake winery will no longer be on our list.
We stayed in the suites above the winery and had a lovely experience. The suite was beautiful and comfortable, and it comes with everything you need to cook or drink wine! The winery itself is small, but with a cute gift shop and a great tasting experience. My husband and I loved the sweeter wines they offered, those are always our favorites. The lodging option is new and has a few bugs to work out. We had trouble checking in after the winery closed at 7pm, so just make sure to communicate a clear checking in schedule and contact info before going. The management team did a wonderful job rectifying the situation, apologized, and more than made it up to us. The only other reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is that the cleaning service in the room didnt clean out my coffee pot. Personal laziness aside, if I pay $200 a night they can do my dishes! We had a lovely stay, its worth the trip!
Mary Ann Dudley
We just got home from a wonderful stay with them! The room was excellent! Loved having a fireplace in the living room. The jacuzzi tub was wonderful. The winery staff were very knowledgeable and fun! The wine tasting was excellent and the wine slushes were amazing! We will be going back very soon! Thanks to all of the staff and the owners! Of course we brought lots of their delicious wine home!
Great price for tasting. Friendly staff. Cozy environment. Would love to go back and stay in the new silo suites. Only reason they didnt get a five was the lack of drier red wines. However they said those were coming next.
Angela, it is unfortunate that your mother was refused service but all adults are required to carry identification in every state. Perhaps you will keep this in mind the next time you travel.
Very friendly people. Nice gift shop and of course the beverages arent bad either. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. Lol. If you dont go its your loss!!!! Highly recommended!!!!!
We stayed in one of the silo suites during our fishing trip to lake Patoka. The suite was very clean and extremely nice! The wine slushies are excellent!