Wineries are Magical
Poppy's Roadside Dinner is back Friday and Saturday May 13th &14th!
If you missed Poppy's comfort food last year don't fear he is bringing his fair fries, burgers and Rueben's back this weekend. Along with his ever popular Cheese Steaks and Fried Bologna! Check Poppy's out online.
Winery hours have changed.
Sorry forgot to tell you my mood changed along with the winery hours last Thursday, May 5th
The winery is now operating under spring, summer and fall hours. However, if you are in the area on other days please call or stop in to see if I am hard at work and in need of a wine break.
We will be open Thursday and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. We will schedule your special events on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Yoga and a Wine Chaser !
Don't delay reserve a spot for one or all of the next yoga classes on Saturday, May 21, June 11 and July 18 at 12:30 p.m. Katie Gilbert, a RYT-200 certified yoga instructor, will take beginners and intermediates through 60 minutes of vinyasa flow. Focusing on breathing, staying present and stretching your body and mind. You will walk away with a sense of peace and relaxation and ready for a glass of wine! Bring your own mat, an open mind, and a thirst for wine.
$15 fee includes 60-minute yoga class and a glass of wine.
Limited space available. Email your reservation to
and put Yoga in the subject line. Please pay at the door.
"Girls Night Out"
"Girls Night Out" the last Wednesday's of the month is back starting May 25th
Jim and Cindy will be showing off their new hats they bought in Italy!
We are back from Italy!
Cindy and I traveled to Italy this past month and had a great time. The wine and food was great but no better than what we have right here in Licking County!  Our guest bartenders Doug, Keith, Tim and Sandy did a fabulous job holding down the fort while we were gone.  Further good news the guest bartenders assured me nothing free was given away, tips did not fund the shoeless children fund nor were there any outstanding tabs for customers! Cindy and I are looking forward to sharing our Italy experience with all of you soon.
Live - Music Police I'm Playing You!
Update: I have had 4 phone calls, 8 emails and two letters from BMI since the posting below. Nate Donchez with BMI said he was coming to the winery the week of May 16th to resolve my illegal usage of copy righted music. I did request to see the illegal activities that I had supposedly done. But nothing has been provided at this point. No surprise because I haven't. If you are at the winery when Nate and his gang come please give them a warm welcome! BMI also wants to negotiate a lower charge for their services. They said it was unfortunate that the $1,500 invoice was sent out.  BMI has taken bullying and harassing to a new level. I want to believe the artist they represent would find these tactics less than acceptable.
[Here is my original post] During the past year the music licensing agency BMI has been harassing wineries relentlessly to pay them an exorbitant fee to have live music at their venues. The $1,500 fee they requested is not something many of us can afford or justify. BMI is using a software program to scan website for key words like Live Music, Bands and Playing to name a few.  Just for kicks and grins I have added those key words to this posting  to see how long it is before they contact me. Here is my disclosure, "I do not allow artist that play cover songs/licensed music at the winery. Yes I believe music artist need to be paid for their art." I will report back how long it takes and the bullying response that I will get!

Jim Young, Publisher