Wine Tasting Loft
Featuring Wines from the Round Barn Winery
The Wine Tasting Loft is located in the Barn Loft of Amish Acres Restaurant. It hosts free wine tasting Saturdays at 4-6 p.m. when available, Memorial Day through Labor Day, but is closed Sundays.
The wine tasting room features the fruits Lake Michigan shore wines. Richard Pletcher, Founder and CEO of Amish Acres, said, “Over sixty percent of our visitors come from outside of Indiana and regional wines have become the fastest growing segment within the wine industry. Visitors coming to Amish Country to our farmer’s markets in Goshen, Elkhart and Nappanee are looking for locally grown produce and domestic products. There is just as much interest among our visitors in regional wines as there is in Amish made cheeses, meats, and baked goods.”
“By concentrating on wines from Lake Michigan Shore's Round Barn Winery, it is like taking a wine tour without the travel and the advantage of tasting and comparing different varietals side by side,” added Pletcher. On special occasions unusual cheese and meat parings and specialty breads to accompany the tastings will come from the William H. Best Meat & Cheese Market located in a pre-Civil War log house restored on Amish Acres farm and Amish Acres Bakery. The serving bar is preserved from an old country store that was located in Toto, Indiana and the lights are crafted from galvanized pails.
Featured wines may be purchased by the bottle or case with quantity discounts. The flight of wines available for tasting will vary by the day. The tasting room is designed to accommodate group tastings whether arriving by motor coach or local fund raising events.
Many of the wines are available from the beverage menu in the Vittles Room of Amish Acres Restaurant and the lobby bar of The Round Barn Theatre. Special menus for wedding receptions have been developed with suggested wines parings from the Barn Loft Tasting Room.
The tasting room adds a new dimension to the resort’s array of historic interpretation, domestic craft demonstrations, special events, festivals, and performing arts in The Round Barn Theatre. The Inn at Amish Acres and The Nappanee Inn provide lodging packages with Amish Acres Experiences that make overnight visits to Amish Acres convenient and relaxing.
Group reservations for the Wine Tasting loft are available at (800) 800-4942.