McCordsville, Ind. – Daniel’s Family Vineyard & Winery has made the difficult decision to close the winery and tasting room to the public and discontinue all public events beginning Nov.1. Moving forward, Daniel’s Vineyard will concentrate on three core areas: private events, Cellar Club memberships, and wine distribution.

“We have loved serving the community and hosting thousands since opening a year and a half ago,” says owner Daniel Cook. “But without the support of the town council of McCordsville, where the vineyard resides, we have to re-evaluate our business plan.”

“We appreciate all of our guests and employees who have made Daniel’s Vineyard so successful since we opened to the community in May 2017,” Cook says. “When Daniel’s Vineyard was established in 2010, it was zoned for a restaurant, winery, performance pavilion, brewery, along with a few other things. Our first year was on track, then changes were made by the town council. Therefore, due to the new restrictive noise ordinance enacted by the Town of McCordsville, along with constraints and difficulties with other issues presented by the town council, it is in the best interest of Daniel’s Vineyard to close our current location of the tasting room to the public and explore other locations. We feel this action is necessary to keep Daniel’s Vineyard successful.”

Daniel’s Vineyard will still very much be a part of the community, hosting private events, including corporate events, weddings and non-profit organizations fundraisers. Our Cellar Club will be revamped to include several exciting new social events just for members. The winery will continue to make wine available locally and regionally through the website, local restaurants, sporting events, your local grocery and liquor stores.  Please continue to follow us through Facebook, Instagram or for updates on the vineyard, Cellar Club events, and future locations. Cheers and thanks again to the thousands of people who have supported us, making us “Indy’s Best Winery 2018.” Most important, we could not have done it without our dedicated employees who have been the heart and soul of this operation.