Michigan’s Round Barn Winery expands with new stop in Coloma
There’s a new attraction in southwest Michigan’s wine region, and it’s serving up much more than local varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and blueberry wine. Round Barn Filling Station in Coloma, the newest addition to Round Barn Winery’s portfolio of tasting rooms and eateries, combines a light menu with liquid refreshments direct from Round Barn’s winery and distillery less than 25 miles away. Round Barn’s handcrafted beers will be added later this summer, complete with an 80-seat beer garden to enjoy them in.
NOW SERVING… The Round Barn Filling Station made its debut Friday, August 2. Taking its name from an old Texaco station that used to occupy that corner, it is located right off of Exit 39 at 3401 Friday Road. They are currently serving food, wine, and cocktails on the menu. Beer selections will be coming soon. Their hours are Sunday-Thursday 12-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 12-10 p.m. Live music will be available on Saturday nights. (TCR photo by Annette Christie)
Even better? The new venue is located just off Exit 39 on I-94, making it a convenient stop for area residents, Harbor Country vacationers, and travelers just passing through. The restaurant takes its name from the Texaco station that once occupied the site. (Now you can fuel your body instead of your car.) Fittingly, the decor includes vintage automotive-themed items like old Corvair bumpers that form the kick rail on the bar. The menu includes tacos, salads, charcuterie, mixed nuts and snacks for quick on-the-road pick-me-ups. Beverages range from the complete line of Round Barn wines, spirits and beer to the brand’s popular white and red sangria. Also on tap are natural, no-corn-syrup slushies made with Round Barn vodka, whiskey, rum, gin and agave. “This new location has been a stopping point for locals and travelers for decades, first as a gas station and more recently as a fruit farm market. That makes it an ideal site for our latest venture,” said Matt Moersch, CEO of Moersch Hospitality Group, which owns sister brands Round Barn, Tabor Hill and Free Run Cellars that collectively represent Michigan’s fourth largest winery. “Whether you’re coming from St. Joseph/ Benton Harbor or Kalamazoo or weekending at hotspots like Paw Paw Lake or Sister Lakes, we’re just 100 feet off the highway and one of the few places in the state where you can get wine, spirits and beer produced by the same local craftsmen.” Round Barn Filling Station is located at 3401 Friday Road in Coloma. It is open seven days a week, from 12-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They have weekend music and car/bike nights. The new restaurant joins other Round Barn properties in Harbor Country, including the Round Barn Estate vineyard/headquarters in Baroda, the nearby Round Barn Public House, and Round Barn Tasting Room in Union Pier. For more information, visit https://moerschhg.com.
American Legion Auxiliary
Yard Sale Saturday, Aug. 31
The American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 31 at American Legion Post 362, corner of Red Arrow Hwy and Sassafras Street in Coloma. Space rental is $10 for a 10 x 10 space. Set-up starts at 7 a.m. and sale is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Christine at 269-325-2865 or Kristy at 269-621-5617 to reserve a space.
Matter of Balance class offered
Region IV Area Agency on Aging will offer the Matter of Balance class at the Berkshire Paw Paw Apartments in Paw Paw, beginning August 27. Matter of Balance – Managing Concerns about Falls, is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Classes are held once a week for eight weeks and each class is two hours in length. The classes are led by a trained facilitator. Classes are scheduled to meet every Tuesday for eight weeks at the Berkshire Paw Paw Apartments Community Room, 308 E. Michigan Avenue, Paw Paw. They will be held August 27 through October 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There is a $20.00 fee for the participant book. To register for the class, contact Julie Schwarz at email@example.com or (269) 982-7759.