Went to the Winery on Sat. 6/16 to see Craig Thatcher. We were informed, not very nicely, either, by the "security" guy that we could not bring in water. That's ridiculous. We go to many wineries and have never been told we can't have water with us. It's a shame that a couple of immature yahoo's spoil things for the majority of responsible adults that attend these events. What made it more irritating, though, was the attitude of those security guys. Rather rude. I saw one of the guy's actually reach into a lady's purse and shuffle around it, looking, I suppose, for those banned water bottles! The past few times we have been there, the staff hasn't been all that friendly. We kept going back, though, for the music and good wine. However, there are plenty of other wineries that are much more friendly, where we are made to feel they are happy we came to their place. I don't think I will bother going to Pinnacle again. Too bad.
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We do apologize for your experience with the security team, and have spoken with them at length regarding procedures and practices.
As for the policy itself, you are exactly right on the money - we've had a constant problem over the years with customers attempting to sneak liquor into our concerts, concealed inside water bottles. We were regretfully forced to take this step, as the issue had been getting worse in the past few summers. Unfortunately, none of the bands we hire are free, and naturally we rely on sales to keep the concert series going.
Thanks for sharing your opinion, and we do hope to see you in the future. As always, an array of drinks. both alcoholic and non-, are available at our concerts; and additionally, we are happy to fill any *empty* containers with water from our well.