Vineyard pauses concert series after town enacts noise ordinance


Daniel’s Vineyard opened in April 2017 at 9061 N. 700 W. in McCordsville. (File photos)

A local vineyard and winery is pausing its popular “Summer Weekends” live-music series after noise complaints.

“We must make a change to our concert setup … As some of you may be aware, McCordsville recently enacted a noise ordinance that prohibits sound such as live music to be heard within 20 feet of a neighbor’s property line,” a June 6 newsletter from the venue stated.

Dan and Kim Cook, owners of Daniel’s Vineyard.

Owners Dan and Kim Cook opened Daniel’s Vineyard in April 2017 on an 80-acre property at 9061 N. 700 W., McCordsville. The business has since received fines from the Town of McCordsville for violating its noise ordinance.

The Cook family is on the Town of McCordsville’s agenda to speak at its June 12 meeting.

“We plan to attend armed with positive, factual information on how Daniel’s Vineyard is having a positive impact on the McCordsville community and how much revenue we estimate we will lose from canceling the concert series and/or moving our live music inside,” said Jen Cook, who handles marketing for Daniel’s Vineyard, in an email statement to Current.

The McCordsville Town Council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. June 12 at the town hall, 6280 W. 800 N., McCordsville.