Frequently asked questions about Dodon 'til Dusk

Are reservations required for this event?

  • Reservations are required for Dodon ‘til Dusk to ensure that there is adequate seating, staff and service. Reservations may be made here, by calling 410-798-1126, texting 410-533-6447, or emailing allison@dodonvineyards.com.

  • Once the event is at capacity, it will be posted on this page and on Facebook.

  • Reservations may be made until the event is at capacity, or until the event begins, whichever occurs first.

  • The deck and picnic tables by the Collectors Room are reserved for adults-only. Please let us know when making a reservation if you prefer these areas.

Can I bring children?

Closely supervised children are welcome outdoors at Dodon ‘til Dusk.

  • Children should always be accompanied by an adult, especially on the north and west of the road (the winery side), including trips to the bathroom.

  • There should be no sports equipment, running, or other disruptive activity in the pavilion and picnic table area. Balls and bats, kites, and other sports equipment may be used in the “bowl” to the west of the pavilion.

  • Parents should accompany children when visiting the lambs. The lambs are surrounded by an electric fence. Please do not allow your children to get too close to the fence or to taunt the sheep. When frightened, they will try to jump out of the electric fence.

  • Please do not allow your children to walk on the flower beds or lavender, enter the vineyard or other production areas of the farm and winery, or climb on farm equipment.

  • Children are not permitted in the tasting room, except when accompanied to the bathroom by an adult.

Is ordering dinner from the caterer required?

  • No. You are invited to pre-order dinner or bring your own picnic. Please note that in case of inclement weather, those guests who have pre-ordered dinner will be given priority access to the tables inside the tasting room. Food from home is not permitted inside the tasting room.

  • No grills or cooking areas are available.

  • We encourage you to order dinner in advance as certain items are only available while supplies last.

Are pets permitted?

  • Only service animals are permitted on site.

Do I have to arrive on-time?

  • Dodon ‘til Dusk is an open-house style event so feel free to arrive at your leisure.

  • Last-call for wine purchases is 7:40 pm.

What do I do when I arrive?

  • You will be directed to a specific parking area. Since Dodon is a working farm, it is possible that the parking location may change to allow for certain farming activities to take place.

  • If you require handicapped or more easily accessible parking, please continue to the lot behind the winery building.

  • Once you park, a member of the Dodon staff will greet you, and if you have pre-ordered dinner, confirm your order, and direct you to a seating area near the pavilion.

  • Wine will be available for sale by the glass or bottle at the bar at the pavilion.

  • If you have ordered dinner, it will be delivered to your table as soon as it is ready.

  • Unless we are experiencing inclement weather, the indoor tasting room is not open for seating.

What happens when there is bad weather?

  • If sitting outside isn’t possible due to rain or storms, those guests who have pre-ordered dinner with Dodon’s caterer will be invited to dine inside the main tasting room.

  • Indoor seating for those guests who have not pre-ordered dinner will be available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Picnics and food brought to Dodon from off-site locations will not be permitted inside. Cheese and charcuterie boards will be available.

  • The pavilion will also be available to all parties in case of rain. If lightening is present within a 10-mile radius, the outdoor portion of the event will be cancelled for the safety of our guests.

  • You can find current weather and lightening alerts for Dodon by searching for Dodon Vineyards on Weatherbug.

  • Closely supervised children are invited to outdoor Dodon ‘til Dusk events only.

Do I need to provide my own furniture?

  • No, Dodon will offer plenty of seating, but feel free to bring your own blankets, if you wish.

May I bring non-Wine Club member guests?

  • Guests of Club members are invited to attend Dodon ‘til Dusk at this time. If this policy changes, or the number of guests become limited, we will announce that news via email to Club members.

Can I cancel my dinner order?

  • You can cancel your dinner order up to 4 days before the event (Thursday). After that point, we cannot issue refunds for cancelled orders.