One of Bluffton, OH’s most anticipated additions, the 1861 Wine Lounge, is open! On Saturday, August 19, at 11:00 AM a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially welcome a new business to our community.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Bluffton, the 1861 Wine Lounge is set to captivate patrons with an impressive selection of wines, select bourbons featuring Horse Soldier Bourbon, and an assortment of domestic and craft beers. The ambiance of the lounge is designed to offer a serene and inviting escape, embodying the true essence of a lounge experience.

The founders, Mike Burris and Mary Burris, extend a warm welcome to all to join us for this long-awaited event. As avid supporters of Bluffton’s downtown, they envisioned the 1861 Wine Lounge as more than just an establishment: it’s a testament to the town’s character.

As an embodiment of their commitment to community enrichment, the 1861 Wine Lounge features a unique element known as the “Giving Wall.” This wall stands as a symbol of unity, enabling patrons to contribute to local charitable initiatives. Each donation visibly demonstrates the power of collective goodwill.