Sheedy Shores WineGarden closing at the end of this season

Mike and Gloria Sheedy opened Sheedy Shores WineGarden in 2015 at their Loami home, but this season will be their last.

The wine garden operates from April to October each year and offers domestic and craft beers, bourbon and wines from around the world.

“We have five children, and up until now, we’ve been fortunate they’ve all been in the area,” said Gloria Sheedy. Now, with one recently graduating from medical school and moving away, plus another preparing to move and the youngest a senior in high school, Sheedy said family has to take precedence.

“Our oldest daughter has a little boy, and she’s due next month with another one. With the business being every weekend, it’s going to be harder to get to the places we want to get to (to visit the kids),” said Sheedy. “As much as we enjoy being here, I just don’t want to miss out on anything family-wise.”

However, Sheedy says the couple has no immediate plans to move and that her husband will continue his medical practice as a family physician in Chatham.

Sheedy said they are not planning to sell any of the equipment or furnishings, as they do intend to continue hosting at least a couple events each year, such as the Positively Summer Music Festival and the annual boat regatta fundraiser for Special Olympics.

“We’ll still do some bigger events, just not events every weekend like it is now,” said Sheedy. “It’s was a hard decision; we’ve made some great friends and had a lot of support from the community.”

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