MEET THE TEAM
We offer a selection of vendors to enhance your wedding day experience. Our package caterers provide delicious catered dinners served buffet-style, with a wide range of menu options to suit your preferences. Our professional DJs will create the perfect soundtrack for your wedding. To satisfy your sweet tooth, our talented pastry chefs can create custom-designed wedding cakes or set up a delightful gelato bar.
There are many talented people who help make the Windmill Winery the special place that it is – but we all know who really runs the show. Meet the animals who call the Winery home and are always happy to lend a paw, hoof or wing to add their own unique charm to your event.
Harry Garcia, Ellie Mae & Homer are the resident burros at the Winery, who also make the scene as “Beer Burros” for weddings and events. Like all the best bartenders, they’re always there with (very large) listening ears, a friendly smile and a frosty beverage, right when you need it.
Harry Garcia is a full-size burro who was rescued as a wildling from the plains in Oregon. He was adopted through the Wild Horse & Burro Program sponsored by the AZ BLM in conjunction with ACI (Arizona Correctional Industries), where inmates learn the trade of taming horses and burros in a gentle, more humane way. He was named after our visionary/CEO, Harold, and took the surname of his trainer/inmate Garcia to become known as Harry Garcia.
Ellie Mae is a miniature burro and a true show girl who loves to get dressed up in her Sunday best to carry a pack with buckets of ice-cold beer at Winery weddings. Guests literally line up to get their photo taken with her (which usually starts the a** jokes).
Jethro Homer is our other miniature burro, who has high hopes of graduating to beer burro status one day. His problem is he likes to drink the beer instead of sharing with guests. Jethro is a work in progress!
When it comes to romantic scenes, there are few things more iconic than riding in a carriage pulled by a majestic white horse. At the Windmill Winery, Lincoln is just the snow-white steed you’ve been dreaming of – and he knows it, which is why he takes pride in his bridal chauffeuring duties. His horseman, Jeff, is a true gentleman who gives commands in German as Lincoln was raised by Amish farmers in the Midwest.