Sunshine Wine, LLC.
Hi I'm "Lil Blue" a 1967 Shasta camper, a transformed mobile bar roaming Ohio in search of a good party!
No party is too large or too small, we do it all!
perfect for events 100-150 people
events under 100 people
Hosting a cocktail party, happy hour, graduation party? We take care of small events of all kinds of events.
Services start at $800
Bartender only $50-150/hour
Let us take care of everything! We'll help you devise a shopping list, take care of your guests and leave nothing for you to clean up! We'll even pick up the ice!
Please contact us to discuss what we need to do to make your party truly memorable.
a little something extra to consider...
Available for rent in sets of 50 for $30
For mobile bar service over 75 miles from zip code 43214, please expect additional charge of .50 cents / mile
Fresh brewed coffee available.
Ask for a quote.
Looking to add a touch of romantic charm to your events? Rent our vintage china and linens.
I believe beautiful things like this are not meant to be admired, they are meant to be USED!
A collection of mis-match beautiful vintage china from several sets and "finds" over the years.
All plates rented in sets of 50 for $25
Platters and bowls are a necessity if your plan on serving guests "family style". These are little tougher to find and replace.
Platters and Bowls rent for $5 each.
Cream or white linens with embroidered flowers, vintage prints and a tons of memories.
Linens available for $5 each.
(we will take care of the laundry)
NO. We do not sell any alcohol out of our vehicles. You must supply all of your beer, wine, liquor for the event. Our job is to serve your guests and make sure the event is memorable.
For this to be a legal activity in the state of Ohio, we must be conducting this bartending service on private property and/or with the permission of the property owner.
Check out the Partners section for a list of wonderful retailers in the Columbus area that we have done business with and highly recommend. Don't forget, it's state law any bottles purchases over 6 are permitted a 10% discount on purchase price!
Unfortunately not, for liability reasons only our bartenders are permitted to serve alcohol and be covered under our liability insurance. This is non-negotiable.
"Pop-Up"? you ask? Yes we "Pop-up" where ever you please and give the wedding of your dreams. A stress free, unique and affordable celebration of your LOVE geared for gatherings of around 40 people.
Traveling all over Ohio and delivering....
Wedding Cake or Cupcakes
Floral Bouquet & Boutonniere
China & Glassware
Sunshine Wine Mobile Bar
Here what people are saying about our service!
We were extremely pleased with you all at our party! You made everything so painless and easy. There was nothing but nice and wonderful things said about you all!
Honestly you seem to have it down to a science! I’m trying to find something to suggest and I truly cannot think of anything, we loved getting to have you at our party!
Administrative Assistant, JBAD
Everyone loved the camper. Thought it was absolutely the coolest thing and set up. Everyone raved over how nice and efficient you guys were! One of the biggest hits of the night and I can’t thank you enough!!!
Sunshine Wine Mobile Bar was the best party we have had with our friends! It was so easy to work with Christine Leonard and her bringing all the amenities! She pulled up in the driveway, set up and all ready to start serving the guests wonderful drinks. We will have the Sunshine Wine Mobile Bar back again next summer!
The mobile business isn’t just for food trucks anymore; liquor, beer and wine have entered the scene. Although state law has yet to catch up, mobile bars like Sunshine Wine, which launched just this month, are now available for booking at corporate parties, weddings, and other private events. Should Sunshine Wine owner Christine Leonard break through the legal barriers, even more opportunities for the new business model could open up within the next few years.
Leonard first conceptualized her business last May, imagining a vintage camper supplying liquor, beer and wine for rural weddings on outdoor farms and in barns. Because liquor licenses are currently unavailable for mobile businesses, booking Sunshine Wine means customers will purchase their own beverages, and Leonard will bring the supplies and bartenders to fulfill the service. Events also must take place on private property or with the property owner’s permission. That all might change, though, as Leonard is currently working to change Ohio law.
“Liquor control, they know, the state knows it’s coming, so we’re just trying to get ahead of it and craft it so that it not only meets my needs but also just is smart for the state,” Leonard said. “We’re just trying to make the permit make sense so it’s better for everybody.”
Although no names were disclosed, Leonard is currently working with someone formerly with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control, who’s a liaison between Leonard and the legislature. Conversations are just starting to happen, but Leonard said everything should come together in another year or so.
Currently in phase one of her business, Leonard hopes that by the time legislation passes, she’ll have an entire Sunshine Wine fleet, with a second camper and a horse trailer to complete it. She’s been in the hospitality business since college, cooking at and managing restaurants, and currently selling beer and wine for Natural-State Wine and Craft Beer. And, on her own time, she’s always been the host of all the parties — it’s all led her to this moment in her career.
“One thing has just kind of led to the next thing, and this is probably the most exciting and most fun new venture for me,” Leonard said. “I enjoy hosting parties of my own, too, so I have a lot of party gear. It just kind of made sense.”
Lauren Sega is a staff reporter for Columbus Underground covering political issues on the local, state and national levels, as well as local food and restaurant news. She grew up near Cleveland, graduated from Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, and loves running, traveling and hiking.
614NOW February 14, 2018
The theory of Sunshine Wine is about as whimsical as its name. This teeny, mobile bar service for hire is your ticket to boozing up your outdoor event—the only hitch is the state doesn’t allow liquor licenses for mobile businesses.
Right now, you can rent Sunshine Wine and they’ll provide you with a bartender, plastic or glassware, napkins, mixers, and non-alcoholic beverages. You are responsible for supplying the alcohol, that is, until Sunshine Wine can get Ohio law to change. The owner Christine Leonard expects Ohio liquor laws to accommodate rollin’ booze bizzes within a year or so, she told Columbus Underground. By that time, Leonard hopes to have a second camper and a horse trailer to fill out her Sunshine Wine fleet.
“We take care of serving your guests out of our camper, clean up and leave without a trace,” reads the website. “Leave the work to us, we know what we’re doing and we love doing it!”
Please contact me anytime to inquire about reserving our services