Virginia Wine Country…we have missed you, dear friend! As of today, May 29th, Virginia Wineries have permission to re-open their doors. They will be operating in accordance with Virginia’s phase I guidelines! This is great news for our state, our wineries, and let’s face it…us!

What to Expect:

Each winery re-opening will be handling their operation a little differently. Many are requiring reservations, shortening business hours, and/or offering a limited product line.  Some are choosing to stay closed a bit longer.

Nonetheless, in phase I, you can plan to enjoy an intimate afternoon with a great bottle wine and incredible views. (Beats Netflix). Indoor seating is not yet permitted, nor are tastings.

Contact the winery directly to ensure the most up-to-date reopening information.

Safety Measures:

There will, of course, be procedures in place to help ensure that your visit is a safe one. Be on the look out for the following measures which must be adhered to in phase I:

  • Volume of guests will be restricted; the capacity will be different for each winery. Outside seating only, no indoor seating
  • Patrons are limited to a group size of 10 people or fewer, including children.
  • Physical distancing will be maintained at a minimum of six feet between all individuals as much as possible to include tables and seating.
  • Congregation areas and game areas will be closed except for through-traffic.
  • Employees are required to wear face coverings. Customers will be required to wear masks indoors.
  • Disposable menus will be used. There will be no self-service food areas.
  • Employees will take their temperature and assess symptoms prior to each shift.
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfection of frequently contacted surfaces every 60 minutes during operation.
  • Tabletops and credit card/bill folders must be disinfected between patrons.