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.
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.