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.
Regarding your Wine Pass Offers:
Glass and bottle purchase discounts are, as they have been, ready to use. However, because wineries are not able to provide tastings, your free tasting discounts are not applicable at this time.
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.