Social Distancing Practices

1st Jul 2020 @ 17:16 by Bill

Williamson Wines Practices

In accordance with the requirements from Sonoma County we have taken measures to ensure everyone's safety while still preserving the core fun and discovery in our food and wine pairing experiences.

Tasting Rooms

All our Tasting Rooms are open for outside-only tastings every day. Proper hygiene and sanitization consistent with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance are enforced, for example:

  • Seated guests remain six feet apart from guests at the next table.
  • Glassware is washed in a commercial glass washer reaching 180°F temperature.
  • Tables, chairs and all touch points are cleaned with sanitizer after every use.
  • Employees undergo daily symptom and temperature wellness screening.
  • Everybody is required to wear face coverings while moving about until seated.
  • Employees use new non-latex gloves after changing tasks to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Employees maintain a six-foot distance from other employees and customers.
  • Group sizes are limited and available by appointment only.
  • We use a no-touch payment system and offer curbside pick-up for all orders.
  • Tasting Rooms close at 6:00 pm in order to be cleaned and fully closed by 7:00 pm.

Wine Club Events

In order to safely protect you and operate within the Sonoma County social distancing requirements our food and wine events such as Pickup Parties, Pig Roast and Lobster Feed have been changed in the following ways:

  • Three sessions per day, each limited to 50 people.
  • Only open to members with appointments so please RSVP.
  • Guests will be seated and served food and wine.
  • Additional wines and specials can be ordered at the table.

Wine Club Trips

We hope air and sea travel returns to normal soon but to keep everyone safe we have rescheduled our annual wine club trips abroad.

  • Europe Odyssey 2021 ~ Cruising from Avignon to Lyon has been rescheduled to September 2021.
  • Oz Odyssey 2021 - Australia Trip has been rescheduled to March 2022.

Safety & Common Sense

The Covid virus is thought by CDC to spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.

We need to face the actual Covid facts. There is no cure. There is no vaccine. There is only avoidance. To make avoidance work you need to take sensible precautions.

  • Maintain a safe distance of six feet from others.
  • Wear a mask in public.
  • We all have to cough so cover up when you cough.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly and often.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
  • Check your temperature morning and evening.
  • Remain alert for symptoms and if you feel sick, stay at home and rest.
  • Enjoy a glass of wine outside - some research imply Covid may be destroyed by sunlight.

Please review our Visitor Requirements before arriving.