How Napa Valley Will Welcome You Back!
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I miss the experience of wine tasting in Napa Valley! The swirling and sipping of wine, chatting with the wine educator, laughing with friends and enjoying the beautiful landscape.
Napa Valley is planning to reopen July 1 and the wineries are in full mode of preparation to accept visitors again. Many wineries and experiences in Napa are easily adaptable to allow for social distancing. Winery owners are focusing on safety and comfort without making the experience seem like a sterile mismatch of service.
Here is a quick rundown of some new guidelines. It will be required that visits are initially by appointment only. A mask must be worn until you are seated then it may be removed after orders have been taken and wine service begins. Employees will wear masks and gloves and they will remain six feet apart from visitors. Tables will be at least six feet apart and there will be a limit of a party of four to six for each table. Menus will be single-use or cleanable between use or online. Employees will monitor the flow of visitors walking around the winery and restrooms to ensure that no one is congregating in areas.
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Many Napa wineries have quiet cellars, estate lawns and secluded verandas which are perfectly set up for social distancing. Winery owners are creatively working to open safely without sacrificing the wine tasting experience.
Hess Collection will place Plexiglas strategically to divide guests so that they have the confidence to enjoy their wine experience fully without a mask.
Inglenook as well as others have private tasting rooms and outdoor patios that naturally lend to safe distancing with beautiful surroundings
B Cellars has eleven acres of land with outdoor areas and creating indoor alcoves with live greenery barriers. They plan to take your food order ahead of time so that you are seated with your meal and pre-poured wine waiting for you.
Charles Krug, Napa's oldest winery, has been working on a project for the past nine months before the pandemic. They transformed their lawn with private tasting cabanas which provides plenty of distance from others.
When you are ready for your long weekend to Napa with family or friends later this year or in 2021,let me plan and book the perfect getaway for you!