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COVID-19 Announcement

The safety of visitors, loyal customers and staff of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country is our greatest priority. 

How is Temecula Valley Wine Country Responding to the COVID-19 Situation?

Yesterday, March 16 2020, Riverside County issued an order of the Health Officer to take certain aggressive measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus within our community and beyond. As we are part of Riverside County, this ordinance impacts wineries throughout the region. 

What does this Mean? 

The implication of this to Wine Country is that the majority our tasting rooms are temporarily closed to the public for wine tasting and on-site wine consumption. While our local wineries do this with a heavy heart, we must all work together so that our doors are back open for you to come visit as soon as possible.

Can I Still Buy Wine?

While this order severely limits our wineries’ abilities to provide public wine tastings, there are numerous other ways you can still enjoy Temecula Valley wines. 

Our wine region was largely built on the direct-to-consumer model, so we are fully equipped to sell online and ship wine for home consumption. Many wineries will remain open to fulfill online orders, wine club pick-ups and on-site purchasing using social distancing protocols. Many are also implementing local delivery to certain areas.

You can also take advantage of our new Sip From Home program. Participating wineries are offering special discounts, wine packages, and shipping incentives to make it as easy and affordable as possible for you to get the wines you love so you can enjoy them from the comfort of your home. 

What About Wine Country Restaurants?

In an effort to comply with the Riverside County ordinance, many of our winery restaurants have closed for dining in or are reducing their hours of operation. Some of the restaurants that have closed are offering take-out options. Don’t want to brave the grocery store right now? Think about ordering wine and dinner from your favorite Temecula Valley winery. Be sure to check individual winery websites or call ahead to confirm your options. 

What if I Need More Information? 

We will keep our website up-to-date with all information pertaining to this situation. Please click HERE for information on winery operations and how you can support Temecula Valley wineries through the "Sip From Home" program and click here for a press relase. This is an emerging and rapidly evolving situation and we have compiled a list of resources for up-to-date information:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
California Department of Public Health:
www.cdph.ca.gov
Riverside County Public Health:
www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus 

Essential Business means:
Agriculture, food, and beverage cultivation, processing, and distribution, including but not limited to, farming, ranching, fishing, dairies, creameries, wineries and breweries, and transporting such products, or the wholesale or retail sale of such products, for purchase and pickup only, provided that, to the extent possible, such businesses comply with Social Distancing Requirements and otherwise provide for the health and safety of employees; 
https://www.abc.ca.gov/guidance-to-licensees-on-limitations-of-on-sale-privileges/

Please don’t hesitate to contact us or individual wineries if you have any questions regarding an upcoming event or visit to one of our tasting rooms.

Thank you and stay well.

Updated: March 31, 2020

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