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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. 

Update May 23, 2020
The following are a list of wineries that are open or will be opening next weekend to serve wine flights, glasses of wine and bottles of wine as long as it is purchased with a meal. Please note wineries that are not listed below are OPEN for wine bottles sales and wine club pick-ups only (no on-site wine tasting). For a full list of our wineries please visit our Winery Listing page. We thank you for continuing to support them!

Please contact these wineries directly for additional information on for their hours, reservation and safety requirements.

Akash Winery (May 29th) 951.888.1393
Avensole Winery (May 30th) 951.252.2003
Cougar Vineyard & Winery 951.767.8595
Danza del Sol Winery 951.302.6363
Europa Village (May 29th) 951.506.1818
Fazeli Cellars (May 29th) 951.303.3366
Masia de la Vinya Winery (May 29th) 951.303.3860
Maurice Car'rie Vineyard & Winery 915.676.1711
Miramonte Winery (May 28th) 951.506.5500
Monte De Oro Winery (May 31st) 951.491.6551
Oak Mountain Winery  951.699.9102
Peltzer Family Cellars 951.888.2008
Ponte Winery (The Restaurant - May 30th) 951.694.8855
Robert Renzoni Vineyards 951.302.8466
Somerset Vineyard & Winery 951.365.5522
Thornton Winery 951.699.0099
Vindemia Winery 951.760.9334
Wilson Creek Winery 951.699.9463

Approval of limited opening - Stage 2.5!
Today, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors announced that the Governor’s office approved a variance that would allow “Dine-In-Restaurants” to re-open in our County. The Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) has defined that "dine-in restaurants" includes restaurants and brewpubs, as well as supplier licensees that permit tasting and/or private events (such as wineries, breweries, and craft distillers). While our wineries are still not allowed to offer any sort of wine tasting on property, they will be allowed to sell wine flights, glasses of wine and bottles of wine, as long as their guests purchase a meal provided by the winery restaurant, a licensed caterer or a food truck. 

While this is much welcome news, many of our wineries will need some time to transition into this new way of doing business and to ensure that they are following the health and safety guidelines set forth by the State of California and Riverside County.  We will be keeping our website current with information that we receive from the wineries as to their operating hours at this time.  Be sure to keep checking back often. 

Thank you, wine-loving friends, for your continued support of our Temecula Valley wineries and we look forward to welcoming you back!
Updated May 22, 2020
 

When will Temecula Valley wineries be re-opening?
It has been two months since the Governor of California’s “Shelter-in Place” orders closed our wineries for wine-tasting and on-site wine consumption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, during this time, we’ve seen our loyal, wine-loving Temecula Valley Wine Country friends show their support for the wineries by ordering wine online, picking up wine “to-go,” joining their wine clubs and participating in virtual wine tastings and meet-ups.  And for that support, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  

Understandably, you’re ready to come back and visit, enjoy a glass (or two) of wine and take in the beauty that is Temecula Wine Country.  We’re certainly ready for that too!  Our wineries are busy putting together health and safety protocols in order to ensure that their customers and staff remain safe and healthy when we are able to re-open.  When will that be? At this time, we don’t know, but we are working closely with our County and State officials to show them that we are ready to open responsibly. 

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back very, very soon!  Please continue to visit this page for updates.
Updated: May 14, 2020
 

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: April 13, 2020

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