Wine - Good
Coronavirus - Bad
As of Sunday, March 15, Governor Newsom called for all California bars, wineries, and brewpubs to close immediately for the time being to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following his orders, we will be closed until further notice. We're looking forward to opening our doors again in the future, and will keep everyone updated. We're hoping everyone and their families stay healthy and safe.
We are exploring additional incentives for our active wine club members and will share that when we are ready.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all,
The Orange Coast Winery Family
Friday, March 13, 2020
Orange Coast Wine Club Members and Wine Lovers –
Like the rest of the world, Orange Coast Winery staff is diligently working to navigate the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
Every day I am studying the information and resources on numerous websites including the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), the Orange County Health Organization, and the City of Newport Beach. I am talking to my contacts at other wineries, restaurants, bars, and small businesses.
The best news so far is that as of Friday, Orange County has less than 10 cases and officials say: “Risk of infection to public in Orange County is believed to be low.”
Currently, we plan to operate during normal hours. We added several new steps to our cleaning protocols including hourly wipe downs of all hardware and surfaces customers and employees touch. We stocked up on industrial cleaners, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes. We require ailing employees to stay home.
If you would like more detail on our revised procedures, please ask. I could list them, but I have received 57 emails from various business and for the most part, we are all following the same guidelines.
In the event the situation worsens, we are prepared to take steps from reducing our hours to temporarily closing the business. Please monitor our website, Facebook, and Instagram to see if we changed our hours.
Many people could be afflicted by this ailment. Many, many more are being afflicted by lost wages as businesses shut down. Thank you for your continued support of Orange Coast Winery during this difficult time!
We are exploring optional services and incentives that will allow you to enjoy our wine. If you prefer to practice social distancing, we would like you to do so with Orange Coast Winery wines. Hence, we are investigating curbside-concierge service where you can order your wine via phone. We will pack-it up and carry it to your car for you.
I promise to keep you updated. In between our email blasts, you can visit our special page on our website: www.orangecoastwinery.com/Coronavirus.
Wash your hands. Get as much rest as possible. Stay healthy (and thirsty) my friends.
Peter Swanson (a.k.a. Majordomo)
Orange Coast Winery