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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 email@example.com
Thank you all,
The Orange Coast Winery Family
Monthly Wine Club Membership Charges
As explained in our recent monthly Wine Wave Newsletters, we did process our wine clubs on the 1st:
Two Wine Club Credits for The Price of One
In these uncertain times, we know many of you will want to put your membership on hold or cancel it outright. If you need to do either, we understand.
But our monthly club runs are needed to support our employees and pay the bills. We would love your support during our closure. We plan to do our club runs.
If you keep your membership active, we will give you a second pick up credit equal to the value of your regular club run:
- Surf Club members get $98 in pick-up credits for your $49 charge.
- Captain’s Club members get $198 in pick-up credits for your $99 charge.
- Yacht Club members get $250 in pick-up credits for your $125 charge.
- Sand Club members get two visits for your one $29 charge.
Doubling your wine purchase should easily offset the lost privilege of complimentary wine tasting.
No Action Necessary to Participate
Club runs (both regular and bonus) will be done automatically for active members who have an active credit card on file.
If you don’t want to be charged, you must cancel your membership or put it on hold before the end of the month by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonus Credit must be used within 6 months of our re-open date.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us at email@example.com
Thank you all,
The Orange Coast Winery Family
Groupon Customers: Orange Coast Winery will honor the full value of your groupon past the expiration date. We look forward to meeting you in the near future!
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