COVID Update: Wineries in Phase 2.1

As of November 6, 2020, member wineries and vineyards are in Phase 2.1 of the state’s reopening plans. This phase includes:

  • Indoor facilities may operate at 50 percent capacity, with all tables at least six feet apart and/or have non-porous barriers. Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances, and employees must wear masks.
  • Groups may be seated together indoors, with a maximum of 8 people per group.
  • Please note: Wineries can no longer serve a glass or bottle of wine in their tasting rooms without the purchase of a food item. Patrons must make a food purchase at the time of wine purchase for consumption on premise. Food must be purchased on-site at the winery and cannot be brought from home.

In addition to reopening under these revised guidelines, CT Wine Trail wineries and vineyards will continue no-contact services, including curbside pickup. Although on-premise wine tastings are prohibited Trail-wide, many wineries are instead offering wine flights. Wine is also available for sale by the bottle or by individual glass. Face masks are required for visits and purchases at any member winery or vineyard.

“The health and safety of guests and staff is our top priority. So, we are pleased to be able to re-open with practical measures in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all,” said Margaret Ruggiero, President of the CT Wine Trail Marketing Committee. “We are thrilled to welcome our customers back to our wineries and have appreciated their continued support throughout the last few months.”

For a full list of members of the CT Wine Trail and their contact information click here. Follow our social media for updates! 

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