Like you, we have been monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. In accordance with the Governor of California’s directive on March 15th, we have closed our Monte Bello and Lytton Springs Tasting Rooms until further notice. For the time being, website orders and wine club shipments will continue as normal.
Wine club members with will call pick up orders can have their orders held for the time being or can contact us to have their wines shipped.
FedEx has put new protective measures in place to help you receive your wine shipment safely. If you do not feel comfortable touching FedEx equipment to sign for your package, your driver can offer the following alternatives:
According to the World Health Organization, it is safe to handle packages even if they’ve travelled through locations with COVID-19 cases: “The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.” The CDC also maintains that the risk of transmission from surfaces is low. All of our wine shipments are fulfilled in-house and our warehouse team has implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of our employees and your package including:
We have transitioned to a work-from-home setting for most of our employees. Additionally, we have increased our standard sick leave for full time employees from two weeks to four weeks per the new Federal directive for COVID-19. This is an assurance that our employees are not coming to work with any flu-like symptoms.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will respond based on the advice of government and public health authorities. We wish everyone the best in these unusual times, hope you all stay safe, and look forward to welcoming you at our wineries in the not-too-distant future.