THE WILLIAMSBURG WINERY COVID-19 UPDATES
The Commonwealth of Virginia remains in Phase 3 of the Forward Virginia reopening. The Williamsburg Winery is currently operating with the below restrictions and safety measures in place in accordance with Executive Orders 63 and 67 of the Governor of Virginia and the recommendations of the CDC.
The wine shop is open to the public Noon to 5 PM daily. Social distancing is required within the wine shop, and no more than one party may be at any checkout counter at one time. All guests and staff are required to wear face coverings or masks at all times when inside the wine shop as required by the Governor of Virginia's Executive Order 63. Guests who are unable to wear face coverings may call the wine shop at (757) 229-0999 extension 129 or place a wine order online for curbside pick up during normal business hours.
The Winery Tasting Room remains closed in accordance with the Governor of Virginia's Executive Order 67 requiring that all bars remain closed inside food and beverage establishments. To explore a variety of wine selections, wine is available by the flight (2-ounce pours of 4 different wines) at our 1619 Wine Pavilion as well as at the Gabriel Archer Tavern, Merchants Square Tasting Room & Wine Bar, and Virginia Beach Wine Bar at La Promenade. Multiple flight options are available at each location.
Tours are being offered with limited capacity on Friday through Sunday only. Reservations must be made online in advance. Masks or face coverings are required during all inside portions of the tour except when seated for the wine tasting portion. MAKE A RESERVATION
Wine Club Members may join us for tasting flights in the Wine Club Lounge Friday through Sunday. Seating has been very limited to maintain appropriate social distancing. Two different flights are available. Flight offerings will be changed monthly. All Members will be limited to one visit of up to four people per Membership per month to the Club Lounge until all social distancing restrictions are lifted. These flights are included with the cost of membership and there is no additional charge for a reservation. Bottle and glass service will not be available. No parties larger than 4 (including those under 21 years of age) will be accepted and a 45-minute time limit will be in place to allow us time to sanitize properly between parties. Face coverings or masks are required except when seated at your table. MAKE A WINE CLUB RESERVATION
The 1619 Wine Pavilion is a patio and two-level covered deck with plenty of fans and shade for outdoor wine enjoyment. It is located across from the winery and adjacent to the Gabriel Archer Tavern. Wine flights, glasses of wine, and bottles of wine are available at this location Sunday-Thursday 12 - 5 PM and Friday-Saturday 12 - 7 PM. Last call for wine is 30 minutes prior to closing each day. The top level of the deck is reserved for those 21 and up only, and pets are not permitted inside the deck but are allowed on the patio. Parties larger than 8 guests are not permitted at the Pavilion. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and no reservations are accepted. If the Pavilion is full, picnic tables are available near our Duck Pond. You may order bottles of wine and snacks from our wine shop to bring down to the picnic tables.
For the safety of our staff and fellow guests, we ask that you wear a face covering or mask when you are not seated at your table. Bar seating and bar service remains unavailable in accordance with the Governor of Virginia's Executive Order 67 requiring that all bars remain closed inside food and beverage establishments. Please find a seat and one of our staff will serve you at your table. Please do not move tables or chairs without assistance from our staff as all seating is spaced to provide for appropriate social distancing.
We have live music every Friday night from 5-7 PM through November 13 (weather permitting). Sip on delicious Virginia wine while overlooking the vineyards and enjoying the music. VIEW THE FULL MUSIC SCHEDULE
The Gabriel Archer Tavern is offering limited indoor seating with tables spaced at least 6 feet apart to maintain appropriate social distancing. The patio remains open at reduced capacity and with appropriate social distancing. Bar seating remains unavailable in accordance with the Governor of Virginia's Executive Order 67 requiring that all bars remain closed inside food and beverage establishments.
Tavern Lunch Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 11 AM-4 PM, Thursday-Saturday 11 AM-5 PM. Tavern Dinner Hours: Thursday-Saturday 5 PM-8 PM.
The Williamsburg Winery Wine Bar in Virginia Beach will reopen to the public starting Friday, June 12. We will be open Friday 3-8PM, Saturday 12-8 PM, and Sunday 12-5 PM. Seating both inside and outside has been limited in order to maintain appropriate social distancing. No parties larger than 4 (including those under 21 years of age) will be seated inside. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All guests are required to wear face coverings or masks when inside the building except for when drinking or eating as required by the Governor of Virginia's Executive Order 63.
Starting Sunday, June 14, Wine Club Members will enjoy 25% off bottle purchases on Sundays. Up to 12 bottles of wine per visit may be purchased to enjoy at the Wine Bar or take home. This discount applies only to Williamsburg Winery wines and the Wedmore Place Cremant de Loire, and no additional Member or volume discounts will apply. This discount applies at the Virginia Beach location only.
The Williamsburg Winery Wine Bar & Tasting Room in Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square will reopen to the public starting Thursday, June 18. We will be open Thursday-Saturday 12-7PM and Sunday 12-5 PM. Seating both inside and outside has been limited in order to maintain appropriate social distancing. No parties larger than 4 (including those under 21 years of age) will be seated inside. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All guests are required to wear face coverings or masks when inside the building except for when drinking or eating as required by the Governor of Virginia's Executive Order 63.
Wedmore Place is open. Breakfast service will be provided by room service only. Public areas of the hotels will be open, but gatherings of guests will be limited to maintain appropriate social distancing.
CAFÉ PROVENÇAL remains closed.
In addition, the Winery continues to maintain strict sanitation procedures and practices to ensure the safety of our team and our guests.
All employees will wear masks while interacting with guests and visitors
All employees will be provided regular mandatory hand-washing breaks
Touchless hand sanitizing stations will be available at any open indoor location
All tables, chairs, etc. will be regularly wiped down and sanitized
Hotel rooms will undergo enhanced sanitizing between guests in addition to the usual rigourous cleaning.
Touchless options for check-in and check-out, as well as contactless delivery of towels and other amenities will be available.
The Lobby, elevator, and public rest rooms will all feature hand sanitizing stations.
Moments at Wessex Hundred
A beautifully well-balanced wine with notes of peach, pear, apple, banana, mango, pineapple, and orange zest. The fresh fruits are integrated with a lemon starburst note.
2019 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S WHITE
A very floral wine with layers of tropical pineapple, banana and tangerine with some pleasant stone fruits and cantaloupe as a nice balance.
2019 VIRGINIA SEMI-DRY ROSÉ
Initially the wine reflects wonderfully ripe strawberry, raspberry and cherry notes with almost a jammy quality. Then there is a side of the wine with more peach, plum and nectarine.
It is a richly complex wine with many layers. There is a balance between the dark fruits of figs and dates along with the red fruits of raspberry and dark cherry. There are additionally some nice hints of blueberry, rhubarb and cassis.