THE WILLIAMSBURG WINERY COVID-19 UPDATES
In accordance with the Governor’s pronouncements regarding a Phase 2 reopening, effective beginning June 5, the Williamsburg Winery will be opening its property as follows:
The wine shop will reopen to the public starting Friday, June 5th from Noon to 5 PM daily. Social distancing will be required within the wine shop. The floor will be marked with decals for the check out lines. 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.
We will begin offering tours at 50% capacity starting Friday, June 19. Reservations must be made in advance through the website for both the Introduction to Wine Tour and the Extensive Tour. Tours will be available Friday through Sunday only.
Wine Club Members may join us for tasting flights in the Wine Club Lounge starting Friday, June 19 by reservation through the website only. The Club Lounge Friday through Sunday only, and seating will be reduced to allow for physical distancing. Two different flights will be offered and the price is included with the Club Membership. All Members will be limited to one visit of up to four people per Membership per month to the Club Lounge until all physical distancing restrictions are lifted. 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.
We will continue to offer wine flights, bottles, and glasses at the 1619 Wine Pavilion from Sunday through Thursday 12-5 PM and Friday & Saturday 12-7 PM (last call for wine is 30 minutes before closing). Seating on the patio and deck areas will continue to be spaced to practice social distancing. The top level of the deck is reserved for those 21 and up, and pets are not permitted inside the deck. Parties larger than 10 guests are not permitted at the Pavilion. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Our picnic areas and grounds will be open the same hours for the enjoyment of bottles and picnics.
Our Live Music at the Pavilion Series returns Friday, July 3! Join us from 5 - 7 PM at the 1619 Wine Pavilion for live music and sip on delicious Virginia Wine while overlooking the vineyards here at Wessex Hundred!
The Gabriel Archer Tavern will begin offering limited indoor seating at 50% capacity on Friday 5th June. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
The patio will be operating at reduced capacity and with appropriate social distancing. No parties larger than 10 people. Click here for reservations. Tavern Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 AM – 4 PM and Friday – Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM.
Picnic areas remain open, but guests may not congregate in groups of more than 10, and groups must remain appropriately spaced. As our outdoor seating areas are very limited, we strongly encourage our guests to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and spread out around the farm.
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 will be limited to 50% capacity and bar seating will not be available. No parties larger than 4 (including those under 21 years of age) will be seated. 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 will be limited to 50% capacity. No parties larger than 4 (including those under 21 years of age) will be seated. 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 remains open at 50% capacity (14 of its 28 rooms available for booking). Breakfast service will be provided by room service only. Public areas of the hotel will be open, but limited to no more than 10 guests and with 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
2018 PETITE FLEUR
2018 WESSEX HUNDRED CHARDONNAY
2017 MERLOT RESERVE
The wine itself is very aromatic with notes of honeysuckle, orange blossom, apple, wildflower honey and gardenia. The wine finishes very clean with the flavors lingering for a long time providing a smoothly luscious sensation.
Featuring upfront aromas of baked apple, peach cobbler, and orange blossom. balanced by some tropical fruit notes of mango and papaya.
The bright, red fruit aspects of cherries,raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb and cassis are well integrated with some quieter elements of dried fruits
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