THE WILLIAMSBURG WINERY COVID-19 UPDATES
In accordance with the Governor’s pronouncements regarding a Phase 1 reopening, effective beginning May 15, the Williamsburg Winery will be opening its property as follows:
The retail shop and tasting room remain closed. Pick-up service is available and orders can be placed online.
In addition, tasting flights, as well as wine by the glass or bottle, will be offered at the Winery’s outdoor 1619 Pavilion, which will be operating at reduced capacity and with appropriate social distancing. Pavilion Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12 PM to 5 PM and Friday – Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM. This Memorial Day Sunday only we will stay open until 6 pm. Last call is 30 minutes before closing each day.
The Gabriel Archer tavern will begin service on its outdoor patio only. The patio will be operating at reduced capacity and with appropriate social distancing. Now accepting reservations through Open Table. Tavern Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 AM – 4 PM and Friday – Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM.
Wedmore Place will reopen 14 of its 28 rooms. 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.
The Café Provencal remains closed.
The Tasting Room & Wine Bar in Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square and the Wine Bar in Virginia Beach remain closed at this time.
Picnic areas will re-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.
In addition, the Winery is implementing a series of new cleaning and health protocols.
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 rigorous 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