COVID-19: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT (UPDATED 12/3)
The safety of our visitors, communities, employees and their families is the number one priority of the Placer Wine Trail community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
*AS OF 12/3 PLACER COUNTY WINERIES CONTINUE TO BE OPEN, OUTSIDE, WITH MODIFICATIONS UNDER THE PURPLE TIER (SEE BELOW).
On 12/3, Governor Newsom announced a new Regional Stay at Home order in an effort to stabilize increased rates of COVID-19 infections and ensure availability of hospital beds. The new Order divides the state into five (5) regions based on pre-existing hospital relationships. Placer falls in the Greater Sacramento region.
Once a region falls below 15% ICU bed capacity it will be placed under the Regional Stay at Home Order for at least three weeks, re-evaluated weekly after the third week under the Stay at Home Order. Based on current projections, 4 of the 5 regions (including Greater Sacramento/Placer) will be under the new order within the next few days (early December).
Winery Tasting Rooms are ordered closed during this period. As “Essential Businesses,” CA Wine Institute has advised us that they were told that production, online sales/shipping and curbside pick up may all continue.
PLACER IS NOT YET SUBJECT TO THE NEW STAY AT HOME ORDER. All but the Bay Area Region are expected to be subject to the order in the next few days, with the Bay Area likely to follow in the next couple of weeks.
*PLACER moved into the PURPLE TIER on 11/16 which means service is now provided OUTSIDE ONLY. No meal purchases are required. Appropriate social distancing, group size limitations of 6 or less and face coverings are still recommended guidance per the CDC, ABC and State of California.
Placer County Wine may continued to be purchased directly for curbside pickup, shipping or delivery at any time!
What to Expect For Winter:
-Seated Experiences (table seating 6 ft apart)
-Expanded Outdoor Areas & Seating
-Fire Pits, Blanket & Outdoor Heaters at most wineries to keep you warm & cozy
-Wine Flights, Wine by the Glass/Bottle
-Sanitizing Stations for Guests
-Some use of plastic glasses or byo
-Frequent sanitation of tables, bathrooms and other high-touch areas
-Online & Disposable Menus
What Limitations are In Place?
-No groups larger than 6
-No limos or busses (unless carrying 6 people or less)
-See State Guidance for private gatherings
-Limited capacity due to social distancing / Reservations highly recommended at some locations
*Please keep in mind that hours and tasting options may vary at each winery while we navigate the COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, and most wineries cannot host larger groups (over 6) at this time. We recommend calling ahead to your favorite tasting rooms to plan your visit.
We will continue to monitor and provide updates on this page.
*Check individual winery websites for further details.