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Cellar door tastings under COVID-19 restrictions

Victorian wineries and cellar doors are able to reopen from June 1, 2020, with strict compliance to COVID-19 regulations for social distancing, contact tracing and sanitation.

 

The government-mandated restrictions include:

  • contact details must be kept for every visitor at a venue
  • visitors must be able to declare that they are healthy and well to enter a venue
  • cellar door tastings must be served seated. Staff must observe 1.5m distance.
  • tasting glasses can only be used once, spittoons should be disposable
  • a maximum of 20 people can be allowed in any enclosed space; the number of people allowed may be smaller than this, depending on size of the space
  • visitors must maintain 1.5m distance between themselves, unless travelling together as a group. Maximum group sizes apply.
  • group sizes and maximum capacities include both those that intend on tasting wines, and those that don't, including children. Please be sure to include all members of your party who wish to enter the building in the numbers when pre-booking.
  • maximum visit time in one venue is 2 hours
  • once a purchase is made, customers must leave the premises
  • all surfaces must be thoroughly sanitised between visitors

The wineries of the King Valley are committed to the health of our community, and will follow these regulations to the letter.

With these regulations in place, the cellar door experience may be very different from what you are used to.  Some wineries will choose not to open for tastings at this time.

We ask that visitors check with each venue that they plan to visit, and demonstrate patience and understanding as we implement these changes.

Brown Brothers

Brown Brothers Cellar Door offers seated wine tastings 10am-5pm each day. Bookings are recommended, via the website.

Wine sales are available for takeaway, no bookings required.

The Wine Bar offers casual lunches (bookings recommended) and takeaway coffee and treats 10am-4pm. Open Saturdays and Sundays only, until July 2, and Thursday to Monday from July 2 onwards.

Prosecco brunch and Prosecco Lunch in the Lounge are both available for booking, via the website.

Patricia's Table Restaurant is planned to reopen in August 2020.

Chrismont

Chrismont Cellar Door is open for takeaway bottle sales, 10am-5pm each day. No tastings available at this time.

Wine sales are also available online, with free freight Australia-wide for orders of 12 bottles or more.

Chrismont Restaurant & Larder is planned to reopen for lunchtime dining five days a week (Friday to Tuesday) from July 17 - bookings essential, by phone or email.

Dal Zotto Wines

Dal Zotto Wines offers seated tastings each day. Tastings must be pre-booked through the website.

The Trattoria is open for lunch Thursday to Sunday, and dinner on Friday nights. Bookings are essential, via the website.

Takeaway pizza available Friday night, Saturday and Sunday lunch.

Darling Estate

Darling Estate is open for tastings and wine sales by appointment.

John Gehrig Wines

The John Gehrig cellar door is open for tastings and wine purchases each day.

King River Estate

King River Estate offers seated tastings on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

La Cantina King Valley

La Cantina King Valley will remain closed at this time.

Wine sales are available online, with free freight for orders of 6 bottles or more.

Pizzini Wines

Pizzini Wines offers seated tastings each day. Bookings recommended, via the website.

The Pizzini family-owned Mountain View Hotel is open for lunch and dinner each day.

Politini

Politini Wines offers seated tastings on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

Bookings recommended, either by phone or email.

Sam Miranda

Sam Miranda is open 10am-5pm each day for takeaway bottle sales. No tastings available at this time.

Takeaway meals available, and restaurant planned to reopen for lunch from June 26.

Symphonia Fine Wines

Symphonia Fine Wines will remain closed at this time.

Wine sales are available online.

Wood Park Wines

Wood Park Wines is open by appointment for takeaway bottle sales.

No tastings available at this time.

Restaurants and cafes open

Dal Zotto Trattoria

Lunch Thursday to Sunday, dinner Friday night. Takeaway available Friday night and weekend lunches. Bookings essential on website.

Mountain View Hotel

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Bookings essential 03 5729 8270.

Brown Brothers Wine Bar

Casual lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Bookings essential on website.

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