Beginning June 5th, Virginia will enter into Phase 2 of the re-opening process.  Here are the guidelines that were given and will will update the information below as soon as we have it available.

safer at home: phase two
restaurant and beverage services
scope: Restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries,
cideries, mobile units (food trucks), distilleries, wineries,
and tasting rooms.
phase 2: Establishments must either implement the following
mandatory requirements or close.
Mandatory Requirements:
Businesses must strictly adhere to the physical distancing guidelines, enhanced cleaning and
disinfection practices, and enhanced workplace safety practices provided in the “Guidelines
for All Business Sectors” document. Virginia Department of Health and Virginia
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regulated facilities must continue to
follow requirements related to prohibiting sick employees in the workplace, strict
handwashing practices, and procedures and practices to clean and sanitize surfaces.
During Phase 2, businesses should continue to offer takeout and delivery options. If
businesses choose to open to dine-in customers, they may do so in indoor and outdoor spaces
and must adhere to the following additional requirements for service:
 Post signage at the entrance that states that no one with a fever or symptoms of
COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted
in the establishment.
 Post signage to provide public health reminders regarding physical distancing,
gatherings, options for high risk individuals, and staying home if sick (See samples at
the bottom of this document).
 Occupancy must be limited to no more than 50% of the lowest occupancy load on the
certificate of occupancy, if applicable, while maintaining a minimum of six feet of
physical distancing between all individuals as much as possible.
 Provide a minimum of six feet between parties at tables, (i.e., the six feet cannot
include the space taken up by the seated guest). If tables are not movable, seat parties
at least six feet apart. Spacing must also allow for physical distancing from areas
outside of the facility’s control (i.e. provide physical distancing from persons on
public sidewalks).
 All parties, whether seated together or across multiple tables, must be limited to 50
patrons or less.
 Do not seat multiple parties at any one table unless marked with six foot divisions
(such as with tape).
 Bar seats and congregating areas of restaurants must be closed to patrons except for
through-traffic. Non-bar seating in the bar area (i.e., tables or counter seats that do not
line up to a bar or food service area) may be used for customer seating as long as a
minimum of six feet is provided between parties at tables.
 Keep game areas, dance floors, and playgrounds closed. If live musicians are
performing at an establishment, they must remain at least six feet from patrons and
 Employees working in customer dining and service areas are required to wear face
coverings over their nose and mouth, such as using CDC Use of Cloth Face Coverings
 Use single-use disposable menus (e.g., paper) and discard after each customer.
Reusable menus are not permitted in Phase 2. Refilling food and beverage containers
or implements brought in by customers is not allowed in Phase 2.
 Prior to each shift, employers should ask that the employee self-measure their
temperature and assess symptoms. Please see VDH Interim Guidance for
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers During
Widespread Community Transmission.
 No self-service of food (except beverages), including condiments. Condiments must
be removed from tables and dispensed by employees upon the request of a customer.
Buffets must be staffed by servers. For self-service beverage areas, use beverage
equipment designed to dispense by a contamination-free method.
 Perform thorough cleaning and disinfection of frequently contacted surfaces including
digital ordering devices, check presenters, self-service areas, tabletops, bathroom
surfaces, and other common touch areas every 60 minutes during operation.
Tabletops and credit card/bill folders must be disinfected between patrons.
 Table resets must be done by an employee who has washed their hands with soap and
water for at least 20 seconds just prior to reset activities.
 Patrons may wait for takeout or for seated dining in the lobby area, but they must
maintain six feet of physical distance between parties.

With every Charlottesville Winery, Brewery, Distillery and Cidery re-opening in different phases we want to provide rough insight into the status of their location.*

  • Charlottesville Winerie

    • King Family Vineyards
      • Indoor Prohibitions
        At this time, we are unable to offer any indoor seating or wine service. Our Tasting Room building will
        only be available for restroom access. There will be a limit on number of patrons allowed at one time into
        the restrooms and we have set up a one-way entrance and exit.
        Wine Tastings & On Premise Bottle Sales (10:00am – 5:30pm Daily)
        We will only be offering seating and wine service outdoors on our patios, lawns, and polo field spaces. All
        seating has been arranged to ensure adequate social distancing and we ask that guests refrain from moving
        any patio or lawn furniture. We encourage you to come along with your own picnic blankets or folding
        chairs. Pop up tents are prohibited on our Tasting Room lawn. We have setup outdoor bars and delineated
        lines have been designed to ensure strict social distancing between patrons and staff.
        Health & Sanitation
        Our staff will be wearing face coverings to keep you safe and we hope that you will consider doing the
        same for us! Additionally, we have instituted heightened disinfection and cleaning of our restrooms,
        points of sale, and common touch points, in accordance with CDC guidelines. You will also notice eight
        new hand sanitizing stations for your convenience.
        Pets & Children
        We do still invite you to bring along your pets and children. Now more than ever, it will be important to
        ensure your entire family is being mindful of the space of others, with care taken not to encroach on the
        social distance spacing of others.
        Polo Field Access
        A limited number of socially distant spaces will be available around our polo field on a first come, first
        served basis. These spaces will be marked with traffic cones for visibility. We ask that you are mindful
        of maintaining an appropriate amount of space between your group and others while enjoying the field.
        Weather permitting, we will be offering field-side wine sales each Saturday & Sunday.
    • DelFosse Vineyards and Winery
      • Guests will have access to our outdoor lawn and patio areas only, save for the use of our restroom facilities, during our regular business hours (Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
        While we will have an outdoor bottles-only sales station, we recommend wine continue to be pre-purchased for curbside pickup to minimize person-to-person contact. These can be placed in advance by ordering online or by calling us at 434-263-6100.
        As access will be outdoors only, tables are limited. We recommend reserving a table in advance by emailing Peter (General Manager).  Consider the option to bring your own picnic blanket and chairs. No groups greater than 10 people will be permitted. We strongly encourage everyone to wear PPE. Social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
    • Hilltop Berry Farm and Winery
      • Highly recommend curbside pick up only.  Very limited outside seating.
    • Brent Manor Vineyards
      • Closed Until Further Notice
    • Pollak Vineyards
      • Starting this week, May 18th, Pollak will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 12-5pm for curbside pickup and patio seating by reservation only.  Table reservations will have a three bottle minimum (which can include to go and on-site purchases).  Reservations will be given one and a half hours to enjoy the estate and wine. Groups will be limited to 4 people or less.  Time blocks are:  12pm1:45pm, or 3:30pm  Please remember to bring your own mask. Masks will be required to use the facilities. Please be responsible and respectful to our staff and others by maintaining social distancing standards. Dogs are fine as long as they are on a leash.
    • Tasting Room & Taphouse @ Mount Ida Reserve
    • Veritas Vineyard and Winery
      • Veritas will be open by reservation only seven days a week.  Reservations are recommended for the full Veritas experience but not required.  Walk-up and enjoy the lawn, the lawn offers a limited terrace menu and bottle sales only or make a reservations for a Veritas Picnic Area and enjoy innovative wine tastings, private tented picnic areas and the full terrace menu!  Make a Reservation Here!
    • Afton Mountain Vineyards
      • Welcoming wine club members only, by advance reservation only.
    • Jefferson Vineyards
      • Reopening starts June 1st
    • Trump Winery
    • Blenheim Vineyards
      • Closed until further notice
    • Septenary Winery
      • In accordance with the governor’s Phase One guidelines, we will have outdoor seating only, with no indoor access other than limited restroom availability.
    • Valley Road Vineyards
    • Flying Fox Vineyards
    • Cardinal Point Winery
      • On premise consumption is Saturday and Sunday, by reservation only.  At this time, reservations can only be made by our Co-Op members.  Co-Op members can make reservations for themselves and up to 7 guests (for a total of up to 8) by calling the tasting room and receiving confirmation of their reservation. Reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis. (540) 456-8400.  We are not allowing visitors under the age of 21. We also ask that you leave your pets at home.
    • Barboursville Vineyards
    • Horton Winery
      • Bottle sales and wine by the glass.  Outdoor spaces only.
    • Keswick Vineyards
      • Reservation only.  Outdoor only. The inside of the Tasting Room will remain closed. Flights, Glasses and Bottle Sales only, No Tastings.  All guests are required to wear a mask. We are wearing them for your safety, please return the favor.  No guests under the age of 21.
    • Wisdom Oak Vineyards
      • Reservation only.
  • Charlottesville Breweries
  • Charlottesville Cideries
    • Albemarle Ciderworks North Garden
    • Bold Rock Cider Nellysford
      • Bold Rock Nellysford continues to offer curbside carryout for our cider, seltzer and craft cocktails Thursday – Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM while our dining room and outdoor areas remain closed to the public. Our Taproom is not currently open Sunday – Wednesday.
    • Castle Hill Cider
      • Reopening weekend: May 15-17 from 1 TO 8 PM
    • Blue Toad Cidery
  • Charlottesville Distillery
    • Silverback Distillery
      • Outdoor tastings, reservations required.
    • Ragged Branch Distillery
      • Closed until Phase 2.
    • Vitae Distillery
      • We can accommodate a limited number of patrons for tastings and cocktails.
    • Virginia Distillery
      • Closed until further notice.

*Please contact locations of your choice for a more accurate opening policy.