We are officially open for tastings in our outdoor wine garden!
All wine tasting* at this point in the re-opening must be by appointment only, so we have set up a reservation system for you to use. Reservations are available on the hour and half hour, for groups of up to six people. Your reservation will be scheduled for slightly less than an hour to leave time for thorough sanitation between groups. The tasting fee is $15 per person (free for wine club members) or waived with the purchase of two bottles. If you have any difficulty with the reservation process, please call Lois at 831-818-1405.
*A bit about the Sones Cellars wine garden in the time of COVID-19
At Sones Cellars, we have decided to have our tastings only available outdoors for now, as science tells us that this is the safest setting for all of us. State and County orders require that tasting be by appointment only and that everyone wear a face covering at all times, except during the time you are seated and tasting wine. For your own safety and the safety of others, if you are sick in any way, please stay home. We are required to refuse service to you if you are not wearing a face covering over your mouth and nose, or if you have symptoms that could potentially be COVID-19.
You'll see that our wine tasting system will be quite different, as well. As it could potentially be unsafe to pour from one bottle into glasses that have already been used, we will be serving your wine tastes for your entire group in small carafes that you can pour yourself. Your server will be masked at all times and has been trained in our new sanitation procedures. All surfaces will be thoroughly sanitized between groups of tasters.
Remember that this is new territory all of us, so please bear with us and help us keep our temporary use permit allowing us to once again have tasting at the winery. If you have questions or suggestions, please be sure to let us know. This is an ever-evolving process and we are all learning together.