A well-established Temecula winery has announced that it will be closing temporarily after two members of its staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Founded in 2001 in Temecula wine county, Wilson Creek Winery encompasses a tasting room, full-service restaurant, outdoor picnic area, and is a popular wedding venue with multiple event spaces. It recently reopened its tasting room and restaurant on June 12.
In a Facebook post, the family-owned winery said that it is sharing news of the diagnoses in the interest of transparency and says that it will be continuing with its safety protocols which include using a professional sanitation crew to disinfect the property and requiring temperature checks and face coverings for all employees.
The winery, which is perhaps best known for its sweet Almond Sparkling Wine, is remaining open for curbside wine club and bottle pickups from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and its on-site eatery, The Courtyard Bar and Grill, will be serving slushies and pizza to-go from noon to 5 p.m.
This is just one of several COVID-19 related closures in the Temecula area. Nearby Doffo Winery shared that it will be temporarily closing because a team member has tested positive for the virus, and the Village News reports that Nothing Bundt Cakes and the Old Town Temecula restaurant 1909 have also shuttered because of COVID-19 cases.