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Update on Procedures at Chaberton Estate Winery & the Bacchus Bistro

COVID Updates | September 15, 2021

As per the Provincial Health Order, effective Monday September 13, 2021, all visitors 12 years of age and older will have to show proof of vaccination status for admission to the Bacchus Bistro, for Tastings and to access the Picnic Area

Proof of vaccination status is NOT required for purchases in the Wine Store, or to pick up online orders.

We are required by law to comply with all Provincial Health orders, just as we are required to follow all liquor laws, public safety laws and laws that pertain to us in all levels of government. This is not a decision controlled by us, please treat our staff with respect.

Your cooperation and patience are greatly appreciated.

Below is our Updated procedures for the winery

Picnic Area
  • Maximum number of people increased to 8 per table (Children included) we are willing to split groups to a maximum of two tables, but as the restrictions still state you cannot get up from your table, there can be no mingling between the two.
  • Persons 12 years of age or older sitting at a table will need to produce proof of their vaccine status, persons 18 years or older will need to produce a piece of photo ID, regardless of whether they are partaking in wine or food.
  • Flights are still still available for $10, your choice of 4 wines off of the menu, 2oz pour/glass.
  • Flights and bottles/glasses of wine are available to be purchased and brought out to the picnic area from opening of the wine shop till a 1/2 hour before closing.
  • Tables in the picnic area are limited to a 2 hour time limit (during peak hours), and we reserve the right to ask you to leave earlier if you are disruptive, or if you appear to be intoxicated.
  • Bring your picnic! We encourage you to bring some snacks or lunch and enjoy the front lawn with a glass of our wine. Please no BBQ’s or outside alcohol, we are a licensed establishment and cannot allow alcohol other than our own under BC Law.
  • Furry Friends are Welcome! We are dog friendly on our lawn, but we ask that you keep your dog close and pick up after them.
  • Please do not put out picnic blankets and lawn chairs, the maximum number of people we can have due to liquor and fire code is the amount of tables we have out in our picnic area at this time.
  • Masks are to be worn when entering the Wine Store or bathrooms.
  • We are not booking any events at this time, private or otherwise.
Tastings
  • Persons 12 years of age or older sitting at a table will need to produce proof of their vaccine status, persons 18 years or older will need to produce a piece of photo ID, regardless of whether they are partaking in the tasting. (Please note that although persons younger that 19 can be in the room, they cannot consume alcohol)
  • We are no longer taking reservations for tastings, they are all by walk in our upstairs tasting room. The room is split into two sections and the maximum group size is 6 people.
  • We are holding tastings from 11:30am – 4pm every day
  • Tastings are $10/person and give you a 10% discount on your in-store purchases that day with receipt.
  • Masks do not to be worn while in the tasting room, but the associate taking you through your tasting will be wearing a mask.

 

Wine Store
  • We are increasing our capacity of people in the wine shop to 10 guests at a time due to space.
  • Masks are mandatory, please wear a mask while in the Wine Store. All staff will be wearing masks as well.
  • Proof of Vaccination status is NOT required to make purchases in the Wine Store or to pick up online orders.
  • You will be asked for proof of vaccination status if you purchase flights as they can only be consumed in the picnic area or the benches outside the wine shop doors.

 

Bacchus Bistro
  • Persons 12 years of age or older sitting at a table will need to produce proof of their vaccine status, persons 18 years or older will need to produce a piece of photo ID, regardless of whether they are partaking in wine or food.
  • Masks are mandatory anywhere inside while not seated at your table, and within the washrooms.
  • Staff are to wear masks at all times while working, and not seated at a table.
  • Limitations of larger groups

As always, abusive of staff will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave.

Thank you for your kindness and patience with us as we navigate through this.