Current Covid 19 Restrictions in Victoria – Cellar Doors/Wineries.

Please find below the latest information – applicable from 1st of June. This information is from the official Victorian Government Guidelines.

Hopefully by 22nd of June there will be more easing of restrictions. I will keep you updated if the situation changes.

“What about cellar doors at wineries? What restrictions apply?

 

Official Government Response.

“Victoria’s winery restaurants and cafes can resume dine-in service, so long as they are meeting the requirements outlined by the Chief Health Officer including patron limits, physical distancing, signage and hygiene.

For those wineries with a restaurant or cafe they will be able to sell alcohol by the bottle and glass or sell a wine tasting experience if they are serving with a seated meal. In addition, they can sell full bottles from their cellar doors for consumption away from the premise.

As part of this sales process, where the liquor license

permits it, a cellar door may also choose to offer free samples of its produce to a seated customer to help the customer choose what to buy – but they will not be able to sell a tasting or wine by the glass, unless it is accompanied by a seated meal”.