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How Wineries Are Thinking Out Of The Box During Covid 19 To Survive

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30/04/2020 Here’s how few wineries are pushing forward during Covid-19 with creative solutions to drive sales and stay connected with their consumers.

(Image credit: Rock Pond winery)

These are extraordinary and unprecedented times. It’s safe to say that no one had a plan in place for how to deal with a worldwide pandemic. But here are a few ways booze businesses are keeping their employees and business going on,  during this uncertain time by thinking “Out of the Box” Ways, wineries are ready to serve their customers. Learn and see how the brewing world is dealing with this new normal.

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1. Woodhouse Wine Estates

About: Woodhouse Wine Estates joined a small group of winery greats in Woodinville in 2004, producing award-winning and critically acclaimed wines under five unique labels: Darighe, Dussek, Maghee, Kennedy Shah and Hudson Shah.

Their mission is to craft high-quality wines that are terroir-driven with luscious, complex fruit. They focus on balance and restraint, so their wines age very well. Woodhouse Wine Estates quickly becomes the favorite for any guest who has the chance to experience the rustic elegance of our 1,500 square foot tasting bar, spacious seating area, and dreamy Viking kitchen. Our impressive venue space hosts corporate events, parties, weddings, and receptions for up to 100 guests, featuring all of the Woodhouse labels.

Order and Pick up Details: On-site pick-up, Friday – Sunday from noon-5pm

You may come to their tasting room Friday – Sunday to purchase wine to take home. No preorders are necessary.

Free same day home delivery, Wednesday-Sunday, within a 20-mile radius of the winery. Orders of 12+ bottles received by 10 am can be delivered directly to your home or business the same day free of charge.

Free FedEx Ground shipping: Orders of 12+ bottles will receive free ground shipping within the continental U.S. 

Contact: In order to take advantage of the free home delivery and free ground shipping, YOU MUST CONTACT chris@twwe.com with your order information. Placing an order through their website IS NOT currently an option.

2. Two Vintners

About: Branching out. Trying new styles. New varietals. Two Vintners want to expose you to wines that show how unique Washington wine can be. Their goal is to make a wine that you want to share with your friends and family. They want their wine to be shared, experienced, and accessible to all, something special that everyone will enjoy.

Order and Pick up Details: Two Vintners are offering FREE delivery within 20 miles of the winery on purchases of 6 bottles or more. If ordering online, enter the code DELIVERY at checkout. They’re also offering FREE shipping for 6 bottle purchases in the continental United States, enter code FREE at checkout.

They are also implementing curbside pickup at the winery starting this weekend.  They will not have their tasting room open for tastings or glass pours but will package up your orders and wine club pickups and place them in your car.  They just ask that you either call ahead to place your order and let them know that you are coming so they can have it ready to go.  Or place your order online and call them when you are on the way.  They are offering curbside pickup this weekend from Noon to 5 PM both Saturday and Sunday and Tuesday through Friday by appointment.

Contact: To order your wines call us @ 425.362.9165, email: kerri@twovintners.com, or order online at https://twovintners.com/collections/all

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3. Torii Mor Winery

About: Torii Mor Winery started with a vision: the pursuit of elegant, Old World style Pinot Noir.

Dr. Donald Olson moved to Oregon to pursue this vision and purchased an older vineyard in the Willamette Valley, planted in 1972, and renamed it Olson Estate Vineyard. High in the Dundee Hills, the ten acres of old vines produce high-quality Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay year after year.

Don was drawn to the close ties Pinot Noir has to the earth and its ability to express terroir. The name Torii Mor derives from the Torii gate in the property’s Japanese garden and the ancient Scandinavian word for earth. Together, the name is a nod to Pinot Noir’s expression of terroir and connection to the earth.

After the first vintage in 1993 with just 1,000 cases, Torii Mor today produces 10,000 cases annually under the direction of Burgundian winemaker Jacques Tardy. Jacques produces those wines of elegance and balance that Don began pursuing years ago and Torii Mor continues to pursue elegance in winemaking, respect for the earth, and balanced wines that can be enjoyed for years to come.

Order and Pick up Details: Torii Mor is offering complimentary shipping on orders of 6 bottles or more! Bottle sales and curbside pickups are now available at the Torii Mor Woodinville Tasting Room on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 5 PM. 

Contact: Give them a call at 425.908.7111 if you would like to schedule a curbside pickup and they will bring it out to you! You can also call to place a shipping order or visit their website at www.toriimorwinery.com.

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4. Three of Cups Winery

About: Founded in 2013, Three of Cups is a new winery based in the Artisan Hill area of Woodinville, WA producing limited quantities of premium Washington State wines. Three of Cups was formed by friends who share a passion for wine and food and wanted to expand that beyond our friends and family.  The tarot card, Three of Cups, symbolizes conviviality, abundance, joy, and friendship – all things that happen naturally with wine.

Order and Pick up Details: The winery will be staffed this weekend during normal business hours to support any curbside orders. Orders can be placed ahead of time on their website. Please let them know in the “Order Notes” or by phone when you plan to stop by.

They are happy to hold orders for a more convenient pickup time if needed and/or any “shelter-in-place” announcements are made.

They are offering free shipping on any orders of three bottles or more to anywhere we ship through the end of June.

Contact: Hours to order are Saturdays: 12 – 5 pm Sundays: 1 – 4 pm or by appointment and call on 425.286.6657

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5. Rocky Pond Winery

About: Three years later we bought a one-acre lot on the Columbia River in Eastern Washington, thinking it would be fun to plant a few vines, make a little wine, to remember those trips by. But we soon discovered that, just as vines dig roots deep into the soil, they’d sunk those roots deep into us, too.

One month later we were digging test pits for soil content, had a vineyard consultant determining where each varietal would grow the best, and consulting with a winemaker who told us that our instincts had been right, that the soil around us was both unique and amazing, and we should buy more.

And so, with the acquisition of the amazing Clos CheValle as well as our Double D vineyard, Rocky Pond Winery came to life, born of love, dedication, and maybe a little-inspired madness.

We believe all the talented professionals who came into our lives to help develop our vineyards and to make truly great wines for us, were miracles sent our way that we

Order and Pick up Details: Curbside pickup available during normal business hours – call ahead to schedule. Local home delivery within 20 miles of our Woodinville tasting room. Special shipping offers:

$1 shipping on purchases of a case or more

$10 shipping on a purchase of 6+ bottles

$15 shipping on purchase of 3+ bottles

Contact: Purchase online: https://bit.ly/BuyRockyPondWine OR Call their team: 425.949.9044 Ext. 2 OR Email: sales@rockypondwinery.com

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6. Pondera Winery

About: Pondera Winery is a family-owned, boutique winery located in the Warehouse Winery District of Woodinville, Washington. Winemaker, Shane Howard, has been making wine since 2003 and the winery was officially launched with the Pondera brand in early 2005.  The winery specializes in the production of high quality, well balanced red varietals and Bordeaux style blends. Our grapes are sourced from six outstanding vineyards covering three different AVA’s of Washington state.  Each wine is very limited and our entire production is currently 3000 cases annually.

Order and Pick up Details: New hours and service limitations for our tasting room & gallery. New Hours. Thursday – Sunday – 12-5 pm. Effective now through March 31st. The tasting room will be open for order pick-ups and bottle purchases only. Tasting and glass pours will not be available on-premise. Curbside pick-up will also be available. 

Contact: Place your order by phone, email or web store, then give them a call when you arrive and a member of our team will deliver your wine to your vehicle. (425) 486-8500. Shipping is also available. Visit their website or email dan@ponderawinery.com with your order and they will ship your wine right away.

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7. Maryhill Winery

About: Maryhill Winery is one of Washington state’s largest and most-visited wineries. The winery draws more than 75,000 guests to Maryhill annually, while the region offers warm summer days, year-round appeal, and excellent winemaking and continues to gain recognition as an emerging wine destination. Responding to growing demand for our wine in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene metro region and Vancouver, we offer two additional satellite tasting rooms with the same world-class experiences, with our sights on a fourth location in Woodinville, Washington, in the Seattle area.

Order and Pick up Details: Everyone receives 20% off wine when they visit the tasting room. If you are a club member or industry we are offering up to 40% off case purchases! As a thank you for being a loyal customer, we are offering an additional 10% off wine purchases and a flat-rate $20 ground shipping fee on orders placed ONLINE between now and the end of March.

Contact: To order, simply go online at maryhillwinery.com and see the discount applied during checkout.

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8. Gard Vintners

About: Gard Vintners was founded by Josh and Lisa Lawrence, along with Josh's dad John Lawrence and uncle Sandy Lawrence, who had farmed the Royal Slope for more than 40 years. The winery and estate vineyard is now owned and operated by Josh and his wife, Lisa, who oversees sales and marketing, while Josh oversees the vineyard and other farm and orchard operations.

Order and Pick up Details: FREE delivery within a 15-mile radius of their Woodinville, Walla Walla, and Ellensburg tasting rooms and the greater Royal City/Moses Lake vicinity. Curbside pick-up at tasting rooms – call or email ahead, then call them when you arrive. FREE shipping on any shipments in Washington state. FREE shipping on 6+ bottles to ship-compliant states in the lower 48

Contact: For orders or questions, email them at wine@gardvintners.com or call them at the tasting rooms: Woodinville  (425) 415-3813 Order online: www.gardwine.com . *For online delivery orders, please select Pick Up and then add the word “Delivery” in the Notes section. 

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9. Eye of the Needle Winery

About: At Eye of the Needle Winery, owners Bob and Lauren Bullock are all about discovery and community. Wine just happens to be their transportation of choice. The full-service tasting room is meant to be an extension of the Bullock living room – a place humming with good vibes and generous hospitality. Wine snobs need not apply. “It’s not who we are, not our game,” says Lauren. “We don’t have airs or pretenses and neither does our wine. It’s all about enjoyment.”

Thankfully, good hospitality and good wine are not mutually exclusive. Eye of the Needle wines are sourced from the state’s top wineries and vineyards – the kind of quality that earns big points from national critics. It’s not “everyday” wine even though the prices are at “everyday” levels. “It’s all about taste and value to our customers,” says Bob. “Everyone wants to come home from work and pull a cork. We want to help make that possible.”

Order and Pick up Details: 3 Easy Ways with a 10% Discount:

Order Online:  Eyeoftheneedlewinery.com or By Phone:  425-406-0089

Curbside PickUp: Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  11:30 am – 4pm 

Complimentary Delivery up to 75mile radius.. call for details! $10 Flat Rate Shipping until April 1st!

Contact: Order Online:  Eyeoftheneedlewinery.com or contact By Phone:  425-406-0089

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10. Darby Winery

About: At Darby Winery, grapes from Washington State’s best vineyards are brought directly to your glass through a minimalist approach and old-world techniques. Darby English meticulously crafts his varietals, delicately balancing the unique flavors of each grape to transform them into Washington’s best wines. With precision, passion, and more than a decade of award-winning experience, Darby continues to stay at the forefront of the industry, cultivating wines with both elegance and edge.

Order and Pick up Details: Darby Winery is supporting the community in the following ways:

20% off all bottle purchase

30% 12+ or more bottle purchase

Open for pick up in Woodinville (Fri-Sun 12 pm – 6 pm) and West Seattle (Th – Sun 12 pm – 6 pm)

Pre-Order online for pick up

Free West Seattle Delivery on 6+ bottle purchases

Free Ground Shipping, if can’t make it for pick up, on 6+ bottle purchases

Contact: Visit www.darbywinery.cominfo@darbywinery.com or call 425.233.7879

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