Wineries doing their part to prevent COVID-19 spread

by | Mar 24, 2020 | Covid-19

Announcements of the temporary closure of the hospitality sectors of certain wine farms have been streaming in since Monday, following the news that several wineries have had exposure to members of a tour group who have since tested positive for COVID-19. As wineries depend on tourism, it is important not to spread panic and keep an eye on the affected farms’ social media pages for accurate info.

The closure of winery restaurants and tasting rooms are precautionary measures aiming to limit the spread of COVID-19. A few wineries who did not have contact with the tour group who have since confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, have also come to the decision to close their tourism offerings for a period of up to two weeks with the health and safety of both staff and visitors being a main priority.

Although wine cannot be enjoyed in some of our favourite tasting rooms or winery restaurants in the following weeks, it is business as usual in terms of sales and online sales of wine. For many of these wineries, you can still order your favourite wines to be delivered to your home.

After President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a National State of Disaster due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the following wineries have announced temporary closure:

  1. Almenkerk (until further notice)
  2. Alto (until further notice)
  3. Alvi’s Drift
  4. Anthonij Rupert Wyne
  5. Blaauwklippen (until further notice)
  6. Bosman Family Vineyards Hermanus
  7. Bouchard Finlayson
  8. Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate (until further notice)
  9. Bushmanspad Estate
  10. Climor Wines
  11. Clos Malverne (until further notice)
  12. Cloof Wine Estate (will go into 21-day lockdown from 27 March) 
  13. Darling Cellars
  14. De Grendel Wine & Restaurant
  15. Delheim Wines (will go into 21-day lockdown from 26 March)
  16. De Wet Cellar
  17. De Wetshof Estate
  18. Deux Freres (until further notice)
  19. Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate
  20. Eagle’s Cliff
  21. Exdiem Wine & Olives
  22. Fleur du Cap (until further notice)
  23. Gabriëlskloof
  24. Glen Carlou (until further notice)
  25. Glenelly Estate (until 31 March)
  26. Graham Beck
  27. Grangehurst (until further notice)
  28. Groot Constantia (until further notice)
  29. Idiom (until further notice)
  30. Jason’s Hill
  31. J.C Le Roux (until further notice)
  32. Kanonkop (until further notice)
  33. Kanu Wines (until further notice)
  34. Keermont (until after Easter Holiday)
  35. Koelenhof (until further notice)
  36. Kleinhoekkloof Wines
  37. Klein Constantia
  38. Kleinood (until further notice)
  39. Kleine Zalze Wine Estate (until 29 March)
  40. Klein Welmoed (until further notice)
  41. Kunjani (three weeks – until further notice)
  42. La Motte Wines
  43. L’Avenir Wine Estate (until further notice)
  44. Leopard’s Leap
  45. Leeu Collection
  46. L’Ormarins
  47. Meerlust (until further notice)
  48. Nederburg Wines
  49. Neil Ellis (until further notice)
  50. Neethlingshof (until 31 March)
  51. Oak Valley
  52. Overhex
  53. Paul Cluver Wines
  54. Peter Falke wines (until further notice)
  55. Reyneke Wines
  56. Ridgeback Wines
  57. Rietvallei Wine Estate
  58. Seven Springs
  59. Silverthorn Wines
  60. Skilpadvlei (until further notice)
  61. Slanghoek Wine Cellar
  62. Steenberg
  63. Stellenbosch Vineyards
  64. Stellenrust (until 14 April)
  65. Stettyn Family Vineyards
  66. Tanagra
  67. Thelema (until further notice)
  68. Tokara
  69. UniWines
  70. Van Ryn’s (until further notice)
  71. Vergelegen
  72. Vondeling
  73. Vriesenhof (until further notice)
  74. Warwick (until 29 March)
  75. Waterford (until 1 April)
  76. Yonder Hill Wines (until 6 April)
  77. Zandvliet Wine Estate
  78. Zorgvliet (until further notice)

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