**TASTINGS WILL RESUME OUTDOORS IN SPRING/SUMMER 2021**
Westcott Team says Thank you!
Thank you for all the love and support this year. As those of you that discovered us this summer know, we adapted to the Covid restrictions by pivoting to expanded outside seating and service. We have enjoyed seeing you here at the winery and it has felt good to provide a safe place to get some fresh air and some safe in person connection.
In a year full of pivots…we are pivoting again. Everyone here at Westcott was game to try to extend our patio season with walls for the tent and other investments. But with our windy location at the very top of the Niagara escarpment and the crazy weather in the first few weeks of November we have been unable to consistently create the warm customer experience that we need.
We have therefore decided to shift our focus to online for the next few months. We are still here at the winery every day. And our bottle shop is still open 7 days/week for curb side pick up or for inside shopping between 11am and 5pm. We will continue to follow the government’s guidelines for screening guests and will limit the number of guests inside the tasting room to just 4 guests at a time. The only change is that we won’t be offering tastings inside, unless requested by wine club members. And we will limit the time indoors to 40 minutes max.
And so, we will bring Westcott to you. Shipping direct to your home. Jessica & Victoria, our retail managers and family members, will hand deliver twice a week all orders between Niagara and Toronto. For Ottawa, we now have a dedicated delivery person who will hand deliver once a week. In all other areas, we're happy to ship with our trusted courier or with Canada Post where you can collect in person from your local post office. Please be patient with couriers as we all move online and shipments get delayed.
We're looking forward and hoping for some kind of “back to normal” in Spring 2021. Our wines from this 2020 harvest are the best we have ever made. So we will have much to look forward to as we prepare for next year's spring and summer season. We will once again welcome all guests outdoors to our seasonal patio, muskoka chairs and incredible vineyard views. In the meantime, there's great wine to be enjoyed safely from the comfort of your homes.
There is still time to order gifts for the holiday season. We're also busy packing up corporate gift orders and planning Zoom tastings with the owners, Grant Westcott + Carolyn Hurst. Please reach out to us to discuss hosting a Zoom tasting for 25+ guests and for us to deliver the wines directly to your clients, customers + team members.
Once again, we would like to thank you for being part of our success.
P.S. Some of our neighbouring wineries have created amazing outdoor winter spaces to continue doing tastings safely (We're looking at you, Sue-Ann Staff, Back 10 Cellars and Fielding Estate Winery and more). So if you're in the neighbourhood, give them a call.