Holly's Hill open for food and Flights of Wine

by Placerville Newswire / May 30, 2020 / comments

[Sean Stoyanowski and Bianca Rusconi, both of Sacramento, have wine and food at Holly's Hill Vineyards in Placerville. Photo: Chris Kaufman]

If you were at Holly’s Hill Vineyards when it first reopened last weekend, you might, for a moment, have forgotten about the coronavirus altogether. For the first time since shelter-in-place orders began, visitors descended on the Placerville winery. After picking up bottles and pizzas at an outdoor bar, they retreated to picnic tables around the property and poured themselves the winery’s Rhone-style wines in plastic GoVino glasses.

“It wasn’t exactly the way we’d usually do it,” said winery co-owner Josh Bendick. “But it kind of felt back to normal.”

Flights of wine may not be available at most wineries, which will instead be offering bottle service only.

It also might be a preview of the new normal for all California wineries. El Dorado is among the counties that have been given the green light to partially reopen their economy. The initial phase allows restaurants to resume dine-in service, but does not allow wineries to reopen their tasting rooms unless they offer full meals. 

Holly’s Hill has been offering takeout food and wine since the beginning of the shutdown, and to Bendick, letting people consume that takeout at its outdoor picnic tables seemed like a logical next step.


WEBSITE: http://www.hollyshill.com/