Guests visiting Valdemar Estates can expect several changes in accordance with Washington’s “Safe Start” plan. These changes will ensure the health and safety of guests and employees as we navigate operating a restaurant and tasting room in a world with COVID-19. Our Safety Actions will a) ensure social distancing; b) intensify cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation; and c) promote healthy hygiene practices. Here’s what you can expect from us:
Ensure social distancing
New hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Occupancy: We have significantly reduced building occupancy, below the Washington state Phase 2 recommended 50%, to ensure your health and safety.
Reservations: All tasting and dining will be by reservation only using cellarpass.com.
Party size: We will accommodate groups of 5 people or fewer.
Distance between tables: Our seating areas have been reorganized to ensure at least 10 feet between tables. We will encourage outdoor seating.
Staffing: Guests can expect to interact with one designated tasting room staff member during each visit. Staff members will host no more than 2 parties at a time. Staff members will receive daily health screenings when arriving to work (temperature, fever, cough, & shortness of breath). Staff members will have staggered shifts to reduce staff-wide exposure to infection.
Intensify cleaning, disinfection and ventilation
Sanitization of high use surfaces: Often-touched surfaces (door handles, workstations, etc.) will be cleaned and disinfected hourly with EPA-registered disinfectants. Shared objects, (payment terminals, tables, countertops, receipt trays, etc.), will be disinfected between use.
Disinfectant wipes: Restrooms will have disinfectant wipes available for all guests.
Disposable menus: All menus will be single use.
Ventilation: When possible, building ventilation will be increased by leaving doors and windows open.
Promote healthy hygiene practices
Hand sanitizer and disinfectant: Hand sanitizer (60% alcohol) will be made available at the entrance and throughout the building.
Masks and gloves: Employees will always wear cloth face coverings (or higher-rated masks) in the building and wear gloves when near customers. We encourage guests to wear face coverings or masks when not seated at their tables.
Touchless payment: Touchless payment will be available and will be encouraged.