As Wine Country reopened after the devastating wildfires and ongoing pandemic, many of us are wondering what has changed in order to visit a winery during the Covid-19 era.
During this presentation we will discuss how Napa Valley and Sonoma County are adhering to the latest health and safety protocols, and what it means in terms of the experience, directly from professionals of the Wine Country community.
Guild's member Mark Kasulen, a Sonoma local and expert wine tour guide, will share his recent experience of preparing a group tour in Sonoma Valley. While Anne Marie Howle, Director of Experience at Peju Winery in Rutherford, will give us an update about central Napa Valley.
1:30 pm - Welcome and Introductions
Designing, Preparing & Delivering a Group Tour in Sonoma Valley - Mark Kasulen
From a Tour Guide’s Perspective - 20 person Wine Country Day from SF to Sonoma
People, Purpose, Wineries (corporate vs privately owner), Food, Transportation, VOX Connect, Costs, COVID Restrictions & Requirements
2:00 -2:30 Ann Marie Howle, Peju Winery, Wine Tasting Procedure and Business update in Napa Valley (w/ Q & A)
How to visit a winery or bring guests for a tour safely.
2:30 Q & A with Mark Kasulen
Acknowledgements & Invitations
3:00 pm Session END