NEW: In August we will be open Tuesday to Sunday
Visits to The Roost are by reservation only. We continue to offer an intimate and enjoyable experience that also protects all of our visitors and staff.
Both reservation packages include:
Seating for up to 6 people socially distanced from other groups
Your own personal tasting glass for you to keep
The additional measures we are taking for the wellbeing of our customers and staff - see here
Guaranteed seating for 60mins inside, or outside if seating allows
The option to stay on the patio for wines by the glass once your tasting is over (if weather allows)
Please see below for common questions and policies regarding bookings
The Deluxe Seated Tasting
A fun, guided, blind tasting experience of 8 wines, including one premium wine
Individual Cheese Plate including crackers and dried fruit
Your choice of two of the following
Tasting of 4 wines / Glass of Wine (5oz) / Individual Cheese Plate
Do I have to wear a face covering?
Grey Bruce Health Unit has mandated that face coverings be worn inside commercial buildings.
For access to the washrooms, bottle shop, and when moving around the tasting room, we ask that you wear a face covering. If you are seated inside our understanding is that the face covering can be removed when you are seated.
Exemptions exist for a number of reasons including health conditions and children under 2
Can I just come for a glass?
Prior to Covid-19 the winery could become very busy on weekends and create situations where current social distancing regulations were impossible at the tasting bar. To safely control visitor numbers and ensure everyone has a chance to taste our 2019 vintage of wines, we are currently only booking by reservation on the packages above. Once your tasting finishes you are welcome to stay on the patio or in the garden and order wines by the glass. Only guests who have completed a reserved tasting package will have access to the patio and gardens.
What if it rains?
Your reservation is still held if it rains, inside the tasting room at socially distanced tables. The only change is that you may not be able to stay longer than your 60 minute booking if there is a booking for your table.
Can I sit outside?
If weather and space permit your tasting can be conducted outside, and every effort will be made to host guests outside when possible or desired. We have also set up socially distanced seating inside our spacious, air-conditioned tasting room. Your seated reserved tasting is guaranteed whatever the weather for the time period you have booked.
If it is pleasant outside and there is room on the patio or in the garden, you are welcome to stay and enjoy a glass outside after your tasting finishes. When your tasting ends, patio seating and garden chairs are first come, first served for reserved guests.
If we're a group larger than 6 people, can we combine tables?
Our re-opening plan included a detailed safe seating layout for the winery and patio, including table limits and seating plans. As a result, we will not be able to move furniture and tables cannot be combined. If you are a group and have booked multiple tables, each table will be served serparately.
What are your hours?
To start the season, we will be open Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm. In August we will open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm.
What if we are late?
We will do our best to accomodate late arrivals, but we cannot guarantee you will receive the full time slot or the full tasting that you have booked. Payment will still be required in full.
Will food be available?
We have designed an individual cheese plate specifically to minimize contact between guests and our staff. This is included in the 60min tasting, and can be ordered separately for $12.
Can I just come to buy bottles or use pick up?
Yes! Our bottle shop will be open, and orders can also be picked up from the tasting room during opening hours. Please note we are currently cashless - credit, debit or contactless payments are accepted up to $250.
How far ahead can I book?
We are currently taking bookings up to 4 weeks in advance.
What’s your cancellation policy?
Tours can be cancelled for no charge up to 48 hours prior to the start time. Within 48 hours, your deposit will not be refunded.
What precautions are you taking to protect customers and staff?
We've dedicated a whole page to answer this question: see this link
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