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COVID: Please find below the short version of our COVID 2019 safety plan.
You can ask too see a full version of the plan in our wine shop.

Workplace COVID – 19 Safety Plan

In accordance with the Provincial Health Officers order on Workplace COVID – 19 Safety plans, we have completed a plan and it is available in full on our website.  Should you wish a paper copy, please ask a staff member here in the wine shop. The basics of the plan are as follows:

Occupancy Limits

Wine shop:

No more than two groups of maximum 4 people per group are allowed in the wine shop at any time.  Each group will be physically separated by a small barrier, with signage and floor markings indicating the area within which they are to stand, ensuring physical distancing between groups.

If there are more than two groups present, the remainder will remain outside with appropriate social distancing in the line up until called.  The line up area is marked by orange pylons to ensure 2 metres between groups.

Picnic Area:

No more than 50 people will be allowed in the picnic area at any time.  There will be a minimum of two metres (6 feet) between the patrons seated at one table and the patrons seated at another table. No more than six patrons can be seated at one table, or in a grouping of chairs.  Signage is up and tables and chairs have been spread accordingly.

Events:

All events will be limited to 50 guests.

Changes to How Tasks are performed

During tastings, staff will ask customers to stay behind taped line, staff will pour taster and step back, customer will reach forward to take glass and step back to designated area to taste.

Wine will be packed either by staff from behind the counter or if customers choose wine from the racks, they will be offered bags or a box to pack it themselves to reduce contact.  Any other merchandise touched by the customer will be packed by the customer.  Payment will be as touch less as possible. Payment by cash will be discouraged.

 Barriers

A plastic barrier will be installed by the till in the wine shop, once it arrives.  One is being shipped at the moment from Ontario, the other is on back order.  Each group in the wine shop will be physically separated by a barrier.

An entrance and exit door have been well marked, creating a one-way direction for the store.

Rules and Guidelines

Staff will ensure they wash hands regularly.  At a minimum this will include:

  1. When they arrive at work.
  2. Before and after going on a break

3.. After using the washroom.

  1. After handling cash or other materials that have come into contact with the public (example used wineglasses).
  2. Before and after handling shed tools and equipment.
  3. Before and after using masks or other personal protective equipment.
  4. After cleaning and sanitation.

Staff will wear gloves.

Each staff member will have designated cleaning and drying cloths which will be changed frequently.

Media

As we have been very fortunate to have been reported and supported in the newspapers so many times, we apologize that it became impossible to put them all up. Some of the news items:

2018

Excerpt from: CNN Travel at CNN.com

In Canada’s wine country, Okanagan Valley flows with quirky charm

Tim Johnson, for CNN • Updated 3rd January 2018

Mom-and-pop places

I get my feet wet, too — quite literally — at the House of Rose Winery. While some wineries here (including Mission Hill and Quails’ Gate) radiate sophistication, the charm of the Okanagan can be found in its many small, mom-and-pop places like House of Rose.
This is where I slip off my shoes and socks, climb a small set of steps and slide into the muck, placing my bare feet into about a foot of juice and skins and vines, the last remnants of a few thousand partially crushed and awfully runny grapes.
The red slush is surprisingly cold, and I grit my teeth as I give them a good stomp. The proto-vino slides through my toes, slimy and unpleasant, as I pull up the bottom fringes of my shorts and do my very best to keep the grape juice from splashing onto my limited supply of clothes.
After a couple minutes, I’ve had enough; climbing back out of the barrel, I chat with Aura Rose, the current owner. Still family-run, House of Rose was opened by her father, Vern, a retired teacher, in 1993.
They cultivate just five acres on site, making three white wines, three dessert wines, a rosé and three reds, including their bestseller, a full-bodied blend called Hot Flash.
The blend’s name was born on an evening when Aura and a number of other women of a certain age were sipping wine and eating, admittedly a bit tipsy, and one friend underwent an actual hot flash.
“Women love it,” she says with a wan smile. “And it’s great with cheese.”

2017

Narcity Vancouver

11 Amazing BC Wineries You Need To Visit This Spring, 2017-04-19

House of Rose is definitely a winery with that laid back, old school charm. No need to pretend like you’re a wine connoisseur here. This is the place to kick off your shoes and stomp around in some soon-to-be vinos. They even have an adorable outdoor picnic set up going on, so you and your BFFs can soak up the sun and sip up your samples.

Hong Kong Television

And House of Rose Winery in a travel show on Hong Kong Television (video starts at 12:34 minutes)

https://youtu.be/xRKPdgqdugw?t=754

2014

2012

Brooke Shields holding Hot Flash wine bottle
Brooke Shields enjoying our Hot Flash wine!

2011