Health & Safety Information
Advanced air purification system
We have upgraded our HVAC by installing a Global Plasma Solutions Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization System. This air purification system cleans the air of harmful pathogens such as viruses (including COVID-19), mold, bacteria, and pollutants like dust, dander, pollen, and smoke. This same type of advanced ionization technology is also used in hospitals, schools, and on aircraft. Learn more about how this system works here.
Table service and reduced capacity
Glass of wine and food service are offered at tables spaced 6' apart in our tasting room. Servers take seated-guests orders and deliver their items directly to them. Please note wine tastings at the bar are no longer offered. Due to recent epidemic orders by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), our seating capacity has been reduced to 50%. Maximum 6 guests per table. For any groups traveling with more than 6 guests CLICK HERE.
Outdoor seating is available for guests who would like to sit outside (weather permitting). Call us at (231) 223-9303 to confirm outdoor seating availability if rain, snow, or ice is forecasted.
All parties seated indoors must provide a contact name and telephone number to support effective contact tracing if necessary.
Temperature and well-being checks
All staff reporting for their shift are screened with a temperature check and short questionnaire. Any staff that is feeling flu like symptoms prior to their scheduled shift are instructed to stay home and not report to work. Staff that are interested in receiving a COVID-19 test are supported by management and provided information on testing location.
All guests are required to have their temperatures taken via a contact-less thermometer wand prior to entering the winery. Any guest with a temperature of 100.4 F or higher will not be allowed to enter.
Cleaning and sanitation
Our team has implemented enhanced sanitization protocols across the winery, Upper Deck, and Lawn Bar developed with guidance provided by local health authorities, the MDHHS and CDC guidelines. This includes sanitizing each table and chairs between guest use, and increased cleaning of guest restrooms. We also have limited touch points as much as possible and utilize single use menus. All glassware and foodwares are cleaned and sanitized in high-temperature sanitizing dishwashers.
Hand hygiene, face coverings and gloves
Our team members are required to properly wash their hands regularly and immediately after doing such things as sneezing, touching their face, cleaning, and bussing tables. We have made hand sanitizer readily available throughout the winery to assist with hand sanitation when a sink is not readily available. Each table has hand sanitizer made by our Secret Garden for guest use as well. Each of our team members are required to wear masks, and all guests are required to wear masks to enter the building and anytime they are up from their table. Gloves are worn by the kitchen staff when preparing food.
Guests are advised to practice physical distancing and maintain a space of 6' apart from others. All tables and chairs in the tasting room are spaced 6' apart.
Thank you for your support, understanding, and loyalty through these challenging times. Our number one priority remains the health and well-being of our guests, Club Members, staff, and community.
For additional information from the MDHHS on safely dining during COVID-19 CLICK HERE.
We will continue to update this page as necessary.
Brys Estate Management