Covid Info

Updated 7/2/20

Plan for July and August

  • Shields Up : Dividers in place between tasters & pourers.
  • Mask : Visitors are asked to mask unless tasting.
  • Distance : space parties out in space and time.

We are open for sales and tastings, but with some caveats.

We’ve put up plexiglass dividers down the middle of our tasting bars so that we’ve got some space to talk with our visiting Tasters and not be mask muffled. It’s not perfect, but it part of reducing risk.

Masking up is on all of us. The Aeppeltreow Crew will mask when we aren’t behind our shields. To date, we’ve been pretty relaxed about our visitors masking. Starting in July, we’re going to be more persistent in this request. Ciderwright Charles, biologist by education, chemist by vocation, will be monitoring the local situation weekly. https://globalepidemics.org/key-metrics-for-covid-suppression/

As long as Kenosha County stays ‘yellow’, we’ll keep being somewhat flexible if there are no other guests. We’re watching this, and hope you are too. If you are from a ‘red’ county, we hope that you’ll delay your visit.
(Luckily there are currently none nearby.)

We’ve opened up our Second Tasting Room early in order to make for space for guests. To be honest, it isn’t enough. We can handle maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of our peak capacity. Groups of more than four people might have to divide across tasting rooms, or wait for several spots to be free. In order to create distance in the 4th dimension, we are only offering our Five For Free Flight face to face. Since we know that some people are looking for a bigger tasting, we’re offering To Go Flights of six products of your choice for $5 that you can take outside to our picnic tables. We have a really small amount of inside space for bad weather.

One more thing…
Over the years, we’ve been as family friendly as possible for an establishment that serves alcohol. Babes in arm or strollers are unlikely to be a problem. Besides, we like to make faces at them. But dibbuns and youth will need to be well attended, and masked, inside. If we get up to people capacity, we may ask if they can wait outside.


Coming up for the Fall…

The above plan should carry us up to Labor Day.

We won’t be able to serve as many people as in past year. It’s 2020, QED.

Eventually we’ll start counting people in and out. Possibly with an IR Temperature check. When we get to that point, we’ll set up a reservation system – we’re working on it.