Nurses Receive Free Tasting Tickets in Honor of Nurses Week
The family at Wilson Creek Winery is not letting the Covid-19 epidemic slow their efforts in reaching out to a community in need. From curb-side delivery to online virtual tastings, Wilson Creek actively movedinto a new way of sharing its world-class wines with the world.
In April, Wilson Creek had 50,000 special wine tasting vouchers printed exclusively for front-line nurses here in the Valley and in the hardest-hit areas in the United States. The vouchers were distributed beginning May 6, which was the start of Nurses Week, which was especially appropriate this year. In addition, Wilson Creek delivered more than 80 cases of wine to Temecula Valley Hospital for staff.
“When this is over, and it will be over, we wanted to invite the nurses who have worked so hard to keep us alive to come out and have a well-deserved taste of our best wines,” said Bill Wilson in announcing the effort. “We know how hard they are working and the risk they are taking, and we all look forward to hosting them for a bit of relaxation.”
Wilson Creek has held several Virtual Wine Tastings on Facebook and Instagram with people from around the country joining staff for a tasting and discourse of several award-winning wines. The conversation was lively, and staff answered numerous online questions about each of the wines.
“We are hosting these virtual tastings on a regular basis,they have been both fun and educational for all of us,” said Wilson. “It certainly gives us the opportunity to interact with our customers in a different sort of space, and I think the idea of interactive virtual conversations about wine is going to stay with us.”
In June, Wilson Creek Winery officially re-opened for wine tasting in addition to the restaurant.
“It brings joy to my heart, to see people back on the property again” said Wilson. “Wedeeply care about the safety of all employees and guests. We are following all county safety guidelines and ask for patience and understanding during this time.”