On the cover this month is the patio at Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Our photographer, Faith Peters, had this to say about the photo shoot: “I had a great time working with the staff at Summerhill Pyramid Winery to get the right shot for the cover. The entire photoshoot was filled with laughter, stories and amazing appetizers, all with their beautiful vineyards as a backdrop.”
The patio and dining room at Summerhill are open, as are many winery restaurants. There are, of course, a few changes to the rules. Social distancing is a must and groups of up to six people are allowed to sit together – more than that and you’ll need to start a new table.
At the beginning of their shift, all kitchen staff get their temperature taken. Servers and bussers are doing things differently as well. You may notice the servers wear masks, and they will not take away your finished plates. That’s where the dirty-dish folks come in, wearing gloves, to clear away your table.
There are hand sanitizer stations throughout Summerhill, and all menus are wiped down after orders are taken. Should you decide to sit inside, your food and beverages will be dropped off at the end of the table for you to pass around.
We hope you all enjoy patio season with your favourite wine at your favourite winery this summer.