During the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic the Yountville Chamber of Commerce is continuing its mission of enriching the vibrancy of our community. With in-person traditional networking off the table we are convening virtual meetings with our industries. 

Below is a summary of how our businesses are coping with Shelter at Home and ideas for moving forward into the future.

Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

Reallocating Hospitality Employees to Keep them Employed

    • Work on special projects
    • Wine Production
    • Vineyard Maintenance
    • Several Wineries have transitioned all their hospitality staff to production staff 

E-Commerce Sales are up for Wineries and Tasting Rooms

    • Promotions are offered on shipping costs
    • Promotion on a portion of sales going to a nonprofit

Virtual Tastings

Save Your Virtual Content You’re Creating Now

    • And if you haven’t made any, start now! 
    • The reopening is going to take a while and people will be researching their trips.  
    • Also, this is in anticipation of the upcoming PSPS’s

Restaurants are Remaining Open for Takeout & Delivery

    • For a full list of Yountville Restaurants open for delivery click here
    • Restaurants want to serve the community during this time
    • Take out seems to be getting busier each week

Support for the Community

    • Hill Family is donating 20% of all profits to Feed America
    • Mira Winery released their SIP Program: Watch Here
    • Round Pond is donating food from their gardens to North Bay Food Banks 
    • Constellation (Robert Mondavi and The Prisoner Wine Company) has committed financial resources to COVID-Relief efforts
    • Many restaurants are working with different community partners to provide meals
    • Sales are going back to the employees when possible

How the Chamber is Supporting our Businesses

    • Weekly communication dedicated to COVID-19 Updates
    • Chamber is working on scheduling webinars during COVID-19 with relevant topics to our business community
    • Looking into new measures to make Yountville a “safe space” for visitors when we are ready to reopen
    • Continue to convenu businesses together on a weekly and bi-weekly basis 
    • Continue to send out fact based reliable information regarding COVID-19
    • Create a plan for 21 Days to Open and 14 Days to Open

Things to Think About for Reopening

    • Creatively looking at your space with the expectation that the orders will require either 50% capacity or 6’ of space, yet to be determined
    • Masks and gloves will likely be a requirement for employees, stock up and order now, consider logo masks
    • Encourage private appointments/experiences
    • Once we know more, we will share with you! 

If you are interested in attending a virtual committee meeting please reach out to Elizabeth Hecock, Director of Membership & Sales, at elizabeth@yountville.com