Temecula Wine Country copes with restrictions due to coronavirus outbreak

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Customers shop for and purchase wines at Europa Village’s take away and curbside pickup facility at the winery Saturday, March 21. Valley News/Jeff Pack photo
From end to end, wineries in Temecula Wine Country are having to make adjustments in order to serve their customers. Most wineries are keeping a skeleton crew on staff and allowing customers to come and buy bottles of wine, but keeping tasting rooms closed. Some others are allowing people to come in and taste wine as usual, but with some changes like maintaining social distancing requirements. That move comes with both criticism and applause, depending on who you talk to. While some wineries have kept staff on the books, quite a few have had to lay off a lot of employees as they face what could be several months of restrictions put forth by the county, state and federal governments. “We have decided to lay off our tasting room staff and one wine club administrative staff, we
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