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Debbie Bruce
June 11, 2020 | Debbie Bruce

20200611 Weekly Covid-19 Curbside News

Hi //FirstName//,

Governor Abbott changed the occupancy from 25% to 50% late last week. We have reconfigured the tasting room accordingly and, starting tomorrow, we are accepting tasting room reservations for 50% within the same operating hours.

For those of you who have not visited us yet, we want to remind you of our situation. We are restricted to 50% occupancy which limits us to 8 tables (couches and chairs are considered tables) and no more than 27 people (this includes children) allowed in the tasting room at any one time. As a result of this limitation, visiting the tasting room is on a reservation ONLY basis. We will not be able to accomodate walk-ins, nor early arrivals, and cannot seat everyone until the entire party is there.  Please note we are only allowing 1 reservation per day per customer for two reasons: 1) give everyone an opportunity to book a reservation due to limited occupancy requirements and 2) limit the exposure time (which is a key contributor to contracting the virus).

The reservations are in 45-minute increments that begin on the hour. Everyone must leave by 15 minutes before the top of the hour, regardless of arrival time, to allow the staff to clean and sanitize before the next group of reservations are allowed in the door. Please wear a mask until your order is taken and replace it before leaving the table. Also, be prepared to have your temperature taken at the door. 

Because we can only open the tasting room at 50% capacity, we will continue our curbside service.  

Partial Tasting Room Open

& Curbside Pick Up Continues

Until further notice, we will continue these hours for both curbside and the tasting room:

  • Thursday and Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Tasting Room

We cannot wait to see you all in the tasting room but, unfortunately, we cannot see you all at once! Please book your reservation by clicking HERE. Select your date and time from the calendar by clicking on it, hit the link to Book a Table, then select from one of the 8 tables that is not yet booked. You will receive an email to confirm your reservation.

In case you lose the link or forget, just go to our website and look for Reservations in the menu.

Curbside Pick Up

Place your orders online 24x7, or call our special hotline 512-673-8250 during curbside hours if you are having an issue with the website, then pick up your wine during the following hours. Please indicate in the special instructions the approximate date and time you will be picking up.

  • Thursday and Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For your safety and ours, please remain in your car when you arrive in the parking lot then call or text us at 512-673-8250 and we will deliver your order to your car. Pop the trunk or open your back door then return to your seat. Our team will place the wine in your car while maintaining the 6-foot social distancing space. Thank you for helping to keep all of us safe! 

Note that we only monitor the hotline during the above business hours.

Specials for the Week

We are continuing the specials from last week. However, there will be a surprise by the glass on Saturday so book your reservations!  See below or check our specials on the WEBSITE or BLOG in case you delete this email. The website link will take you directly to the Gifts and Wine Packages page. Don't forget you can purchase gift certificates which can be used at any time in the future.

BY THE GLASS (Tasting Room Only):

  • $7 – 2018 Trebbiano (retail $10)
  • $10 – 2017 Zin Reserve (retail $15)


  • $14 – 2018 Trebbiano (retail $24)
  • $16 – 2018 Roussanne (retail $26)
  • $18 – 2018 TX Viognier (retail $28)
  • $20 – 2018 Sangiovese (retail $30)
  • $34 – 2017 Zin Reserve (retail $50)


  • $35 Texas 2-Step - 2018 Mourvèdre and Roussanne (retail $54)
  • $50 All White / All White / All White - 2018 Roussanne, Trebbiano, and TX Viognier (retail $78)
  • $90 Reserve Trio (retail $154) - 2017 CA Cab, Zin Reserve, and 2018 Pinot Noir - the perfect Father's Day Gift!
  • $300 Case of 2017 Zin Reserve (retail $600)

Case Discounts for Wines not on Special (any 12 bottles or more):

  • Members get an extra 5% above their club discount
  • Non Members get 10% off

Don't forget about the free shipping for members and $5 shipping for non-members each with no minimum order requirements. 

Virtual Happy Hour - Friday 5:00 to 6:00 PM Central

Zoom link is: 

Professor Winemaker will be conducting more wine education this week. Join in for a fun-filled class on one of John's favorite grapes and his go-to Bent Oak wine!

June Wine Club Release - Curbside Pick Up

Unlike the April release, the pickup for this release will be in front of the Operations Building (18B) and NOT at the Tasting Room Building (2B).  Follow the signs to 18B and proceed in the car queue to receive your release wine with the same curbside protocols mentioned above. Please note, if you purchased additional wine, you will still come to 18B at your time for club pickup and get it there.

Wine Club Pick Up Opportunities:

Saturday 13th

  • 6-Bottle Club 11:00 to 1:00
  • 2-Bottle Club (Last Names begins with A-M) 1:00 to 5:00

Sunday 14th

  • 6-Bottle Club 11:00 to 1:00
  • 2-Bottle Club (Last Names begins with N-Z) 1:00 to 5:00

Saturday 20th

  • 3-Bottle Club 11:00 to 5:00

Sunday 21st

  • 4-Bottle Club 11:00 to 5:00
  • Any club member who has not picked up yet can come this date

We understand this schedule might not match your schedule and we can be flexible to some degree. If you are not able to make this schedule, then let us know when you can pick up during our normal curbside hours (2:00PM - 6:00PM on Thursday 6/11 or 6/18 or Friday 6/12 or 6/19). For your convenience and our efficiency, you can schedule your pick up date and time by clicking HERE.

If you have booked a reservation or have scheduled a curbside pickup for Thursday or Friday, we will have your club orders in the tasting room for pickup.  Otherwise the club orders will be picked up at 18B.

Thanks again for your continued support and have a great week!

Cheers and Stay Safe!
The Bent Oak Winery Team


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