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Debbie Bruce
June 25, 2020 | Weekly News | Debbie Bruce

20200625 Weekly Covid-19 Curbside News

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We are cautiously optimistic that we can continue 50% occupancy in the tasting room amid the concerns around the significant increases in daily and weekly COVID-19 hospitalization rates.  Reminder, we still have curbside service for those of you who are heeding the stay at home recommendation from the Governor's Strike Force. 

As mentioned above, we are restricted to 50% occupancy which limits us to 8 tables (couches and chairs are considered tables) and no more than 27 people (including 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).

As a further means of shortening exposure times, 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 time 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. 

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, then pick up your wine. Please indicate in the special instructions the approximate date and time you will be picking up. Curbside hours:

  • 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

Quite a few changes for this week as we needed to get you in the holiday spirit for 4th of July.  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):

  • $07 – 2018 Blanc du Bois (retail $10)
  • $10 – 2017 Cab Reserve (retail $15)


  • $14 – 2018 Blanc du Bois (retail $24)
  • $16 – 2018 Roussanne (retail $26)
  • $18 – 2018 TX Viognier (retail $28)
  • $18 – 2018 Mourvedre (retail $28)
  • $35 – 2017 Cab Reserve (retail $52)


  • $30 Survival Kit - 2019 Rosé, Face Mask, and Hand Sanitizer (retail $44)
  • $50 Red, White, & Rosé - 2018s Mourvedre & Blanc du Bois, and 2019 Rosé (retail $76)
  • $75 Reds Anyone? - 2017 Cab Reserve and 2018s Dolcetto & Mourvedre (retail $106)
  • $300 Case of 2017 Zin Reserve (retail $600)
  • $399 Case of 2017 Cab Reserve (retail $624)

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

(We thought we would try out Google Meet this week instead of using Zoom.  You may need to download the Google Meet app for your phone or tablet.  Note:  this is the meeting id as well as the link for the browser.  Please test out the link before Friday at 5!)

Please join Bryan (aka Head Chef and Assistant Winemaker) from his home kitchen this week as he gives you some July 4th ideas on pairing your favorite hot dogs and the complimenting Bent Oak Wine.  See how Bryan puts his spin on our favorite hot dogs.

Dog Name Fixins' Wine
New York beef dog, mustard, onions, and sauerkraut 2019 Rosé
Chicago beef dog ,sweet relish, tomato, pickle, onions , yellow mustard 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
Chili beef dog, chili , cheddar cheese, onions, ( and I like yellow mustard on mine) 2017 Zin Reserve
Big Popper beef dog stuffed with cream cheese, topped with fresh jalapeño and wrapped in bacon glazed with raspberry chipotle sauce 2017 Zin Reserve

Bryan's Shopping List if you want to follow along:

  • Hot Dogs (all beef is my preference)
  • Buns
  • Bacon (I use applewood, but regular is fine)
  • Mustard
  • Onion
  • Dill Pickle Spears
  • Sweet Relish
  • Tomato
  • Cream Cheese
  • Fresh Jalapeno (one per dog)
  • Sauerkraut
  • Sport Peppers (if you can find them)
  • Raspberry Chipotle Sauce (in the cooking connection area of H-E-B)
  • Chili
  • Cheese

June Wine Club Release - Curbside Pick Up

We will be sending out individual reminders this week for those who have yet to pick up your June release.  Basically, you can pick up your wine anytime during our normal operating hours via curbside or by reserving a table in the tasting room.  See above for details on curbside or making a reservation.

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

Cheers and Stay Safe!
The Bent Oak Winery Team


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