QR codes, weather-proof tasting tent added for guest safety and comfort
(NEWBERG, Ore.) In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ROCO Winery has become one of the first Oregon wineries to adopt QR codes in place of paper menus for wine tasting. These codes are placed on tabletops and allow customers to pull up menus on their own phones, eliminating the potential for cross-contamination between guests sharing menus. This addition enhances the winery’s already ardent attention to safety and sanitation. Staff wear masks at all times and guests are required to wear masks and use hand sanitizer before entering the tasting room.
ROCO Winemaker Rollin Soles has been making acclaimed Oregon wines for more than 30 years. He was the first winemaker in Oregon to build a sparkling wine facility, the first to produce wines under screw cap, and now is forging the way in tasting room technology.
As winter approaches, the winery has turned its attention to providing a safe and comfortable tasting experience for guests. A ventilated tent with large windows for viewing the gardens year-round will be added to the patio area, featuring glass art by the winery’s proprietress, Corby Stonebraker Soles. The winery is open daily for tastings 10am – 4pm. Reservations are required to ensure the safety of guests and can be made online at ROCOWinery.com/tasting-room.
ABOUT ROCO WINERY
When Rollin Soles and Corby Stonebraker-Soles came to Oregon in the 1980s, they arrived at the leading edge of a movement. Now more than 30 years later, ROCO showcases Oregon winemaking at its peak—through a talent that has produced hundreds of 90+ scores from leading industry critics, repeated placement in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the World, and multiple bottlings served in the White House.