At Fruitful Vine Tours, LLC, our customers’ safety is, and will continue to be our top priority. As many of you know, Governor Whitmer has issued an order to close all bars and restaurants in the state and a stay at home order to proactively prevent the spread of COVID-19. This decision was made with the health and safety of the people of our state and country in mind, and while necessary, weighs heavily on small businesses like ours and the wineries we visit on our tours. We are doing everything we can to approach the hardships with hope and plan for a successful summer season.
In keeping with safety standards, we are temporarily ceasing our tours during the month of March and April, until the Governor’s order has been lifted. If you have scheduled a tour during this month, we will gladly assist you in rescheduling for a later date. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. Please keep in mind the ripple effect that cancelling your tour has on all of the small businesses, including our own. Our great region depends on people like you, who choose to support small businesses like our own. Every dollar you spend goes to the people who make our tour experiences so great– our drivers, the winery staff, restaurant servers, grape growers, etc. Not only are you investing in a one-of-a-kind, personalized wine tour experience, you are supporting the growth and prosperity of homegrown businesses all around Michigan’s great Southwest.
We ask you to be patient with us as we sort through all of the changes this pandemic brings. It breaks my heart to be in this position, knowing that many small businesses and their employees are struggling during this time. We all need your support more than ever. It’s going to really hurt for a while, but we remain hopeful that things will get better soon. If we all do our part, this nightmare will be over as soon as possible.
Many of you have reached out to small businesses like the ones we visit asking how you can help. Our local wine tour partners need your help more than ever. Luckily, there are ways that you can help small businesses survive during this dark time. Many of the wineries we visit are offering pick-up and delivery on their wines. See our Facebook page for the latest updates.