Boldly Sourced, Bottled and Distilled in Osoyoos, BC

COVID-19 Protocols

Tumbleweed Spirits – COVID 19 Protocols

Welcome and thank you for visiting Tumbleweed Spirits.  We take the health and wellness of all our patrons and staff very seriously and have developed a series of work protocols to ensure we all stay safe while still enjoying a wonderful distillery experience for all.

Tasting Room

Physical Distancing

  • Plexi-glass has been installed between the order taking area, payment area and the pouring and pickup area.
  • Maximum 2 groups at a time in tasting room.
  • Groups are restricted to six people or fewer. People in the same party do not have to be six feet apart.
  • Each tasting group is spaced 2 meters apart. The Tasting room is set at 50% of normal capacity.
  • Contactless payment system is available for payment of all tastings and purchases. Debit/Credit/e-transfer sales preferred when possible.
  • Monitor number of customers on premises at one time to ensure physical distancing requirements are maintained and to comply with provincial capacity restrictions.
  • Post signage and/or visual cues to ensure staff and customers maintain the 2 meter distancing requirement.

Cleaning & Sanitation

  • Glassware to be used and cleaned in restaurant grade washers after each use OR disposable glassware will be used for tastings.
  • Customer-contact surfaces will be sanitized before and after each tasting, including menus, and all other touch-points including payment devices. Door handles to be cleaned daily and often.

Health & Hygiene

  • Prior to entry, guests will be asked if they are experiencing any flu-like symptoms.
  • Guests will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entry and prior to tasting and payment. Portable hand sanitizing stations are provided.
  • Health Authority Covid -19 guidelines do not make masks and gloves mandatory. Each location needs to determine a mask protocol. Management to poll staff on preference. If masks are to be used, then they must be used correctly. That means they are not to be adjusted, pulled down, or touched at all during the shifts. If so one needs to wash their hands and replace the mask.
  • Tasting menus are cleanable (laminated) and will be cleaned between all tastings
  • Continual sanitation of frequently used areas and touch-point devices.
  • No Distillery Tours offered at this time
  • Washrooms not open for public use. For use of employees only.
  • Extra garbage receptacles have been provided


Employees & Staff

Physical Distancing

  • Practice social distancing where possible during shift & outside of work
  • Discourage staff from coming to the workplace during off- days to avoid cross- contamination.
  • During work and breaks accommodate 2 m distance between employees.

Cleaning & Sanitation

  • Mandatory hand washing upon entering the workplace and every 30 minutes minimum.
  • Sanitize phones, computer keyboard & service tools.
  • Not permitted to have personal items on the floor.

Health & Hygiene

  • Required to inform management of any flu- like symptoms & quarantine for 14 days.
  • Instructed to wash hands upon arrival & frequent, proper hand-washing throughout their shift.
    • Before and After Breaks
    • After touching or cleaning tables, any surface may be contaminated
    • After sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose
    • After touching your face or hair
    • After using the restroom
    • After touching our personal phone
    • After using shared equipment such as computers systems and debit terminals between different users
  • Breaks to be taken outside when possible.
  • Gloves to be considered when handling food or drink.
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