Area wineries and breweries continue to serve customers

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

That Damn Mary Brewing Company in Gloucester has paired with Miss Mary Seafood in White Stone. The seafood company is a pickup spot on Saturdays for six packs of the brewing company’s beer. From left are Lisa Rose and Jodi Hoffman.

A normal Friday night at Good Luck Cellars in Kilmarnock looks like a porch party, 30 to 50 folks listening to music, chatting, picnicking and sipping wine. These days it looks a lot different.

Tasting room manager James Garnett says business is steady, however. Now his Friday ends at 6 p.m. instead of 8-ish and he spends his days delivering bottles to masked customers in the parking lot. Garnett is also in a mask and gloves.

It’s become the new norm at wineries and breweries across the Commonwealth and country as COVID-19 has closed tasting rooms in lieu of takeout and curbside deliveries. That’s right, folks can now get alcohol to go just like fast food. And that option is keeping the winemakers and brewmasters in business.

At Good Luck, customers are invited…[to-view-more]