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Coronavirus winery Unico Zelo sells coronavino care packages and digital happy hour

A winery has launched a ‘coronavino’ care package and a ‘digital happy hour’ for patrons in a bid to keep their business running during the coronavirus crisis. 

Brendan Carter said his Adelaide Hills winery Unico Zelo is among the businesses around Australia that’s ‘feeling the financial pinch’ brought about by the worldwide pandemic.

In light of the ever-evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the winemaker has found a solution to keep his doors open by offering home delivery boxes of hand-selected wines to those who are working from home, self-isolating or in quarantine. 

A winery has launched a ‘coronavino’ care package and a ‘digital happy hour’ in a bid to keep their business running during the coronavirus crisis

In light of the ever-evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the winemaker has found a solution to keep his doors open by offering home delivery boxes of hand-selected wines to your door

In light of the ever-evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the winemaker has found a solution to keep his doors open by offering home delivery boxes of hand-selected wines to your door

The box includes 12 best-selling bottles

The box includes 12 best-selling bottles such as Sauvignon blanc, Alluvium, Panda Panda, Jungle Jungle, Jade & Jasper, Taboo, Mallee Gambit, Syrah and Evergreen

The box includes 12 best-selling bottles such as Sauvignon blanc, Alluvium, Panda Panda, Jungle Jungle, Jade & Jasper, Taboo, Mallee Gambit, Syrah and Evergreen 

‘Well things have certainly hit peak-crazy in the last week haven’t they?’ he said.

‘We’ve just finished contending with bushfires affecting our harvest and regional tourism; and now a global pandemic has induced panic and isolation – hitting us where it hurts.

‘What hurts the most though, is that isolation is the number one thing our company fights against on a daily basis. 

‘Our products are meant to bring people together, in respect of a land we belong to: championing conviviality and bringing a light-hearted playfulness to an increasingly complex world.’

Mr Carter said the business has taken extra precautions to ensure all of his customers, suppliers and staff members are safe in the midst of the outbreak.

‘The health and safety of our suppliers, our team and myriad of customers is a concern, and any decisions surrounding this are made with the appropriate level of seriousness it entails. Isolation is happening whether we like it or not,’ he said.

‘We’ve drastically reduced the co-mingling of team members, separating key people so they’re operating out of different locations. 

‘We’ve done the same as everyone has: stocked up on sanitiser, surface disinfectant, and introducing stringent cleaning regimes and schedules – and yes – we have bought toilet paper – but that’s no unusual.

‘What’s unusual is that now we’re isolated from each other too – and that’s painful for a team that values the camaraderie and jovial relationships of their co-workers.’

Brendan Carter (pictured) said his Adelaide Hills winery Unico Zelo is among the businesses around Australia that's 'feeling the financial pinch' brought about by the worldwide pandemic. From 5pm on Friday, he will host a live stream via the Unico Zelo's Facebook page for anyone who wants to enjoy a few glasses with him during digital happy hour

Brendan Carter (pictured) said his Adelaide Hills winery Unico Zelo is among the businesses around Australia that’s ‘feeling the financial pinch’ brought about by the worldwide pandemic. From 5pm on Friday, he will host a live stream via the Unico Zelo’s Facebook page for anyone who wants to enjoy a few glasses with him during digital happy hour

If you don't have any wine stocks to raid, Unico Zelo has assembled a 'Coronavino care package'so you could get a mixed dozen delivered to your door for 20 per cent off and free shipping

If you don’t have any wine stocks to raid, Unico Zelo has assembled a ‘Coronavino care package’so you could get a mixed dozen delivered to your door for 20 per cent off and free shipping

Starting from 5pm (Adelaide time) on Friday, he will host a live stream via the Unico Zelo's Facebook page for anyone who wants to enjoy a few glasses with him during digital happy hour

Starting from 5pm (Adelaide time) on Friday, he will host a live stream via the Unico Zelo’s Facebook page for anyone who wants to enjoy a few glasses with him during digital happy hour

Refusing to be ‘satisfied with defeat’, Mr Carter vowed to ‘do something crazy’.

‘Our dream has always been to build an everlasting community around great drinks, and right now: fear is threatening to undo that hard work,’ 

Starting from 5pm (Adelaide time) on Friday, he will host a live stream via the Unico Zelo’s Facebook page for anyone who wants to enjoy a few glasses with him during digital happy hour.

‘And every single day after, I’ll be jumping on a Facebook Live Stream – where I’ll crack a bottle and share a couple glasses with anyone that wants to tune in,’ he said.

‘You can come with questions, comments – hell, I don’t even care if you want to troll me – if you want to have someone whilst raiding your own wine stocks, I’ll be there – wine glass in hand and ready for banter, good or bad.’

If you don’t have any wine stocks to raid, Unico Zelo has assembled a ‘Coronavino care package’ so you could get a mixed dozen delivered to your door for $262.31 after a 20 per cent discount and free shipping.

The box worth $327.88 includes 12 best-selling bottles such as Sauvignon blanc, Alluvium, Panda Panda, Jungle Jungle, Jade & Jasper, Taboo, Mallee Gambit, Syrah and Evergreen.

‘I’ve been told that AusPost will now happily leave packages without signature – just to avoid further social contact,’ Mr Carter added.

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