Giovanni D’Andrea owns the Urban Press Winery in Burbank. He says he planned to open his outside patio but the county of Los Angeles says he doesn’t qualify.
“We’ve come to serve zero people now,” says D’Andrea.
The order to close bars in Los Angeles County includes breweries, wineries and tasting rooms. D’Andrea says he can also have appropriate physical distancing so he asks the county why can a restaurant that serves beer or wine stay open?
“Why are you discriminating? We’re serving food, we have contracts with food trucks and vendors, we want to be able to reopen,” says D’Andrea.