The Stone House Urban Winery in Hagerstown, Maryland, has discovered an inventive method to securely convey wine to its clients during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the most up to date scene of
TODAY’s unique video arrangement Top Dogs to meet Soda, the well known pooch who carries wine to clients’ vehicles to empower social distancing.Amid the continuous coronavirus wellbeing emergency, one winery in
Maryland has discovered an innovative method to permit clients to follow safe social removing conventions while as yet allowing them to load up on the drinks they love. Meet Soda Pup, a pooch who conveys wine.
Stone House Urban Winery in Hagerstown is currently offering curbside pickup, kindness of its solitary textured four-legged worker. “After we could no longer have our visitors come into the winery in a social setting, I saw that Soda was looking somewhat dismal,” Stone House proprietor Lori Yata told TODAY of the 75-pound, 11-year-old streak fighter. “Every time the entryway would ring, Soda would hop up to welcome whomever was coming in. It was so clever — when a normal visitor would come in, their mind would swivel over to Soda’s bed and he would be recognized before all of us,” she said. On March 20, Yata chose to buy a seat pack implied for ponies and afterward posted a note on Facebook to check whether she could get a portion of Soda’s old buddies to visit. “In this way, mother has been filling me in on this Covid-19 (sic) infection thing and she says that it is REALLY influencing private ventures like our little winery,” Yata posted, composing as Soda. “Mother says that we as a whole need to contribute and do our fair share, that incorporates me too.”
To put in a request, clients may call Stone House early to get suggestions and secure jugs. At that point, to get doggy conveyance, when clients get to the parking garage, they can simply consider the winery to caution the staff that they’re prepared for Soda. “At the point when we get the call, I hold up Soda’s vest and he rushes on finished. Not overstating, he truly hustles over and stands prepared,” Yata said. “I put a few treats in the pack, a sack for the wine, and the two jugs of wine. I at that point open the entryway and he walks on up the stroll to the check and parking garage to convey the wine,” Yata proceeded. “I do need to ensure there are no critters around, for example, geese, squirrels, rabbits and so forth … Please, he is a pooch!”
Soda is so smart that he learned to do the job without any new training. “I just put the pack on him and off he went. The first couple times he whacked the door frame getting out, but we’ve worked on that and we’ve not had a problem since. Boxers are really smart, sometimes too smart for their britches, but always willing to do your bidding,” Yata said. Soda seems to enjoy his new occupation — and the extra treats — just as much as customers enjoy seeing Soda bring them wine. “As soon as he sees me pick up his vest, he is at my side. I truly think he loves to have a job. It gets him out to see his friends,” Yata added. “People who have
never been to the winery come just to have Soda bring out their wine,” she said, noting that she’s been getting a lot of calls lately specifically about her dog. “They give Soda so much love and attention when he gives them their wine, it just warms my heart.”It turns out that using a sweet delivery furperson may also be a good financial move. “Some customers will buy more bottles of wine so their kids can see Soda deliver it. Again, it puts a smile on so many faces, young and old,” Yata said.
When the quarantine is over, Yata said Soda, who is a senior dog, might not do all of their curbside deliveries, but it may be an option they’ll keep for customers who can’t physically leave their cars to pick up a purchase. Otherwise, the boxer’s friends will always be able to visit him inside the winery where he loves to hang out. “Soda has been by my side through some of the toughest times of my life,” Yata said.
“Once again, he is by my side when I have no idea how this small business is going to survive these most difficult times.” Yata said the entire Stone House family is incredibly grateful to her local community for the continued support of her business. But she’s also truly thankful to have a furry companion who is bringing joy to others during this stressful time. Said the winery owner, “If Soda puts a smile on at least one face, then he has completed his mission in life.”