March 20, 2020
To our Montalto family,
These are challenging times indeed.
With so much troubling news, the beauty of our region continues to uplift our human spirit.
You will have your own personal way of connecting to this within yourself, and we encourage you to lean into it, as an antidote to the fear and anxiety that surrounds us right now.
If that includes coming to enjoy our shared space, we want you to know that we are taking social distancing seriously.
Maybe you want to come and dine outside, with space around you in the Piazza. Maybe you just want to grab a glass of wine and wander the Sculpture Trail. Maybe you would like to book a private picnic spot to have lunch, without anyone else around you.
Of course, we are worried by unfolding events and the impact these have on the wellbeing of our staff and families. Our concern extends to you: our Montalto family members who have and continue to put your trust in us when you visit us in Red Hill.
We will continue to be guided by advice from the Australian government regarding best practice to ensure the safest possible visitor experience and working environment for our staff. We won’t take risks, but we will strive to remember our blessings while confronting adversity.
Wendy and Heidi join me in offering our concerns and best wishes to you and your families and communities. We stand together with you all and look forward to seeing you at Montalto again.
We’re also looking at testing some new options, for those that would prefer to dine away from the property, we’re developing this now and we will share with our local community very soon.
If anything changes, we’ll update our social media channels.
John Mitchell, Montalto