Lark Hill Responsible Service of Alcohol House Policy;
Under the Liquor License Act 2007 it is illegal for us to;
• Serve alcohol to a person under 18 years of age.
• Serve alcohol to a person who is intoxicated.
• Allow a person who is intoxicated to remain on the premises.
Lark Hill is committed to a Responsible Service of Alcohol by the following means;
• All staff serving alcohol will hold a current NSW RSA qualification.
• Lark Hill will not promote or encourage rapid and/or excessive consumption of alcohol.
• A range of non-alcoholic drinks will be available at all times, including free water.
• Lark Hill seeks to create an environment that discourages drunken, disruptive or violent behaviour.
• Staff may politely request proof of age ID (Passport, Photo Drivers License, Proof of Age Card). If a patron cannot produce this ID we must refuse service and ask the patron to leave.
• All areas of the property known as “Lark Hill Winery & Vineyard” relate to the production of alcohol, and as such all minors (persons less than 18 years of age) must be in the presence of a responsible adult at all times.
• Lark Hill seeks to discourage drink driving by providing non-alcoholic drinks including free water.
• Spittoons are provided for Cellar Door patrons tasting wines, and our staff are trained to pour 20ml wine tastes.
• Know your volumes; if you taste 5 wines this equates to 5x20ml =100ml or 1.0 standard drink.
Violent, Rude or Intoxicated Behaviour;
• Lark Hill will not allow intoxicated persons to enter the premises.
• If a staff member becomes aware that a patron is acting in a manner that indicates intoxication (rude/aggressive/violent behaviour, slurred speech, balance & co-ordination problems), they will politely refuse further service, and ask that the patron leaves.
We are required by law to immediately take this action, and face fines and/or loss of our license for doing otherwise.
• Once asked to leave, a patron is required by law to move more than 50 meters away from the premises. They cannot return to the venue for at least 24 hours, and cannot return to the vicinity within 6 hours.
• Failure to comply with these laws is an offence and Police may apply a $550 on-the-spot fine.
• All incidents will be recorded in an RSA incident register.
This may be provided to the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing to assist with prosecution.