Updated April 3, 2020

Governor Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order has been extended through May 4. This order:

  • Requires every Washingtonian to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity.
  • Bans all gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes.
  • Closes all businesses except essential businesses.

The wine industry falls under the "essential workforce" category of agriculture. Under this order, wineries must adhere to the following guidelines:


  • All wineries and tasting rooms must be closed for in-person tastings and events.

The following is permitted.

  • Wine bottle/case sales to-go.
  • Curbside pick-ups.
  • Curbside sales.
  • All deliveries, including direct from winery to customer.
  • Winery production activities.
  • Vineyard activities.
  • Wholesale activities. 
  • Returns of alcohol from a business to a distributor. 

All current activity must meet proper social distancing recommendations.

Full details, including information for wineries on proper licensing and permissions, can be found here:


Washington: Department of Health
National: CDC
Regional Travel & Tourism: Visit Seattle
Resources for Employers & Workers: Governor's list of resources; Association of Washington Business