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:
COVID-19 Resource Email, sent March 24, 2020.
Specific instructions for wine delivery, sent March 17, 2020.
GENERAL COVID-19 RESOURCES
Washington: Department of Health
Regional Travel & Tourism: Visit Seattle
Resources for Employers & Workers: Governor's list of resources; Association of Washington Business