On February 14, Governor Inslee announced that the entire state is in Phase 2. This allows limited indoor seating at wineries and tasting rooms, along with outdoor and open air service with restrictions.
Every winery will likely have different operating procedures, but here are a few things to expect in general:
- Call ahead. If a tasting room chooses to be open, they may have modified hours. Others will be open by appointment only. It’s always best to call ahead.
- Clean & safe. Tasting rooms are always very clean, but there will be an extra emphasis on cleanliness. Employees must wear masks, and customers must also wear masks when not tasting wine.
- Keep that distance. Groups will be capped at six people, with 6-foot distance between tables.
- Your info. Wineries are not required to take down your information if you visit, but will have a voluntary customer log onsite for contact tracing needs.
If you’d rather support from a distance, wineries are still open virtually. You can continue to support your local wineries by purchasing wine for delivery or pickup.
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