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Governor Announces Statewide Closure of Indoor Tasting Rooms

Governor Newsom has just announced the statewide closure of winery tasting rooms for indoor operations, effective immediately. Under the statewide directive, all winery tasting rooms in the state must move operations outdoors while continuing to follow the guidance for “Restaurants, Bars, and Wineries.”

The order also requires restaurants and all other alcohol beverage licensees to serve a meal in order to serve alcohol for onsite consumption. The meal requirement does not apply to winery tasting rooms unless otherwise ordered by the county.

Wine production is not affected by this order as those operations continue to be governed by the state guidance for “Manufacturing.”

For more information, see the Governor’s Order here.

Contact Wine Institute’s Sacramento Office