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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The safety of our visitors, communities, employees and their families is the number one priority of the California wine community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on June 5 that California winery tasting rooms may reopen where permitted by counties and issued state guidance for the health and safety of visitors and employees. Wineries are excited to welcome back guests, with some changes. To ensure the best experience, please check with wineries before visiting and make a reservation if requested.

 

Wine Institute is working closely with the federal, state and local governments to ensure that wineries and vineyards can navigate the challenges during this unprecedented time, and is actively engaged in advocating for regulatory support and economic relief to preserve our businesses.

We continue to provide guidance to the entire industry. If you’re interested in joining our members in supporting this important work, find out more here.

 

Industry & Member Resources

Wine Institute News Alerts
California State & Local Shelter in Place & Reopening Guidance
California Alcohol Beverage Licensee Information
State-by-State Alcohol Beverage Licensee Information

Federal Alcohol Beverage Licensee Information
Federal Assistance Available to Wineries
Employer Information

Tasting Room Reopening Resources
Marketing Resources

 

 

Wine Institute News Alerts

COVID-19 Webinar

See aLL COVID-19 NEWS alerts

 

California State & Local Shelter in Place & REOPENING GUIDANCE

 

California Alcohol Beverage Licensee Information

 

State-by-State Alcohol Beverage Licensee Information

State-by-State Closures & Reopenings

To assist with winery sales and business operations, Wine Institute has compiled a listing of guidance by state on restrictions governing restaurants, retailers, bars and tasting rooms. This page will be updated daily as new information becomes available.

State-by-State Guidance for ABC Licensees

Wine Institute’s State Relations Team has compiled a list of guidance from state ABCs in response to COVID-19.

 

Federal Assistance Available to Wineries

 

Employer Information

Occupational Health & Safety Webinar

On March 20, 2020, Wine Institute hosted a webinar on the COVID-19 virus and its impact on workplace safety needs for the wine industry.

Business Insurance & Employment Law Webinar

Presentations on insurance coverage for business shutdown/disruption and critical employment law considerations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Help for "Essential" Employees on the Road

To help workers travel to and from work without incident, we are sharing some useful tools.

Resources for COVID-19

Wine Institute associate members have shared the following tools and content to help wineries in the current climate.

 

Marketing Resources

Tasting Samples Requirements

Wine Institute requested that TTB and California ABC provide clear guidance on whether small containers of wine may be shipped to winery customers by common carriers for virtual tastings.

In this difficult time, the entire Wine Institute team is ready and available to answer member questions and provide support, information and guidance.