Month: October 2023

WWI Request for Examples: Emergency Events Impacting Wineries

Has your winery or tasting room ever been forced to temporarily shut down or in a situation where customers can’t reach your location due to a natural or man-made event? WWI members as well as legislators reached out to us this past year asking if there are any options to help those wineries impacted by such real-life situations this year, and we are taking these inquiries directly to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) asking them to partner with us towards a long-term solution for these situational events, including a nearby wildfire, long-term power outage, flooding, gas leak, etc.

The LCB has asked us for help in detailing more examples of when this type of temporary closure took place in past months and years. So, we would like to hear from you! Sharing your experience helps us provide examples to the LCB in helping determine best approaches for a possible solution to provide impacted wineries with an option to temporarily sell wine at a location not of their own production. We appreciate all of your input and your stories will help strengthen our ability to find success in these conversations with LCB.

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