Restaurant and food service workers eligible for vaccine

On March 18th,  Governor Inslee announced that on March 31st, restaurant and food service workers will be eligible to receive a vaccine. Prior to this announcement, we joined with our colleagues in the restaurant, lodging, and brewery industries to ask the Governor to prioritize our essential workers who interact with the public on a daily basis similar to grocery workers and others currently eligible for a vaccine. As a reminder from previous emails we’ve sent on vaccine eligibility, those winery workers in the vineyard and production side of your business became eligible on March 17.

We are thrilled the Governor’s office and other state leaders listened to us and agreed to prioritize our hard work winery employees in production now and beginning March 31st those working in every tasting room across the state. We know our wineries have been on the frontlines throughout this pandemic and, especially now that we are open to the public, we felt strongly should be prioritized as essential workers for vaccine eligibility.

For more information on the vaccine roll-out and vaccine locator, click here.

If you have any questions about where you or members of your winery team fall on the schedule, don’t hesitate to email us at and we will do our best to help discuss this new vaccine eligibility criteria and how it applies in your winery.