Temporary Covid-Era Wine Home Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Allowances Extended

The Washington Wine Institute is excited to share that Governor Jay Inslee has signed SB 5448, which extends COVID-era allowances of cocktails to go for restaurants, wine home delivery, and takeout until July 1, 2025 for winery and wine restaurant licensees that have obtained the specific LCB endorsement. It also makes permanent the outdoor seating rules we accomplished in 2021modernizing our ability to offer on-premise, outdoor wine service.

We will be involved in another round of rulemaking to continue to modernize outdoor seating. If you have any ideas on how to further improve these rules, please let us know by emailing marie@wwi.wine!