A Safe Return to Oregon Wine Country
Oregon is now operating under a new “Risk and Safety Framework” that measures risk of COVID-19 county by county. Each risk level has health and safety guidance for individuals and businesses based on activities.
At this time, most Oregon tasting rooms are only able to offer tasting outdoors. Indoor tasting is once again available in Douglas County and Lincoln County. Indoor shopping and takeout remain available statewide.
How to Use the County Map
Updated Jan 18.
The map above, produced by the Governor’s office, displays county status. The table at right clarifies what tasting and shopping services are available at wineries in each respective risk category. County status will be updated by the Governor’s office every two weeks.
Next update Feb. 1.
What Businesses Will Do
Hundreds of tasting rooms throughout Oregon are available for limited outdoor tasting, curbside pickup and online orders. When you’re ready, find one near you to fill your cellar. If you’re planning to taste outdoors, call ahead and dress warmly.
Updated Dec. 6. See map at right for what’s available in each county. The allowable services will be updated by the Governor’s office every two weeks.
What You Should Know
Oregonians are required to wear face coverings in all public spaces when not eating or drinking. As a courtesy, restrict travel to counties in the same phase of reopening as your own. Before you do head out, make sure to call ahead to confirm availability and understand expectations.
What wineries are open?
As of Dec. 3 wineries statewide are open for outdoor tasting, pickup and take out orders. As they have since March, wineries are taking all precautions with service and products to ensure that both staff and guests remain healthy and well served. Please call ahead to make your tasting appointments and confirm open hours.
A list of tasting rooms can be seen here and filtered by location, varietal and amenity.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Tasting room employees and guests are required to wear masks when entering, exiting or moving around public space. Masks can be removed while eating and drinking.
Should I make an appointment?
Many Oregon tasting rooms are operating as appointment-only to manage health precautions and ensure a flawless experience for guests. Because of the fluidity with COVID phasing, please call or visit the websites of the tasting rooms you want to visit in advance to obtain current visitor information.
What should I expect?
While tasting rooms will be offering different experiences based on their individual facilities and staffing, all tasting rooms will implement social distancing and extensive hygiene and infection prevention measures. For example, you may be poured your complete tasting flight at one time rather than sequentially. For a detailed list of how Oregon wineries are preparing for guests see here.
When will everything be back to normal?
No one knows that yet. Oregon counties will continue to monitor public health and modify business openings until it’s safe to gather without the physical distancing requirement. However, wineries around Oregon are open now and welcoming guests for onsite visitation. Please call ahead.