Wondering, Which Wineries in Oregon are Open?
Updated: As of December, 23rd 2020, wineries throughout Oregon are Now Open and are operating under a new “Risk and Safety Framework” that measures the 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, Oregon tasting rooms are able to open for outdoor tastings only. Indoor shopping and takeout remain available. Reservations recommended.
“Once you’ve tasted a love that strong, you can’t go back, and you can’t settle on anything less, And that’s what gets me; it’s like having wine after whiskey.”
Nothing is more divine than wine. If you are looking for peace, tranquility, and a place where you can enjoy wine with breathtaking views of nature, then your next destination should be Willamette Valley, in the heart of Oregon Wine Country.
Willamette Valley is famous for producing and offering Oregon’s best wineries and wines. From delicate Pinot Noirs to exquisite Chardonnays, these are just some of the top wine varietals available in Oregon.
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Oregon wineries reopen for visitors
Time for some good news!
You will be glad to hear that Oregon wineries have reopened for visitors and that includes wine tours!
Now that Oregon wineries have reopened to visitors, you might find the wine tours have changed a little bit. The wine will taste just as good as it did before, but the tasting rooms probably won’t look the same. So, before you book your tour, you should know a few things:
- Visits are made by reservations, so you need to book in advance
- Group sizes (10 people in one party) are limited to maintain social distancing
- On-site tasting areas will have a limited number of seats that will be placed 6ft apart from other guests
- Wearing a mask while touring the grounds is mandatory
Now that you know what to expect, it’s time to find that special destination. Wine Routes lists the most useful information about each winery, including amenities, varietals of wine served, and tastings available. Below you will find some of our favorite wineries that are providing tourists will reservation-only tastings and wine to go.
Let’s raise a glass to that!
COVID-19 Precautions – Restarting Oregon Wine Tours
Making It Safe
To make sure that all wineries in Oregon are operational, the OR Gov. Kate Brown has come up with new COVID-19 guidelines enforced by the Oregon Wine Board. The guidelines have been divided into 2 phases, which are as follows:
Phase 1 reopening
- Place tables 6ft apart
- Determine maximum occupancy for physical distancing
- Same party people can sit together
- People waiting to be seated or waiting in line at the cash counter should be 6ft apart
- Parties cannot mingle
- Same rules apply to outdoor seating
- If wineries don’t have enough room to maintain the 6ft distance with large parties, they are advised to implement pickup service
- Enforce hand-washing frequently and sanitizing
- Wear disposable masks
- Use utensils for serving food to avoid hand contact
- Follow ODA guidelines
Phase 2 reopening
The first thing to notice is that Phase 2 has the same guidelines but for larger groups with up to 250 people. If the number of infected people decreases, visitors will be allowed to remove their masks in some areas.
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Now that you know how the wine tasting will go, let’s look at some of the best wineries in Oregon that you should visit:
Oregon Wineries Now Open
Location: Umpqua Valley, Oregon
Location: Yamhill, Oregon
Location: Newberg, Oregon
Location: Sherwood, Oregon
Location: Amity, Oregon
Location: Dundee, Oregon
Location: Rickreall, Oregon
Location: Yamhill, Oregon
Location: Salem, Oregon
Location: Sheridan, Oregon
Location: Newburg, Oregon