The safety of our visitors, communities, employees and their families is the number one priority of the Illinois wine grape community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

On May 29, 2020, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Executive Order 36 – Restoring Illinois Protecting Our Communities – to safely and conscientiously resume activities that were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order lifts the original stay at home mandate, but encourages Illinoisans to continue to social distance as one of the best strategies to avoid being exposed to the virus.  The order allows winery and vineyard operations to continue. Wineries are still open for operation and wine may be purchased online from winery websites for pickup or delivery or on-site, outdoor consumption.

Each Illinois winery is operating in a manner that makes sense to them. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with the guidelines at each establishment and encourage you to visit websites or make calls in advance of your visit so that you know what to expect. Our goal is that we all remain healthy while enjoying #IllinoisWine.

Helpful Illinois Links

Illinois Liquor Control Commission 

Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Arts for Illinois Relief Fund share with your practicing artist friends ASAP for potential hardship relief

 

Helpful National Links

US Small Business Association small business guidance and financial resource application links

US Department of the Treasury Paycheck Protection Program

HR 748 CARES Act

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave

 

Helpful Industry/Association Links

Wine America

Illinois Chamber

Illinois Retail Merchants Association

Susanne BullockCOVID-19 Resources for our Members