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Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening

Our coalition of Napa and Sonoma Valley restaurants and wineries came together because of the misinformation surrounding outdoor dining, the state prohibitions on outdoor dining built on that misinformation, and the serious harm those prohibitions are causing us, our employees, and our industry. 

We are dedicated to protecting our employees’ and customers’ health and welfare, and we have collectively and continuously invested millions of dollars to be able to serve our

customers safely.  

We have acted based on the most reliable and current scientific data showing that safe outdoor dining can be achieved. State regulations have arbitrarily and unfairly targeted restaurants while allowing other indoor sectors to remain open for business with little regulation.  

We will not stand by as state regulations force our businesses to close, perpetuate financial hardship on our employees, and cause skilled workers to flee Wine Country and California more broadly. 

We will fight for our employees, our communities, our industry, and our futures.

Read our full Complaint filed in Napa Superior Court – Case #21CV000065


Coalition Statement to Gov. Newsom’s Office:

“We are extremely disappointed by the Governor’s defiant response. Our coalition of small businesses filed this lawsuit because this wholesale ban is destroying people’s lives. His statement reflects a total lack of concern for the harm that his order – not backed by any solid evidence – is causing. We all want to protect the health and safety of our community, and we are prepared to take all appropriate steps to keep our customers and workers safe. But a blanket ban on outdoor dining – a low-risk activity, especially compared to other activities that are still allowed – does nothing to protect people’s health. It only exacerbates suffering. Instead of ‘vigorously’ fighting against his constituents, the Governor should take steps to promote everyone’s welfare, and end this needlessly harmful ban.” 

 “It was equally disappointing to hear the Governor respond with the same misinformation that restaurants, and even outdoor dining, are somehow contributing to the spread of COVID, and that’s just not the case and not what the data and science shows. So we repeat our request that the Governor follow the science and data, treat us fairly, and give our local restaurants and wineries a chance to survive this.” 

– Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening Spokespersons Cynthia Ariosta & Carl Dene



The Coalition comprises more than 50 restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, and suppliers across Napa and Sonoma Counties. 

Our coalition is made up of, but not limited to:

Pizzeria Tra Vigne

Restaurant

Brannan Cottage Inn & Sam’s General Store

Boutique Hotel & Cafe

Bottega

Restaurant

Chiarello Family Vineyards

Winery & Tasting Room

Tre Posti

Events & Catering

Costeaux French Bakery

Supplier

Indian Springs & Sam’s Social Club

Resort & Restaurant

Amizetta

Winery & Tasting Room

Trancas Steakhouse

Restaurant

AVOW

Restaurant

Quilt & Co.

Tasting Room

Fumé Bistro

Restaurant

Lovina

Restaurant

The Calistoga Inn

Restaurant & Brewery

Panorama Baking

Supplier


Filippi’s Pizza Grotto

Restaurant

 Jacksons Bar & Oven

Restaurant

Hank’s

Restaurant


Jax Diner & Trade Brewing

Restaurant & Brewery

Campo Fina

Restaurant

boon eat + drink

Restaurant & Hotel


Comstock Wines

Winery

Fortunati Vineyards

Winery & Tasting room

Ocean Cove Lodge Bar & Grill

Restaurant

La Sirena Wines & Heidi Barrett

Winery & Tasting Room

Ottimo

Restaurant

Coqueta Napa Valley

Restaurant

Biagio Artisan Meats

Supplier

Farmhouse Inn

Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

Olabisi Wines

Winery & Tasting Room

Vaughn Duffy Wines

Winery & Tasting Room

Veraison

Restaurant

Johnny’s

Restaurant

Evangeline

Restaurant

Pier71 Wines

Supplier

Duchamp Hotel

Hotel

Guiso Latin Fusion

Restaurant

Caffe della Valle

Restaurant

ÆRENA

Galleries & Gardens

Calistoga Roastery

Restaurant

Canard Vineyard

Winery & Tasting Room

Kenefick Ranch

Vineyard & Winery

Tamber Bey Vineyards

Vineyard & Winery

Gillwoods

CafeRestaurant

Palooza

Brewery and Gastropub

Flanagan Wine

Winery

Barley & Bine Beer Cafe

Restaurant

AuburnJames Winery

Winery

Parliament Brewing Company

Brewery and Tasting room


We are also gathering support from around the Bay Area

Some of our coalition members outside of the valley include:

The Buckeye Roadhouse

Restaurant | Marin

Bar Bocce

Restaurant | Sausalito

Picco

Restaurant | Larkspur

Bix

Restaurant | San Francisco

Fog City

Restaurant | San Francisco

Taps Restaurant

Restaurant & Tap Room / Petaluma

Hank’s

Restaurant / Petaluma


Rosen’s 256 North

Restaurant / Petaluma


Stumptown Brewery

Brewpub / Guerneville

RÊVE Bistro

Restaurant / Lafayette

Dinuccis Italian Dinners

Restaurant / Valley Ford

La Nebbia Winery

Winery & Tasting Room / Half Moon Bay


Coqueta San Francisco

Restaurant / San Francisco

BODEGA

Restaurant / San Francisco



For Press Inquiries please contact:

Alex Lange

Email: alange@tridentdmg.com

Phone: 202.480.4309

Email: alange@tridentdmg.com

Phone: 202.480.4309


Do you own a Restaurant, Winery, or Tasting Room that has been greatly impacted by the governor’s mandates?

Fill out the form below to join our Coalition.