Wash. Admin. Code § 314-28-310 - Jointly operated off-site tasting rooms

(1) Jointly operated off-site tasting rooms are allowed as authorized in RCW 66.24.1472. Consistent with RCW 66.24.1472:
(a) Any licensed distillery, craft distillery, or domestic winery, or any combination of these licensees, may jointly occupy and co-operate up to two off-site tasting room locations described in WAC 314-28-300. The limit of four winery additional locations in WAC 314-24-161 and RCW 66.24.170 does not apply to the two jointly operated off-site tasting room locations allowed under this section.
(i) At a jointly operated off-site tasting room, distillery and craft distillery licensees may sample, serve, and sell products subject to the requirements in WAC 314-28-065, and domestic winery licensees may sample, serve, and sell products subject to the requirements in chapter 314-24 WAC.
(ii) Consistent with RCW 66.24.140 and 66.24.145, a licensee may not allow an individual person to receive more than a cumulative total of two ounces of unadulterated spirits for on-premises consumption at a jointly operated off-site tasting room, regardless of the number of licensees operating at a jointly operated off-site tasting room.
(c) At a jointly operated off-site tasting room, licensees must:
(i) Maintain separate storage of products and separate financial records. If licensees share any point of sale system, the licensees must keep complete documentation and records for the shared point of sale system showing clear separation as to what sales items and categories belong to each respective licensee;
(ii) Comply with the applicable laws and rules relating to retailers; and
(iii) Share staffing resources under a written plan. The written plan should demonstrate in general how responsibility for staffing the premises is shared among the licensees. Licensees are not required to submit the written plan to the board at the time of application or alteration but must keep documentation of an up-to-date written plan available for inspection on premises.
(2) In addition to the requirements in this section, jointly operated off-site tasting rooms must comply with all applicable requirements in RCW 66.24.1472 and any other applicable laws and rules including, but not limited to, the tasting room age restrictions in WAC 314-28-066 and the food offerings requirements in WAC 314-28-067. For information on local city or county requirements, licensees need to contact their local government offices.
(3) Responsibility for violations or enforcement issues will be determined consistent with RCW 66.24.1472(5).


Wash. Admin. Code § 314-28-310
Adopted by WSR 21-11-034, Filed 5/12/2021, effective 6/12/2021

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