As summer turns to fall we were hopeful for a – near-normal – return to our rhythm, inclusive of bottling our seasonal Cranberry wine and, once again, welcoming friends and visitors back to annual tasting trails across the Olympic Peninsula.
However, in recent weeks it has become apparent that it will not be possible to safely host the tour. Covid-19 cases have been increasing on the Olympic Peninsula and burdening our medical system. The Health Officer for Clallam and Jefferson Counties has mandated proof of vaccination for all indoor services. These tours are staffed primarily by volunteers and asking them to be responsible for checking vaccination status as well as risking their health is just not practical nor wise. Providing a completely outdoor setting for the number of people that typically attend our tours in mid-November is also impractical.