Because of the application of local, state and Federal laws, shipping wine can sometimes get complicated. We are perpetually updating our system to allow shipping access to those regions where compliance is available. Our shipping company is top-notch, and we always strive to get your bottles to you on time and at the right temperature. Read more below for the most common questions regarding our shipping protocols. If you do not your question/answer listed here please send us an email.
WHY CAN’T YOU SHIP WINE TO ME?
Most likely because of your state’s laws regarding compliance. Contact your local government officials to get involved in the ever-changing-landscape of Alcohol Compliance Laws.
WHERE DO MY WINES SHIP FROM?
Our Home Base for shipping is in Sonoma County, California. From here your wines move to a regional “Ship Hub” in your area where they are then transferred to trucks supplied by local shipping partners. These trucks finish the delivery right to your doorstep.
WHY DO WINE DELIVERIES REQUIRE A SIGNATURE?
Back to those Federal laws: it is a requirement for this particular government regulated product. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND using a business for your delivery address. This is because most deliveries happen during that 9-5/M-F window, and businesses have a higher likelihood of a human present to sign for the wines.
DELIVERY OPTIONS FOR MY WINE DURING HOT WEATHER
All of our trucks are temperature controlled from Sonoma County up to the point of your local “Ship Hub.” We track the temperature for all delivery states and will let you know via email if we think heat will be an issue for your wines. Additionally, we will offer ice packs for purchase if weather calls for such measures.
OPTIONS FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER / SHIPPING DELAYS / ETC
Weather happens. Trucks break down. Rest assured that there is a small village of very dedicated individuals working really hard around the clock trying desperately to correct whatever just happened that has delayed your order.
WHAT DO I DO IN THE CASE OF A BROKEN BOTTLE?
Broken bottles are an extremely rare occasion. If you receive a bottle that has been damaged contact us immediately via email and we will remedy the situation.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY WINES TO GET TO ME?
Western States Delivery: The wine is on route for delivery to you within 3 business days of your purchase.* Your tracking number reflects the current delivery timeframe.
Central and Eastern States Delivery: From date of purchase please expect 7-10 days for delivery. Our shipping company uses temperature controlled trucks to transport our wine across the country. The tracking number will not update as the wine is traveling on the truck. Once the truck arrives at your local hub, the wine will be handed off to UPS or FedEx for final delivery. This is when the tracking number “goes live” and updates.
*Arizona Delivery: Please expect a company called Wine 2 U to contact you directly to arrange for delivery. They keep the wine protected in a temperature controlled warehouse AND deliver in temperature controlled trucks, so yay for that, Arizona!
Please remember that an adult signature is required by law for all wine deliveries.