Switching to Temperature Controlled shipping for the hot season
The hot weather has arrived sooner than expected this year. We have already lost a couple of shipments to the heat on transcontinental Ground truck routes. Something about the global climate…
For the Western-most states, shipments will continue by UPS Ground, but will have an ice pack added. For most other destinations in the Central and Eastern US, shipments will now be shipped from Windsor, CA to regional hubs on our fulfillment service’s own refrigerated trucks, and NOT on UPS/Fedex Ground trucks (which are not temperature controlled). The trucks will leave once a week, usually on Friday. This process may add 1-5 days of shipping time. Tracking information will not be active until the shipment arrives at a regional hub and is transferred to the local carrier for delivery, at which time the tracking information will become active.
Of course, one can choose UPS Next Day or UPS Two Day, which are sent by air, instead of by Ground.
July 4th Special – 15% off select wines
To celebrate spring, we are offering the following select wines from the Komarna appellation in Dalmatia at a discount of 10%:
- Rizman Plavac Mali Primus 2015
- Rizman Tribidrag (Zinfandel) 2017
- Terra Madre Plavac Mali Rose 2019
- Terra Madre Pošip 2019
- Volarević Plavac Mali Rose La Chic 2019
- Volarevic Pošip 2020
Shipping Special – $14.95 for 6+ bottles, $9.95 for 12+ bottles
Our default shipping method is UPS Ground to most states from our warehouse and fulfillment center in Windsor, California. Orders are typically fulfilled 1-2 days following the placement of the order, and take 2-7 business days to be delivered, depending on the shipping distance from our fulfillment warehouse in Windsor, California, and whether or not temperature-controlled shipping is used.
Shipments to IL, KS, KY, TN and MI may be done by a third party (picked up once a week, usually on Friday) – thus shipments to IL, KS, KY, MI, TN and NY may take as long as 10+ business days (two weeks+) after the order is placed. In order to make sure an order is processed in time to make the Friday morning trucks, please place your order by the end of Wednesday. For these shipments, the tracking number will begin with WSR, which is an internal Windsor warehouse tracking number – tracking information will not be visible – and may be (but not always) updated when handed off to a carrier for “last mile” local delivery.
We offer UPS 2nd Day Air and UPS Next Day Air as options in some regions for more rapid delivery (check the shipping options dropdown menu when checking out).
The list of states to which we currently ship changes frequently as individual states update their regulations, and currently includes:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia
We currently do NOT ship to the following states:
If you live in a state to which we do not ship, consider shipping your order to an address in a neighboring state, such as friends or family – some people have their order shipped to a UPS Store near the border of a neighboring state – and picking it up there.