As the weather gets warmer, shipping costs get higher!

Throughout the Summer, it becomes harder and hard to ship wine Ground to our wine enthusiasts. 

Long term heat exposure is detrimental to the quality of wine, specifically its sensory characteristics and ability to age.  Excessive heat can also alter a wine’s physical and chemical stability.  This can be as obvious as a leaking bottle or more subtle such as the wine being cloudy or brownish in appearance. Heat-damaged wine tastes much older than it should and does not have the original flavor or aroma. You can also tell when the wine has been "cooked" because the cork has popped slightly out of the bottle.  Simply, too much heat can turn a great bottle of vino into vinegar.

In order to get wine to you all summer long, we work with UPS to provide you the best possible shipping solutions.  It is our commitment to you to ship our wine and have it arrive in the best condition possible.


Please check below for the method of shipping associated with your state - 
UPS Ground & GSO: CA, NV, NM, OR, WA. 
Depending on your location and weather, we will ship your package to be delivered within 3 business days of your order. 
UPS Temperature Control: CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MD, MA, MN, NJ, NY, NC, OH, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WI. 
To ensure that your wine is delivered in the best condition possible during the summer months, we switch over to UPS Temperature Control, adjusting our shipping method and timelines.  Click Here to learn more about UPS Temperature Control.
UPS 2-Day Air: AK, CO, HI, ID, KS, ME, MO, MT, NE, NH, ND, WY. 
UPS Temperature Control does not ship to any of these states.  Because of hot temperatures throughout the United States, shipping to these states will be expedited to 2-Day Air to ensure your wine arrives to you in the best condition possible. 

3rd Party: AL, AZ, AR, DE, IA, KY, LA, MI, MS, OK, PA, SD. 
Please contact our shipping department at (707) 968-3200 for additional information.

Once your order is shipped, you will receive a UPS Tracking notification.  Wine Shipment may be held due to extreme weather in your area. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at (707) 968-3200.