#KeepWineAlive: Deals From Wineries in Trying Times

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03.23.2020

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This article could be about any number of sectors of the economy. But around here we’re focused on wine. So let’s talk about how to support the wine industry during these trying times. Last week I wrote about How to Buy Wine While Self-Isolating. One of the primary tips there was to purchase wine directly from individual wineries.

In service of that idea, here is a list that I will endeavor to keep updated in the days to come of the different deals that I’m aware of from individual wineries. Most are offering free shipping (not a small thing when it can easily run $30-60 depending on where you are) and many are offering additional discounts and specials. I’ll group them by region, but I have a feeling this is going to be an unusually long list.

[Five hours later…]

Holy cow. I clearly need to be careful what I ask for on Facebook and Twitter. I probably could have saved myself some trouble and written a post that was short and sweet and went something like this:

Pretty much every winery is offering a great deal to wine buyers at the moment, from free shipping to discounts.

It’s hard to say this, but you can smell the fear out there in the marketplace. Wineries that are usually mailing list only are opening up their allocated inventories to the public. Some producers are offering $500 worth of wine for $300. We all need something to drink while we’re holed up at home, so I hope you’ll join me in purchasing wine from these folks.

The near ubiquity of specials, sales, and various offers makes it all the more clear that now is the time to be supporting wineries. If it weren’t so painful and scary, the kinds of opportunities that are out there for wine lovers to save money would be incredibly exciting.

A number of regional associations and groups of wineries have assembled their own lists of deals and promotions from their member wineries. I have endeavored to put links to those lists at the top of each region’s section.

I will continue to update this list as I can. I hope you will make use of it and buy something good to drink to go with your self-quarantine.

#keepwinealive

CALIFORNIA WINERIES

Sonoma Wine Road Wineries – Every one of these more than 65 wineries in Sonoma is offering $5 flat-rate shipping on all case orders with promocode “sipsonoma.”

More Sonoma Wineries – More than 100 wineries in Sonoma County are offering deals.

Paso Robles Wineries – Dozens and dozens of Paso Robles wineries are offering various discounts and promos to enjoy a little “Paso at Home.”

Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries – Many of the wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains are offering some sort of deal for online orders or delivery.

Wineries of San Diego – The wineries in the San Diego area are offering various discounts on their wines and shipping.

Tatomer Wines – This small producer of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner is offering free shipping on 6 bottles or more. Plus some special new releases available.

Turley Wine Cellars – Offering online buying from their tasting rooms for the first time ever. Ship or schedule a no-touch pickup. They’re selling wines usually only available to mailing list customers.

Iron Horse Winery – Offering $1 shipping on all orders of six bottles or more.

Red Car Wine Co. – Is offering free ground shipping including in case purchases. Deals include a $528 case of Syrah for $349, shipping included, and a $658 mystery case for $249!

Jason-Stephens Winery – This boutique producer from the Santa Clara Valley is offering free ground shipping for three bottles or more, and 20% discounts to pick up wine.

Dashe Cellars – Will ship you wine for a penny using the promo code “ATHOME.” Even more impressively, there’s no shipping minimum. Time to get some Zinfandel.

A bunch of winemakers and Bottle Barn – These folks have put together “Shelter in Case” – a Killer case of wine for $469 (a $590 retail value) with free shipping.

Scar of the Sea – This winery and cider maker is offering free shipping on every order of 6 bottles or more and 35% off if you use the promo code COVID19.

Smith-Madrone – This little producer up on Napa’s Spring Mountain is offering $1 shipping with no minumum quantities. Time to load up on Napa’s best Riesling and some killer mountainside Cabernet.

Kivelstadt Cellars – This Sonoma Valley producer is offering to give you dinner and wine, with no contact pickups.

Hesperian Wines – This swanky Napa producer is offering a 60% discount on library prices of $250 a bottle and releasing a three-pack of 2004, 2007 and 2010 for $300. There will also be a six-pack of two of each for $480 (or $80 bottle) which is a discount of 68%. Normal price would be $1500. He also has a 12-pack of Anatomy for $300 ($25/bottle) a discount of 44% over the regular price of $45. Contact the winery to purchase.

Frog’s Leap – This well known, sustainable producer is offering a new Interactive Tasting Series with John & Rory Williams, happening weekly on Saturdays at 3p PST/ 6p EST via Zoom and Instagram Live. Wines for each tasting are available for sale on the winery’s web site, which is offering $5 flat rate shipping on all orders, all the time. Ground and 2-day service. The winery remains open for purchases and pick ups and is also offering home delivery service to Napa Valley locals – “from Napa to Calistoga addresses and everything in between.”

The Spire Collection – The Jackson Family’s collection of luxury wine brands from around the world (La Jota in Napa, Zena’s Crown in Oregon, Capensis in South Africa etc.) is offering free shipping and a virtual guided tasting event at a time of your choosing. Interested parties can reach the Spire Collection team via email at membership@spirecollection.com or by phone at 707-948-1920. The cost is simply purchase of the wine, ongoing membership not required.

Kendall-Jackson – Separately, Kendall-Jackson is offering 20% off all its wines with shipping included for all orders above $75.

Waits-Mast Cellars – This tiny, tiny urban producer of Pinot Noir and more in San Francisco is offering $5 flat-rate shipping for three or more bottles plus guided virtual tastings on your schedule.

Hahn Family Wines – This Central Coast producer is offering free shipping for any three or more bottles.

Gary Farrell Winery – This venerable Russian River Valley Pinot producer is offering a personal virtual tasting with wines for $380 with the promise of discounts on wine and shipping after the initial purchase.

Two Shepherds Winery – This blogger turned successful winemaker is offering free shipping for 6 bottles or more and flat rate $10 shipping for everything less than that.

Ruby Hill Winery – This Livermore Valley producers is offering free shipping on all purchases.

Tablas Creek Vineyard – The rockstar of Paso Robles is offering $10 flat rate shipping on any quantity.

Grounded Wine Co – This one-man winery by Josh Phelps is offering one cent shipping on any case of wine and will donate 10% of his sales to the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

Benovia Winery – This Russian River Valley producer is offering free shipping on 6 bottles or more.

JCB Collection – JCB Collection, the personal brand of Jean-Charles Boisset is offering free shipping on orders of 6 bottles or more.

Poe Wines – Poe Wines, a boutique producer in Sonoma county with both sparkling and still wines is offering 15% off all wines and free shipping on orders of three bottles or more.

Reeve Wines – This boutique producer is offering free shipping on 6 or more bottles.

Copain Wines – Cpoain is offering free shipping on all orders through March 31st with the promo code “SHIPNOW.”

Brewer-Clifton – This storied producer of Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara is offering free shipping on all orders through at least April 1.

Bricoleur Vineyards – This Sonoma County producer is offering $9.95 flat-rate shipping on any order, and will donate 10% of all wine purchases to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Use the promo code “SIPFROMHOME.”

The Donum Estate – The Donum Estate is offering $10 flat-rate shipping and will donate $10 for every online order to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

The Plumpjack Group – CADE winery, Odette Winery, and the Plumpjack Winery are all offering $1 shipping on 6 bottles or more, and will deliver for free to your home in Napa or American Canyon. The wineries are also offering virtual tasting sessions.

La Clarine Farm – La Clarine Farm is offering free gound shipping on orders of 6 bottles or more and 20% off orders of 12 bottles or more.

Chateau Montelena – Chateau Montelena is offering a COVID19 “Wine Shelter” package of a copy of the movie Bottle Shock and a mixed half or full case of wine with 1 cent shipping on all case orders. You’ll also get a free tasting when the tasting room is back opening. Owner Bo Barrett and his winemaker will also be doing virtual tastings / digital happy hours in the days to come.

LIOCO – This trendy producer has opened up their library for purchase and is offering free shipping on 6 bottles or more.

Extea Wines – This boutique producer known for their Albariño is offering 10% discounts on cases of wine.

Sosie Wines – This small producer in Sonoma is offering free “blue glove” delivery in San Francisco and half-off shipping for orders of three bottles more using promo code: “SHELTER3” and free shipping for orders of 6 or more bottles with promo code “SHELTER6.” They’re also offering virtual tastings with the winemaker on demand.

Matthiasson Wines – This rockstar producer is offering to send you the wines you’d taste if you came for a tasting. Six wines or 12 wines at roughly a 20% discount to normal prices, plus free shipping, and then a Zoom session scheduled at your convenience to talk with Steve and Jill about the wines. Separately, if you just want some wine, you can get up to a 20% discount on prices and free shipping for 12 or more bottles, or $15 flat rate shipping and a 10% discount under six bottles.

Chappellet – This storied Napa proucer is offering $1 shipping on all online orders with no minimums.

The Wine Foundry/Anarchist Wine Co – This is offering $1 same-day Wine Deliveries to SF, Marin, Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, Southern Napa and Sonoma Counties with any purchase of 3 bottles or more, and $1 national shipping on cases of 12 or more using promo code “stayathome.”” Founder and owner Stuart Ake is also running virtual tastings.

Ziata Wines – Karen Cakebread’s personal label is offering free shipping on orders of $50 or more with promo code “SHIP2YOU.”

Parallel Wines – This boutique Napa producer is offering virtual tastings with its superstar winemaker Philippe Melka.

Foley Food and Wine Society – Most of the Foley Family wineries are offering 15% discounts for non members and 25% discounts for members plus $10 flat rate shipping on case orders.

Alexander Valley Vineyards – AVV is offering $1 per bottle shipping for 2 or more bottles (plus $1 order processing fee) through April 1.

Workman Ayer – Workman Ayer is offering 20% off all purchases and $10 flat rate shipping.

Trois Noix Wine – This little one-woman producer is offering $1 shipping for CA, OR and NY plus 15% off the entire order with the promo code “FRIENDS2020.”

Patz & Hall – This well-known Chardonnay and Pinot Noir house is offering 1-cent shipping on all orders through 3/31.

Benevolent Neglect Wines – This tiny solo operation is offering a “pay what you can” offer on its wines to members of the hospitality industry. Prove you work in the business, and then pay what you want for a bottle of wine.

Ridge Vineyards – Legendary producer Ridge is offering free shipping to all club members on orders of any size with promo code “STAYIN”, and free shipping to anyone for orders of 6 or more bottles, no promo code needed.

Belden Barns – This Sonoma producer is offering virtual tastings.

Halleck Vineyard – This boutique producer is offering virtual tasting packages.

Courtesan Wines – Bridget Raymond is offering various “QuarantWINE” packages. Free shipping on case orders and discounted shipping for smaller quantities. She’s also offering virtual tasting sessions.

Cellars 33 – This San Francisco Urban Winery is offering free, contactless delivery in San Francisco.

Terra Valentine – This Napa producer is offering a special 6-pack of wines.

Gros Ventre Cellars – This Russian River Valley producer is offering free shipping or delivery on orders of 6 bottles or more.

Lang & Reed – This little Loire inspired outfit will give you 2-day air for the price of ground shipping when you order.

Vinca Minor Wine – This natural wine producer is offering free shipping on cases of wine and $20 flat fee shipping on everything else. They’ll also hand deliver in the East Bay.

Anaba Wines – This Sonoma producer is offering one-cent shipping through the end of March.

Hamel Family Wines – Hamel is Offering free ground shipping on all orders of 3 bottles or more. For anyone who has had to cancel a tasting experience due to the tasting room closure, they will offer a complimentary tasting when they reopen.

Oak Farm Vineyards – This Lodi producer is fffering free shipping on three bottles or more. They are also allowing customers to come to the winery for pickup only, and meet customers at their cars to deliver wines so no one needs to leave their vehicle.

Aperture Cellars – This super-boutique father and son brand is offering free shipping on 6 bottle and case orders.

Far Niente – All wine club orders will ship free of charge in April.

Charles Krug – This historical Napa estate is offering free shipping on all orders.

Oceano – This Central Coast winery wants to give you 20% off your first order (using code “FIRST”), as well as free ground shipping on 6 bottles or more.

La Crema – This Sonoma winery is offering free shipping and 15% off all orders using promo code “LCNOW” through the end of March.

Long Meadow Ranch – This Napa producer is offering free ground shipping on all orders using the code “SENDWINE” at checkout.

Stony Hill Vineyard – The producer of one of California’s most ageworthy Chardonnays is offering free ground shipping on all orders using the code “NEEDWINE” at checkout.

J Vineyards – This producer of excellent sparkling wine and Pinot Noirs is offering free ground shipping on 3 or more bottles purchased. A portion of proceeds will go to charity.

Louis M. Martini – This histrical Napa producer is offering free ground shipping on 3 or more bottles purchased. A portion of proceeds will go to charity.

William Hill Estate – William Hill is offering free ground shipping on 3 or more bottles purchased. A portion of proceeds will go to charity.

Sans Wine Co – This organic, Napa-based canned wine producer is offering free shipping on orders of $45 or more, and in addition, they are sending out family recipes with each shipment, since more people are cooking at home.

Lail Vineyards – Normally only available to mailing list members, Lail is offering up their wines via e-commerce for the first time plus free shipping.

Inglenook – One of Napa’s legendary estates, Inglenook is offering $5 shipping on orders of six or more bottles.

Kelleher Wines – This small family estate in Napa is offering free shipping on orders of 3 or more bottles.

Judd’s Hill – All purchases are 20% off right now at this small family estate in Napa, and they have a special on shipping: six bottles for $10 with code “SHIP6” and twelve bottles for $1 with code “SHIP12.”

Foursight Wines – This boutique producer of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is offering 10% off all wines and free shipping for orders of 4 or more bottles.

Fontanella Family Winery – This small family winery on Mount Veeder in Napa is offering $1 shipping for orders of three or more bottles.

Duckhorn Family of Wines – This family of wine brands is offering a $5 flat rate shipping charge for any order.

Ladd Cellars – This small producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is offering 7% off 6+ bottle and 14% off 12+ bottle orders. Free delivery (no contact) is available to the East Bay (Alameda & Contra Costa). $5 flat rate shipping to West Coast, $10 flat rate shipping elsewhere. 3 bottle minimum order. Note there are a couple small production wines that are excluded from the 7/14% off. Ladd will honor this while the shelter in place order is in effect.

Prima Materia Winery – This urban winery in Oakland is offering 10% off and free Bay Area delivery or shipping.

Trefethen Winery – Trefethen is offering $1 shipping.

St. Francis Winery – This Sonoma winery is offering $1 shipping on orders of 6 or more bottles.

Carr Winery – This Santa Barbara producer is offering $1 ground shipping (excludes AK & HI). Additionall, purchase 12 or more bottles and receive a 10% Discount. Join their wine club and get up to 25% off your order.

Crosshatch Winery – This Santa Barbara County winery is offering 10% off on orders of a case or more and $15 flat rate shipping up to 12 bottles (excludes AK and HI).

Paloma Vineyard – This boutique Napa producer with a famous Merlot is offering free shipping until the end of March.

Share a Splash – This multi-brand wine family is offering 25% off all wine purchases + shipping included in 12+ bottle orders.

Broman Cellars – this family producer in Napa is offering delivery included in Napa County and Wine Club pricing for all orders (10% off 6 bottles, 15% off 12 bottles).

Amici Cellars / Olema Wines – This pair of wine brands from Calistoga and Sonoma County is is doing $1 shipping (offer code DOLLARSHIP) and 15% off orders of 6+ bottles.

Keller Estate – This producer of wine and olive oil in the Petaluma Gap is offering 20% off case prices and 50% off shipping.

Horse and Plow – This family wine and cider company is offering free shipping on 6 or more bottles.

Baxter Winery – This producer is offering 10% of on 6 or more bottles of wine. Promo code is: “TEN.”

Crosby Roamann – This little Napa producer is offering $1 shipping on 6 or more bottles of wine.

Michael Scott Wines – Michael Scott is offering free shipping on orders exceeding $100.

Brooklyn West Winery – This urban winery in Oakland is offering curbside/doorside pickup from 4pm-6pm daily for orders by phone at (510) 879-7763. Or free shipping on 6 or more bottles of wine in California. $20 flat rate shipping for the rest of the country.

Modus Operandi Cellars – This Napa producer is doing 20% off and free shipping (on $150 min spend and 3 bottle min for shipping promo to kick in).

Ferrari Carano – This Dry Creek Valley winery is offering $1 ground shipping on 12+ bottles.

Spoto Family Winery – This little Napa producer is offering their private family bottling of 2016 Enrico’s Red Oakville Cabernet at 50% off. Only 5 cases available. Must call the winery directly. 707-225-5065.

Treasure Island Winery – This urban winery in San Francisco is offering curbside pickup on treasure island, and 99 cent shipping.

Dogwood & Thistle – This tiny producer is offering free delivery within the Bay Area.

Elyse Winery – Elyse Winery has 10% off 6 bottles, 20% off 12 bottles and free shipping of at least 6 bottles.

Fort Ross Vineyard – The producer of one of the world’s best Pinotages is offering $1 shipping for 6 or more bottles and discounts on set 3 & 6 packs.

Kitá Wines – This Native American producer in Santa Barbara County is offering free ground shipping of 3 bottles or more and curbside pickup by calling 805-819-1372.

OREGON WINERIES

Willamette Valley Wineries – Most of the wineries in the Willamette Valley have a deal. Here’s the master list.

Gran Moraine Winery – This is offering free shipping as long as their tasting room remains closed due to the Coronavirus. Use promo code “ONLINE100.”

Vincent Fritzsche Winery – This boutique winery has opened its spring allocation list to the public at pre-release prices.

Grochau Cellars — Is offering free personal delivery in the Willamette Valley and in Portland. For orders of six bottles or more, we are offering free delivery services within a 20 mile radius of the Portland area. Shipping: For shipping orders of six bottles or more, shipping costs will be included in the price until April 14 with code MARCH2020

Et Fille Wines – Et Fille Wines in Newberg is offering complimentary same-day delivery in the Greater Portland Area on orders of any amount. Orders can be placed via their online store. Orders placed by 3 pm will be delivered by 8 pm on the same day–just in time for dinner!

Ruby Vineyard – Ruby Vineyard will offer curbside pickup at our tasting room, free delivery of six bottles or more to residents of Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas or Yamhill counties, and shipping will be included on online orders. Order online or give them a call at 503-628-7829.

Nicolas-Jay РNicolas-Jay is offering free shipping on any order, no matter how big or small via their online store. They are also offering a one-time purchase of their 2018 Pink Vinyl Ros̩, a wine normally only available through the tasting room.

Penner-Ash Wine Cellars – This well-known producer is offering free shipping on all orders with the promo code “ONLINE100.”

Angela Estate – This little producer is offering free delivery within 30 miles of Dundee, Oregon, and free shipping on three bottles or more.

Citation Wines – Citation is offering free ground shipping for three or more bottles using promo code: “SFO2020.”

Project M Wines – Project M Wines, a tiny project from my friend Jerry Murray is offering a 6 bottle “Apocalypse” pack and free shipping on 6 or more bottles of wine.

Natsy Woman Wines – My friend Meg Murray’s wine brand is offering 30% off through the end of March.

Troon Vineyards – This biodynamic producer in Oregon’s Applegate Valley is offering free shipping or local home delivery in the region for orders of 6 or more bottles.

Willamette Vallley Vineyards – WVV is offering complimentary UPS Ground shipping on $100+ orders to OR & WA and on $150+ to continental U.S. They also have pick-up from their tasting rooms and local delivery.

Anne Amie Vineyards – This family producer is providing 15% off (20% for club members) and complimentary shipping of 6 bottles or more – email tiquette@annneamie.com to place an order.

Aerea Vintners – This producer is offering special mixed 12 packs of current vintage selections for a set at $265 including ground shipping. Next day delivery is available within 150 miles radius of Portland.

Beckham Estate – Beckham is offering complimentary shipping on 6 or more bottles and 10% off on a case.

Carlton Cellars – Carlton Cellars is offering free shipping with the purchase of a case.

Sokol Blosser – Sokol Blosser is shipping every order of 3 or more bottles free.

Day Wines – This small producer is offering free shipping to the rest of the country coast-to-coast for 6 or more bottles.

WASHINGTON STATE WINERIES

The wineries of the Walla Walla Valley are all-over this crisis, having already compiled a list of more than 60 wineries offering online specials of one kind or another. Get deals on Walla Walla Wines.

Not to be outdone, the folks in Woodinville have their own list of deals going.

And Yakima Valley, too, has a list of discounts, deals and services.

VIRGINIA WINERIES

Lots of Virginia Wineries – Here’s the scoop on deals from Virginia wineries.

ARIZONA WINERIES

Dos Cabezas Wine Works – UPS ground shipping will be included on all orders of 3 bottles or more.

Apparently most Arizona wineries are offering deals but there is no centralized list.

TEXAS WINERIES

Bending Branch Winery – Curbside pick-up available to purchase bottles – just call in your order (830-995-2948) or order on the website. Free delivery to Comfort, Center Point, Boerne, Fair Oaks and Kerrville for orders of $100 or more. Online orders with complimentary shipping in Texas for 3 bottles or more.

Brennan Vineyards – Curbside pick-up available to purchase bottles – just call in your order (325-356-9100). Online orders with complementary shipping in Texas for 3 bottles or more using promo code “COMP2020.””

Duchman Family Winery – Curbside pick-up available to purchase bottles and food pairings – just call in your order. Online orders available with complimentary shipping in Texas for 3 bottles or more.

Pedernales Cellars – Curbside pick-up available to purchase bottles – just text 830-644-8186 or order online. Complimentary shipping on all online orders over $100.

COLORADO WINERIES

The Colorado Wine Board has already rounded up the deals available from Colorado Wineries on their web site.

NEW YORK WINERIES

My friend and fellow wine writer Lenn Thompson has compiled a list of East Coast wineries and their special offers on his site, The Cork Report.




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