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#KeepWineAlive: Deals From Wineries in Trying Times

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

UPDATE 4/10/20 4:30 PM – Added additional deals and master lists for Mt. Veeder and Calistoga wineries.

UPDATE 4/2/20 10:00 AM – Added San Luis Obispo wineries master list.

UPDATE 4/1/20 2:00 PM – Added El Dorado Master list and other individual winery offers.

UPDATE 3/27/20 6:40 PM – Added Napa Vintners library sale info and other Napa offers.

UPDATE 3/26/20 1:50 PM – Added Santa Barbara master list and several additional offers.

UPDATE 3/25/20 10:30 AM – Added several more deals.

UPDATE 3/24/20 4:35 PM – Added several more offers, and a link to the Santa Lucia Highlands wine association’s roundup of deals from their members.

UPDATE 3/24/20 09:00 AM – Jancis Robinson has made a similar effort to catalog online retailers around the world who are still shipping in this season on her web site.

CALIFORNIA WINERIES

Mount Veeder – Some of Napa’s high elevation producers in Mount Veeder are offering special deals and promotions.

Calistoga Winegrowers – Many wineries from the Calistoga AVA at the northern end of Napa Valley have promotions listed.

San Luis Obispo Wine Collective – It’s not 100% obvious that this site contains deals, but if you click through to individual wineries you’ll see offers from each.

El Dorado – El Dorado has published a SIP with El Dorado master list of winery deals.

Napa Valley – Napa Valley Vintners is opening up their wine library to sell back vintages on their web site starting Monday March 30th at 10 AM. The listing is posted now, and the sale will be hosted at www.openthecellar.com. Additionally, the Vintners have begun to create two master lists, one of wineries doing home deliveries in Napa and another of wineries hosting virtual tastings. Both lists will continue to be populated for the next few days.

Santa Barbara – Here’s the master list of Santa Barbara producers offering deals.

Lodi – Lodi has launched the “Lodi Wine To Go” program and has a list of wineries offering specials.

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.

Santa Lucia Highlands – The Santa Lucia Highlands winery association has rounded up all the deals being offered by their member wineries.

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.

Ryder Estate – This brand is offering $1 ground shipping (excludes HI & AK) on 6+ bottles (mix and match) of wine, through the end of April.

Gifft Wines – Kathy Lee Gifford’s wine brand is offering $1 ground shipping (excludes HI &amp AK) on 6 or more bottles of her Pinot Grigio.

Scheid Vineyards – This Monterey winery is offering $1 ground shipping (excludes HI &amp AK) on 6+ bottles of wine, through the end of April. 10% of all sales through the end of April will be donated to Meals on Wheels of Monterey County.

Alder Springs Vineyard – This Mendocino producer is offering 50% off a case with free shipping to California, New York Illinois, and Massachusetts. The code is “STAYHOME.”

Moone-Tsai Wines – This Howell Mountain-based boutique winery is offering a 15% discount on select wines including their 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 Napa Valley Chardonnay and 2017 Pinot Noir as well as free shipping on purchases of 6+ bottles with the code: “SpringForward.”

Scoto Family Wines – This family winery and cider producer in Lodi is offering $.01 shipping for orders of 6 or 12 bottles, 30% off 6 bottles of same varietal and 50% off 12 bottles of same varietal.

Kunin Wines – This Santa Barbara producer is offering once cent shipping on 6 or more bottles.

Martellotto Winery – This one-man operation from Santa Barbara is offering free shipping on all orders over $50 during quarantine.

J. Cage Cellars – This Sonoma Pinot specialist is offering free shipping on 3+ bottles and special “stay at home” wine packages.

Wine Trade Network – This global brand is offering free delivery and 30% off with promo code: “SWR30” which can be entered at checkout.

BonAnno Wine – This Chicago-based wine brand makes Napa and North Coast wines and is taking 50% off shipping charges for case purchases and donating 100% of its profits to the restaurant worker charity of your choice.

Urban Legend – This urban winery in Oakland is offering free curbside pickup, free delivery of any order of 2 or more bottles in the East Bay, and free shipping on three or more bottles West of the Rockies.

Rootdown Cellars– This tiny producer is offering 15% discounts using the promo code: “ROOTDOWNBABY!” plus free delivery near Healdsburg and curbside pickup for everyone else. Free shipping on any case orders or larger.

Emeritus Vineyards – This Russian River Valley producer is offering $1 shipping on 12 or more bottles.

Schug – This well-known Carneros brand is offering 1-cent shipping on case orders and weekly flash sales on their web site.

Saddleback Cellars – This Napa producer is offering 15% off for any quantity of wine and free shipping on 6 bottles or more. Use code “15OffWine” and “FreeShipping6” at checkout. Posse members receive 25% off with code “25OffWine.”

Jeff Cohn Cellars – This long-standing urban winery in Oakland focused on Rhone and Zinfandel wines is offering one cent shipping for any order more than six bottles.

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 3 bottles or more.

https://jcbcollection.com” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>JCB Collection – JCB Collection, the personal brand of Jean-Charles Boisset is offering free shipping on orders of 6 bottles or more with the code “SPRINGCLEAN” which will also unlock various other wine discounts. The various Boisset-owned properties are also offering curbside pickup, and Oakville Grocery’s wine program is featuring home deliveries.

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.

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. Yes, really. Please don’t abuse this.

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.