Shipping Wine in Summer

It seems most summers are seeing record heat waves across the country. No big secret here, triple-digit temperatures are much better for frying an egg than for shipping a bottle of wine to your doorstep. However, we are able to offer a 'cool' way to ensure wine is delivered to you in perfect condition!



Most wines will ship either on a Wednesday or a Friday via a 55 degree truck to a local hub. Once the wines arrive to the local hub, ice packs will be added and the wines will be picked up by UPS (or FedEx if requested). The tracking number you received via email will go 'live' at this time and you will be able to begin to track your package. Wines will deliver within the first 24-48 hours. A business address is always preferred as this ensures someone over the age of 21 is available for the first delivery attempt.

Find your state below or on the map for more details specific to your state.

CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, MT, WY, NY, PA, WV, VA, ME, VT, NH, RI, MA, CT, MI, DE, MD, DC, NC (blue states) - all wines will ship directly from either our CA or our NY hub and will include ice packs. Delivery will be within 24-48 hours of shipping.

AZ & TX (yellow states) - all wines will ship on Fridays directly to your state in a 55º truck. Once in AZ, Wine2U will call you directly to arrange a delivery date. In TX, LSO (LoneStar Overnight) will pick up your wines and deliver them to you in a temperature controlled vehicle within 24-48 hours. The first delivery attempts should be the following Thursday/Friday.

SD, NE, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH (purple states) - all wines will ship in a 55º truck to a hub in IL. Once at the hub, ice packs will be added and the wines will be released to UPS (or FedEx if requested) and will deliver in a standard delivery truck within 24-48 hours. The temperature controlled truck leaves CA on Wednesdays and Fridays. The first delivery attempts should be within one week of leaving CA.

CO, KS, OK, MN, AR, LA (green states) - all wines will ship in a 55º truck to a hub in OK. Once at the hub, ice packs will be added and the wines will be released to UPS (or FedEx if requested) and will deliver in a standard delivery truck within 24-48 hours. The temperature controlled truck leaves CA on Wednesdays and Fridays. The first delivery attempts should be within one week of leaving CA.

TN, GA, AL, SC, MC, FL (red states) - all wines will ship in a 55º truck to a hub in central FL. Once at the hub, ice packs will be added and the wines will be released to UPS (or FedEx if requested) and will deliver in a standard delivery truck within 24-48 hours. The temperature controlled truck leaves CA on Wednesdays and Fridays. The first delivery attempts should be within 10 days of leaving CA.


Sometimes it is too hot to safely ship wine to any state. If this is the case, we will process orders and hold shipments until the weather is more favorable. We will notify you if your order is subject to a weather hold.

Questions? Just give us a call at (707) 433-0422 or email us.

the fine print:
Typical transit is 1-2 weeks. Ice packs will be added to all orders and wines will deliver within 24-48 hours. Any order shipping to AL must ship directly to an ABC Store. At this time, we cannot ship to North Dakota, Mississippi, Kentucky or Utah. Any order that include magnums, library wines, gift packages or gift notes will ship directly out of CA.