Things to know about wine delivery in Delaware
Yes, you can get wine delivered to Delaware, with caveats.
In Delaware, all winery shipping directly to consumers is prohibited. — WineInstitute.org
In Delaware, outdated wine shipping laws going back to Prohibition are still in place, impeding or outright preventing interstate shipping of alcohol from retailers directly to consumers. Since you are affected by these outdated laws, we recommend communicating with your state legislature through the action form at Free The Grapes!
Buyer beware. While we do our best to make it easy to find wine that can be delivered to your state, each winery and retailer is the final say in whether they will ship to consumers. Those that do so without a permit often disclose on their site in the Terms of Service, Legal, or Shipping pages that you are responsible for obeying the laws of your state, not the retailer.
Whether you are shipping to yourself, a friend, a colleague, or a family member, you must purchase alcohol and have it mailed by an entity with a valid liquor license. As a non-licensee it is never legal for you to ship alcohol yourself in the United States, much less to DE residents. Wine may be delivered via FedEx, UPS, or other private shippers, but the USPS does not permit the shipping of alcohol of any kind. These types of services deliver wine to DE: wine subscriptions, wine stores, same-day delivery, wine gift services, and wineries.
Wine Subscriptions: Some wine of the month clubs are both retailers and wineries (like Winc and Nakedwines.com), so they are able to ship wine as a producer (a better delivery experience for DE residents). There are other legal ways to ship wine to Delaware residents but we don’t check how each wine subscription service goes about doing it — companies who offer wine subscriptions are responsible for the legalities of their shipping policies. Wine clubs that ship to Delaware
Wine Stores: In Delaware, outdated wine shipping laws going back to Prohibition are still in place, impeding or outright preventing interstate shipping of alcohol from retailers directly to consumers. Since you are affected by these outdated laws, we recommend communicating with your state legislature through the action form at Free The Grapes! Wine stores that ship to Delaware
Wine Gift Delivery: Most of the time wine gift sellers are classified as retailers. Please see the Wine Stores shipping bullet above. Wine gifts that ship to Delaware
Same-Day Wine Delivery: Same-day wine delivery is available in Delaware. A limited number of services offer same-day wine delivery statewide. See locations for same-day wine delivery in Delaware
Wineries: In Delaware, all winery shipping directly to consumers is prohibited. — WineInstitute.org
Individual wineries decide whether they ship to Delaware so you’ll need to check winery websites for shipping for their shipping policy.
Why waste time finding the perfect wine only to find out you can’t get it shipped to Delaware? The good news is, some wine stores, wine subscriptions, and wine gift services deliver wine to Delaware. Start your shopping with our verified list of wine sellers who offer delivery to Delaware. This is not a complete list.
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FreshDirect offers same-day wine delivery in Delaware