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Kentucky Wine Delivery

Things to know about wine delivery in Kentucky

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Can you ship wine to Kentucky?

Yes, you can get wine delivered to Kentucky, with caveats. The State of Kentucky allows wineries outside of Kentucky to deliver wine to Kentucky households. Kentucky does not permit out-of-state retailers to ship wine to Kentucky residents, though limited options do exist. Skip the fine print

The Fine Print

Dry Communities: A dry community is one in which sales (or delivery) of alcoholic beverages are prohibited. A “dry” community is one in which sales (or delivery) of alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Kentucky has 11 completely dry counties at present, as well as another 56 counties that are “moist” — that is, dry but with special circumstances.

The State of Kentucky allows wineries outside of Kentucky to deliver wine to Kentucky households via Common Carrier (FedEx, UPS, etc.). These companies must obtain a Direct Shipping License (among other requirements). There is a monthly limit of 10 cases per producer per KY resident. All direct-shipped wine is subject to a $0.50 per gallon wine excise tax (a gallon of wine is roughly equivalent to five bottles of wine) in addition to any applicable sales taxes. Someone 21 years old or older must be available to sign for the package upon delivery.

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.

How to get wine delivered in Kentucky

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 KY 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 KY: wine subscriptions, wine stores, same-day delivery, wine gift services, and wineries.

What wine companies ship to Kentucky?

Why waste time finding the perfect wine only to find out you can’t get it shipped to Kentucky? The good news is, some wine stores, wine subscriptions, and wine gift services deliver wine to Kentucky.

Start your shopping with our verified list of wine sellers who offer delivery to Kentucky. This is not a complete list.

Great news! Every deal on this site is provided directly by the retailer or winery and is verified as valid. No guessing if the discount will work — it will!

Wine subscriptions with wine delivery to Kentucky

Wine Subscriptions: Some wine of the month clubs are both retailers and wineries (like Firstleaf and Nakedwines.com), so they are able to ship wine as a producer (a better delivery experience for KY residents).

There are other legal ways to ship wine to Kentucky residents but we don’t check how each wine subscription service goes about doing it — the companies who offer wine subscriptions are responsible for the legalities of their shipping policies.

Featured Wine Club for Kentucky
Italian Wine Club

From $180 per 6-bottle shipment

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An Italian wine club (based in Italy!) offering four different levels of Italian (and French) wine ranging from delightful everyday wine to legends meant for long-term cellaring. This is not an ordinary wine club.

These wine clubs deliver to KY

Firstleaf
International Wine of the Month Club
Plonk Wine Club
Roscioli
WineExpress (Wine Enthusiast)

Companies who deliver Wine gifts to Kentucky

Wine gifts come in many forms: wine club gifts, wine gift baskets, wine samplers (great for gifts to yourself, btw), wine accessories, to name a few.

Wine gifts are available for every budget: Under $50, Under $100, $100-250, and Luxury wine gifts, too.

Featured Wine Club for Kentucky
International Premier Club

From $41.95 per 2-bottle shipment

This is the entry-level wine club from the International Wine of the Month Club, but unlike some other wine clubs in this price range you'll always receive Estate-bottled wines. Also for a wine club in this price range you get excellent tasting notes and winery information for every wine that's shipped.

These wine gift services deliver to KY

Clubs of America
Gift Baskets Overseas
Gourmet Gift Baskets
International Wine of the Month Club
Plonk Wine Club
Roscioli
WineExpress (Wine Enthusiast)

Wineries who deliver wine to Kentucky

Wineries: Wine producers (wineries and vineyards) must be licensed by the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to ship wine directly to consumers. There is a monthly limit of 10 cases per producer per KY household. Wines available can be ordered from wine producers and delivered to you.

Featured Kentucky deals

Le Grand Courtage

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Firstleaf

6 bottles for $39.95 / Save $40 — Try Firstleaf and get 6 bottles of wine selected just for you for just $39.95. Shipping is included
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Wineries delivering Kentucky

Firstleaf
Gloria Ferrer
Le Grand Courtage

Wine stores who deliver wine to Kentucky

In Kentucky, outdated wine shipping laws going back to Prohibition are still in place, impeding or outright preventing interstate shipping of certain wines from retailers directly to consumers. The wine you personally can buy is limited by these outdated laws. The stores shown below can ship wine to you, but which wines they are allowed to send you may be limited by these laws. Want more choices? Communicate with your state legislature through the action form at Free The Grapes!

Featured Wine Delivery Deals

Wine Delivery via FedEx or UPS

Plonk Wine Club
Total Wine
Vivino
WineExpress (Wine Enthusiast)

Same-Day & Local Wine Delivery

Instacart
MiniBar
Total Wine

Drizly and Instacart offer same-day wine delivery in Kentucky

Same-Day Delivery is available in these Kentucky Cities:

Louisville, KY: MiniBar

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