Things to know about wine delivery in New Jersey
The State of New Jersey allows wineries outside of New Jersey who produce less than 106,000 cases of wine each year to deliver wine to New Jersey households via Common Carrier (FedEx, UPS, etc.). New Jersey does not permit out-of-state retailers to ship wine to New Jersey residents, though limited options exist for wine delivery from retailers to NJ residents.
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. New Jersey has at least 30 municipalities that are completely dry (out of 565 statewide).
The State of New Jersey allows some wineries outside of New Jersey to deliver wine to New Jersey households via Common Carrier (FedEx, UPS, etc.). Specifically, only wineries that make less than 250,000 gallons of wine a year (about 106,000 cases) may import wine into NJ. This limitation effectively excludes wineries responsible for about 90% of the wine produced in the U.S. The companies that do qualify to ship to NJ must obtain an Out-Of-State Winery License (among other requirements). There is an annual limit of 12 cases per producer per NJ resident. All direct-shipped wine is subject to a $0.875 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.
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 NJ 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 NJ: 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 NJ residents). There are other legal ways to ship wine to New Jersey 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 New Jersey
Wine Stores: In New Jersey, 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 New Jersey
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 New Jersey
Same-Day Wine Delivery: Same-day wine delivery is available in New Jersey. A limited number of services offer same-day wine delivery statewide. Some cities and regions have additional same-day wine delivery options. See locations for same-day wine delivery in New Jersey
Wineries: Wine producers (wineries and vineyards) must be licensed by the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety (Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control) to ship wine directly to consumers. There is an annual limit of 12 cases per producer per NJ resident. Wines available can be ordered from wine producers and delivered to you.
Why waste time finding the perfect wine only to find out you can’t get it shipped to New Jersey? The good news is, some wine stores, wine subscriptions, and wine gift services deliver wine to New Jersey. Start your shopping with our verified list of wine sellers who offer delivery to New Jersey. This is not a complete list.
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Drizly and Instacart offer same-day wine delivery in New Jersey
Same-Day Delivery is available in these New Jersey Cities:
FreshDirect: Northern New Jersey, Central New Jersey, Southern New Jersey, Jersey Shore (Summer only)
MiniBar: Central Jersey, North Jersey, South Jersey, The Jersey Shore
Total Wine: Cherry Hill, River Edge, Union, West Orange