Things to know about wine delivery in New York
Yes, you can get wine delivered to New York, with caveats. Only specially-licensed and permitted wineries may send wine directly to consumers homes or offices in New York. Options exist for wine delivery from retailers to NY residents, with restrictions. Additional excise taxes apply. Purchase limits apply. Adult signature required upon delivery. See below for more details.
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 York has only a few scattered towns that are completely dry.
The State of New York allows wineries outside of New York to deliver wine to New York households via Common Carrier (FedEx, UPS, etc.). These companies must obtain an Out-of-State Direct Shipper’s License (among other requirements). There is an annual limit of 36 cases per producer per NY resident. All direct-shipped wine is subject to a $0.30 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 NY 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 NY: 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 NY residents). There are other legal ways to ship wine to New York 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 York
Wine Stores: In New York, 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 York
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 York
Same-Day Wine Delivery: Same-day wine delivery is available in New York. 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 York
Wineries: Wine producers (wineries and vineyards) must be licensed by the New York State Liquor Authority to ship wine directly to consumers. There is an annual limit of 36 cases per producer per NY 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 York? The good news is, some wine stores, wine subscriptions, and wine gift services deliver wine to New York. Start your shopping with our verified list of wine sellers who offer delivery to New York. This is not a complete list.
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Drizly and Instacart offer same-day wine delivery in New York
Same-Day Delivery is available in these New York Cities:
Brooklyn, NY: FreshDirect, MiniBar, Postmates, Saucey
Manhattan, NY: FreshDirect, Saucey, Swill
New York City, NY: FreshDirect, MiniBar, Saucey
Queens, NY: FreshDirect, MiniBar, Saucey
FreshDirect: Fairfield, Hamptons (Summer only), Nassau County, Rockland, Staten Island, Suffolk County, The Bronx, Westchester
MiniBar: Albany, Buffalo, Hudson Valley, Long Island, Staten Island, Syracuse, The Bronx, and Westchester