Shipping, Tax & Terms
Shipping, Taxes & Terms of Sale
We Want Your Wine to Reach you Safely
Wine is a perishable item, and extreme heat or cold can adversely affect it during transit – either via its route or at your destination. Typically, boxes of wine sent by Ground service will travel on trucks not outfitted with temperature controls in the cargo areas, and the extended hot/cold effects can damage your wine. This is unacceptable to us (you'll probably agree), so we take measures to prevent temperature-related damage.
We may elect to hold some shipments for a few days to ensure they do not travel through extreme cold or heat. If you are concerned about temperatures in your area, please select 2-Day or overnight shipping, or let us know to hold your wine until it's safe to ship. Note that insurance coverage is not available for damage resulting from temperatures if ground delivery is selected.
Overnight & 2-Day Shipping
Due to specific pick-up schedules at Argyle, orders that include Overnight or 2-Day shipping options will go out the same day if placed by 2:00pm PST. Overnight and 2-Day orders placed after 2pm PST will be shipped the following business morning. Please note that 2-day and Overnight orders are based on weekday delivery. (i.e. an order placed on Thursday by 2:00 p.m. will be delivered on Monday.)
States We Can Ship To
We can openly ship to the following states:
AK, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.
All wines are shipped by UPS or FedEx, delivered on business days and require an adult signature. We recommend using a work address if you'll be away from home during the day. Note that these shipping laws change occasionally. If our list differs from an official government listing, the government list takes precedent.
Why haven’t I received my wine?
Please watch your email for a shipping notice from UPS or FedEx with a tracking number with your anticipated delivery date. Be sure to have someone at least 21 years old available to sign for the package.
If your tracking information indicates the package has been delivered, but you haven’t seen it yet, please check with person who signed for it. (You can find this info on the tracking website.) It may sound silly, but we find many times it has in fact been delivered, but is sitting in a company mail room or in the cellar!
If you did not receive a tracking email yet:
Why does someone have to sign for my package?
- The tracking info will be sent to the email you provided at checkout. Check to be sure that it didn’t get caught in a SPAM filter or sent to another inbox.
- We may elect to hold some shipments to ensure they do not travel through extreme cold or heat to protect the wine from weather damage. Please see more info on our shipping terms above.
- Please call 503-538-8520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns about the status of your order.
It is a legal requirement that someone at least 21 years old sign for the delivery. We highly recommend shipping to a business address whenever possible.
Why can’t I find my state to place my order?
Due to individual state regulations we are not able to ship to: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Utah. Please call us at 503-538-8520 as we may be able to make other arrangements to deliver your wine.
How long will it take for my wine to be delivered?
Ground delivery typically takes 2 business days for West Coast and up to 7 business days for East Coast. Select 2-day or overnight shipping if you need a specific delivery date. Due to specific pick-up schedules at Argyle, orders that include Overnight or 2-Day shipping options will go out the same day if placed by 2:00pm PST. Overnight and 2-Day orders placed after 2pm PST will be shipped the following business morning.
Why can’t I elect ground shipping for delivery to Alaska or Hawaii?
Sorry, but UPS does not offer a ground delivery option to Alaska or Hawaii.
What if I want to ship to a P.O. Box?
Sorry, but we can’t ship to P.O. Boxes. A physical street address is required for delivery so someone of legal age can sign for it.
How do I receive shipping offers and other promotions?
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What if I need my wine order tomorrow?
If you place your order before 2pm (Monday-Friday) and select Overnight shipping, you will receive your wine the following business day. If you have missed the 2pm cut off, special rush requests may be accommodated when possible. To place a special order request, please call us 503-538-8520 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm).
This order is a gift - will there be billing information in the package?
No, your lucky recipient will not receive a receipt or any billing information. With that said, if you’d like your recipient to know this lovely gift is from you, please make sure you fill out the gift message field before finalizing your shipment so we can include a complimentary gift card.
Can I ship internationally?
Sorry, but we can only ship within the United States.
What happens if my order gets returned back to the winery?
Our shipping service will make three delivery attempts before returning the package, unless you are able to arrange to pickup your shipment at their facility or an alternate address. If your wine is returned back to us, we will contact you. We highly recommend shipping to a business address where someone 21 years or older is always available to sign for your package. Please note that if your wine is returned to us, you will be charged to re-send the package.
Sales Tax Policies
Some US states enforce varying amounts of taxes based on your city/county, even though your order is placed online and Argyle is located in zero-sales-tax Oregon. If you live in one of the following tax-enforced zones, required taxes will be added to your order.
Tax-enforced zones include (but may not be limited to):
California 7.5%, Colorado, Connecticut 6.35%, District of Columbia (DC), Florida, Georgia 4%, Hawaii 4%, Idaho 6%, Illinois 6.25%, Iowa 6%, Kansas 8%, Maryland 9%, Maine 5.5%, Michigan 6%, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska 5.5%, Nevada 6.35%, New Hampshire 8%, New Jersey 7%, New Mexico 5.125%, New York 4%, North Carolina 4.75%, North Dakota 5%, Ohio 5.75%, Pennsylvania 6%, South Carolina 6%, Tennessee 9.25%, Texas 6.25%, Vermont 6%, Virginia 5.3%, Washington 6.5%, West Virginia 11%, Wisconsin 5%, Wyoming 12%.
Terms of Sale
Terms: ALL WINES ARE SOLD IN OREGON AND TITLE PASSES TO THE BUYER IN OREGON. We make no representation to the legal rights of anyone to ship or import alcoholic beverages into any state outside of Oregon. the buyer is solely responsible for shipment of wines. By placing and order with your credit card or check, you authorize Argyle winery to act on your behalf in processing and shipping the order, including engaging a common carrier to deliver your order. WINES MAY BE SOLD AND DELIVERED ONLY TO PERSONS WHO ARE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD AND IN PLACING YOUR ORDER, YOU REPRESENT TO US THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD AND THE PERSON TO WHOM DELIVERY WILL BE MADE IS AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD. When your alcoholic beverages are delivered, the person receiving will be required to show identification proving that he or she is at least 21 years old.