You must be 21 to order or receive wine shipments.
Returns and Cancellations
We charge a 10% restocking fee for all cancelled orders.
Wine may not be returned without authorization from Avalon Wine Inc. We will notify you via email of your refund once we have received and processed the returned wine. Please note that we will refund shipping costs only if the return is a result of our error. If a shipment is returned to us because no one was available to sign for it, the return shipping and re-shipping costs will be the responsibility of the customer.
Wine shipping laws require that a person 21 years or older sign for the wine shipment. Wine cannot be left at your front door. Please consider shipping wine to your work address where an adult is more likely available to sign.
NOTE: Since shipping to a residential address is more costly than shipping to a business address, your shipping charge will be increased accordingly if you select Ground instead of Home Delivery to a residential address.
Timing and Weather
Wine can be damaged in transit by extreme temperatures, hot or cold. We are cautious about shipping wine and check temperatures along all shipping routes daily. If the temperatures here in Portland, at the shipping address, or along the shipping route are above 80 degrees or below 32 degrees, we will not ship your order.
If you choose ground shipping and authorize us to ship in questionable weather, we cannot replace your wine or refund your money if it is damaged by heat or cold.
Free Cellaring in Bad Weather
If your order cannot be shipped safely, we will hold your shipment until conditions improve, or you can choose to upgrade to air shipping. Let us know if you'd like us to hold your shipment in the notes field of the shopping cart, by email or by phone.
If there are delays unrelated to weather, we will contact you by email within five business days. If you have a deadline by which you need the wine delivered, please let us know and we will make every effort to meet it.
Does choosing next day air mean my order will arrive tomorrow?
Choosing Overnight, 2-Day and 3-Day Air shipping options will expedite your order but it does not guarantee that you order will arrive to you within 1, 2, or 3 days (respectively) from the date of your order.
Most orders ship in 1-2 days when ordered during optimal shipping weather. Cross country orders typically ship Friday or Monday. If there are delays unrelated to weather, we will contact you by email within 5 business days. If you have a deadline by which you need the wine delivered, please let us know and we will make every effort to meet it.
When we ship your order a shipment confirmation message is sent to your email address. Your tracking number and links to track your package are included.
If tracking info does not come to you, call or email us and we'll track your package for you.
Green Bay Packers Fan Policy
If you are a Green Bay Packers fan, you will be afforded extra courtesies. Always.
Make sure you always get a discount by using Build a Case. How it works:
If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.
Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.