How Does Wine Allocation Work?
We create a personal allocation for our mailing list members twice a year, for 3-4week periods, Sonoma Coast appellation wines in the spring and single vineyard designate wines in the fall.
How long does it take to get an allocation?
Due to Mother Nature’s variance from vintage to vintage, we are unable to provide a specific time frame for our waitlist. Our goal with every release is to share our wines with as many new members as possible, while meeting the requests of current members.
How is wine allocated?
Over time, members that consistently order wine gain access to a larger quantity, as well as a wider selection of our family of wines. Newly active members are first offered the Appellation Series and a small allocation of limited production Single Vineyard Designates
Our wines are produced in varying and limited quantities so not all of our wines can be offered to everyone. We strive to give as many people as possible access to the wines they would like.
If a member chooses to forego participation in a release, that member’s guaranteed allocation is then reallocated to those who are waiting. Moving forward, a wish opportunity will be provided for the following offering, ensuring we are able to share as many wines with our members as possible.
Is my allocation guaranteed?
As a member, if you are offered an allocation, it is guaranteed for the entire release. We do this so that you do not feel the pressure associated with a “first come” allocation offering.
How can I get an increased allocation?
Over time, members who consistently order wines are given access to larger quantities of those selections. If you’d like more than your initial allocation, you may place a ‘wish request’ for additional wine. We will do our best to grant some or all of your wishes, which then results in an increased allocation of that wine in subsequent offerings, pending vintage size variation.
What happens with a ‘Wish Request’?
If you choose to wish for more wine than your initial allocation, we will do our best to reserve additional bottles for you. After the release period ends, we reallocate any wine that was not purchased during the offering. If we are able to grant some or all of your wish, we will notify you via email and any incremental tax and shipping costs will be applied to your original order with the default method of payment on file.