FAQs

Q: Does an adult, 21 years old and older, need to be present at delivery to sign for the wine?
A: 
Matthew Dempsey Wines only sells to adults over the age of 21. You must provide a signature at the time of delivery. To ensure delivery, we suggest shipping to a business address or opting for a corresponding hold location to your carrier. Wine is not delivered to PO Boxes. All carriers will attempt three deliveries before returning the package to the winery. Note: if your wine delivery is returned to the winery, and we have to reship it, you will be responsible for applicable restocking and reshipment charges.
 
Q: When will the wine be ready to drink?
A: Drinkable upon release, our wines will benefit from a generous decanting, served at 55-60F when consumed in their first few years. Please see the specific wine in our store to view anticipated maturity window. Our wines are un-fined and un-filtered; as such, harmless sediment may precipitate from the wines at the bottom of the bottle as they age.  A simple decanting will remove most sediment prior to enjoying.
 
Q: What states can you ship to?
A: Currently we can ship to all states in the USA with the exception of: IL, MS, NH, ND, UT, VA, and VT.  Please contact us as these state regulations are always changing and we may be able to assist you in acquiring our wines. Alternatively, we recommend shipping to a friend or relative in a neighboring state.
 
Q: When will my wine ship and when will I receive it?