Q: Does an adult, 21 years old and older, need to be present at delivery to sign for the wine?
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: 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?