TAKING WINE HOME?
While you are on your wine tour you may fall in love with some wines and want to take them home.
You can surely travel with wine, but make sure to pack safely in your check-in luggage. A "WineSkin" will protect your other belongings (you can pick one up for 4 euros at Formaggioteca Terroir).
INFO ON SHIPPING FROM WINERIES
If you want to travel light, shipping wine is a fairly painless way to receive the wines you loved the most.
Most wineries offer to ship wine directly to guests. Many offer a price list “to go” and another “shipping included” where the price of the wine includes the shipping cost. The minimum volume tends to be 6 or 12 bottles.
Standard shipping time is usually around 3-5 weeks (Europe, of course, is faster). Different shipping companies may have restrictions on where they cannot ship to (eg Canada), so do ask at each winery.
If you ship from one of the wineries, please make sure you take their contact information so you can communicate directly about your shipment (we at Grape Tours will have no info about it).
COLLECTING WINES DURING THE TOUR AND SHIPPING AT THE END
Should you perhaps like to pick up bottles at the different wineries during the day, you can ship them from our meeting point at the end of the day (the Fomaggioteca). Please notice that this service is not available on Sundays.
60 euros for 6 bottles
85 euros for 12 bottles
85 euros for 6 bottles
125 euros for 12 bottles
(NO Utah, Alabama, Hawaii & Alaska)
We cannot offer the collective shipment option to other areas of the World, sorry.
If you do select this method of shipment, please make sure to:
Fill in the SHIPPING FORM with the number of bottles and their indicative value. Remember to put full shipping address, phone number & email for the shipper. IMPORTANT: in the box "SPECIAL REQUEST FOR DELIVERY" please put your credit card number, date of expiration, and CVC. If you do not put all these details, the shipper will not be able to process your shipment efficiently.
Drop bottles off at Formaggioteca Terroir and make sure your boxes are clearly marked with your name & the name of Grape Tours (the staff at Formaggioteca will be glad to help you).
Should you not fill up your potential shipment during the day, you could always purchase a few extra bottles at Formaggioteca Terroir where you will find a great selection of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and wines from lovely organic wineries around Italy and France.
NB: Shipments can contain wine or olive oil, but cannot contain spirits like for example limoncello or grappa.
FOLLOW UP ON YOUR SHIPMENT:
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT GRAPE TOURS ABOUT SHIPMENTS – TAKE DIRECT CONTACT TO CHIANTI SERVICES/MBE (and give them a few days to pick up shipments before contacting them): email@example.com
SHIP WINES AFTER YOUR TOUR:
We offer a really nice range of wines from the small wineries we visit (and others). You can mix and match and for a box of 12, there is no additional shipping charge: browse the selection here.
GRAPE TOURS DISCLAIMER
UNLESS WINES ARE PURCHASED THROUGH THE GRAPE TOURS WEBSITE, GRAPE TOURS TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SHIPMENTS – NEITHER FROM THE WINERIES (TAKE THEIR INFO) NOR FOR THE COLLECTIVE SHIPMENT ARRANGEMENT. IN CASE OF ISSUES, PLEASE CONTACT THE VENDOR OR THE SHIPPING COMPANY (email above).