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Wine Delivery Service

Home delivery to USA and other destinations.

Home Wine Delivery

A exclusive service for Loire Valley Wine Tour clients.


Shipping your wine purchases home

Prices of wine are low in France - very low indeed compared to those of the USA. Wine enthusiasts are keen to take advantage of this to stock their cellars, while the casual visitor wants to bring back wines they have enjoyed here but will never be able to find back home. Visitors to France from the USA and other countries have found it difficult to buy more than a few souvenir bottles of wine to take home - until now.

Loire Valley Wine Tour has teamed up with specialist wine transporters to offer a unique service to our clients. They collect your wine purchases and deliver it directly to your door.

How does it work?

In a typical touring day we visit from three to five vineyards. If you choose to buy a case or several cases (of 6 bottles) at each you will have quite a few boxes needing shipping by the end of the day.

Having paid for your wine at each vineyard, you give us your delivery details so that we can organise the shipment; you will be invoiced for the transport and packing seperately from your tour so that you can pay by credit card.

After completing the administrative work demanded by customs - both the French customers and those of your country - the consignment is collected from us and taken to a depot where it is repacked into insulated transport boxes before being delivered to a French port and from there by ship to your country. The wine is cleared through customs, collected and taken by road to your home. Special rules and different conditions may apply, depending where you live and these rules change frequently. Shipping is by air to some countries.

In normal circumstances the whole process takes 8-12 weeks door to door. Weather and other issues can effect this however, so patience is essential. High summer can be an issue in many states but your wine will be stored in perfect conditions in the USA until the weather allows for safe delivery. Can't wait? We can send your wine air freight with cool-chain express delivery for a supplement.

How much does it cost?

There are two charges made for this service:

  • Delivery / packaging charges. Either by ship or air specialist transport.
  • Insurance.
  • Optional cold-chain US transport €49 per box.

  • Bottles are shipped in boxes of 6 only (Magnums in boxes of 3).

    ** Delivery costs are volatile and prices subject to change without notice.**


    Delivery / packaging charges - to your door - USA - 2023 **

    Number Air freight or... Sea freight
    6 bottles = 1 box € 380 € 270
    12 bottles = 2 boxes € 535 € 385
    18 bottles = 3 boxes € 705 € 505
    24 bottles = 4 boxes € 850 € 610
    30 bottles = 5 boxes € 1,005 € 715
    36 bottles = 6 boxes € 1,160 € 825
    42 bottles = 7 boxes € 1,315 € 935
    48 bottles = 8 boxes € 1,475 € 1,050
    54 bottles = 9 boxes € 1,620 € 1,160
    60 bottles = 10 boxes € 1,780 € 1,270
    66 bottles = 11 boxes € 1,935 € 1,385
    72 bottles = 12 boxes € 2,100 € 1,500
    78 bottles = 13 boxes € 2,250 € 1,605
    84 bottles = 14 boxes € 2,385 € 1,700
    90 bottles = 15 boxes € 2,535 € 1,810
    ...and so on. The record is 252 bottles, 42 boxes, so far!


    5% of cost of total wine cost (from purchase receipts). Minimum charge: €20

    Fees cover breakage, loss and wine specific damage like seepage during transit. Please open your cases immediately upon delivery and let us know by e-mail (within 36 hours) if you have any concerns. Please provide photos whenever possible. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.

    Protecting your wines:

    We use specialists to legally ship your wine, who will be taking every needed precaution to avoid any risk of damage during transit due to extreme weather conditions. If this means storing your wines in their temperature controlled warehouse until the weather is appropriate to ship, they will do so free of charge. This is generally the case in summer, when your wines are stored until it is safe to ship in the autumn (unless you have paid for cold-chain delivery). There may be openings during the cold and hot weather conditions where your wines can be expedited for additional fees instead of free storage. These options will be presented to you if the situation arises. Summer delivery using cold-chain services is available at a cost of €49 per box.

    Additional details / requirements for certain states (subject to change without notice):

  • It is illegal under state laws to deliver wine to consumers in MS, UT and KY. If you live in Mississippi, or Utah; please contact us for other options.
  • In Alabama, wine must be delivered to a state store for an additional fee of approximately $4 per case of 12 bottles. You will pay that fee upon pick up. We will be in contact with you to determine the most convenient state store for delivery.
  • New Hampshire charges a state tax of 8% of the total value of the wine for direct shipments to consumers. This is to be paid to us when you pay for wine, insurance and shipping fees.
  • Hawaii requires additional fees of 95 Euros/case of 6 or 12 bottles
  • Alaska - shipping is possible for additional fees of 80 Euros/case of 6 or 12 bottles and delivery possible from June 1st to September 30th. Orders received outside of that window will be stored in our US warehouse until delivery is possible.
  • US delivery contact number:

    Our US team can be reached at the 503 469 8557.


    Delivery Q & A's

    Please ask for our Wine Delivery leaflet. This will confirm costs and answer further questions you may have.

    The delivery costs more than the wine. How does this make sense?

    Wine in France is inexpensive compared to prices in the USA, and the Loire is known for its good value, even in France. Therefore the total cost - purchase, delivery and admin costs - will work out at equal or less than the same wines in your country. Of course, you can't buy most of these wines in your country!

    What is the minimum quantity shipped?

    6 standard bottles of 750ml or 3 magnums (1.5l)

    Is my wine insured?

    Yes, for its full invoiced purchase value.

    How do I track my delivery?

    You will be sent an email to inform you of your wines' progress from France to USA and on to your home. We also give you a US contact telephone number.

    What credit cards can I use for the delivery charges?

    Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover are accepted by PayPal.

    Is there small print?

    Of course, but nothing to worry about; we will give you a copy of the delivery Terms and Conditions so everything is clear and tranparent.

    Why doesn't anyone else offer this service?

    It's a complicated and time consuming process; fortunately our partnership with an American specialist wine shipper makes it possible for us to offer this unique service for the benefit of Loire Valley Wine Tour customers.

    Can you arrange deliveries to other coutries?

    Countries served by this system, in addition to the USA, are listed below. We are putting in place express delivery to countries in Europe and beyond using traditional transport companies; please ask in advance.

    • Japan,
    • Hong Kong,
    • Australia,
    • Switzerland,
    • Singapore
    • Canada (QC, AB, ON and BC only)
    • New Zealand

    "A wine lovers dream"

    The Loire Valley produces wine in a wide range of colours and styles. Our tours give you a unique opportunity to taste these wines, look at the production facilities and often meet the owners. As enthusiasts ourselves, we make a point of seeking out the best.

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