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GIFFT By Kathy Lee Gifford

Tara Reprogle
September 15, 2016 | Tara Reprogle

Introducing Temperature-Controlled Shipping!

At GIFFT Wines, we spend so much time caring for our vineyards, carefully selecting grapes, and crafting the best wines that it only makes sense that we would put just as much effort into ensuring the safety of our wines in transit.

Every aspect of the experience of taking a sip of wine, from the aromas that form in the glass after it is poured, to the way the tannins create a structured and silky mouthfeel, has been considered and meticulously created by our winemakers. As you can imagine, extreme heat and cold can easily damage these delicate and complex components.  

Therefore, we are now offering temperature-controlled shipping to states where the temperatures put your order at risk for heat and cold damage. Our temperature-controlled service will protect your order from our door to yours, ensuring that every time you open a bottle of GIFFT Wines, you will experience the wine as it was intended. We are offering this service at no additional cost, knowing that your wines will be delivered in pristine condition.

Please know that we will be taking into consideration not only the temperatures of your area, but also the route that the wine would have to take in order to reach you. Many East Coast shipments pass through Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas before reaching their destination, so while temperatures in North Carolina might not be dangerous, spending a week in transit through very hot states would be dangerous. Additionally, while ambient temperatures may not be severe, being inside a delivery truck can add 10-15 degrees on top of outside temperatures and we also consider the high temperatures of the day, not just the average. 

Our temperature-controlled service works a little bit differently than standard ground. With our temperature-controlled method, your order will travel in an air conditioned truck to a temperature-controlled hub. Then, your order will be packaged with ice packs and handed off to the carrier for final delivery. As soon as your order is accepted by the carrier, you will receive an email with your tracking code. Total transit time will be about two to three weeks and you will receive your tracking code 1-5 days before delivery. 

We are so excited to be able to offer this service to you at no additional cost, knowing that your wines will arrive safe and sound to your door. If you have any questions or concerns about our temperature-controlled service, please do not hesitate to contact us at contact@gifftwines.com or 831.455.9990.


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