Purchasing our Wines

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We are committed to quality and offer our wines in very limited releases, allocated almost exclusively to members of the WS List. List members have an opportunity to place orders twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Each member is assigned an allocation based on their buying history. Allocations are not reserved or guaranteed. We fill orders on a first-come, first-served basis, so early orders are encouraged.

Please note that it takes a little time for new memberships to be activated. Once you apply, you’ll automatically be put on our Waiting List. The typical wait time ranges from a few months to a year.

We will notify you via email as soon as your account is activated and keep in touch while you wait. Come the next offering period, you’ll receive a newsletter and an order form with the specifics of your allocation, and an email with a link to your allocation. All new members start with the same, relatively modest allocation. However, consistent purchasing patterns over time lead to larger and more varied allocations.

Have questions? Check out our FAQs below, or contact us.

Privacy Policy

We will not sell, give, lend, or otherwise distribute your personal information to any other company or association that is not part of the processing or shipping of your wine order.

FAQs

The WS List is made up of all active Williams Selyem customers. The list is segmented into different allocation groups based on length of membership and purchasing patterns. Twice a year, WS List members have an opportunity to purchase wines from their allocation. Customers who consistently purchase their complete allocations will see their future allocations increase both in quantity and selection.

We sell 95% of our wines directly to individual WS List members. (The other 5% is sold—at full retail price—to local restaurants and distributors.) There is currently a Waiting List for those who wish to become members. The wait time can vary from a few months up to one year. To get on our Waiting List, click here.

No. Unlike wine clubs, we do not send out automatic shipments of wine. Instead, active list members are invited to purchase from their customized allocation during release periods in the spring and fall. Additionally, credit card information is not stored, and allocations are not reserved or guaranteed. We have a long history of selling out of wines early in release periods, so it is important to order early for the best selection.

Our wines are never commercially available for less than their original release price. We adhere to a one-price commitment for all WS List customers, distributors, retailers, and restaurants alike.

At this time, we are not open to the public for tours and tastings. Active WS List members may inquire about scheduling an appointment to visit the Estate by emailing a request to tours@williamsselyem.com. Please be aware that our calendar fills up quickly, so we ask that you contact us at least two weeks prior to the date you wish to visit. Click here for more information.

List Member FAQ

On opening day of each release period, you will receive an email containing a link to log directly into your allocation. After completing your order, you will receive an order confirmation via email. You may also order via mail or fax by completing the order form which is sent by snail mail. We are not able to take orders over the phone.

Allocations represent the maximum number of bottles of each wine available to you for purchase, while supplies last. Many wines sell out before the end of the release period. Allocations are not reserved and wines are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

No, you are not obligated to purchase. However, after three consecutive releases without a purchase, we will contact you regarding your membership on the List. By ordering at least one bottle every three releases, you assure that your account will remain active.

For greatest selection, order as early as possible during the release. Wines are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and once a wine has sold out your allocation for it is no longer available.

Yes! You may log in to your allocation at any time during the four-week offering period, and purchase any remaining quantities. (Please note we may not be able to combine multiple orders into a single shipment.)

Our wines are produced in very small quantities. The smallest-production wines are allocated to members who have been on the WS List for the longest period of time and have established purchasing patterns. You may request wines not included in your allocation via the Wish List feature via your online allocation.

To request quantities beyond your allocation, enter them in the Wish List feature on your online allocation. If we are able to fulfill your request(s), we will notify you by email. A separate charge for the wish-listed wines will be added to your credit card and an updated order receipt will be sent via email.

Quantities and selections in your allocation will change over time in accordance with the purchasing patterns you establish.

We are currently licensed to ship to the following states: AK, AL*, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY. Please be aware that most states have quantity limits and other regulations. For details on the regulations specific to your state, please visit this page.

*Customer must obtain license/permit from state prior to shipment.

If you live in a state into which we cannot ship, you may wish to consider one of these third-party wine storage and shipping companies: All Ways Cool, VinFolio, Oeno Vaults and 55 Degrees. You must first establish an account directly with these companies before they can pick up an order on your behalf. Or, you can elect to have Fitch Mountain Packaging, who does not require an established account, handle your order. Please note that while we do not charge for third-party pickups, they may add a handling fee. For more information, please contact these businesses directly.

Yes. We host a Pickup Weekend event after each release at the winery in Healdsburg, CA and at our partner winery in Millbrook, NY. You may also pick up your order during the specified drop-in periods following the events. NOTE: Due to COVID, the Spring 2021 Pickup Weekend Event in CA has been cancelled. The event in NY may still move forward depending on conditions in that area. We will update this info as we get closer to the usual event date, in May.

New Policy, beginning Fall 2017:
Due to quite a bit of member feedback regarding our CA Pickup Weekend Events, our on-site parking limitations, and the growing popularity of the event, we have decided to implement a measure meant to improve the event for List Members, neighbors on Westside Road, and WS staff.

Beginning in the Fall 2017 Release, only orders with a count of (6) or more bottles will have an option to join the twice-yearly pickup events at the Williams Selyem Estate in Healdsburg. Orders which do not meet the new minimum must be shipped. We regret if this new policy causes any inconvenience but feel that this change will provide for a safer and more enjoyable event for all.

Orders from the Spring 2021 release will begin shipping on Monday, March 8 for orders going to “hot states” (AL, AZ, FL, GA, LA, NC, SC, TN, & TX).  We will ship on Monday, March 22 to all other areas. Shipping notifications and confirmations are sent via email, exclusively. Please provide a shipping address where someone 21+ years of age will be available to sign for the package during standard business hours.

The Spring 2021 CA Pickup Weekend Event has been cancelled. We encourage shipment of your order but will be making curbside pickup available by appointment to those in the immediate area. Please contact us to schedule your pickup date and time.

The Spring 2021 NY Pickup Weekend event is likely to be cancelled but we are holding out hope that we will be able to host the event, as usual. If you select this option, we will communicate event updates as we get closer to the original event time frame, in May.