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How about this!

Author dontime
#1  Posted: Aug 27, 2016 18:08  

Received this today. Winery was one we visited in 2013 and I joined their club briefly (having the wine shipped to WV).

Good afternoon Donald,

Congrats on finally FREEING THE GRAPES in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has finally made it legal for small wineries like us at Phifer Pavitt Winery ship directly to you. We are so excited to continue to create new clients in your state and to continue getting you wine. If you would like to order any wines for shipping directly to you or if you are interested in joining our Annual Verona Society please let me know. Once again congrats and we will see you in wine country.

Have a splendid day!


Luke Speer
Author jlburd
#2  Posted: Aug 28, 2016 12:38  

Interesting because I do not think this aspect of the law was touted here. The progress that the proponents of the law publicized was the access to wine in grocery stores, gas stations, etc (up to 4 bottles that is). Law passed in early June and it has 163 pages of regulations. Heaven help the wineries who have to figure them out. Will be interested to see if the news has leaked out to all wineries.
Author dontime
#3  Posted: Aug 29, 2016 09:49  

I asked about taxes and received this response:

Good morning Don,

You were the next thing on my list. We understand via our compliance agent that the only tax on the shipment would be an excise tax of $2.50. So far nothing on the state run website has anything other then that. A full break down of a case shipped to PA for you Don would be:

12- 2012 Phifer Pavitt "Date Night" Cabernet Sauvignon $85
Excise Tax

A friend who visited Napa in July indicated that several of the wineries he spoke to were aware of changes in PA although none would commit to shipping at that time. But does appear to be progress for you guys.
Author songoose
Registered User
#4  Posted: Aug 30, 2016 20:15  

That's a serious date night.
Author JoshOwen
Registered User
#5  Posted: Sep 9, 2016 11:32  

I was in Napa/Sonoma with the wife over Labor Day weekend and was told that wineries are applying for the appropriate PA permits now. Several were willing to ship immediately, several more were willing to hold bottles for "just a few weeks" until their permits were in place, while others indicated they didn't expect to be able to ship until January/February due to the permit application process.

Bottom line = I was getting consistent messaging from 10-12 different wineries, but with different outcomes.

Either way, this is clearly just around the corner for us and I, for one, am stoked.
Author estepdp
#6  Posted: Sep 9, 2016 12:09  

I was in the Finger Lakes over Labor Day weekend and wineries there are also going thru the permit process.
Author sbaskin
Registered User
#7  Posted: Sep 24, 2016 08:07 | Edited by: sbaskin  

I ordered from Turley a few weeks ago, being shipped to me (now in Hershey). Same delivery charges as going to family in NY
Author Mark
#8  Posted: Sep 24, 2016 19:56  

I got emails from two wineries in the last month announcing that they now ship to PA, Flowers in Sonoma and Lange in Oregon.
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