Temperature Controlled shipping is a Cold Chain service offered by Federal Express. When you select this shipping option your wine is moved directly from Vinfolio’s temperature controlled loading dock into a refrigerated truck and is then transported to you. This shipping method transports and stores your wine (during the evening and weekends) at a stable 55 degree temperature until it reaches one of five hub stations throughout the United States. (The southern route is Dallas, Atlanta and Orlando. The northern route is Chicago and Newark). From the hub, FedEx Overnight Service picks up the shipment for overnight delivery to you. If you ship to a business address, delivery is done before 10:30 AM. If you ship to a home address, delivery is before 12:00 PM. Shipments leave California on a Friday and are delivered to Midwest states by Tuesday and East Coast states by Wednesday.
FedEx rates are based on the distance of the delivery address from the nearest hub. Please be aware that if you live far from one of the above five hubs, this shipping method may not necessarily make sense for you due to the financial cost to ship from the hub to you using FedEx Overnight service. However, if you live close to the hub, rates are very similar to FedEx Ground shipping rates.
Delivery times range from 10-14 days, even within California. There is no expedited service available, and there is no tracking of the orders when they are being moved in the refrigerated trucks. As such, we strongly recommend that you use a business address for this service. An adult signature is required for all Vinfolio shipments, and this is especially important for Cold Chain deliveries. Vinfolio is not responsible if no one is home to sign for a delivery.