Terms and Conditions

In placing your order, you represent that you are at least 21 years old and that the person receiving delivery of this order is at least 21 years old. All wines are sold in the County of San Mateo and title passes to the buyer in California. Sales tax will be charged on orders delivered in California and on orders shipped to states requiring that title to wine pass within California.

We inspect all wines and take the utmost care in the handling and proper storage. Unless otherwise noted, all bottles on the site can be assumed to be in very good to excellent condition. We will provide information concerning the physical appearance of any bottle that is not normal for its age. We strive to ensure that all wine is of sound condition and is shipped in such a way that this condition is maintained. However, we are unable to accept responsibility for the state or condition of consignment wines, nor are we able to guarantee that the wine in the bottle corresponds to the quality or attributes which might be expected from its description. Older bottles from the same case may have significant bottle variation.

We will make no representation about the actual suitability of consignment wine for consumption. All consignment wine is sold "AS-IS," without any representations or warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, "drinkability" or possible spoilage due to the wine's advanced age or poor storage prior to our receiving them or the correctness of the website or other description of physical condition. "Old" wines are especially NOT guaranteed for drinkability or against spoilage.

As we are not responsible for any damage during shipping, the buyer should be aware of the weather their shipment is likely to be subject to before requesting shipment of their wine. The buyer is encouraged to purchase ROUTE shipping insurance during the checkout process on our website. Insurance does not cover any loss or damage due to exposure to temperature variations, shipping delays, or defect in or failure of any cork or other bottle closure. If your shipment is delayed or arrives broken, contact ROUTE shipping insurance. Do not contact the carrier directly. Wines spoiled by changes in temperature cannot be recovered. Please choose your shipping address carefully. We cannot replace wine damaged by heat or cold exposure.

These Terms and Conditions of Sale, as well as the rights and obligations of both buyer and seller hereunder, shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California. You consent to this exclusive jurisdiction with regard to any wine purchased from us. We shall not be liable for any failure to meet our obligations by circumstances beyond our control. In no event shall our liability ever exceed the purchase price actually paid for such wine.