As of the time we’re writing this, Delaware still does not permit out-of-state wine shipments to individuals. Stringent beverage laws withstanding, there’s still plenty of ways for Delawareans to experience wine tasting culture in their home state!
Wine Clubs That Ship to Delaware
Currently, you cannot ship wine to Delaware whether you live there or not. Sadly, this means that wine lovers will have to make do with what they can get their hands on in state.
When Will Delaware Allow Wine Shipments?
It’s tough to say when Delawaerans will be able to get their hands on the numerous wine subscriptions and wine clubs available to Americans in other states, but recent efforts may be a sign of hope.
Signed in 2021, House Bill 210 updates the Delaware wine shipping laws to include a few wines to be shipped into the state. However, it still prohibits 213,000 imported wines available to Americans in other states through online wine-of-the-month and wine subscription retailers. It’s fair to say that there’s a lot of people who’d like to see things change sooner than later.
Delaware Wine Scene
Whether you’re in Wilmington, Newark or Dover, Delaware does have some offerings for those looking to expand their wine tasting horizons as well as experience some of the state’s very own wine culture.
Believe it or not, the state is actually home to four wineries and hosts an annual wine and spirits festival. Some 30 years ago, it wasn’t even legal for wineries to bottle and sell their grapes in the state of Delaware. Since then however, vinterners in the Blue Hen State have been producing everything from Cabernet Sauvignon to ice wines.
With one of the youngest and up and coming wine growing scenes in the United States, you can become a part of the state’s story by supporting their local wineries.
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