Shipping Info

We want to help make your spring planting season as easy as possible.

We can accommodate most requests for shipping. A preferred shipping date will be set at the time of order. If you are unsure of when to receive the vines, we can take requests in the spring with at least one week notice. If your original shipping date must be changed, please contact us with at least one week notice in the spring. Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding the shipment of your vines. OUR VINES CANNOT BE SENT TO CA, OR, WA, ID due to USDA regulations.

BARE ROOT VINES: Shipped from early April until the end of May.

- All BARE ROOT vines are kept in our refrigerated storage facility at 38F and high humidity until the day they are shipped.

This ensures a dormant vine for you without any premature bud break.

- Vines are packed with damp wood shavings inside a plastic lined box. Handling and planting instructions accompany each order.

- We recommend having your field ready to plant upon receipt of your vines.

- All bare root orders are shipped by UPS ground service unless otherwise instructed. Please reference the list of states and transit

times below. Shipments are made early each week during the spring for late week deliveries.

- Large orders are packed in cardboard bins containing up to 2000 vines each for freight delivery or pick up.  Smaller orders are packaged in various size boxes with up to 250 vines per box. These boxes are 36" x 18" x 12" and weigh between 30-50 pounds each.  Smaller boxes are used for smaller quantities.

- Orders received after May 1 for less than 50 vines will be sent out as soon as possible, but may be in processing for up to 2 weeks.

- Shipping charges will be billed at the time of delivery. A separate credit card or check payment may be required after vines are paid for.

POTTED VINES: Shipped in early June and ready to plant in the field.

- Potted vines are packed the day of shipment, and are in transit for no more than 3 days.

- Handling and planting instructions will accompany the vines.

- Large orders of potted vines are shipped standing up in palletized boxes and are sent by freight or available for pick up

- Smaller orders of potted vines are packed with recycled packing peanuts for protection during transit. We recommend unpacking each box as soon as it arrives in a barn or garage. This will prevent the packing peanuts from blowing around in the wind outdoors.

- Up to 72 potted vines are packed per box. These boxes are 36" x 12" x 12" and weigh 30-40 pounds each.

- Potted vines are shipped by freight or UPS ground.  Some destinations require 3 Day Select service at a higher charge.

- Shipping charges will be billed at the time of delivery. A separate credit card or check payment may be required after vines are paid for.

UPS TRANSIT TIMES FOR GROUND SERVICE:

1 day transit: VT, eastern NY, NH, ME, MA, RI, CT

2 day transit: western NY, NJ, PA, OH, VA, WV, DE, MD

3 day transit: MN, WI, MI, IA, IL, IN, MO, KY, TN, NC

4 day transit: ND. SD, NE, KS, CO, AR

5 day transit: MT, WY, UT, NM, AZ, NV

FREIGHT transit times are typically one day faster than UPS.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Early May is our busiest time of the year on the farm and it can be difficult to reach us directly by phone.  Email and voicemail is checked regularly.  Please try to make shipping arrangements before this or allow more than one day for us to return your message.