You must be at least 21 years of age to order or receive alcoholic beverages from Saxum Vineyards. Receipt of shipments containing alcoholic beverages require the signature of a sober adult (a person 21 years of age or older who is not intoxicated). Wines purchased from Saxum Vineyards are not for resale, and are for personal consumption only.
Credit Card Charges
Orders are processed by credit card only. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Credit cards are processed at the time of online purchase. The wines are sold as “futures” (payment is received at the time of ordering and shipped at a later date, specified in the order confirmation, when temperatures are cool enough to ship wine).
We want to assure you that credit card data is never stored on our e-commerce server. Card information submitted via our website is encrypted and sent to Authorize.net for processing and storage. We then receive back a token from Authorize.net which allows the credit card to be charged securely going forward, such as when a wish request can be fulfilled. Even if someone gained access to your Saxum account (or even the database itself), there is no credit card data available for an intruder to steal. Our e-commerce provider, VineSpring, routinely upgrades their services to the latest security technologies. When a credit card is submitted to our website, it is always transmitted over a secure channel using 2048 bit encryption and Transport Security Layer (TLS) 1.2. This is the the same level of security used by most banking websites. If you have additional questions about the platform, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Wish Requests and Granting
For customers interested in purchasing more than the allocation we provide we recommend placing a “wish request.” If inventory allows at the end of the release, we will add the requested bottles to your order. The credit card attached to the original order will be charged the difference for the wines granted and taxes if they apply. When a wish request is fulfilled we will email a revised order confirmation. Wish requests are granted on a first come, first served basis.
Members of our active list are not obligated to purchase wine during our releases. However, if a customer purchases their full allocation and wishes for additional bottles, we are more likely to increase a future allocation when inventory allows. Adversely, if a customer purchases less than their allocation, we may decrease a future allocation (we do this so we can estimate future allocations more accurately). If you ever have questions regarding allocation status or our policies we are more than happy to talk. Call or email us anytime and thank you for your support!
Returns and Cancellations
We will replace any bottle of wine that is damaged, flawed or found unsatisfactory. By law, we cannot accept returns of alcoholic beverages unless the product is corked, or flawed. Please send an email to email@example.com to arrange for the replacement of a corked or flawed product.
A customer may request a cancellation and full refund of their order anytime before the wine is shipped by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the customer’s responsibility to be present in order to accept and sign for the delivery of their wine. If we need to re-ship an order due to failed delivery attempts we will charge the customer $15 for the return fee in addition to the cost of re-shipping the order.
It is the customer’s responsibility to verify the shipping address before submitting their order and when we send out the shipping notice email before shipment. If a customer submits shipping address or date changes less than 2 weeks prior to a scheduled shipment, they will be charged $15.
In order to avoid returned orders please contact the carrier or email@example.com and request that the order be re-routed to an address where someone can sign for the delivery or request to have it held for pick up within 5 business days at the carrier facility near you.
States Authorized for Direct Shipment
Currently, we ship directly to the following states: AK, AZ, CA CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI (Honolulu), ID, IL, IA, KS, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE,NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY.
If Saxum Vineyards is unable to ship directly to your state, please find a relative, friend or wine storage facility within a state we are allowed to ship to and use their address as your shipping address.
UPS Gr (within California) and UPS 2Day (for all other states) is Saxum Vineyards carrier of choice. Shipping is complimentary at this time. The customer may specify a different carrier or shipping method in the Order Notes section of the order form.
Wine is a Delicate Commodity
Wine is a perishable commodity. Wine does not like extremes of temperature: hot humid summer and cold winter weather may adversely affect the condition of your wine during shipment. Saxum Vineyards chooses shipping dates very carefully. If the customer specifies a unique shipping date it is the responsibility of the customer to reschedule shipment due to temperature.
Decanting and Storage
We recommend letting our wines rest for a few years before opening. However, if you can’t wait, open the bottle the night before you plan to enjoy it. Pour out half a glass of wine, give it a taste to make sure it is not corked, place the cork back in and store it upright in a cool place. As many of you are aware, wine is delicate so we recommend storing in an area that never exceeds 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Protecting your privacy is important to us. We hope the following statement will help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us on our site.
I. What kind of information do we collect from you when you visit our site?
When you visit Saxum Vineyards.com, our stats package from Google collects some basic information about your browser. Examples are things like what type of browser and operating system are you using; how long did you stay on our site; what pages did you look at. This helps us understand how visitors browse our site, so that we can make their shopping experience better.
We also collect personal information about you when you check out of our store such as your name, address, postal code, phone number, etc. We need this information to process payment and ship merchandise to you.
We may utilize third party companies in an effort to deliver you tailored content and advertising to that matches your interests when you visit our website as well as other websites. You may opt-out of the use of anonymous information for tailored advertising purposes. To learn more or to choose to opt out of receiving this personalized content, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking here. If you delete your Cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choice.
II. Sharing of personal information – we don’t do it.
Under no circumstances will we share any personal information that we collect with any third parties or web sites. All the information you give us is completely private and used solely for order processing and shipping. If you give us permission to send you marketing emails then we use your email for that purpose, but never does that email get sold or distributed to any other web site or list.
III. Consumer inquiries and privacy.
If you have any questions about your privacy, or want to make changes to your profile, or get off our marketing list, simply send us an email.
IV. Protecting your information.
All the payment information we collect is done so under SSL – a standard internet security measure. Any data that we store about you is kept behind a secure firewall in our database and is not accessible to the public in any way.