Delmas allocation LIST: FAQ’s
How long must I wait to get on the allocation LIST?
Please sign up on The Waiting List at this time. We are currently fully allocated. As our production grows (beginning in 2016) we will be able to add you to the LIST. We currently allocate in six-packs and full case orders. The LIST (with the 2016 vintage release in 2018) takes a big step forward...more than doubling in size from our current LIST. Your patience will surely be rewarded in short order.
When will I receive the Wine?
When a spot opens up we will send you an invitation to join our allocation LIST. Each successive year your position on the LIST is secured via your continuing purchase of Delmas Syrah. Release notifications are sent out each February and payment is secured by March. We will ship to everyone in the fall (October) given appropriate weather.
What happens if I do not purchase in a given year?
Due to our small production at present, we have instituted a Protection Rule. As of 2016, if an allocation LIST member wishes to forgo a certain vintage, we will administer the following course of action: The member would be moved to the Waiting List and receive three “priority invitations” to re-join the allocation LIST. Should a member decline this invitation for a third time, they will be removed from allocation opportunities altogether and need to resubmit their information should they wish to rejoin Delmas in the future. Of course, if the member accepts one of these “priority invitations” the process would re-set to the beginning and all the advantages of LIST membership would be in effect.
What is this glorious party in June at SJR Vineyard I keep hearing about?
Every June we invite our allocation LIST members to join us for a special celebration at SJR Vineyard during the Celebrate Walla Walla weekend. It is a great opportunity for Team Delmas to catch-up with LIST members at our estate SJR Vineyard, as well as for members to meet like-minded aficionados of Delmas Syrah. We offer our guests a bountiful array of food and wine...a vineyard brunch in the ‘Rocks District’ like no other! (In the near future, LIST members will receive a very limited, exclusive allotment of Delmas Viognier....which will also be poured at the party.)
Can I visit and taste the Wine?
We are not large enough to “taste” visitors on Delmas Syrah at this time. However, we invite you to let us know when you will be in Walla Walla Valley, and would be happy to take you, and your friends, on a tour of our beautiful SJR Vineyard while sharing our winegrowing practices and providing insights on The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater. Please contact us for a tour of the property; (firstname.lastname@example.org).