Who is Last Bottle?
Last Bottle is the brainchild of several Napa Valley entrepreneurs and longtime experts in various arenas in the global wine business. Recognizing the need for continuing reduction of inventory on the supply side, and the strong desire of passionate wine consumers for value, choice and top quality, we built Last Bottle. Our location, in the lush, verdant and wine-filled Napa Valley, gives us a unique opportunity to source high-quality wines and pricing that the East Coast flash sale sites can't match. Our close and direct relationship with wineries and other suppliers sets us apart, as does our ability to source older vintages of excellent provenance.
How can I earn and use credits at Last Bottle?
You earn credits toward future purchases simply by inviting your friends. If a friend signs up for an account through your referral, they receive $10 in credits when opening their account, and you receive $30 in credits when they place their first order - easy as pie! And, if you are the lucky person to literally purchase the "last bottle" we are offering that day, you get $50 in credits instantly. Sweet! Credits are automatically deducted from your account upon your next purchase.
Is Ground Shipping always free?
Yes! As long as you buy the minimum amount stated in the shopping cart then the shipping is on us. This applies to anywhere we ship in the U.S., but excludes Alaska and Hawaii.
How long before I receive my wine?
During our regular shipping season, your order ships within 2-5 business days (oftentimes, even sooner!). If your order isn't received in 10 business days, please email us at [email protected] In the summer months (typically May-October) we will hold your order (if you select HOLD at checkout) until the temperatures have lowered to a safe shipping temperature. This is for your benefit and the integrity of your wine! Heat is wine's worst enemy. Otherwise, we have summer shipping options available at checkout.
I want you to ship my wine ground mid-July in a heat wave. Can you?
Choosing the hold option during the summer months is always your best bet. But if you need that bottle now (trust me, we understand), your next best option is utilizing an ice pack (option for most states at checkout). Keep in mind, inclement weather can cause popped corks, leakage, and major damage. Even an ice pack will give out within a couple days transit in high temps, so keep that in mind when choosing your shipping/hold method on the checkout page.
The hold option will keep your wine in our temp controlled warehouse until the weather cools (typically our heat hold runs from May to October, with variation each year).
The wine that I want to order is no longer on the website. How do I order it?
We put up a new wine offer each day. Usually we sell out, and when it's gone, it's gone, right? Well, there's always a possibility of a customer cancellation. Feel free to email us at [email protected] in the off chance quantity is still there.
I want to order over the phone or through email. Can I?
Nope, sorry. All orders must be placed through the website. If you have special instructions, please enter them into the shipping notes box while placing your order. Please see the next question to understand why we do this.
Why can’t I call or drop by?
Last Bottle is what we call "lean and mean." We run a tight ship with no frills, and that’s to keep prices down, and keep the deals coming. Being "email only" lets us consolidate our efforts and energy into doing just that.
Why don’t all of my credits appear?
For the sake of a more simple and beautiful design, we elected to round down to the nearest whole dollar. So, if you have $3.68 in credits, it will appear as $3. But don’t worry you'll be credited the full amount upon checkout, our systems are capable of handling the math!
It is too hot to ship now but I want to buy today's wine.
We can hold for up to two weeks during the regular shipping season, and for an extended period of time during the summer season. If you have a specific ship date, choose a shipping option at checkout, and put your requested ship date in the shipping notes box. If you want to hold for the summer and ship in the fall when temps cool, choose the hold option at checkout.
How do I return a defective product?
Just email us at [email protected]! We stand behind every bottle we sell, and we know that sometimes you can get a bad bottle (just like with a dozen eggs or a dozen oysters, right?). If you feel you have a bad bottle, please let us know via email, and we'll take care of it for you.
We generally cannot accept returns of wine in your possession longer than 6 months, as we have no way of knowing your specific storage conditions. We hope you understand. We will, however, review this on a case by case basis.
lastbottlewines.com guarantees the excellent provenance of the wine it sells. We will happily return, refund, credit, or exchange bottles that suffer from the following conditions:
Wine that is leaking on arrival.
Incorrect fulfillment (wrong vintage, etc.)
Shipping problems that are clearly the fault of the shipper or Last Bottle.
Can I use a faster shipping method?
Yes. We offer Overnight and 2 Day Air at reduced costs to most states. Wine is heavy and the cost to ship faster is expensive, but as always, we will quote you the lowest price we can.
Do you insure your shipments?
You are automatically opted into shipping insurance at checkout. It is 1% of the subtotal, and will cover you in case of loss or damage in transit. If you do not want this protection, you may deselect the 'Shipping Insurance?' box at checkout.
What if the shipment is lost or damaged?
Email us at [email protected]! We always recommend adding shipping insurance when placing a new order. If shipping insurance was added to your order and the package has been lost or damaged, you are fully covered. We can issue a credit card refund or a store credit for the purchase. Alternatively, if the wine is still available, we would be happy to send a replacement package.
Without shipping insurance, we can only reimburse you through a store credit.
What payment options do I have?
You can pay using Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We do not accept checks or money orders.
Can I send my order as a gift?
Of course! Who doesn't like wine as a gift? Just enter a message in the gift message section at checkout, and we'll send it along, making sure NOT to include an invoice.
Can I buy a gift certificate?
We don't have physical gift certificates, but you are welcome to purchase gift credits to put into another account. Just email us at [email protected] to set this up!
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel your order for whatever reason, please email us at [email protected]! Credit cards are charged immediately upon purchase, so a refund would show as a new line item a few days later. You may be subject to a 3% refund fee (email for details). (The separate shipping fee, if applicable to your order, is non-refundable for packages that have left our facility.) If you would like to receive Last Bottle credits instead, we can put the entire amount in your account for a future purchase.
How do I talk to a live person?
We are online only, but we tend to respond rather quickly! If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email ([email protected].com), as we keep all correspondence in writing. We have no one answering phones but if you prefer to use our voicemail (1-707-251-8186), be sure to state your name and email address in your message, as our reply will come via email.
What is a marathon and how long will it take to receive my marathon orders?
Marathon sales are big blowouts that happen three times a year - April, August, and December. This is a great time to load up on wines you've been wanting to try because you get free shipping on any amount of bottles (excluding AK and HI - sorry guys). We stipulate the date we will start shipping in an informational email beforehand and on each offer that goes up during the sale, and we then BEGIN shipping on that date going state by state (in a different order each time) until completed. Because of the incredible volume of orders that come in, marathon shipping can sometimes take a month or more to complete. If you need a specific ship date or have any conflicts, be sure to let us know after the marathon is over.
What is your invite policy?
You may invite family and friends to our site as a way to promote the site and earn referral credits. Sweet! However, please refrain from opening multiple accounts to acquire referral credits. You cannot send multiple orders to the same address under different accounts to acquire credits. One invite per address. You cannot open multiple accounts using the same credit card but different names. If we find a customer has done any of this, all associated orders will be cancelled and the accounts will be blocked. Help us keep Last Bottle fun! *We have last judgment on all orders and can cancel if we feel the system is being abused.*