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What’s New at Shafer

Shafer welcomes new Napa Valley List members

Small allocations of wine available at Shafer store for a limited time

MAY 2009 - We are pleased to welcome the many new members of the Napa Valley List, which re-opened on May 1 for the first time since 2007.

New members
Even though the sign-ups are taking place between our traditional release dates for wine (March 1 and September 1), we have set aside a small allocation of each of the wines for the Napa Valley List as a welcome to new members.

To access the sign-up form, Click Here

Current members
“We didn’t want to forget our longtime supporters either,” says Doug Shafer. “So we’re also making these wines available to those who’ve been on this list for sometime.”

To access the Shafer wine store, Click Here

Limited availability
Interest in these wines remains very strong, so we don’t anticipate they’ll be available more than a few weeks, says Shafer.

The Napa Valley List makes available the following wines:

  • Red Shoulder Ranch® Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • One Point Five® Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Relentless® (Syrah/Petite Sirah field blend)

In 2007 the Napa Valley List had grown too large to guarantee that each member would receive their full allocation, so we announced that the list would close until at least January 1, 2009.

The Hillside Select® List and its corresponding waiting list remain closed and will not reopen until at least January 1, 2010.

Warm-weather shipping
For the first time in Shafer history we can now ship wine during the summer months of May through October. This is because our new fulfillment house can pack wine in biodegradable cold packs, which are designed to maintain a temperature that is 20 degrees below the outside temperature.

“Even with the use of cold packs we may still need to hold shipment for weather when it gets into the 90s and above,” says Shafer.