Mailing House makes it easy for small wineries
Blog: Winemaker's Journal
May 21, 2012
Local wineries cramped for storage space and that don't want to deal with the legal hoops and muss and fuss of wine shipping can now turn to the Cashmere Mailing House to solve their problems.
The Cashmere operation offers temperature controlled warehouse space and palletized storage for wineries that need more room. Managers Julie Lindholm and Jayne Stephenson also offer marketing and shipping services for bonded wineries. The business is located in the new Mission Square business district in downtown Cashmere.
Lindholm says the operation is the only bonded storage and shipping service in North Central Washington. Until the business opened earlier this year, small wineries had to transport their wine to Seattle for similar services, said Lindholm, who previously handled shipping and marketing for Saint Laurent Estate Winery.
"We can relieve wineries of a lot of time and work," she said. It's ideal for wineries with wine clubs that ship wine to distant customers several times a year.
Wineries must be bonded and have their own permits to ship wine to specific states. Each state has specific rules and fees regarding shipment of alcohol. Lindholm said their business can advise wineries who don't have the legal paperwork on how to get it done.
"We can inform them about the legality and help them understand laws for each state," she said.
For more information, call Julie or Jayne at Cashmere Mailing House, 782-1581.