Terms Of Service

Age Verification

All customers assert and affirm that they are at least 21 years old. Benchmark retains the right to use reasonable means to verify a buyer's age and reserves the right to refuse to sell wine to anyone. All shipments require that the carrier verify the age of the recipient before delivery. In most locations, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to attempt to purchase alcohol. Benchmark will comply with any legal entity in the prosecution of anyone under the age of 21 attempting to buy alcohol.

Location of Sale

Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from seller to buyer in the State of California, and buyer takes all responsibility for shipping the wine from California to his or her home state. By placing an order, buyer authorizes seller to act on buyer’s behalf in arranging for transportation of the wine at the buyer’s direction. Alternatively, buyer may choose to pick up the wine at seller’s location, or make independent shipping arrangements. Seller makes no representation as to the legal rights of anyone to ship or import any wines, alcoholic beverages or other goods into any state. The buyer warrants that he or she is solely responsible for the shipment of wine and other goods purchased and for determining the legality and the tax/duty consequences of having the wine and other goods shipped to the applicable destination.

Quality Guarantee

SingleThread Wines guarantees that wine is in excellent condition, or the condition that is stated in its offer, at time of delivery if it is shipped by the method recommended by Benchmark, within the laws of the state into which it is shipped and is accepted on the first delivery attempt. If you receive a bottle of wine for which the condition is not excellent and which does not match the description, please notify us at beverage@singlethreadfarms.com within 24 hours. SingleThread Wines cannot accept return of any bottle of wine that has been opened or altered nor any bottle of wine that has been out of its possession for more than 6 months.

Excellent condition is based on the age of the wine. For bottles less than 20 years old, it is: base neck fill or better (fill within 3 cm of the bottom of the cork if the bottle has no shoulder), no sign of seepage or cork failure, relatively clean and undamaged label and capsule. Good wine color. Small nicks or marks on the label or capsule do not count against excellent condition. For wines over 20 years old, top shoulder fill or better (within 4 cm of bottom of cork if bottle has no shoulder), relatively intact label and capsule. Good wine color. Modest label or capsule nicks, tears, moisture stains, mildew stains, discoloration or oxidation does not count against excellent condition for wines of this age. Older white wines often take on a golden or orange color. Older red wines often take on a brick tone. Such color change does not count against excellent condition if it is consistent with the wine and the age.

For high value bottles of older wine, we can provide digital photos. Please contact rusty@singlethreadfarms.com