We take orders all year round but only ship March 15th – June 1st. We recommend planting the vines after March 15th and before June 1st. Any planting after that is not advised. Please refer to our planting instructions for a time table to “warming up” and planting your vines.
Your order must be placed before May 31. Beginning June 1, all orders received will be “pre-orders” for the following year.
If you would like to pick up the vines you are welcome to make an appointment to come to our facility for pickup. If you are located in California, Nevada, Arizona, or New Mexico, we use Golden State Overnight for delivery. Outside of those areas we use UPS 3-Day Select service.
We are able to ship to most places in the United States. Some states require a bit more paperwork which we can work out with you if necessary. Sorry, we cannot ship vines to Oregon.
The State of Oregon has very restrictive rules and regulations regarding the shipment of plant materials into their State. It is cost prohibitive to comply for recreational grape and wine production.
We currently accept all major credit cards including AMEX.
Grey Creek will replace at no charge up to 5% loss and offers a 50% discount on any losses over 5%. Please let us know as soon as possible if you have any losses.
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This is not a problem—you just need to be careful handling the vines. Try not to knock off any of the buds when planting. If this happens though the vine will produce another bud to replace the one you accidentally removed. Make sure you follow the planting instructions to ensure the tender green growth does not get sunburned.
Because these are live plants, they must travel quickly to their destination. Outside of California, we use UPS and ship 3 Day Select and that’s not cheap. Unfortunately, shipping costs are no different for one vine or 25 vines. We ship on Mondays and Tuesdays to make sure they get to you before the weekend.
Your vines should be watered as soon as you have them in the ground. This will eliminate any air pockets that may be around the root system. After that the vines should be kept moist but not saturated. Please refer to our planting instructions for detailed information.
You should start to get a small crop by the 3rd year the vines are in the ground. Full production is usually around 5 years.
If the word “seedless” is in the name, it is seedless. All other varieties have seeds. All wine grape varietals do have seeds.
All of our vines are grafted to phylloxera resistant rootstocks. When we receive your order, we will choose the appropriate rootstock for your area.
Timetable for acclimation “warming up” of grapevines:
- January thru February 15th – no acclimation necessary
- February 16th – February 28th – 3 days
- March 1st – March 15th – 5 days
- March 16th – March 31st – 7 days
- April 1st – April 30th – 10 days
- May 1st – 31st – 2 weeks
Note: The above schedule is the recommended time frame to use as reference for planting your vines after delivery. For example, if I receive my vines on May 3rd I will wait to plant until May 17th. If you are experiencing a heat wave at that time we highly recommend you further wait until the weather cools down. During this time make sure you continue to keep the vines moist and out of the sun until planting.
We are located in the heart of the wine country in Sonoma County California. Our mother company, Grey Creek Viticultural Services, has been in the business of selling grapevines and grapevine material since 1996. Our physical address is 4791 #5 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg CA 95448.