Do you want to ship wine to Arkansas? Looking for a wine club that ships to Arkansas? We found some great wine clubs that ship to Arkansas and have listed them below.
It looks like shipping wine to Arkansas may be a bit of a challenge! As of 2013, direct shipping to Arkansas is prohibited. Residents must visit the winery and make a purchase on-site in order for wine to be shipped legally. Shipments can only be made to private residences and may not exceed one case of wine per calendar quarter. Retailer shipping is prohibited. However, there are still some wine of the month clubs that can ship to Arkansas — and we have them listed here! These are our top wine clubs that ship to Arkansas.
In the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, a colony of German-Swiss immigrants began Arkansas’ long-standing winemaking tradition. In the 1870s, these settlers brought an extensive knowledge of European viticulture and observed a climate that closely resembled their homeland, an environment suitable for grape growing. Still in operation today, two of the largest wineries in the state originated during this period of immigration: Post Familie and Wiederkehr. Notably, Joseph Bachman, a Swiss immigrant and grape grower in Arkansas, completely devoted his life to grape cultivation and earned national and international recognition for his work, including a silver medal at the 1904 World’s Fair.
Since the repeal of Prohibition, Arkansas has had over 150 wineries bonded by the federal government, yet only eight remain in business. There are several reasons for this decline. Firstly, many families began to produce wine only as a means of supplementing their income, making it fairly easy to discontinue when younger generations left to pursue jobs and higher education. Secondly, the state’s taxation of alcoholic beverages made it incredibly difficult to make a profit, and finally, the rise of counties that prohibited the sale and production of alcohol was a death sentence for many local wineries.