Members can select a basic shopping membership or opt for a fully customized wine delivery each month. Our wine deliveries feature only the best wines available in our region at any given time. Explore our membership options to learn more.
Online Wine Shop
Members have access to the expertly curated wines in our online shop. Members may also source their own favorite wines from our shop. All wines are delivered directly to members at no additional cost.Shop Current Selections
If you're looking for a gift for a valued client, Tidewater Cellars is an excellent choice. Whether it's a simple thank you or a high end bottle for an important client, Tidewater has you covered. Contact us today with your needs and let us make it easy.Ask About Partnerships
Tidewater Cellars is your source for thoughtfully curated wines at a number of price points. Whether you need inexpensive, high quality wines for a large event, or a smaller selection of excellent wines for a dinner party, Tidewater has you covered. Contact us today and let us make it easy and fun.Start Planning Your Event
Are you considering collecting and cellaring wines with serious aging potential? Tidewater has the expertise to maximize the return on your investment. Contact us today for more information.Ask About Cellar Consulting
Frequently Asked Questions
In stock orders placed by 1pm are typically delivered same day. Orders placed after 1pm are typically delivered next day. Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays are typically delivered the following Monday. Exceptions may apply, but we do our best to provide speedy service. Please ensure someone who is 21 years old will be on hand to accept all orders.
Usually if you are able to check out with an item it is in stock. Special orders not featured in our online shop are usually delivered next day.
We can deliver to both residences and businesses, but please remember that someone who is 21 years old must be on hand to accept the order. No exceptions. For this reason you may wish to have the order delivered to a business, but that is entirely up to you.
Currently, we deliver only to the City of Richmond and the surrounding area. We will begin shipping statewide via FedEx in the very near future.
All of our wines are delivered in packaging that is designed to handle a few bumps and scratches. What they are not designed to do is protect your wine from heat! Never leave your wines inside a vehicle when temperatures exceed 75 degrees. Even a few minutes inside a hot car can ruin the wine.
We accept returns of wines that are either corked or are otherwise out of condition. Please ensure that the bottle is returned with a reasonable amount of wine in the bottle so that we can assess its condition. And again, never leave your wine in a hot car even for a short period of time.
Tidewater Cellars is owned and operated by Brad Jones, a native Richmonder and former sommelier and wine buyer. Brad worked for and learned from the only Court of Master Sommeliers Level 3 husband-and-wife team in the world, earning his own CMS certification along the way. He then spent eleven years as sales director for the historic Buckingham Slate quarry. After its subsequent purchase by a publicly-traded company, Brad's love for wine drew him back into the industry.
Brad's approach is to foster a community of wine lovers who want to drink great wines at a variety of price points, while expanding their wine knowledge along the way. Tidewater offerings are neither dumbed-down, nor are they so esoteric that the average wine drinker won't appreciate them. Above all we shun the truly "average" wines, some of which are also quite expensive. Simplicity is also a guiding principle, whether it's our smaller selection of thoughtfully curated wines or our customer-friendly delivery service. Tidewater is a little about hedonism and a little about value. In short, a sensible approach to wine buying.