Imported Wine Containers

All imported wine arriving at the Co-op in ocean containers must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance by contacting the Co-op at extension #200. Your winery must provide a bill of lading and the necessary manpower and supervision to offload, separate, product code, palletize, tie, and wrap product arriving on ocean containers. Wineries may use winery staff or 3rd party contractors for decontainerization. Should your winery need a reference to a 3rd party contractor, please contact Mike Nunes, Manager of Warehousing & Logistics, at extension #213.

All imported wine must be labeled and coded using the same requirements established for domestic wine.

All overseas containers will be scheduled to arrive at 8:30 a.m. to allow sufficient time for decontainerization and product processing. It is important your winery complete the unloading and clean-up process prior to the normal closing time of the Co-op. Any overtime that occurs as a result of delays in the unloading process will be charged back to your winery.

Any costs associated with the disposal of dunnage and insulation blankets arriving on overseas containers will be billed back to your winery.