Cellar Door Direct

A collection worth celebrating takes time.

For those serious about taste—welcome to Cape Ardor. Relax and indulge in the process as you add new and exotic wines to your collection. Cape Ardor works with over 100 wineries to bring clients rare and boutique finds.

Each wine is selected for a profile that is distinct in its offering, and most are not found with any other importer in the United States. We handle every detail with care and hope you relish awaiting your shipment, as part of what makes wine from Cape Ardor special.

What is the benefit of ordering wine through Cape Ardor? 

In addition to connecting you with wine that carries special memories of your travels abroad, we provide access to a curated selection of wines sourced from boutique wineries around the world. We offer unique and rare finds—some of our selections are brought in as few as five cases per year. We do the searching, sourcing and importing, while you benefit from discovering and sharing a collection that’s all your own.

It’s not easy making hard-to-find wines accessible. Quality wineries don’t produce the volume of wine needed to reach their US enthusiasts. As volume increases, quality decreases. The result is if you want an import, you’re getting mass-produced commercialized brands. Cape Ardor was born out of a desire to make the wines typically only accessible through the cellar door, available to you.

How long does it take to receive an order? 

Since we work with wineries in remote locations and monitor temperatures throughout the entire process, shipping can vary from 2 weeks to 3 months, especially if it’s a first-time import. To retain the high quality of your wine we offer complimentary storage so you can receive it at the optimal time.

How do I discover other unique wines and rare finds? 

The best way to get to know our collection is to view our store here where you can explore our prized collection of South African, New Zealand and other luxury wines. You can reach out to us at any time and we’ll be happy to help you find the right wine for your occasion and taste preferences. Cape Ardor started with a passion for the stories behind the wines. We are always adding new selections as our curiosity, expert knowledge, and growing community of global relationships lead us to more.

If you have questions please see our FAQ or contact us here.