Zalto Stock Availability 2021

Why the most desirable stemware is now most sought after

Updated 20 July 2021

for new orders

With an ongoing shortage of Zalto, we are releasing stock availability shipment-by-shipment so customers can understand the respective lead-times. These are subject to change so we update this page frequently.

  • For the first time in 2021, we have limited stock available of select Zalto models
  • Specific lead-time information is listed on the respective product’s page
  • With Zalto production now increasing, we anticipate new pre-orders to fulfilled in October at the latest
  • As Zalto is popular over the festive season, we will shortly open pre-orders for pre-Christmas delivery as ongoing Zalto production constraints mean that pre-ordering to be necessary into 2022

We will now only fulfil complete orders to be able to more easily manage customer orders and our stock on hand, so please consider placing multiple orders if your total order includes Zalto models that will be fulfilled across multiple inbound shipments.

for existing orders and pre-orders

We have now received several shipments from Zalto and have been working through dispatching existing pre-orders, by order date.

There have been additional production delays affecting Universal stemware. We expect the first shipment of Universal stemware to leave the Zalto factory in early August.

With Zalto production volumes ramping up, we anticipate a) lead-times to shorten over the rest of the year and b) the backlog of Universal pre-orders to increasingly being cleared. However, because of enduring customer demand it will be largely be necessary to pre-order most Zalto models for Christmas 2021 and into 2022.

Why is there limited Zalto stock availability?

Zalto stemware and wine ware are individually mouth blown by a small team of artisans.

During the covid-19 pandemic there has been an increase in Zalto sales as wine drinkers wanting to enjoy the superior flavours using Zalto stemware offers have purchase stemware for use at home.

There are also significant Zalto production constraints. The glassblowers have been working with a smaller team due to covid restrictions. This has made it challenging for Zalto to simultaneously catch up on existing factory orders, meet current demand and re-build their stockholding.

At present all Zalto production is fully allocated to Zalto retailers and hospitality venues around the world, so our various orders are placed into a queue awaiting production, packing and export as and when Zalto is able to fulfil them. We have been ordering well ahead since 2020 as this situation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.

Compounding the situation has been the new importation processes following the end of the Brexit transition period.

In short, demand is massively outstripping supply. The most desirable stemware is now most sought after.

To make things as clear and transparent as possible, we are making Zalto stock available shipment-by-shipment. Your order is allocated against a specific shipment and fulfilled when that shipment arrives.

For fairness for all our customers, all orders are shipped on a first ordered, first dispatched basis.

We do have some Zalto stock available, so please check the respective products’ page. However because of the current demand, most shipments are pre-sold and we advice customers to pre-order to reserve stock if they want to receive Zalto stemware in 2021.

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