Last updated 03 Sep 2021
Zalto Glassware is hand-made, mouth blown stemware, created by small teams of artisans in the Zalto factory in Austria.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, there has been unprecedented demand worldwide and this has continued to increase since that time, as more wine enthusiasts enjoy more wine at home than, what seems like, ever before.
In addition to the increased demand, Austria has been totally locked down on several occasions and if one of the team directly involved in the production of a certain glass is deemed positive, then the whole team has to cease production and isolate accordingly meaning no production of that particular stem. A furnace critical to the production also had issues in 2020, necessitating a shut down and a total rebuild. All of these delays, whilst demand is escalating, reveals why we are at the current situation where stock is very hard to come by and we are unable to make predictions of when our current back orders will arrive.
We are no longer pre-allocating stock but any orders already placed will be fulfilled on a first come, first saved basis, once stock eventually arrives.
We are advised that a delivery schedule for existing back orders should be made available by Zalto by mid to late September when hopefully the situation in Austria should be clearer.
See our Zalto glassware page to view our latest items available.
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