Use our wine club ratings to find the best wine clubs where bottles cost less than $20
There are so many wine clubs available today that choosing a monthly wine membership may seem overwhelming. That's why we're here! This curated list of wine clubs features wines that cost less than $20 per bottle. Our ratings system looks at quality-to-price ratio, shipping costs, uniqueness, and custom features. Wherever possible, prices include shipping costs, but rarely include sales tax. Be sure to select the state you're shipping to, as not all wine clubs can ship to all states.
Overview: Club W is a new kind of wine club—get a personalized list of available selections each month and then choose your own wine. Very flexible in size of shipment and what goes in the box each month. This makes for a great gift, too!
What We Love: We love the great selection of quirky wines mostly priced at $13 with some better wines sprinkled in. We are especially impressed with the whites and roses which deliver knockout value. We love that you can put as many wines in your box as you want, and that shipping is free on 6 or more bottles.
Could Be Better: The wine descriptions tend to purposely avoid helpful terms that experienced wine drinkers look for in selecting bottles (i.e., no references to "buttery" or "acidic"), and the red wines haven't been our cup of tea. It's hard to sell a good red wine for $13, but we think they can do better here.
Overview: An incredibly popular wine club delivering the highest-quality wines among the two-bottle monthly wine clubs.
What We Love: Consistency. We've been receiving their shipments for years and we've never had a wine we didn't like. You can't really ask for more than that from a wine club.
Could Be Better: We don't have any suggestions for what to improve within the Gold Series wine club. Yay!
Overview: Custom wine club where you choose everything. These everyday drinkers deliver amazing QPR due to clever buying strategies.
What We Love: No other wine club has ever, and probably will ever, deliver this level of customization. You want it? You got it. It's perfect for any oenophile.
Could Be Better: We'd love to see a ton more pre-made "personality profiles" to make sign-up at any price a breeze. Also, the ability to buy a case at a time would be fabulous.
Overview: A personalized wine program powered that gets to know your palate by starting your subscription with a tasting kit—real wine tasting in your living room. A significant step up from anonymous case clubs.
What We Love: Lot18 delivers on value, but at a higher level than other case clubs you might be considering. These selections are tailored to your preferences and they send exclusive wines you won't find anywhere else. Online account management is a big plus.
Could Be Better: We've had some complaints about quality. This is probably more a factor of their high-end marketing push which makes buyers think these are exceptional wines, when really, they're just good wines. We also receive complaints regarding their customer service being hard to reach and membership being difficult to cancel. This is reflected in the Customer Service rating we give them.
Overview: Great value on many different types of wines from around the world and a consumer-favorite wine club.
What We Love: They have one of the best line-ups of introductory offers for wine clubs we've seen.
Could Be Better: With such unprecedent buying power, we'd love to see better quality wines at these prices.
Overview: For the regular drinker of truly Italian wines, this wine club delivers great value and a lot of fun.
What We Love: An amazing array of freebies delivered in nearly every shipment. Gorgeous coffee table books, a high-end corkscrew, a wood gift box with accessories... and more!
Could Be Better: We'd love to see a gift option (pre-paid subscription) because this would make an excellent gift for an Italian wine lover.
Overview: For red wine lovers, a dedicated club is an excellent choice. In addition to selecting unusual reds, especially compared to similar wine clubs, Direct Cellars has a great rewards program where you can get free wine every month.
What We Love: To us, the best part of Direct Cellars is that reorders—you know, the wines you like the most and want more of—are sold to you at a penny above Direct Cellars cost! Their killer referral program means you can get your monthly shipments for free.
Could Be Better: Direct Cellars is designed to deliver extraordinary value—like free shipping. It means they don't have all the bells-and-whistles of other wine clubs, specifically a gift option or a satisfaction guarantee.
Overview: Two bottles just not enough for you? We understand. Try this bigger version of the incredibly popular Classic Series wine club.
What We Love: We love that Paul streams his wine-tasting sessions live over the Internet so we can see what he's tasting and how much he's rejected.
Could Be Better: We'd love to see this offered on a monthly basis, too!
Overview: Tremendous value, excellent quality, and guaranteed wines make this a wine club perfect for anyone looking for an easy monthly wine club.
What We Love: There people who have been members of this wine club for over 20 years! The average wine club's membership length is 4 months.
Could Be Better: No recommendations for improvement here. This wine club sets the bar high as a standard for all other wine clubs.