The 7 Best Affordable Wine Clubs

Best Affordable Wine Clubs

Last updated: May 11, 2020

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After 10 years of reviewing wine clubs, we’ve noticed most people think affordable is $15 a bottle or less. With realistic expectations set about the wine you can buy for less than $15, we looked for great wine clubs that meet that requirement — and there were a lot of cheap wine clubs to choose from.

The best of cheap wine subscriptions offer a satisfaction guarantee — you shouldn’t have to settle just because you’re on a budget. We also considered what the 45,000+ customers from the past 10 years have told us about which wine clubs they want to join.

One thing we’ve learned: the best way to maximize your wine budget is get 12 bottles at at time. If that’s too much wine each month, spread out your shipments to every other month or every three months.

Cheap Wine or Good Value? We are firm believers that you usually get the quality of wine you pay for. If you’re less concerned with a low price but really care about better quality wine, try our Best Value Wine Clubs list instead.

The Best Cheap Wine of the Month Clubs (Under $15 a Bottle)

We think these 7 wine subscriptions are the best affordable wine clubs to join in 2020

The Best Cheap Wine of the Month Clubs (Under $15 a Bottle)

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Affordable wine club gift

Winc took a long hard look at why wine costs as much as it does and came up with a solution — they cut out the middle men (all of ‘em) and became a winery. Winc produces and ships wine directly to consumers in addition to selling their wares at grocery stores, restaurants, and hotels.

Prices start at $13 a bottle. Free shipping starts at 4 bottles.

When you’re a member, roughly 40% of Winc’s wine selection is priced under $15 per bottle and free shipping starts with four bottles. They also offer discounts for case purchases, credits when you rate 10 wines, and the ability to pre-pay for wine credits (buy a year’s worth and save 20%!).

Oh, and don’t forget that introductory offer… using our links you’ll save 50% on your first shipment.

Winc offers a broad spectrum of wine regions, grape varieties, blends, and styles, with a heavy focus on California. If you want to spend more, you can as they offer a number of interesting premium wines priced $16 and up.

You pick or they pick. While you can rely on Winc’s algorithm to select wines for your palate, you can also hand pick every bottle in every box you receive. Members receive a special discount on everything they buy, compared to full retail prices available via the website to nonmembers and at brick-and-mortar stores.

We have heard from some gift-givers that they don’t want their recipients to have to do any work. If you don’t think picking out wines online is work, Winc is our favorite affordable wine club gift. Gifts are sold as gift cards in fixed increments starting at $60.

WINC Wine Club

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Nakedwines.com isn’t exactly a regular wine of the month club. It’s more of a wine-buying club where your monthly subscription fees accrue in your account until you spend them on a wine shipment. This gives you access to super low members-only prices. Don’t worry, any unspent funds are fully refundable.

Prices start at $8 per bottle. Free shipping starts at 6 bottles.

However you define affordable you’ll find that here — because you set the prices. If you want to keep the prices really low, you simply won’t find a cheaper wine club than Naked Wines who offers their members deeply-discounted pricing. You always control which and how many bottles are in your shipments. Order six or more bottles any time and get free shipping.

They also offer a big up front discount to get you try the wine club: get 6 bottles for $49.99 or 12 bottles for $89.99.

Choose between red wine, white wine, dry wine, sweet wine, pink wine, and sparkling wine — you name it. They have an abundance of wine under $15 a bottle — 68 different options when we checked on October 4, 2019. If you feel like a splurge they have wines up to $45 for special occasions.

Nakedwines.com is very concerned with offering fair prices for the wine they sell, but they’re also concerned with treating their Angels (members) as fairly as possible. For example, if they drop the price on a wine you’ve already bought, they’ll automatically refund you the difference, no effort required on your part.

Since you pick your own wine, you determine how many bottles are in each box and when you get them. Six bottles in your box gets you free shipping. There are so many reasons to love Nakedwines.com and we outline them all in our full wine club review.

We do not recommend Nakedwines.com for wine club gifts as they don’t offer any gift presentation or provide a custom message in the first shipment.

Nakedwines.com

3. 90+ Wine Club

by Wired For Wine ®

Wired For Wine is one of those low-profile wine stores that wine lovers looking for a deal like to brag about. They offer highly-rated wines at very low prices. Their 90+ Wine Club punches above its weight, by offering wines that typically sell for around $20 and are, as their name says, always rated at least 90 points.

$14.16 a bottle, 12 bottles to a box. Ships free.

You really can’t do better than Wired For Wine on price or quality for less than $15 a bottle. They keep prices low by not offering any perks other than tasting notes and recipes paired specifically with the wines in your box. No special offers, just great wine for the price.

Wired For Wine sources wine that the critics love so you have one less thing to think about. Their online store features hundreds of well-rated wines including reds, whites, and everything else you can think to drink.

Wired For Wine picks all of the wine in your shipments — you can choose a mix of red and white wine, red wine only, or white wine only. Like all top-rated wine clubs on our site, they offer a full satisfaction guarantee within 30 days of receipt. If you don’t like a wine you receive, they’ll work with you to find a suitable replacement. Though we can’t imagine you’ll ever use it.

We do not recommend giving the 90+ wine club as a gift as they don’t offer any gift presentation or provide a custom message in the first shipment. Try these wine club gifts instead.

90+ Wine Club

4. Case Club

by The California Wine Club

The California Wine Club offers the most member perks of any wine club we know of. The Case Club — 12 bottles delivered monthly, every other month, or quarterly — is their least expensive way to purchase high quality wine from small family wineries.

$13.25 a bottle, 12 bottles to a box. Shipping is $14 to most states.

This is the same exact wine they offer in their Premier Series wine club at a 47% discount — your reward for buying 12 bottles at a time instead of just two. Their $14 shipping is the same as they charge for two-bottle shipments, so you’re really getting a deal there.

The California Wine Club only works with small family wineries. The breadth and depth of what’s available for them to source is surprising, but it doesn’t include the likes of Napa Cab. They find the gems in out-of-the-way wine regions like Paso Robles, Lodi, El Dorado, and beyond.

The California Wine Club picks all of the wine in your shipments — you can choose a mix of red and white wine, red wine only, or white wine only.When you join (or give) the California Wine Club, you get access to a personal wine consultant who can help with food and wine pairing suggestions as well as help finding wines that fit your palate. They help customers with every type of service issue you can imagine — from rerouting shipments, placing vacation holds, and replacing bad bottles, to getting assistance with wine country travel plans.

We do not recommend giving the Case Club as a gift as they don’t offer any gift presentation or provide a custom message in the first shipment. Try these wine club gifts instead.

Case Club

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There are a LOT of wine clubs who sell their subscription boxes at $15 per bottle or less. Some of them offer premium wine that’s been heavily discounted, others offer really cheap wine that’s been marked up too much. Wine Insiders is just right — they select good quality wines that were produced economically around the world.

$11.66 a bottle, 12 bottles to a box. Shipping is $19.95 to most states.

Among other affordable wine subscriptions, Wine Insiders stands out. We found some of the wines in our shipment met our expectations of the quality their competitors deliver, but we were delighted to discover wines that far exceeded our expectations. In particular, great California Tannat, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. Members save 12-19% off Wine Insiders’ regular prices — a great deal.

Like many other wine clubs, Wine Insiders invites you to try their wine at a discounted price. This makes it easier to see how much value you’ll get out of a subscription.

Their introductory offer is $89 for a case of 12 bottles of wine + 3 bonus bottles of a red Bordeaux. This offer includes free shipping, but sales tax might apply. That’s $5.93 a bottle. No promo code or coupon code is needed to get this offer.

You can choose red wine, white wine, or a mix of both for your deliveries. The selection of wine is International with a blend of wines made in the US, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. Each shipment is well balanced among styles and regions.

Wine Insiders stands out by bringing convenience to the wine club experience. In addition to being able to fully manage your account online, they make it easier to manage your deliveries, too. FedEx offers a program where customers can automatically route packages to local stores for pickup if it’s convenient. Wine Insiders is the only wine club which integrates this option into your sign-up process, so you don’t need to manage each delivery separately.

Wine Insiders is the only 12-bottle wine club in its class that integrates gifting into their experience. You can opt to email the recipient at the time of purchase (we recommend this, but wait to order until the day you want to give the gift). There is also a gift message in the first box of wine. After the first shipment, the gift recipient gets delivery notifications and the gift giver gets the billing notifications. Cancel anytime.

Want to give a six-bottle gift? Try the Martha Stewart Wine Club instead. The two clubs choose from the same pool of wines, but the Martha Stewart wines are then curated by Martha herself. Note: Martha’s wine clubs are delivered every six or eight weeks instead of every 12 weeks.

Wine Insiders

6. TastingRoom.com

by Tasting Room by Lot18

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This company has evolved substantially. When it first acquired the technology to make the tasting kits they’ve become famous for, they were still offering a variety of wine at a variety of prices. Now their whole business is focused on selling wine via memberships and almost all of the wine is $15.

$12.42 a bottle, 12 bottles to a box. Ships free.

Like a lot of other inexpensive wine clubs, Tasting Room offers their members preferred pricing. Their regular offer to get their tasting kit and rate your wines is $9.95, but when you sign up through our links, you’ll save three bucks.

Tasting Room makes recommendations for wine you’ll like based on how you’ve previously rated their wines, but you also can personalize your wine shipments. There is no limit to how many changes you can make and any of the wine in their online store is available to put in your wine box.

Your membership starts with receiving a wine tasting kit of six mini bottles and completing the tasting survey online. When you sign up, you have joined their 12-bottle wine club. Your first shipment after you rate your tasting kit wines is 12 bottles, but after that you can downgrade to 6 bottles or even 2 bottles per shipment. You pay more per bottle with the smaller options than the 12-bottle box.

One area Tasting Room excels at is convenience. They use UPS for delivery, but have upgraded their account so you get premium delivery features. Primarily, you can set an alternative pickup location at checkout if you won’t be home to sign for deliveries.

We do not recommend giving Tasting Room as a gift as they don’t offer any gift presentation or provide a custom message in the first shipment. Try these wine club gifts instead.

TastingRoom.com

7. Martha Stewart Wine

by Martha Stewart Wine Company

For Gifts Join today and get your first 6-bottle case for just $49.98. Shipping is included. Click for This Deal.

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Affordable wine club gift

You know what surprised us most about the Martha Stewart Wine club? She actually picks the wines that get shipped. Naturally, we were skeptical, but they walked us through the whole process outlining how Martha makes her selections.

$13.33 a bottle, 12 bottles to a box. Ships free.

In addition to regular membership prices below $15 per bottle, Martha Stewart Wine offers a generous introductory offer. Get your first 6-bottle shipment for $8.33 per bottle or your first 12-bottle shipment for $7.49 per bottle.

While Martha picks the wines that get included at Martha Stewart Wine, she doesn’t pick from all available wine on the planet. The subset she’s working with is provided by a company called Drinks. Drinks sources wine for other wine clubs, too, and their focus is on low price wine.

Like most other wine clubs in this price range, the white wines are good but not exceptional, and the red wines are on the sweet side.

They don’t ship their wine on a “normal” schedule — you can get six bottles of wine every six weeks or 12 bottles every other month.

One area Martha Stewart Wine excels at is convenience. They use FedEx for delivery, but have upgraded their account so you get premium delivery features. Primarily, you can set an alternative pickup location at checkout if you won’t be home to sign for deliveries.

The Martha Stewart Wine club is available as a gift — a Year of Wine gift to be precise. You can choose 3 shipments of 6 bottles delivered every 17 weeks or 4 shipments of 6 bottles delivered every 13 weeks. You can have an email notification sent announcing the gift IMMEDIATELY when you order.

Want to buy ahead of the big day? You can send the email to yourself to forward when you’re ready.

Martha Stewart Wine