These are wine subscriptions we're currently in the process of formally reviewing or haven't yet reviewed
Our website has become known as a go-to source for wine of the month club reviews. That’s awesome and we’re thrilled. Unfortunately we haven’t actually reviewed ALL of the wine clubs and you may have found yourself here after searching for one of them at your favorite search engine.
To help you out, we’ve gone ahead provided a short, professional opinion about these wine clubs in lieu of a review, which for these clubs is coming soon. These are summaries discussing the high-level pros and cons of joining or giving each of these wine clubs. Our judgements are based on the companies' marketing materials and their websites, other editorial and reviews around the web, and our many years of experience reviewing wine clubs.
The Wine Club Pre-Reviews
Revel Wine Club
Revel Wine Club is a newer entrant to the market, but the company that created it has been around for almost 20 years. This is relevant because the winery portfolio of the parent company, WX Brands, is how the Revel Wine Club keeps its prices low and its quality high. They produce most of their own wine, sometimes including a one-time bottling of great wine they come across. They've acquired existing wineries like Chronic Cellars in Paso Robles and Jamieson Ranch in Napa to help round out their existing winery production which spans 10 winemakers around the world, doing what they do best in each region. Revel Wine Club is competitively priced with wine clubs like Winc but set up more like a traditional wine club where you don't pick your own wines. Shipping is included for club memberships of 6 bottles or more. Choose White, Red, Mixed, monthly, every other month, and quarterly. We look forward to receiving our first shipments soon. We might get paid if you join after clicking our links.
- Check out the Revel Wine Club and save 15% by using our link
- Try the Revel Organic & Sulfite-Free Wine Club
- Try Before You Buy with coupon TRYREVEL20: $20 off purchases of $50+
Vine Oh Wine Club
VineOh! is a different kind of wine club — they've combined traditional wine clubs with the "random stuff in a box" subscription model to create their own hybrid. Each shipment contains two bottles of wine and a selection of items of varying degrees of utility or relatedness to wine. Now, for a woman who loves the excitement of digging through a box of goodies, and would love to drink wine while doing it, this may be the perfect wine club gift. Sadly, given the selection of goodies, this gift is only suitable for women — the video on their home page shows items that very few men would want to use. That video also completely fails to discuss the wine at all so... we don't know what you'll get from VineOh! One thing that's great is they offer a sweet wine club, which says they know women in the US often like their wine sweet. We might get paid if you join after clicking our links.
- Get VineOh! for yourself and take advantage of their intro offer of a bonus bottle of wine and a fun "pinkies up" wine glass. Details of the other goodies when you click the link. Or use coupon WINEYAY at checkout.
- Try before you buy Save 20% on any order of 4+ bottles.
The Bounty Hunter
We’ve wanted to work with The Bounty Hunter for years, and now this process is underway. The Bounty Hunter is a renown wine bar and store in Napa, California. Their reputation locally is legendary and lucky you, you can enjoy their killer wine selection in your own living room, even you don’t live anywhere near Napa. They have so many wine clubs, it’s hard to know where to start, but here’s the rundown: Club Pinot ($139/month for 3 Pinot Noir wines); Double Barrel Club ($299/month for 3 exceptional red wines); Gold Club ($139/month for 3 bottles: 2 reds and 1 white or all red); Killer Cab ($149/month for 3 bottles of Cab and Cab blends); Most Wanted ($600/quarter for 6 bottles of exceptional red wines); Reference Club ($89-149/quarter for 3 bottles of red or white wine depending on the shipment’s theme); Silver Club ($99/month for 3 bottles: 2 reds and 1 white, all white, or all red). Note: We have not yet received a shipment of any of The Bounty Hunter wine clubs and we might get paid if you join after clicking our link.
Clubs Galore is a monthly club service that offers FIFTY-SIX different monthly clubs. Back when a wine of the month club was a novel concept, this company’s wine club made for a great gift. Nowadays, the company has so little focus and tells us so little about the wines they’ve shipped previously that we’re not sure what to think of their wine club. They offer three levels of their wine club: Premier ($39.99/month for two bottles); Executive ($69.99/month for two bottles); and Connoisseur ($129.99/month for two bottles). They also offer a Champagne & Sparkling club ($129.99/month for two bottles). Shipping is free on all of their wine clubs. As a side note, we find some of their non-wine clubs intriguing: Date Night Club, Gift Card Club, Gardener Club, and of course the “Build Your Own” club which we see, and love, at other monthly gift companies. Note: We have not yet received a shipment of any wine from Clubs Galore and we might get paid if you join after clicking our links.
GaryVee's Monthly Wine Club
It's hard not to admire Gary Vaynerchuk's success. He was a hard-working wine retailer (Wine Library) who had the idea to do online wine tastings with personality. He's turned those viral wine videos into an empire, the latest project of which is his monthly wine club. Not being Gary Vee followers ourselves, it's hard for us to endorse his club — we're not familiar with what kinds of wines he likes and their one-page wine club description is missing some crucial information that would help us out: what wines have been sent before? Some customization and predictability would be useful, too: we're not excited that you get anywhere from 1-4 bottles of wine each month. Other than we know we're getting a deal, we don't know how much we'll be spending... not really easy to work with for people on a budget. Check out the Gary Vee Wine club.
National Geographic Wines of the World
Like many other publications, National Geographic has decided to lend its name to a wine club in order to increase revenues. Working with the same company that manages the WSJwine Club (affiliated loosely with the Wall Street Journal), Nat Geo has an affordable wine club subscription model offering average wines delivered on a quarterly basis. To sweeten the offer when you try their service, your first shipment will be $69.99 + $19.99 for shipping and tax) and it will include 15 bottles of wine, plus tasting notes. Future 12-bottle shipments are $149.99 (plus shipping & applicable tax). By accepting the introductory offer you are automatically enrolling in a wine subscription and your credit card will be billed automatically. Check out the Nat Geo Wine club.
More Wine Clubs We've Noticed
These are summaries discussing the high-level pros and cons of joining or giving each of these wine clubs. Our judgements are based on the companies' marketing materials and their websites, other editorial and reviews around the web, and our many years of experience reviewing wine clubs. In some cases we recommend giving clubs a try, in others we suggest alternatives we think are better.
Why haven't you reviewed these wine clubs?
The companies and wine clubs we have reviewed elsewhere on this site all have a financial relationship with us of some kind (typically we make a commission when someone joins or gifts a wine club from our site). We don’t work with any of the wine clubs on this page, but we’d like to. If you represent one of these wine clubs, please reach out to see how can work together.
One of the oldest gift-oriented wine of the month clubs, Amazing Clubs actually has 40 different clubs ranging from wine, to hot sauce, to dog treats, to teddy bears. While we think of the month clubs make the perfect gift, we’re sort of skeptical of the quality of wine at $34.95 per month with shipping included, and we don’t know what to expect from a company that doesn’t focus on wine (or at least a smaller set of club themes). This company ships to the US and Canada (this is unusual for wine clubs).
To give a similar 2-bottle wine of the month club from companies with very good wine, we’d pick one of these: International Wine of the Month Club or the Gold Series from the Gold Medal Wine Club. You’ll pay a little bit more, but the quality is excellent. If the budget is really important, we recommend these wine clubs under $60.
Flying Noodle Wine Club
This one is owned by Amazing Clubs, but reaching back into our memory banks tells us they might have been a separate company at some point. Our comments are the same as they are for Amazing Clubs, but we can’t help but salivate over some of their gourmet gifts.
Cameron Hughes Wine Club
We've long been fans of Cameron Hughes wine — even before we met Cameron at a wine tasting where he was pouring wine himself. What we love is how they have such an excellent selection of different kinds of high-quality wine at surprisingly low prices. Faced with a wall of wine under $20, we'll pick Cameron Hughes most of the time.
Their wine club gives members an additional 15% off their already-low prices. Shipments range from $60 (six bottles of white wine) - $240 (12 bottles of mixed wine) and shipping is $5 for six bottles or $10 for 12. Understanding that loyalty deservers rewards, you'll also get members-only deals and pre-release opportunities to purchase in addition to extra discounts on sales.
Want to try it? Save 25% on your first order of $50 or more with this link.
Blue Apron Wine Club
This is another wine club we’d really like to work with! We think Blue Apron wisely nailed a niche market that’s not small. Their wine club sends out 500mL bottles (standard bottles are 750mL) which is a manageable weeknight portion that two people can finish without getting tipsy. Additionally, we’re familiar with some of the wineries they’ve partnered with and think they’ve chosen well. If you are interested in wine discovery at home but rarely finish a bottle, this is the wine club for you!
Another approach to wine discovery is VineBox, who sends out nine tastes of excellent wines each quarter. If you like them you can buy full size bottles. It makes for a fun date night without too much booze.
New York Times (NYT) Wine Club
The New York Times clearly is not directly in the wine business and their wine club service is fulfilled by Lot18, a NYC-based company who specializes in wine flash sales. Ironically Lot18 has a website called TastingRoom.com but that isn’t the fulfillment partner for NYT.
The most important thing we can tell you about this wine club is that it has no association with the wine critics for the Times, so if you were thinking you’d be signing up for Eric Asimov’s wine picks, you’d be wrong. Lot18 ships a mixed bag of good, great, and meh wines depending on what you like. We see in the photos on the NYT wine club site some of the Tasting Room wines which are made specifically for Lot18. We also see some independent wines. Experience tells us you’ll be getting better value out of the Times Reserve Club than the Sampler Wine Club.
If $15 per bottle is your target price, we suggest signing up for Tasting Room because of the degree of customization you get (once you get past your first shipment, you can pick every wine in your shipments if you want, or you can rely on their palate profile to pick wine for you).
Williams-Sonoma Wine Club
Ditto what we just said about the New York Times Wine Club. The important part: Williams-Sonoma does not pick the wines and we think you'll get a better value out of their Entertainer Wine Club ($180 for 6 bottles) vs their Explorer Wine Club ($90 for 6 bottles).
Wine Country Gift Baskets
Wine Country Gift Baskets is a fixture in wine gifting. One of the most successful wine gift basket businesses on the market, they buy wine in very high volume and offer a monthly subscription (whether for yourself or as a gift) at their terrific pricing. The wines we received in our shipments (Steeplechase Chardonnay, CrossRidge Peak Merlot, Hobson Estate Sauvignon Blanc, and Briar Creek Zinfandel) were premium quality and had no objectionable characteristics—this is so very important when you’re giving wine as a gift. They have a variety of configurations (red and white wine, red wine only, white only) and a variety of subscription lengths (two, three, six, or 12 months) so pricing varies a bit. Expect to pay around $40 per shipment (sometimes less, shipping included). We might get paid if you join after clicking our link.
Harry & David Wine Club
Harry & David is renowned for their amazing pears, but their quality and taste-level extends well beyond just fruit. We’re very interested in the Harry & David Wine Club. In the past they partnered with Wine.com to fulfill this service, but that wasn’t interesting at all. The new Harry & David Wine Club is especially designed for gift-giving in that each shipment contains private-label Harry & David wine from a winery in Oregon (where Harry & David is located). If you’re looking at it for yourself, think of it more like joining a winery wine club where it’s important to really like what that winery produces. We love that they offer a Monthly Wine Club ($38.33/month for two bottles), a Monthly Wine & Cheese Club ($33.33/month for one bottle and a perfectly-paired cheese), and a Monthly Wine, Cheese, and Fruit Club ($55/month for one bottle, one perfectly-paired cheese, and one perfectly-paired fruit). All of their wine clubs ship for $10/month, but sales tax applies to Oregon residents. Note: We have not yet received a shipment of the Harry & David Wine Club or wine and we might get paid if you join after clicking our links.
The Wine Club
With two California locations, San Francisco and Santa Clara, this wine store focuses on the Northern California market. They offer a selection of two-bottle wine clubs at varying price points. For the most part, buying (and shipping) two bottles at a time is not a cost effective way to get your wine. If you live near a store and can pick up your shipment, go for it. If you’re outside the area, we recommend trying an online wine club.
With three California locations, Redwood City, San Francisco and Hollywood, this wine store offers a broad range of wines from around the world. For each of their five wine clubs for the most common wine drinkers (shipping and tax is extra on all clubs): Best Buy wine club is $19.95/month for two bottles; Premium Wine Club is $29.95 for two bottles; Signature Red Wine Club is $49.95/month for two bottles; Champagne Club is $69.95/shipment, two bottles every other month; Club Italiano is $39.95/month for two bottles. You can also design your own wine club with their Personal Sommelier Service. If you live near a store and can pick up your shipment, go for it. If you’re outside the area, we recommend trying an online wine club.