Wine Clubs with Paid Gift Notice Before the Wine Arrives

Wine of the Month Clubs & Subscriptions with Paid Gift Notice Before the Wine Arrives

Gift Presentation Options: All Presentation Options Email or "download & print" (free) In the First Shipment (free and paid)

Best Wine of the Month Club Gifts: Best Gifts Wine Clubs

For extra gifty pomp and circumstance, one wine club company really stands out: The California Wine Club. For each of their wine club gifts, listed below, they offer an add-on service called Gift+. You pay extra to send a little wine gift out before the first shipment arrives. It includes a custom printed notice and free wine gifts (corkscrew and wine stopper). You can have this sent to yourself to present in person on the big day, or have it sent directly to your gift recipient if you can't be there to share the happy times.

How do you want to tell them about the gift? Via email when you order or on a future date, download and print a custom gift message, ship a special gift notice ahead of the wine, or send notice with the first shipment of wine.

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California Premier Club

by The California Wine Club

California Premier Club

For Gifts Gift a give of 3 months or more and they'll receive a bonus bottle of Sparkling Wine ($55 value) in their first shipment. Until Mar 31. Click for This Deal.

For You Join the Premier Series and get two extra bottles of wine in the first shipment. Until Mar 31. Use code ADDTWO at checkout.

Good satisfaction guarantee

Good choice for gifts

#1 Best Gifts / #4 Best Wine Clubs / #4 Best White

This wine subscription focuses on good-quality, well-priced wines from small family wineries in California. It is perfect to give as a gift or to join yourself.

The California Wine Club appears on many of our lists of best wine clubs because they overdeliver on value, customer service, and quality.

The Premier Series is the perfect wine gift for a Californai wine lover. For an extra $18 you order a pre-wine gift package announcing the gift. Send it to yourself to present in person on the big day or send it directly to your wine lover so they know the wine is coming.

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Aged Cabernet Series

by The California Wine Club

Aged Cabernet Series

For You Join the Aged Cabernet Series and get two extra bottles of Aged Cab in the first shipment. Until Mar 31. Use code ADDTWO at checkout.

Exclusive Deal For You Save 50% on your first shipment. Until Dec 31. Use code WCRHALF at checkout.

Good satisfaction guarantee

Good choice for gifts

This wine subscription focuses on high-end, small-production Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that was perfectly cellared while it earned the status of Aged. All of these Cabs, from small family wineries in Napa, are ready to drink when they arrive. It is perfect to give as a gift or to join yourself. Past shipments have included both three-bottle horizontals and three-bottle verticals — a truly unique wine experience (more on this in the review).

One of few Napa Cabernet wine clubs, this is the only Aged Cabernet wine club we know of. It’s practically impossible to find luxury aged Cab outside of the auction environment or for less than $120 a bottle. The uniqueness of these wines and the special access the club’s members get both factor into our enthusiastic support of The Aged Cabernet Series.

The Aged Cabernet Series is the perfect wine gift splurge for a Cabernet lover. For an extra $18 you order a pre-wine gift package announcing the gift. Send it to yourself to present in person on the big day or send it directly to your wine lover so they know the wine is coming.

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High-End California Club

by The California Wine Club

High-End California Club

For You Join the Signature Series and get two extra bottles of ultra premium wine in the first shipment. Until Mar 31. Use code ADDTWO at checkout.

Exclusive Deal For You Save 50% on your first shipment. Until Dec 31. Use code WCRHALF at checkout.

Good satisfaction guarantee

Good choice for gifts

#1 Best California / #1 Best Premium / #2 Best Red

This wine subscription focuses on high-end, small-production wines from small family wineries in California. It is perfect to give as a gift or to join yourself.

The Signature Series is one of our favorite premium wine clubs. We never get tired of exploring the different styles and terroirs of high-end California wine.

The Signature Series is the perfect wine gift splurge for a wine lover who likes to explore new wines. For an extra $18 you order a pre-wine gift package announcing the gift. Send it to yourself to present in person on the big day or send it directly to your wine lover so they know the wine is coming.

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Pacific Northwest Club

by The California Wine Club

Pacific Northwest Club

For You Join the Pacific Northwest Series and get two extra bottles of Oregon and Washington wine in the first shipment. Until Mar 31. Use code ADDTWO at checkout.

Exclusive Deal For You Save 50% on your first shipment. Until Dec 31. Use code WCRHALF at checkout.

Good satisfaction guarantee

Good choice for gifts

This wine subscription focuses on high-end, limited-production wines from small family wineries in the broad wine region called Pacific Northwest. It includes Oregon and Washington and is perfect to give as a gift or to join yourself.

The Pacific Northwest wine club is one of few such wine subscriptions available. They only work with small family wineries, so nearly every wine they ship typically wouldn’t be distributed outside the state it was produced in.

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Diamond Series

by Gold Medal Wine Club

Diamond Series

Good choice for gifts

#5 Best Red

This quarterly wine club features true luxury wines rated 93+ and finds California wines so exclusive that the club is limited to 500 members. You get collector-level access without the hassle of doing your own research. A lot of wines (and wine clubs) call themselves "super premium" but most of them fail to live up to the hype, this one does.

This wine club ships mostly red wine and occasionally a stunning white at prices well below retail. We love seeing superstars like Blackbird Red Blend from Calistoga, Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvingon from Stag's Leap District, and the 97-point Matetic Syrah from Chile. You can shop these luxury wines online at their store.

With elegant gift packaging as an upgrade option, you can make any wine subscription gift really stand out. Send a personalized greeting card ahead or ship it to yourself to present on the big day. When the wine arrives, the first shipment's bottles are wrapped in organza and presented in a beautiful artist-designed gift box.

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International Selections

by The California Wine Club

International Selections

For You Join the International Series and get two extra bottles of International wine in the first shipment. Until Mar 31. Use code ADDTWO at checkout.

Exclusive Deal For You Save 50% on your first shipment. Until Dec 31. Use code WCRHALF at checkout.

Good satisfaction guarantee

Good choice for gifts

#7 Best International

This wine subscription focuses on high-end, limited-production wines from small family wineries outside the US. It is perfect to give as a gift or to join yourself.

They only work with small family wineries, so nearly every wine they ship typically wouldn’t be distributed inside the US.

The International Series is the perfect wine gift splurge for a wine lover who likes to explore new wines. For an extra $18 you order a pre-wine gift package announcing the gift. Send it to yourself to present in person on the big day or send it directly to your wine lover so they know the wine is coming.

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Pinot Noir Wine Club

by Gold Medal Wine Club

Pinot Noir Wine Club

For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 12 shipments and save 5%. Click for This Deal.

Good choice for gifts

#6 Best Gifts

Pinot Noir is one of the most beloved red wine grapes and this Pinot of the month club is the best one for discovering Pinot Noir from California, Oregon, and Washington. Discover boutique wineries producing world-class Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara, Sonoma, and other regions around California. Stunning Pinot from Joseph Jewell, Dragonette Cellars, and Kessler-Haak to name a few.

We're big fans of Pinot Noir in general, and we love how Gold Medal sources award-winning selections from small producers we may not have heard of or haven't had access to for purchasing. A membership with the Gold Medal Wine Club Pinot Noir Series takes Pinot lovers on a trip to the West Coast for wine tasting without leaving home. Check out their Pinot selection.

With elegant gift packaging as an upgrade option, you can make any wine subscription gift really stand out. Send a personalized greeting card ahead or ship it to yourself to present on the big day. When the wine arrives, the first shipment's bottles are wrapped in organza and presented in a beautiful artist-designed gift box.

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Platinum Wine Club

by Gold Medal Wine Club

Platinum Wine Club

For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 12 shipments and save 5%. Click for This Deal.

Good choice for gifts

If you're ready to upgrade to a higher quality wine from California and explore what all of the artisanal buzz is about, this should be your first stop. These mostly red wines from the best small wineries typically retail in the $35-90 range but you pay a much lower price to have them delivered. Joining for yourself means variable shipment prices, but if you buy as a pre-paid gift subscription you'll know your price in advance. Hint: Buy yourself a pre-paid gift subscription instead of joining as an ongoing member.

We spend a lot of time wine tasting in California and are personally familiar with many of the wineries shipped in Gold Medal's Platinum Series. They ship our favorites and must-try wines like Dilécta GSM from Paso Robles, Volker Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and Frank Family Petite Sirah from Napa to name a few.

With elegant gift packaging as an upgrade option, you can make any wine subscription gift really stand out. Send a personalized greeting card ahead or ship it to yourself to present on the big day. When the wine arrives, the first shipment's bottles are wrapped in organza and presented in a beautiful artist-designed gift box.

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Garagiste Wine Club

by Gold Medal Wine Club

Garagiste Wine Club

For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 12 shipments and save 5%. Click for This Deal.

Good choice for gifts

#3 Best California

Garagiste is a term which describes up-and-coming winemakers who toil away creating artisanal wines in their, well not usually, garages. If you're someone who wants to be up on the latest and greatest future stars of California winemaking, try the mostly red wine selection of Garagiste wines from the Gold Medal Wine Club.

We look forward to discovering new wineries from all over California. We know we're getting very good wine at below-retail prices and helping small family businesses grow.

With elegant gift packaging as an upgrade option, you can make any wine subscription gift really stand out. Send a personalized greeting card ahead or ship it to yourself to present on the big day. When the wine arrives, the first shipment's bottles are wrapped in organza and presented in a beautiful artist-designed gift box.

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California Gold Club

by Gold Medal Wine Club

California Gold Club

Exclusive Deal For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and get a bonus bottle of wine, a free artist-designed gift box, free gift bags, and a free printed gift notice. Click for This Deal.

Good choice for gifts

#5 Best California

California is home to some of the world's best wine regions and wineries, many of which are boutique wineries. A boutique winery is typically a small-family operation with limited distribution beyond their tasting room. This wine of the month club is a great way to get introduced to what California wine has to offer at reasonable prices and it makes an excellent gift.

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.

Gold Medal always offers beautiful gift packaging, but you usually need to order a whole year's worth of wine to get it free. Our readers get an exclusive deal on their premium gift package, included with any Gold Series gift of 3-months or longer. Your wine lover will also get a bonus bottle of red wine in their first shipment.

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