14 years of the best wine clubs
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What is a case club? The most widely-accepted definition of a case of wine is 12 bottles. A wine by the case club delivers 12 bottles of wine at regular intervals, typically once per quarter. Sometimes you'll see 6-bottle boxes of wine referred to as a case, but more typically they're called a half-case.
Why join a case club? When buying wine online, the best prices on both on the wine and on the shipping on are typically offered when you buy a case at a time. Until recently I believed a 12-bottle case club offers the best value in wine subscriptions, but increasingly six-bottle clubs are priced competitively and offer free shipping.
Why aren't all of the wine clubs on this page 12-bottle clubs delivered quarterly?
A few wine subscriptions offer a tremendous amount of flexibility in their membership by also offering monthly and every other month deliveries. Personalized wine subscriptions typically allow you to order whenever you want. Curated wine subscriptions often offer quarterly case deliveries of their regular, smaller clubs.
When I first starting writing wine club reviews in 2009, there were only a couple of quarterly case clubs like the WSJwine Club. Winc (then Club W) and Firstleaf kicked off a boom for these 12-bottle, value-focused clubs. But since the pandemic began, a ton of new subscriptions have come to market, most are quarterly clubs of varying sizes. They're new to this list but they're here to stay.
I definitely emphasize quality and consistency in these selections. You can feel confident in stocking your cellar from these companies so you can enjoy wine more often without breaking the bank. Two things you should know: 1) not every wine club is right for every wine drinker and 2) if you're getting an introductory offer you're signing up to have your card charged automatically until you cancel there's no "opt in" at a later time.
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This list was last updated on November 17, 2022
I receive multiple deliveries from most of the wine clubs I review
#1 Naked Wines
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#2 Plonk Wine Club
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Why it’s #3 | Full Review
#4 Sunset Wine Club
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#5 SomMailier Wine Club
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#6 Champagne Club
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#7 Connoisseurs Club
Why it’s #7 | Full Review
#8 California Case Club
Why it’s #8 | Full Review
#9 90+ Wine Club
Why it’s #9 | Full Review
#10 Wine Insiders
Why it’s #10 | Full Review
#11 Organic Wine Club
Why it’s #11 | Full Review
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Naked Wines isn’t really a wine club the way you might think of one — it’s a personalized wine buying service that you pay into every month and then use those funds to purchase wines when you want to. It’s perfect for a wide variety of wine drinkers.
The list of things I love about Naked Wines is long, but here are some of my favorite bits: the wines we tried are generally good and priced well; the winemakers interact with customers on a regular basis; and it’s super flexible to adapt to your needs.
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The Plonk wine club has always been among our favorites because of the proprietor's preference for quirky but delectable wines. Etty Klein sources interesting wines made from grapes and regions you've never heard of (and some you have). Whether you choose four, six, or twelve bottle shipments you'll be glad you picked Plonk.
Lately I've come to think of Plonk as the "Somm club" that isn't run by a sommelier. With a focus on wines under $30 that will delight any curious wine drinker, I think the value is top notch. Also, unlike most wine clubs, if you're thinking of going red-only or white-only, you'll actually get four or six different selections (2 of each if you upgrade to 12 bottles).
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An affordably-priced personalized wine club that learns what you like as you receive, drink, and rate six bottle shipments. International, domestic, and award-winning wine from a thoroughly modern wine subscription box service.
Compared with other wine subscriptions in this price category, I think Firstleaf has nailed ease-of-use, presentation, and offers reasonably-interesting wines. I also really like that they identify the body, acidity, sweetness, fruitiness, and tannin level for each wine they sell. You can review the wine before it is shipped and swap out wines that have characteristics you don't like.
Since Firstleaf is a personalized wine subscription, gifts are given as electronic gift cards. This gives the recipient the chance to customize the wine selection, as they're meant to do. Gift cards are issued in denominations of $25-200. We recommend at least $100 to make sure he or she doesn't have to pay for any part of the first box.
by Wine Access
Good satisfaction guarantee
Good wine club gift
For You Get $25 each of your first two shipments when you join the Sunset Wine Club. Click for This Deal.
A surprisingly excellent wine subscription value. Wine Access, who manages this club for Sunset Magazine, has impeccable taste and a knack for finding wines of great value. The team applies these skills to their love of west coast wines, giving you one of the best six packs you’ll find at this price.
Excellent $20 wine is getting harder and harder to find in California these days, but the Wine Access team nails it. What I love even more than the incredible value is that it comes with a world-class wine education offered by Master of Wine, Vanessa Conlin.
A rare French wine club featuring affordable selections from a variety of wine regions within France. They tend to work with smaller producers offering either exceptional value or something unusual.
Everything you want in a wine club, especially if you love French wine. Their wine program is created by a multi-generational wine family from Bordeaux with great connections and taste in wine. Unlike some other specialty wine clubs, this one is priced perfectly.
by Wine Access
For You Get $25 each of your first two shipments when you join the Champagne Club. Click for This Deal.
Wine clubs featuring sparkling wine and wine clubs featuring Champagne are rarer still. But no other Champagne club can match the curation of the Wine Access wine team, or the discounted prices.
For the wine lover who drinks boutique wine and wants to explore Champagne, this club is perfect. It also makes a great gift.
The right gift for a wine lover when you don't know what they love is Champagne. The perfect Champagne gift? This recurring subscription from Wine Access.
by Wine Access
For You Save $25 on your first two shipments of any Wine Access wine club. Click for This Deal.
Ultra-premium and hard-to-find, this wine club focuses on small-production wines of distinct character and impeccable pedigree worthy of the name Connoisseur. These wines are great for special-occasions and discovery of the world’s best wine regions.
I frequently see highly-rated and special wines pass through the Wine Access inventory. They don’t pigeon-hole their selection to a narrow set of wine regions or grapes so there’s always something new and exceptional to try.
by The California Wine Club
Among all of the case clubs (12 bottles, typically shipped quarterly), this California wine club offering selections from boutique wineries is one of the two best deals. The other club delivers 90+ point wine from around the world.
I asked The California Wine Club for a case club deal and they made one! And now you get to save a TON of money on their already affordable Premier Series wines.
by Wired For Wine ®
Among all of the case clubs (12 bottles, typically shipped quarterly), this 90+ International wine club is among the best two deals. The other focuses only on California wine, but this one takes you on a journey around the world. Enjoy eclectic wines at the best prices you'll find.
It's so easy to get into a wine rut and stick with what you know. Wired For Wine ® helps you break out of that rut in a low-cost, satisfaction guaranteed way so you can find new wines to love. Also, when compared with similarly-priced case clubs, this one stands out for wine quality in a big way.
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Wine Insiders, founded in 1982, generally offers a better quality of wine than their well-known competitors in their quarterly case (12 bottle) wine subscriptions. Coupled with convenience and an outstanding customer service record, I think this is a good choice for many wine drinkers.
Two things stand out about Wine Insiders — the wine is better than most of their direct competitors and they excel at making wine delivery convenient. These are important features that make them stand out in the crowded wine subscription space.
by Organic Wine Exchange
For You Get 10% off the first three shipments when you join an Organic Wine Exchange club. Use code WC10X3 at checkout.
The perfect wine club for organic wine drinkers, Organic Wine Exchange (OWE) offers so many personalization options that everyone can get the best organic wine club for their needs. Choose Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan, No Sulfites Added, or all of the above.
Proprietor Annie Arnold has gone out of her way to bring her love of organic wine to wine consumers in a convenient way with a great wine club. Annie is doing everything she can to make buying great organic wine easy.
When giving a gift, Organic wine clubs are hard to find. Most are set up as ongoing subscriptions, which is great if you're buying for yourself, but less great when you want to give someone the joy of organic wine. The OWE clubs make great gifts, but they're not big on gift presentation. A custom gift note in the first box is the extent of the pomp and circumstance. That's just right for a wine club focused on wines that are eco-friendly.
How to Give a Wine Club Gift
Step 1: Select a state
Step 2: Consider gift presentation
Step 3: Consider wine selection
Step 4: Consider your gift budget
Bonus: Wine club gift FAQ
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Wine clubs are the white wine lover's best friend. Excellent & affordable sums it up. There's so much more than Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, so join one!
Not all wine clubs are affordable, so I picked best wine clubs under $20 per bottle. Wine doesn't have to be expensive and you should always drink what you like. My reviews help you avoid the duds and find the best deals on monthly wine subscriptions.
Looking for a cut above the regular wine selection in your next monthly club? Try one of these Premium wine clubs. The wines typically cost a little more, but you’ll find you have access to a more unique selection, and wines that are much harder to find at your local store or in another wine club.
Review by: Jessyca Frederick |
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