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Wine Clubs for Enthusiasts (Premium Wine Clubs)

Wine Journey: Beginner · Enthusiast · Connoisseur

In keeping with the idea of the wine journey many of us make, if you’re not a wine newbie and you’re not a collector or a wine expert, well, you must be an enthusiast. This unofficial designation, propagated by the eponymous magazine and their catalog of wine-related goods, encompasses a broad range of wine drinkers.

Here are some characteristics of wine enthusiasts, as we see it:

Despite what you may have heard, there are great wine clubs for you wine enthusiasts out there, offering interesting high-quality selections you might be able to find yourself, but often can’t. When looking to upgrade your wine drinking, the $20-60 price range typically offers the best value (best quality to price ratio).

The Everyday Drinkers

Red Wine Bottles with Corkscrew

When you’re into wine but don’t have the budget to drink the best wine every day, you might find you shop in the $18-25 per bottle range, delighting in special deals when you can snag ‘em. But because you’re busy, learning about the details of these wines isn’t realistic. Great news! There are many wine clubs who are interested in you as a customer. They specialize in good quality wine, either selected by sommeliers, made by small family wineries, or picked for food pairings.

Best Value for Everyday Drinkers

Tip: Buy your everyday drinkers by the 12-bottle case because you’ll always get the best price and spend the least on shipping costs per bottle. Have them delivered as often as is needed.

The Case Club

The California Wine Club Case Club for Beginners

$13.25 a bottle. 12 bottles per shipment and shipping is $14 to most states. A selection of US wines, mostly from California, with three each of four different wines in each box. All wines are made by small family wineries. Choose red or white wine or a mix. Ships monthly, every other month, or quarterly.

Read our review of The California Wine Club or visit The California Wine Club website

90+ Wine Club

Wired For Wine 90+ Wine Club for Beginners

$14.17 a bottle. 12 bottles per shipment and shipping is included. An International selection of 12 different wines in each box. All wines ranked at least 90+ by a wine critic. Choose red or white wine or a mix. Ships quarterly.

Read our 90+ Wine Club review or visit the Wired For Wine website

For the Occasional Drinker


Vinley Market Adventurer's Club for Enthusiasts

Vinley Market Adventurer’s Club

$19.67 a bottle. 3 bottles per shipment and shipping is free to most states. A somm-selected sampling of wines from around the world in each box. Choose red or white wine or a mix. Ships monthly, every other month, or quarterly.

Read our Adventurer's Club review or visit the Vinley Market website


Gold Wine Club for Enthusiasts

Gold Wine Club

$19.50 a bottle. 2 bottles per shipment and shipping is $10-15 depending on location. A selection of 2 different California wines in each box. Upgrade to 4 bottles and save. Choose red or white wine or a mix. Ships monthly, every other month, or quarterly.

Read our Gold Wine Club review or visit the Gold Medal Wine Club website


Plonk Wine Club for Enthusiasts

Plonk Wine Club

From $27.50 a bottle. 4 (or 12) bottles per shipment and shipping is free. An eclectic selection of four different unusual wines from around the world in each box. Choose mixed, red, or white wine only. Ships monthly or quarterly.

Read our Plonk Wine Club review or visit the Plonk website


The Weekend Wines

Red Wine Decanter and Glasses

You worked hard all week, at the office, out in the field, or at home wrangling the kids. Friday and Saturday nights are when you tend to break out the good stuff — maybe $30-40 a bottle? There are perfect wine clubs for you, too. Maybe this is when you take the time to read up on what you’re drinking, savor the aromas and flavors in the glass, prepare a nice meal to pair with the gem you’ve picked out.

California Weekend Wines


Wildcrafted Wines for the Weekend

Wildcrafted Wines Enthusiast Club

$38.33 a bottle. 3 bottles per shipment and shipping is free to most states. A Napa insider selection of wines from Northern California wine country; one red, one white, and one rosé in each box. Ships two-three times per year.

Read our Wildcrafted Wines Club review or visit the Wildcrafted Wines website


Garagiste Wine Club for the Weekend

Garagiste Wine Club

From $34.50 a bottle. 2 bottles per shipment and shipping is $10-15 depending on location. A selection of 2 different small-production (less than 1,000 cases) California wines in each box. Upgrade to 4 bottles and save. Choose mostly red or all red wine or a mix. Ships monthly, every other month, or quarterly.

Read our Garagiste Wine Club review or visit the Gold Medal Wine Club website


Plonk Wine Club for Enthusiasts

GrapeSeed Selections

$150 per shipment. 4-6 bottles per shipment and shipping is included to most states. Unusual, high-quality wines from California are featured in each box. These are artful wines made in “the new California” style. Mixed red and white wine only. Ships quarterly.

Read our GrapeSeed Wine review or visit the GrapeSeed Wine website


International Weekend Wines


Wildcrafted Wines for the Weekend

WineAccess Wine Club

$25 a bottle. 6 bottles per shipment and shipping is included. Hand-selected labels from a Master Sommelier, a Master of Wine, and an International Wine Judge, along with guest recommendations from Michelin-star Somms and 100-point winemakers. Choose mixed or red wine only. Ships quarterly.

Visit the WineAccess website


Intenrational Wine Club for the Weekend

International Selections from The California Wine Club

$35.50 a bottle. 2 bottles per shipment and shipping is $14 to most states. Small, artisanal wineries from around the world are featured in each box. Choose mixed, red, or white wine only. Ships monthly or quarterly.

Read our International Wine Club review or visit The California Wine Club website


Collectors Series for the Weekend

Collectors Series from The International Wine of the Month Club

$36.48 a bottle. 2 bottles per shipment and shipping is $12 to most states. Unusual, high-quality wines from around the world are featured in each box. Choose mixed or red wine only. Ships monthly, every other month, or quarterly.

Read our Collectors Series review or visit the International Wine of the Month Club website


Note: There are at least four weekends in a month — join more than one of these clubs to keep your cellar stocked for the whole month! You can cancel anytime.

Tip: For some of these clubs, you get better prices if you prepay for 3 months or more. Be sure to explore the details at each wine club.

The Splurges

Decanting Red Wine in the Cellar

You love wine. You love learning about the winemaker, the vineyard, the soil, and the story that holds it all together. You sometimes want to treat yourself to something a little pricier, like $40-60 a bottle. There are perfect wine clubs for this part of your wine drinking, too.

Now is a good time to mention that wine clubs typically offer Satisfaction Guarantees. If you don’t like a wine, many wine clubs will replace it with one you do (some only replace “bad” bottles, but others just want you to be happy no matter what). Does your local wine shop offer that? Oh, they don’t? Well, that’s why you should consider a wine club for your splurge wines!

Surprisingly there aren’t too many wine clubs in the $40-60 per bottle price range — most are under $30 and over $60. Here are two that we think are splurgeworthy, but still under $60 a bottle.

Platinum Club

The Platinum Wine Club for Splurges

$48 a bottle. 2 (or 4) bottles per shipment and shipping is $10-15 depending on location. Small, critically-acclaimed, artisanal wineries from California in each box. Choose mostly red or red wine only. Ships monthly or quarterly.

Read our Platinum Club review or visit the Gold Medal Wine Club website

Intercontinental by Bounty Hunter

The Bounty Hunter for Weekends

$50 a bottle. 6 bottles per shipment and shipping is included. Two of their awesome wine clubs combined, each box features three outstanding California wines and three outstanding wines from elsewhere in the world. Ships monthly or quarterly.

Visit the Bounty Hunter Wine website

The Aficionados

Many studying wine in his glass

If you like a particular variety or region of wine, you’ll find the wine clubs specializing in it typically fall into the $30-50 price range. Here is a selection of variety-specific and region-specific wine clubs we think you’ll love.

Pinot Noir


Pinot Noir Club for Pinotphiles

Pinot Wine Club from Gold Medal Wine Club

$38 a bottle. 2 (or 4) bottles per shipment and shipping is $10-15 depending on location. Small, critically-acclaimed, artisanal Pinot producers, mostly from California, in each box. Ships monthly, every other month, or quarterly.

Read our Pinot Noir Club review or visit the Gold Medal Wine Club website


Rosé


Bubbles & Rosé Club for Pink Wine Lovers

Bubbles & Rosé Club by Vinley Market

$29.50 a bottle. 2 bottles per shipment and shipping is included to most states. Somm-picked still and sparkling rosé in each box. Ships monthly, every other month, or quarterly.

Read our Bubbles & Rosé Club review or visit the Vinley Market website


Sparkling Wine & Champagne


Sparkling Wine Club for Bubbly Lovers

Sparkling Wine Club from Vinesse

$24 a bottle. 3 bottles per shipment and shipping is extra. Get a cheaper sparkling (like Prosecco or Cava), a California sparkling, and a true Champagne in every box. Ships quarterly.

Read our Sparkling Wine Club review or visit the Vinesse website


French Wine


Collectors Series for the Weekend

French Wine Club from SomMailier

From $29.66 a bottle. 3 (or 6) bottles per shipment and shipping is extra. Unusual, delectable French wine with plenty of info about the region and winery in every box. Ships quarterly.

Read our French Wine Club review or visit the SomMailier website


Italian Wine


Italian Wine Club for Italophiles

Italian Wine Club from Roscioli

From 26.50 € a bottle (ships to US). 6 bottles per shipment and shipping is included. Natural, biodynamic Italian wine in every box. Eclectic selections sent to you from Rome, not imported by other companies. Ships quarterly.

Visit the Roscioli website


Napa Wine


Napa Series for aficionados

Napa Series from The Original Wine of the Month Club

$25 a bottle. 2 bottles per shipment and shipping is extra based on location. Authentic Napa wine in every box. Explore the other wines made from Napa’s legendary grapes. Ships every other month.

Read our Napa Wine Club review or visit The Original Wine of the Month Club website


If you want luxury-level wines of a particular grape, style, or region, check out the Connoisseur wine clubs.

Want One Club to Rule Them All?

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Try Nakedwines.com… you’ll find everything you’re looking for if you’re not chasing a brand name or critically-acclaimed winery. Just good wine at a great price. We love Nakedwines.com for a variety of reasons:

For more choices, here are our Best Premium Wine Clubs and all wine clubs we’ve reviewed priced $20-60 per bottle.

A few we haven’t reviewed but are interested in trying: Fat Cork, Winestyr, SommSelect, Viticole, and The Grand Tour.