Red Wine Clubs

Red Wine Clubs

Red Wine of the Month Clubs & Subscriptions

Specialty Red Wine Subscriptions: Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir

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

On this page you'll find all of the red wine clubs we've reviewed. Our ratings system looks at quality-to-price ratio, shipping costs, uniqueness, and custom features. Wherever possible, prices include shipping costs, but rarely include sales tax. Be sure to select the state you're shipping to, as not all wine clubs can ship to all states.

The California Series

by Wine of the Month Club ®

From the original Wine of the Month Club (really, they're the first!) you get wine delivered every month at really low prices. The proprietor drives a hard bargain and passes those deals onto his customers. This California Series is like their mid-level wine club but it focuses only on California wine. It's perfect for people who aren't sure if they're "wine club people" and as a gift to a young wine-lover just starting to explore.

Paul Kalemkiarian, second generation proprietor at Wine of the Month Club ™ goes out of his way to source interesting wines, and for this wine club, he only ships the best California wines he finds at this price point, after tasting hundreds each month of course.

If you want to give a wine of the month club as a gift this year, but your budget is constrained, this is a good choice. You'll be giving four months for what most other clubs charge for three, and they offer a fun gift presentation, too. Also, our readers can save 10% on all pre-paid gift memberships with coupon code BESTWINE, worth at least $25.

The California Series

We recently received several shipments from Vinesse, including the Cabernet Sauvignon club, and they've really stepped up their wine buying. If you're interested in more than just California Cabernet and you don't want to spend a ton of money on it, we really recommend this Cabernet wine club. Plus, you get Vinesse's rock solid satisfaction guarantee for every bottle, taking all of the risk out of joining a wine club.

We strongly support all niche wine clubs. The taste of wine is subjective and we think everyone should drink what they love. Given the high delivery fees on this Cabernet subscription from Vinesse, we recommending joining the 12-bottle wine club and have the shipments sent as often as is appropriate.

Cabernet Wine Club

California produces some of the best wines in the world, with stunning wines to sip from up and down the extra large state, but this is not the wine club to buy them from. California Treasures ships wine at $15-17 a bottle, plus shipping, but this isn't a price-point where California wine excels. It's better in the mass-produced sub-$15 price range, and at $25+.

One of the best features of any of the Vinesse wine clubs is their tasting notes. They sometimes feel a little sparse, but you always get the basic wine information, some winemaker info, a food pairing suggestion, and most-importantly, cellaring instructions (not that we think these are cellarworthy selections).

California Treasures

Connoisseur's Choice

by WineExpress (Wine Enthusiast)

From the wine sales partner for Wine Enthusiast magazine, this wine of the month club is a no-hassle way to try new wines from around the world. We don't agree with the name "Connoisseur's Choice" for $20-ish wines. The wine director at WineExpress, Josh Farrell, hand picks each wine for their subscriptions.

WineExpress is the retail arm of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Who better to select the best wines for a wine of the month club than a company that rates wine?

Connoisseur's Choice

Virgin Wines Club

by Virgin Wines

For You Join today and try 12 bottles, including 3 rock & roll reds, for $79.99. Shipping included. Click for This Deal.

This 12-bottle wine club is one of the more fun affordable wine subscriptions. It features value-focused white and red wines from around the world. Their $12 international wine selections typically offer better value in white wine than red. Take advantage of their introductory offer of just $79.99 for a case, but be warned, you are signing up for recurring shipments at $149.99 per case.

We've received many shipments of wine from the Virgin Wines parent company over the years, but we continue to hold the club in relatively low esteem. It's perfect for a wine lover who wants an inexpensive selection of International wine delivered to their door every quarter. It's not a good fit for anyone who likes wine that sells above $15 at the grocery store.

Virgin Wines Club

Italian Stallions

by WineExpress (Wine Enthusiast)

From the wine sales partner for Wine Enthusiast magazine, this wine of the month club is perfect for Italian wine lovers. There aren't many Italian wine clubs out there, and the selection from WineExpress is solid. For a value-oriented approach to learning about wine from Italy, this is a good bet.

WineExpress is the retail arm of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Who better to select the best wines for a wine of the month club than a company that rates wine? When it comes to Italian wine specifically, we trust WineExpress to pick better wines than what's available at our local stores.

Italian Stallions

For You Join today and get 9 bottles of wine for just $39.99 — choose Red, White, or Mixed wine. Same as voucher. Click for This Deal.

The Laithwaites Wine club was one of the first 12-bottle case clubs offered up as a way to get your quarterly wine fix at value-focused prices. Over the years we've gone back and forth one whether or not they deliver a good value, but in general we think their $12 selections are stronger for white wine than red. Take advantage of their introductory offer of just $69.99 for a case, but be warned, you are signing up for recurring shipments at a much higher price.

We've received many shipments of wine from Laithwaites over the years, but we continue to hold the club in relatively low esteem. It's perfect for a wine lover who wants an inexpensive selection of International wine delivered to their door every quarter. It's not good a fit for anyone who likes wine that sells above $15 a the grocery store.

Laithwaites Wine Club

Great Clubs Wine Club

by Clubs of America

This is a company who sells many "of the month clubs" but has developed and maintain an excellent reputation for quality and customer service. That said, their wine of the month club isn't exactly pedigree-focused and most of the selections are from large-scale productions. It makes a great gift, especially for someone who loves wine but doesn't spend much on it.

We haven't received a shipment of this wine club so we can't speak to the wine, but the pricing is exceptional for a wine of the month club gift and this makes an easy pick for a young wine drinker who's just starting out.

This wine club is designed as a gift subscription, and as such they have really covered the bases to make giving a wine club gift easy for you. They offer every option you can think of for a monthly club and the low monthly price which includes shipping is almost too good to believe.

Great Clubs Wine Club

California Classics & More

by WineExpress (Wine Enthusiast)

From the wine sales partner for Wine Enthusiast magazine, this California club is a no-hassle way to try new red and white wines from all over the great state. The wine director at WineExpress, Josh Farrell, hand picks each wine for their subscriptions.

WineExpress is the retail arm of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Who better to select the best wines for a wine of the month club than a company that rates wine?

California Classics & More

For You Join today and get a 6-piece insulated wine tote included with your third wine club shipment (a $37.95 value). Click for This Deal.

A wine club with a checkered past that is working its way toward redemption, American Cellars Wine Club offers monthly 6-bottle shipments of white or red wine, or a mix. Each shipment allows you to swap out any of the six bottles and order more of the others (at member prices), or upgrade your shipment by selecting any wine in their inventory (at regular prices).

We're glad to see that Vinesse is stepping up their game, adding a deeper level of personalization and choice to their flagship wine club, as well as an easy way to opt out of a shipment online. We're also pleased that the wine quality has improved to be competitive with other wine clubs in this general price range ($12-18 a bottle).

American Cellars (ACWC)
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