The California Wine Club

The California Wine Club Review

The California Wine Club

Aged Cabernet Wine Club Review

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Aged Cabernet Series Review

We received this shipment from The California Wine Club in September, 2019.

The California Wine Club has been sending great wines produced by California’s small family wineries for over 25 years. They’re very good at it, especially when it comes to gift giving. Long-standing relationships with wineries and respect from the wine world gives them access to small-production wines that are practically impossible to find anywhere other than the winery.

Aged Cabernet Wine Club Options

The Aged Cab Series is one of The California Wine Club's luxury-level wine clubs. Each box features two bottles of perfectly cellared and aged Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California. Each selection showcases the winery and winemaking which created it. Here are the ways you can customize your membership:

  • Choose to have shipments sent monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly.
  • Pre-pay for gifts — or yourself — and save.

Exclusive Deal For You Save 50% on your first shipment. Until Sep 30. Use code WCRHALF at checkout.

For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and save 15%. Until Jun 30. Use code TREAT15 at checkout.

Read Our Aged Cabernet Series Wine Club Review

International Wine Club Review

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International Series Review

We received this shipment from The California Wine Club in September, 2019.

The California Wine Club has been sending great wines produced by California’s small family wineries for over 25 years. They’re very good at it, especially when it comes to gift giving. Long-standing relationships with wineries and respect from the wine world gives them access to small-production wines that are practically impossible to find anywhere other than the winery.

Seeing the success of their approach with California wineries, The California Wine Club branched out to offer an International version. Featuring only wine produced outside the US, all of the same ideas about sourcing wine, quality, and value apply to this wine club level.

The wine experts at The California Wine Club travel these states looking for the best wines from small wineries and deliver them to you. If you don’t like a wine you receive, take advantage of their “Love It” guarantee and get it replaced with something you do like.

International Series Wine Club Options

The International Series is one of The California Wine Club's subscriptions from around the world. Each box features two wines from a specific region (sometimes from the same winery). The selections showcase the wine region and grapes used there. Here are the ways you can customize your membership:

  • Choose a mix of red and white wine, or red wine only (two of the same).
  • Choose to have shipments sent monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly.
  • Pre-pay for gifts — or yourself — and save.
  • Important note: If you’re joining as a member, your shipment prices will vary. They average $71 per shipment but, depending on the wines being featured, the price may vary. Additionally, the base price for choosing two red wines is higher than a mixed red and white wine membership/gift.

Exclusive Deal For You Save 50% on your first shipment. Until Sep 30. Use code WCRHALF at checkout.

For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and save 15%. Until Jun 30. Use code TREAT15 at checkout.

Read Our International Selections Wine Club Review

Premier Series Review

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Premier Series Review

We received this shipment from The California Wine Club in September, 2019.

The California Wine Club has been sending great wines produced by California’s small family wineries for over 25 years. They’re very good at it, especially when it comes to gift giving. Long-standing relationships with wineries and respect from the wine world gives them access to small-production wines at exceptional prices.

Old-school monthly wine clubs have become a little underrated as personalized wine subscriptions have emerged on the marketplace. These newer subscriptions offer personalization, but you have to work to get that personalized selection and be patient while you wait for the system to really learn your preferences.

When it comes to wine club membership, simpler can be better. Instead of choosing and rating all of your wines yourself, the wine experts at The California Wine Club choose two wines a month for you. If you don’t like a wine you receive, take advantage of their “Love It” guarantee and get it replaced with something you do like.

Premier Series Wine Club Options

The Premier Series Wine Club is The California Wine Club's entry-level club. Each box features two bottles of wine, typically from the same winery. Here are the ways you can customize your membership:

  • Choose to have shipments sent monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly.
  • Choose red wine only, white wine only, or a mix of red and white wine.
  • Upgrade to a 4-bottle shipment and get free shipping (New option!)
  • Pre-pay for gifts — or yourself — and save.
  • Want these wines for an unbeatable price? Join their Case Club instead. You’ll get 12 bottles of Premier Series wine every quarter, but at half the price. That’s a bottle a week of handpicked California wine.

For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and save 15%. Until Jun 30. Use code TREAT15 at checkout.

Exclusive Deal For You Save 50% on your first shipment. Until Sep 30. Use code WCRHALF at checkout or Click for This Deal.

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Signature Series Review

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Signature Series Review

We received this shipment from The California Wine Club in September, 2019.

The California Wine Club has been sending great wines produced by California’s small family wineries for over 25 years. They’re very good at it, especially when it comes to gift giving. Long-standing relationships with wineries and respect from the wine world gives them access to small-production wines that are practically impossible to find anywhere other than the winery.

Old-school monthly wine clubs have become a little underrated as personalized wine subscriptions have emerged on the marketplace. These newer subscriptions offer personalization, but you have to work to get that personalized selection and be patient while you wait for the system to really learn your preferences.

When it comes to wine club membership, simpler can be better. Instead of choosing and rating all of your wines yourself, the wine experts at The California Wine Club choose two to four wines a month for you. If you don’t like a wine you receive, take advantage of their “Love It” guarantee and get it replaced with something you do like.

Signature Series Wine Club Options

The Signature Series Wine Club is The California Wine Club's luxury-level wine club. Each box features two to four bottles of wine which showcase the winery, wine region, and grapes used. Here are the ways you can customize your membership:

  • This wine club mostly ships red wine. Occasionally a stunning white will be in the box.
  • Choose to have shipments sent monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly.
  • Pre-pay for gifts — or yourself — and save.

Exclusive Deal For You Save 50% on your first shipment. Until Sep 30. Use code WCRHALF at checkout.

For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and save 15%. Until Jun 30. Use code TREAT15 at checkout.

Read Our Signature Series Wine Club Review

Pacific Northwest Wine Club Review

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Pacific Northwest Wine Club Review

We received this shipment from The California Wine Club in September, 2019.

The California Wine Club has been sending great wines produced by California’s small family wineries for over 25 years. They’re very good at it, especially when it comes to gift giving. Long-standing relationships with wineries and respect from the wine world gives them access to small-production wines that are practically impossible to find anywhere other than the winery.

Seeing the success of their approach with California wineries, The California Wine Club branched out to offer a Pacific Northwest version. Featuring only wine from Oregon and Washington, all of the same ideas about sourcing wine, quality, and value apply to this wine club level.

Some interesting statistics about Washington wine from the Washington Wine Commission:

  • There are nearly 1,000 wineries in Washington.
  • More than half of Washington wineries produce less than 5,000 cases per year.
  • Washington is the second largest premium wine producer in the US.

Some interesting statistics about Oregon wine from the Oregon Wine Board:

  • There are more than 1,100 wineries in Oregon.
  • 70% of Oregon wineries produce less than 5,000 cases per year.
  • 47% of Oregon vineyards are certified sustainable.
  • 20% of Wine Spectator’s 90+ ratings are for Oregon wines (2015-2017) even though they only comprise 1% of wine produced in the US.

The wine experts at The California Wine Club travel these Northwest states looking for the best wines from small wineries and deliver them to you. If you don’t like a wine you receive, take advantage of their “Love It” guarantee and get it replaced with something you do like.

Pacific Northwest Wine Club Options

The Pacific Northwest Series is one of The California Wine Club's subscriptions from outside California. Each box features two of Oregon or Washington wine which showcase the winery, wine region, and grapes used. Here are the ways you can customize your membership:

  • Choose a mix of red and white wine, or red wine only (two of the same).
  • Choose to have shipments sent bi-monthly or quarterly.
  • Pre-pay for gifts — or yourself — and save.
  • Important note: If you’re joining as a member, your shipment prices will vary. They average $71 per shipment but, depending on the wines being featured, the price may vary. Additionally, the base price for choosing two red wines is higher than a mixed red and white wine membership/gift.

Exclusive Deal For You Save 50% on your first shipment. Until Sep 30. Use code WCRHALF at checkout.

For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and save 15%. Until Jun 30. Use code TREAT15 at checkout.

Read Our Pacific Northwest Series Wine Club Review

Case Club Review

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Case Club Review

Please note: We have not received a shipment of the Case Club. Our review is based on our experience with having received shipments from all of the contributing wine clubs.

There is much to love about The California Wine Club, not the least of which is their devotion to California's small family wineries, where some of the best value and most interesting American wines come from. The value in this Case Club is another thing to love.

The California Wine Club Case Club is 12 bottles of (mostly) California wine from family wineries delivered monthly, every other month, or quarterly. Each shipment contains 3 bottles of 4 different wines and you can choose to receive Red Wine, White Wine, or a mix of both.

The wines in the Case Club are selection, primarily consists of wines from The California Wine Club's Premier Series (normally $20 a bottle), but also sometimes include International Series (normally $35 a bottle), Pacific Northwest Series (normally $35 a bottle), and even their premium Signature Series (normally $65 a bottle). We hear members love these surprise bottles (we're not surprised).

Please note: We have not received a shipment of the Case Club. Our review is based on our experience with having received shipments from all of the contributing wine clubs.

12 bottles seem like a lot?

Think of it this way...

  • Two bottles shipped monthly = $54.45 or $27.23 per bottle
  • Four bottles shipped monthly = $79.90 or $19.98 per bottle (Note: You can't order it this way, you have to upgrade it with customer service)
  • Twelve bottles shipped quarterly = $173 or just $14.42 per bottle

Read Our Case Club Review