Wine of the Month Clubs with Gift Presented in the First Shipment

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On this page you'll find all of the with Gift Presented in the First Shipment wine of the month 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.

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Signature Series

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


For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and get free shipping — Save up to $168. Until Dec 31. Click for This Deal.


Overview: 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.

What We Love: 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.

Wine Club Gift Info: 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.

Gold Wine Club

by Gold Medal Wine Club
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For You Shop Wine & Champagne Baskets & Save Up to 15%. Until Dec 9. Use code AFFGTCYBERMON1915 at checkout.


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.

Overview: 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.

What We Love: 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.

Wine Club Gift Info: 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.

The Premier Series

by International Wine of the Month Club
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For Gifts Save $10 when you give a 4-month wine club gift. Use code SAVE10 at checkout.


For Gifts Save $15 when you give a 6-month wine club gift. Use code SAVE15 at checkout.


For Gifts Save $30 when you give a year of wine gift. Use code SAVE30 at checkout.


Overview: This is the entry-level wine club from the International Wine of the Month Club, but unlike some other wine clubs in this price range you'll always receive Estate-bottled wines. Also for a wine club in this price range you get excellent tasting notes and winery information for every wine that's shipped.

What We Love: Unlike some other wine clubs which focus on acquiring closeout wines to ship to their members, this wine club cares a great deal about coming up with consistent selections befitting their reputation of 25 years in the business. Their tasting panel includes proprietor Kris Calef, wine professionals, and everyday wine drinkers, so they excel at finding palate-friendly wines with wide appeal.

Wine Club Gift Info: Wine club gifting is an area that this company excels at. They give you the most options of any two-bottle wine club, from when you pay for each shipment, to all of the standard customizations, gift notice options, etc. The first shipment of all gifts includes organza-wrapped bottles for an extra touch.

Aged Cabernet Series

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


For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and get free shipping — Save up to $168. Until Dec 31. Click for This Deal.


Overview: 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).

What We Love: 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.

Wine Club Gift Info: 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.

Premier Wine Club

by The California Wine Club
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For Gifts Give a gift of 3 months or longer and they'll get a bonus month. Until Dec 6. Click for This Deal.


For Gifts Give a 4-bottle wine club gift of 3 months or longer and get free shipping — Save up to $168. Until Dec 31. Click for This Deal.


For You Save 50% on your first shipment. Until Dec 31. Click for This Deal.

Overview: 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.

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

Wine Club Gift Info: 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.

Mixed Wine Club

by Plonk Wine Club
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For You & For Gifts Save $10 on any order and get a free double-hinged corkscrew with your first shipment. Use code NEWMEMBER at checkout.

Overview: The Plonk wine club has always been among our favorites because of the proprietor's preference for quirky but delectable wines. Etty Lewensztain sources interesting wines made from grapes and regions you've never heard of (and some you have). Whether you choose four or twelve bottles you'll be glad you picked Plonk.

What We Love: Lately we'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, we 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 different selections (three of each if you upgrade to 12 bottles).

Red Wine Club

by Plonk Wine Club
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For You & For Gifts Save $10 on any order and get a free double-hinged corkscrew with your first shipment. Use code NEWMEMBER at checkout.

Overview: The Plonk red wine club has always been among our favorites because of the proprietor's preference for quirky but delectable wines. Etty Lewensztain sources interesting wines made from grapes and regions you've never heard of (and some you have). Whether you choose four or twelve bottles you'll be glad you picked Plonk.

What We Love: Lately we'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, we 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 different selections (three of each if you upgrade to 12 bottles).

White Wine Club

by Plonk Wine Club
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For You & For Gifts Save $10 on any order and get a free double-hinged corkscrew with your first shipment. Use code NEWMEMBER at checkout.

Overview: The Plonk white wine club has always been among our favorites because of the proprietor's preference for quirky but delectable wines. Etty Lewensztain sources interesting wines made from grapes and regions you've never heard of (and some you have). Whether you choose four or twelve bottles you'll be glad you picked Plonk.

What We Love: Lately we'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, we 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 different selections (three of each if you upgrade to 12 bottles).

International Selections

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


For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and get free shipping — Save up to $168. Until Dec 31. Click for This Deal.


Overview: 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.

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

Wine Club Gift Info: 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.

Pacific Northwest Club

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


For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and get free shipping — Save up to $168. Until Dec 31. Click for This Deal.


Overview: 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.

What We Love: 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.