Best Affordable Wine Clubs

Best Affordable Wine Clubs

The best wine of the month clubs delivered for under $20 / bottle

Last updated: December 6, 2016

Not everyone who loves wine can afford premium prices, so if you want wine for a dime, this list of best affordable wine clubs is a great place to start. Our wine club reviews examine quality-to-price ratio (QPR in the wine biz), price per bottle, shipping costs—and of course, the wine selection.

The definition of affordable is subjective—as is the definition of good wine for that matter—but these selections are geared toward value-shoppers. We focus this list on wines delivered for less than $20 and you'll notice there are rarely 2-bottle wine clubs on it—to get the most value from a wine club order bigger shipments and have them delivered less often if you don't drink that much every month.

“Affordable” not the main factor in your wine club decision? Try our Top 5 Best Overall Wine Clubs.

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#1

WINC Wine Club
by WINC
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While Winc (formerly known as Club W) appears on many of our Best Wine Clubs lists, it's place at the top of the Best Affordable Wine Clubs list is well-deserved. With wines priced starting $13, and free shipping on orders with four bottles or more, you'd be hard-pressed to find another value-oriented wine club with wines this good.

Since Winc runs on credits (1 credit = 1 dollar), they let you pre-buy credits and save money. It's a the-more-you-buy-the-more-you-save kinda deal, but you can save up to 20% on their already-low prices this way!

Want to push your value further? Pick white wines when ordering from Winc. You'll think you're shopping at the fancy wine store down the street.

Did we mention you can let them pick your wine based on how you answer questions in their Palate Profile Quiz (and subsequent ratings of their wine) or you can pick every wine you receive from their ever-growing collection of wines?

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#2

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The Wall Street Journal Wine Club (formally called WSJWine) continues to be a great value in the wine club market. It's a quarterly case club (12 bottles delivered every three months) so you save money by shipping more wine less often. The wines are priced to be affordable and most of them come from Europe where the parent company buys out huge productions of wine to distribute through this massive wine club.

In the beginning of our wine club reviewing days (in 2009!) we thought these wines were great. Then we started drinking more expensive wine, and in particular became big fans of California wines and we were less impressed. But as we came to know old-world wines (France, Italy, Spain, and Germany), we learned that there's more to wine than a high-alcohol fruit-bomb and came to appreciate the value in what WSJ wine is offering—and that's why it's back on this list!

One word of caution: Shipping and cancellation issues are common. If you're detail-oriented and keep track of shipments you'll be receiving, you'll be fine. If not, this may not be the best wine club for you.

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#3

Gold Series Club
by Gold Medal Wine Club
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The Gold Series by Gold Medal Wine Club offers great value on small-product, highly-rated California wines. Their two-bottle wine club doesn't qualify as Affordable according to our requirement of $20 or less per bottle shipped, but their FOUR-bottle wine club does. This because they offer a discount of almost 10% when you upgrade to four bottles per shipment.

If you don't drink enough to warrant four bottles per month, opt for shipments every other month and save on wine AND shipping.

The Gold Series makes a great gift! The Gold Series is one of our most popular wine clubs here at Wine Club Reviews, and they also have terrific gift packaging. Take advantage of a special gift offer for this holiday season: Get a bonus bottle of 93pt Cabernet Sauvignon and free gift packaging when you order through our links.

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#4

Light & Sweet Wine Club
by Vinesse
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The Light & Sweet Wine Club by Vinesse just barely makes it onto this list of Best Affordable Wine Clubs, not because it's not worthy of "Best" but because each shipment's price varies a little bit. Bottles are priced $15-17 each and shipping costs $25 per shipment. If the wines in the shipment were all $15, your per bottle price would be $19.17 delivered. If they were all $17, the per bottle price would be $21.17 delivered. What's most likely is you'll see a mix averaging out to $16 per bottle, or $20.17 delivered. We think that's close enough.

More importantly, this wine club is on this Best Affordable list because a lot of Americans like sweeter wines (think Riesling with some residual sugar, late-harvest wines, and Moscato) but there aren't any wine clubs that cater to these wine fans.

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#5

Laithwaites Wine Club
by Laithwaites Wine
All-Around Rating:

Limited Time Offer
Introductory offer: $69.99 for 15 bottles of wine!

Laithwaites Wine Club is a great value in wine clubs. Case clubs always offer the best prices because they're rewarding volume pricing. Quarterly case clubs are perfect for wine drinkers who drink about a bottle per week, or those who want another bottle per week on hand.

It is VERY similar to WSJwine, #2 on this list of value-oriented wine clubs, but it's $10 cheaper per month.

The quality of these wines has improved since we first started reviewing Laithwaites back in 2009. A larger club has improved their purchasing power and their prices haven't changed, so their members are getting better quality wines at the same prices.

One word of caution: Shipping and cancellation issues are common. If you're detail-oriented and keep track of shipments you'll be receiving, you'll be fine. If not, this may not be the best wine club for you.

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