Last updated: December 10, 2015
Choosing a red wine club, particularly the best one, can be a daunting task. There are literally hundreds of red wine clubs, some feature only red, some just French or California reds, some just one grape or only red blends, not to mention all of the different price-points offered!
The great news is, we've got your back. That, and most wine clubs offer “red wine only” options for you lovers of full-bodied wines. We use the same assiduous selection criteria for picking the best red wine of the month clubs as we do for all of our top wine club lists—so shopping this list almost guarantees you'll enjoy your wine membership.
Buying for someone else? See our Best Red Wine Clubs for Gifts list, too. Interested in a specific grape? Check this page for all of our single-varietal wine clubs.
Plonk Wine Club has been one of our favorite wine clubs for years. Etty goes out of her way to procure excellent, interesting, and, where possible, biodynamic wines to delight her customers. As a serious foodie, she also has chef-paired recipes for each selection, and a recommended cheese pairing, too. Count on premium customer service every time, and very reasonable prices for the significant quality.
The new Plonk Varietal Clubs offer a fun way to learn about new wines you, or your favorite wine lover, might enjoy. With this Cabernet club, each shipment contains one "traditional" Cabernet Sauvignon and one wine with similar characteristics of an unusual varietal and typically from an unusual region. We've tried all three variety clubs—they also come in Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc—and we're big fans of this "doppelganger" approach to wine discovery.
There are only a few elite-level wine clubs out there, and finding ones focused on just California wines is rare, so if you love fine California red wine, this club is sure to knock your socks off. The Signature Series is #1 on our Editor's Picks list for a reason—you can't do better than this.
Shopping Last Minute? The California Wine Club has custom gift cards you can print or email to your recipient so they have something to open on the big day.
Looking for something more affordable? The California Wine Club's Premier Series is an outstanding wine club value and you even get two bonus bottles of wine with coupon 2EXTRA at checkout.
It's hard not to love a wine club that lets you design our own club but doesn't make you pick the wines. Why stop at "red only"? Pick your favorite varietals, your favorite wine regions, your price, and your quantity. We love Invino's business model (they're a flash sale site) and when you apply already excellent value to a loyalty subscription model like inClub, you get unsurpassed value.
Personalized wine clubs are all the rage these days, and this wine club leads the charge. Get a sample pack of wines in the mail, get your personalized WinePrint™, and get drinkin'. Don't forget to rate your shipments so they can do a better job picking the right red wines for you in the future. While the red wines in this club aren't top-of-the-line, Lot18 is delivering solid value in a convenient and personalized package. We like that in a wine club.
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When it comes to red wine clubs, one that delivers boutique hand-crafted wines has to be on the list of best red wine clubs. So here it is. The word Garagiste refers to tiny-production winemakers (or wineries) and the new Garagiste Series from Gold Medal Wine Club is delivering exceptional selections representing them. We recommend this for yourself instead of as a gift because some of these selections should be laid down for a period of time—and it's not much of a gift if you can't drink it right away!
Hot Tip: Gold Medal Wine Club has a rewards program and offers member reorder discounts even further below their already-discount wine club prices. Stock up!
Shopping Last Minute? The Gold Medal Wine Club has custom gift cards you can print so they have something to open on the big day.
We've hand-selected these wine clubs for you because: They exceed our expectations as compared to similar wine clubs; They offer better value or a better selection of wines than similar wine of the month clubs; Our readers prefer these to similar clubs.
Not surprisingly, there are a number of amazing values in white wine clubs. Since white wine is often cheaper than read for similar quality, we went even further with our best white wine clubs list, looking for the clubs that offer you interesting whites, not just good whites. Use our reviews to further refine your selection.
When it comes to California wine clubs, we've reviewed the most. And probably tasted the most, too. We live in California and frequently go wine tasting at the wineries. We know which producers deliver tremendous value, and then we use this information when we review all wine clubs featuring California wines.
Seen one of those great offers for a super cheap case of wine and want to know which one is really the best quarterly case wine club? Well, we’ve looked at ‘em all... and most of them aren’t worth it. Here are a handful of quarterly case clubs that pass our test to be called best.
A monthly wine club makes for a wonderful gift, for any type of wine lover. If your recipient drinks occasionally, or is someone you don’t know really well, you’ll find this selection of best wine club gift reviews a perfect place to shop.
In addition to the selection of best wine clubs based on general consumer preferences and what our readers like, we've gone ahead and cherry-picked the monthly wine clubs we'd most likely join if we weren't getting the subscriptions for free.