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Last updated: June 7, 2017
Buying wine for Father's Day is a swanky way to say, "Dad, you're the best!" We've got something special for every budget and every kind of wine lover this year. Father's Day is Sunday, June 18. We recommend ordering by June 13 for delivery in time for the big day.
So you figured out the perfect gift for Dad but you've waited to long to have it shipped in time for the big day? No worries, since wine clubs ship on a regular schedule, some of the better ones have created ways for you to give a gift on the holiday, even if the gift isn't the wine itself.
Here's what makes a great last-minute wine club gift: 1) Offer a way to notify your gift recipient directly of the joy heading their way (email or USPS) and 2) Offer a way to customize a printable gift message that you can include in a card. We're also taking into account other gifting factors when we rank the wine clubs on our best last-minute wine club gifts list.
The California Wine Club has really stepped up their game when it comes to making every shipment a delight. They've always featured great California wines at each price level, but everything else that comes with the gift makes for fun and delight. Each month's education programs are terrific, whether you're learning about oak barrels, a particular wine region, or perfect food pairings. Lately little bonuses make it even more special, like a packet of wildflower seeds, a set of wine country gift cards, and some other trinkets, too.
This year, they've found two ways for you to give your Dad the Father's Day gift he deserves.
Option 1: Give 3 or more months of wine Father's Day Special! Give a 3-month Premier Series subscription and give an extra shipment worth $53.95. Offer valid until July 1.
Option 2: Give 3 or more months of wine Purchase a 3-month Premier Series wine club gift from The California Wine Club and get free shipping on three months (save $42) Use coupon code DAD17 at checkout. Offer valid until July 1.
Shopping Last Minute? The California Wine Club has custom gift cards you can print or email so Dad has something to open on the big day.
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The Gold Medal Wine Club is a perennial favorite. It's our most popular wine club and it makes a terrific gift for every type of California wine lover. Whether the recipient is a wine newbie, red-only drinker, white-only sipper, collector, or adventurer, they have a club that will bring great fun in every box.
Give a Gold Series gift of 3 or more shipments and Dad will get a bonus bottle of a 93-point rated Cabernet Sauvignon (worth $29) and the gorgeous gift box will be free! Tip: Save 10% on your order with a 12-month gift!
Shopping Last Minute? The Gold Medal Wine Club has custom gift cards you can print so Dad has something to open on the big day.
Overview: Tired of ho-hum wines but not sure where to start? Try this wine club! The Plonk wine clubs have always been among our favorites because of the proprietor's preference for quirky but delectable wines made from grapes and regions you've never heard of (and some you have). Whether you choose two, four, or twelve bottles you'll be glad you picked Plonk. Also, if you're thinking of going red-only or white-only, you'll actually get (two or four) different selections.
What We Love: This is a truly unique wine club with a bonus bottle on sign-up and a focus on Natural Wine (organic/biodynamic) that travels the world hunting for your next wine deal.
Could Be Better: Nothing. We're pretty stoked about these guys.
Overview: The Bold Reds club features Interntaional red wines showcasing, yep, bigger and bolder flavors. More tannic and fruit forward, these are not your typical easy-drinking wines.
What We Love: International Wine of the Month Club focuses heavily on a seamless gift-giving experience. This is so important when evaluating a monthly wine club gift.
Could Be Better: We'd like to see them offer four-bottle subscriptions, and better reorder pricing for club members.
Like most things, one size does not fit all in wine gifts. Our reviews outline the best wine club for gifts. We also have lists for red and white wine gifts.
You must really like some lucky wine drinker if you’re on the hunt for the best red wine club gift! Most wine clubs offer “red wine only” versions of their month clubs, but this list of red wine gifts also includes special wine clubs that always ship only red wine.
If you know a white wine lover, a white wine only wine club membership is a fabulous gift—for both of you! As the gift-giver, you can save a few bucks since whites are usually cheaper than reds, and the recipient will get a box of happiness delivered each month, with white wines they may not have tried or discovered yet.