The Best Wine Club Gifts

The Best Wine Club Gifts

Last updated: December 4, 2018

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A wine club is the perfect gift for both experienced and new wine drinkers. The delight of wine arriving at your door never gets old, and like all gift of the month clubs, a wine subscription is a gift that keeps on giving.

If you're unsure of what type of wine drinker you're buying for, don't worry: this list focuses on what we lovingly refer to as palate-pleasers — wines that are hard to find objectionable by any reasonable standard (or wine drinker).

We think about the whole gift-selection process when we put this list together. Our first priorities when deciding on the best wine subscription gifts include gift presentation options, reliable high-quality wine, and customer service record.

Oh, and don't forget the wine education: part of a great wine of the month club gift is the informational material which helps your wine lover learn more about the wine they're drinking, increasing confidence in wine selection and enjoyment.

Want to get specific? We've also ranked Red Wine Club Gifts and White Wine Club Gifts or you can shop all of the Wine Club Gifts we've reviewed.

The Best Wine of the Month Club Gifts


1.Premier Wine Club Gift

Giftworthiness:

For You & For Gifts Give any wine club gift and get two extra bottles of wine in the first shipment PLUS a $25 wine credit for the wine store. Until Apr 30. Use code EXTRAWINE at checkout or Click for This Deal.


For Gifts Gift a give of 3 months or more and they'll receive a bonus bottle of Sparkling Wine in their first shipment. Until Apr 30. Click for This Deal.

The California Wine Club only sells wine produced by small, family wineries in California — no bulk wine, nothing large production, not ever. Their Premier Series is their "entry level" wine club gift. The California Wine Club offers a terrific blend of great wine, wine education via their full-color magazine Uncorked, and their top-notch customer service which includes personal wine consultants.

About the Wine: The Premier Series, featuring wine from family-owned and operated California wineries, is available as a 2-bottle and a 4-bottle wine club of mixed red and white wines, red wine only, or white wine only. When you order red- or white-only you get 2 each of the same bottle in the shipment, and 4 each if you've upgraded.

About the Gift: Your gift recipient will enjoy two boutique wines from small California wineries in each shipment, but also all kinds of extra fun comes in the first shipment — an elegant bottle stopper, a $25 wine credit, a VIP winery tour and tasting invitation, and a personalized gift card from you. In future shipments there could be little goodies, too, like artistic note cards or expanded recipes — always something to delight your recipient.

The California Wine Club Gift Presentation

New this year is a special gift add-on for $18. This add-on is a beautiful gift announcement package. You can order ahead and have it either delivered directly to your recipient or have it sent to you so you can give something when you see him or her. It includes a custom printed message in a gift box, with a corkscrew and a wine stopper.

Shopping Last Minute? The California Wine Club has custom gift cards you can print or email to Mom.

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2.Wine by the Glass Club Gift

by VineBox
Giftworthiness:

VineBox is one of our new favorites. While most wine of the month clubs are focused on selling wine in quantity, VineBox has scaled back and instead sells in-home wine-tasting experiences. Each shipment features three glass tubes of wine, each containing 10 cl or roughly 3.3 oz (a small glass of wine).

About the Wine: The wines are super interesting, mostly old-world selections (think European wine regions) and are sophisticated selections you almost certainly have never seen before. The unique feature of this subscription, the glass tubes, are rebottled from full-size bottles using a specially developed nitrogen system which prevents any wine from ever coming in contact with oxygen during the process.

About the Gift: VineBox's standard packaging is perfect for gifting. Each box is a well-designed treasure chest. The interior is composed of a dense, black foam that protects the tubes during shipment. If the recipient loves a wine and it's still available, they can order a full size bottle through VineBox.

Insider Tip: Each box is really only suited to a one-person tasting, so if you're buying for a couple and want them to share the experience, we recommend using their "Double It" option which also saves you 5%. When they redeem the gift, they'll select their wine preferences and the shipments will begin.

Shopping Last Minute? VineBox offers to send a gift announcement via email, so they know a gift is on its way before they receive it. The default setting is to send the email as soon as you place your order, but you can opt to have it sent on any future date on the same screen where you add your custom gift message.

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3.WINC Wine Club Gift

by WINC
Giftworthiness:

Exclusive Deal For You Join today and save $25 on your first Winc box. Free shipping on orders of 4 or more bottles. Click for This Deal.

Winc is one of our favorite wine clubs when buying for yourself, but it also makes a terrific gift. Unlike other wine subscriptions where the wines are always pre-selected by the club, Winc members can choose their own wines if they want to. This option is great for wine drinkers who want to discover new grapes and new regions.

About the Wine: Winc used to purchase wines at deep discounts to sell through their wine club, but for quite a while now they've been producing their own wine instead. Most of their production is California wine but they offer interesting selections from other areas around the world, too. Roughly 60% of their wines are priced at $13 a bottle (for members) and they offer a variety of wines from $14-40 per bottle. Heavily focused on California wine, the $13 selections are primarily sourced from grapes grown in Santa Barbara, Lodi, and Paso Robles. The more expensive selections are often sourced from Napa and Sonoma counties.

About the Gift: When you give a gift of Winc, you purchase credits, like a digital gift card, that they'll redeem when it's convenient for them. You can buy gift credits in $50 increments, ranging from $60 (a one-time gift which includes shipping and sales tax) to $600 which is a whole year of wine, shipping included. To announce your gift, you can choose between a few options: A beautiful note delivered via FedEx for $6, a note you can print at home and put in a card, or an email announcement which goes out immediately when you order.

Insider Tip: We love Winc and we especially love their white wine selection. When you give this gift you won't specify the wine type, but they'll ask your wine lover about their preferences when the gift is redeemed. It's even a great wine gift for wine drinkers who prefer their wine on the sweeter side of the spectrum.

Shopping Last Minute? No problem. The download and print or email gift announcement options means you're covered even the same day you're giving the gift.

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4.Gold Series Club Gift

Giftworthiness:

Exclusive Deal For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and get a bonus bottle of Napa Cab, a free artist-designed gift box, free gift bags, and a free printed gift notice. Click for This Deal.

The Gold Medal Wine Club showcases award-winning California wines and the Gold Series is their "entry level" wine club gift. The Gold Medal Wine Club is consistent in the quality of their wine, their wine magazine The Wine Press, and their excellent customer service.

About the Wine: The Gold Series, a collection of medal-winning wine from family-owned and operated wineries in California, is available as a 2-bottle and a 4-bottle wine club of mixed red and white wines, red wine only, or white wine only. When you order red- or white-only you get 2 each of the same bottle in the shipment, and 4 each if you've upgraded. A PLUS! bottle is available in each shipment for an additional $39 — these are special bottles the wine club was only able to procure in smaller quantities than their full wine membership requires.

Insider Tip: Gold Medal Wine Club really encourages the "buy more, save more" concept by rewarding customers for bigger orders. Whether you upgrade to four bottles or buy more months, you'll be getting more for your money.

The Gold Medal Wine Club Gift Presentation

The Exclusive 2018 Deal: Gold Medal has put together a special gift package just for our readers. Give a Gold Series gift of 3 or more shipments and they'll get a bonus bottle of Napa Cab and you'll give them free gift wrapping, gift box, and a gift card, too.

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.

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5.Bold Reds Club Gift

Giftworthiness:

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 $25 when you give a year of wine gift. Use code SAVE25 at checkout.

The International Wine of the Month Club has been sending out monthly gifts to happy customers since 1994. They do a good job at selecting wines that will appeal to most wine drinkers. The Bold Reds Series is perfect for Dad as it makes a great gift for people who like bold red wines and want to discover how they're made around the world.

About the Wine: The wine selection for The Bold Reds Series focuses on bigger, spicier reds that go well with pizza, steaks, and other strongly-flavored food. It includes popular varietals like Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz from around the world — including France, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and more. If you're looking for a two-bottle wine of the month club gift for a red wine lover, we strongly recommend giving this International red wine club gift.

About the Gift: The International Wine of the Month Club offers unprecedented options for how many shipments you want, how frequently you want them, and they even let you pick which month the shipment should arrive in, in case you're super pro-active and want to order ahead. You can also choose what color wine you want. Gifts arrive with the bottles wrapped in organza bags and are presented with The International Wine Club's educational newsletter, Cellar Notes.

Insider Tip: The International Wine of the Month Club offers a very cool Design Your Own Club program where you can mix and match Wine, Beer, Cheese, Chocolate, Cigars, and Flowers in your monthly gift. Another great way to use this Design-Your-Own club is to customize a wine club gift membership. Imagine you're giving a 6-month subscription, but one of those months includes your favorite wine lover's birthday — you can upgrade that month to their Collector's Series for a special treat.

Shopping Last Minute? When you check out at The International Wine of the Month Club, you'll be given an option to email a gift announcement (either immediately or on a specific day) and you can also choose to download a gift notice to print yourself.

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6.Signature Series Gift

Giftworthiness:

For You & For Gifts Give any wine club gift and get two extra bottles of wine in the first shipment PLUS a $25 wine credit for the wine store. Until Apr 30. Use code EXTRAWINE at checkout or Click for This Deal.


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


Overview: This wine club, one of our favorites, features hard-to-access, ultra-premium, mostly red wine, from California's boutique family wineries. An important thing to note: not all bottles shipped in this club have the same general cost. Instead of getting two $75 bottles, you might get a $140 and a $35 bottle. No matter how much it retails for, you'll always get interesting wine from the Siganture Series.

What We Love: We love the wine we've received from this club, in fact it's on our Editor's Picks list because we'd sign up for this one. Also, they reward volume purchasing! If you can afford it, by upgrading to the 4-bottle per shipment program you can save up to $11 per bottle. Get a preview of the killer selection in their online wine store.

Could Be Better: As a general rule, we think The California Wine Club has little they can do to improve. Whether you're buying for yourself or as a gift, they've really done a lot to create a wine club worth joining.

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7.Mixed Wine Club Gift

Giftworthiness:

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).

Could Be Better: When it comes to Plonk we have little to ask for in the improvement department. Because the wines are so great, we'd really like to see a more giftworthy version of the subscription which includes gift wrap and maybe even store credits so gift recipients can order more of their favorites.

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8.The Premier Series Gift

Giftworthiness:

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 $25 when you give a year of wine gift. Use code SAVE25 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.

Could Be Better: We'd love to see four-bottle shipments offered by this wine club as a way to help mitigate the cost. The company offers a reliable, quality-driven service, so you don't really get deals on the wine in the shipments. While we'd probably pass on this particular subscription for ourselves, we think it makes a terrific wine club gift — especially if you mix it up with some of their other cool monthly clubs.

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9.Pacific Northwest Club Gift

Giftworthiness:

For You & For Gifts Give any wine club gift and get two extra bottles of wine in the first shipment PLUS a $25 wine credit for the wine store. Until Apr 30. Use code EXTRAWINE at checkout or Click for This Deal.


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


Overview: This wine club features wines from Oregon and Washington — two award-winning wine regions drawing the attention of those in the know. Using the same methods and ideas of wine selection as they've used for years in California, The California Wine Club has translated their vision to an Pacific Northwest region. Get an in-depth look at these Burgundian and Bordeaux-style regions with all of the perks of being a member of The California Wine Club.

What We Love: The California Wine Club has an excellent reputation and they've been in business a long time. We like that it's a family business supporting family wineries.

Could Be Better: We have very little we feel The California Wine Club could do to improve. The prices sometimes feel a bit high, but when you factor in all of the benefits of membership, including a satisfaction guarantee, we still feel like you get what you pay for here.

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10.The Classic Series Gift

Giftworthiness:

Exclusive Deal For Gifts Save 10% on any wine of the month club gift. Use code BESTWINE at checkout or Click for This Deal.

Overview: This value-driven International wine club with a very popular following from the Original Wine of the Month Club ™ lets you pick red wine, white wine, or a mix. Whether you're buying for yourself or as a gift, this is one of the lowest cost wine clubs around.

What We Love: Paul Kalemkiarian, second generation proprietor at Wine of the Month Club ™ goes out of his way to source interesting wines at rock bottom prices. He always is looking for ways to cram more value into his shipments, and being a member comes with the perk of receiving opportunities to buy addititional wine at ultra-low closeout prices.

Could Be Better: Most wine subscriptions in the $12 / bottle price range (does not include shipping) offers wines that have flaws. While we think these wines are better quality than others in this price range, we sometimes we pick up off flavors in the Classic Series selections. We'd like to see a drop more quality control for this subscription.

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11.Pinot Noir Series Gift

Giftworthiness:

For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 12 shipments and save 5%. Click for This Deal.

Overview: Pinot Noir is one of the most beloved red wine grapes and this Pinot of the month club is the best one for discovering Pinot Noir from California. Discover boutique wineries producing world-class Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara, Sonoma, and other regions around California. Stunning Pinot from Joseph Jewell, Dragonette Cellars, and Kessler-Haak to name a few.

What We Love: We're big fans of California Pinot Noir in general, and we love how Gold Medal sources award-winning selections from small producers we may not have heard of or haven't had access to for purchasing. A membership with the Gold Medal Wine Club Pinot Noir Series takes Pinot lovers on a trip to California for wine tasting without leaving home. Check out their Pinot selection.

Could Be Better: As a general rule, we think Gold Medal Wine Club has little they can do to improve. Whether you're buying for yourself or as a gift, they've really done a lot to create a wine club worth joining.

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