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The Best Wine Club Gifts

The Best Wine Club Gifts

Last updated: September 2, 2019

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The Best Wine Club Gifts At-a-Glance

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.

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The Best Wine of the Month Club Gifts

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1. Premier Wine Club

by The California Wine Club
Giftworthiness:

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.

2. Gold Wine Club

by Gold Medal Wine Club
Giftworthiness:

Exclusive Deal For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and get a bonus bottle of Central Coast Merlot, 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.

3. WINC Wine Club

by WINC
Giftworthiness:

Exclusive Deal For You Join today and save $26 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.

4. The Premier Series

by International Wine of the Month Club
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 $30 when you give a year of wine gift. Use code SAVE30 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 Premier Series is the perfect two-bottle wine International wine club.

About the Wine: The wine selection for The Premier Series is a great mix of wine from around the world, with solid representation from both Europe and the "new world." If you're looking for a two-bottle wine of the month club gift for a wine lover, especially someone who forgets to try new things, we strongly recommend giving this International 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.

5. Wine by the Glass Club

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.

6. Sparkling Wine Club

by Vinesse
Giftworthiness:

Overview: A three-bottle sparkling wine club that makes it easy to always have bubbly on hand for a special occasion or just because bubbly wine is fun to drink. This is one of the better value wine clubs from Vinesse and we always think it makes for a great wine subscription.

What We Love: We love that each shipment contains a budget-friendly selection like Prosecco, a mid-range selection like a California sparkling wine, and a true Champagne for a special occasion.

7. Pinot Noir Wine Club

by Gold Medal Wine Club
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.

Wine Club Gift Info: With elegant gift packaging as an upgrade option, you can make any wine subscription gift really stand out. Send a personalized greeting card ahead or ship it to yourself to present on the big day. When the wine arrives, the first shipment's bottles are wrapped in organza and presented in a beautiful artist-designed gift box.

8. Bold Reds Club

by International Wine of the Month Club
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 $30 when you give a year of wine gift. Use code SAVE30 at checkout.

Overview: The Bold Reds club features International red wines showcasing, yep, bigger and bolder flavors, that are more tannic and fruit forward. These are not your typical easy-drinking wines but they're perfect for pizza, grill nights, and all forms of meat.

What We Love: More than anything, we love surprise factor of these wines. Every time we open a box, we sort of grimace at the prospect of drinking a Rhone red or an Barolo (wines that we typically don't enjoy because of our own palate preferences), but we're always surprised at how the wines are enjoyable anyway, and usually much better than we were expecting.

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.

9. Signature Series

by The California Wine Club
Giftworthiness:

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


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 Signature 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.

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.

10. Light & Sweet Wine Club

by Vinesse
Giftworthiness:

Overview: One of our favorite wine of the month clubs, this Light & Sweet club is the perfect choice for so many wine drinkers who prefer fruity and sweeter wines to drier styles. If you are someone, or know someone, who loves wines like Moscato, Riesling and Gewurztraminer, sign up for this wine club because it's the only one like it out there in the wine club universe.

What We Love: We strongly support all niche wine clubs. The taste of wine is subjective and we think everyone should drink what they love. Given the high delivery fees from Vinesse, we recommend joining the 12-bottle wine club and have the shipments sent as often as is appropriate.

Wine Club Gift Info: There aren't a lot of wine club gifts for wine lovers who like their wine on the sweeter side. It's too bad because these wines are food-friendly and also great for drinking before the meal. If your wine lover likes it sweeter (not dessert sweet) than this is an awesome wine club gift.


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