Best Wine Club Gifts

Best Wine Club Gifts

Last updated: December 8, 2019

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This list of Best Wine Club Gifts has been significantly updated for the 2019 holiday season. We outline prices for one-time gifts, 3-month gifts, 6-month gifts, and year of wine gifts. As they’re announced, we’ll include any deals or coupons — some of them are already available and listed here.

On average, a good quality wine club membership is around $150 for three months, plus sales tax where applicable. Try this list for the best affordable wine gift options.

We’ve also ranked International wine clubs, California wine clubs, Red wine clubs, and White wine clubs.

Things to keep in mind when you buy a wine gift membership

  • Select a State. Not all wine clubs can ship to all states. Please use the menu below to select the state your gift recipient lives in. We’ll tell you if a wine club can ship there.
  • Choose the Wine Color. Most of the wine gifts on this page are available as a mix of red and white wine, red wine only, or white wine only. Exceptions include sparkling and rosé subscriptions.
  • Choose the Delivery Schedule. Most of the wine subscription gifts on this page are available as either monthly or quarterly memberships, but some are only one or the other. Many of the wine of the month club gifts on this page can be set up to start shipping in a particular month. Most common are November, December, and January.
  • Learn more about how to buy a wine club gift

The Best Wine of the Month Club Gifts


1. Premier Wine Club

by The California Wine Club
Giftworthiness:

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Our most highly-recommended wine subscription gift is the Premier Series from The California Wine Club. Featuring only small-production California wine, it is great for all wine lovers, especially California wine lovers.

One of the things to love about The California Wine Club is an obsessive focus on selecting high-quality wines that appeal to many palates. Fortunately this doesn’t just limit us to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay — you’ll also find delightful Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Red Blends, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rhone-style whites, too.

The California Wine Club offers a few different wine subscriptions. We enthusiastically recommend them all for gifts. Here are the two most popular.

The Signature Series is one of their premium wine subscription gifts, offering hard-to-access fine wine from California’s boutique wineries. Prices start at $134 per shipment. Give this or Learn more.

The Pacific Northwest Series is one of their premium wine subscription gifts, offering hard-to-access wine from small family wineries in Washington and Oregon. Prices start at $71 per shipment. Give this or Learn more.

Why Give This: Reliable quality, premium gift presentation, good value, and great customer service. Order now and ship in December or January. Wines shipped during the holiday season come gift wrapped. All gift boxes include a personalized note.


Upgrade to Gift+ (pictured) for just $19 to give them something before the first shipment arrives. It includes a personalized message, a corkscrew, and a bottle stopper.

You can have it sent to yourself or directly to your recipient.


Waited Until the Last minute? You can customize a gift notice to print or email to your recipient so they have something to open on the big day.

2. Wine by the Glass Club

Giftworthiness:

VineBox is an amazing wine tasting gift, and thankfully they offer it as a wine subscription service. Each quarterly tasting box contains 9 “glasses” of wine (around 3 oz each) and is themed to make learning about wine fun. Gifts are announced via email. When they redeem the gift, they’ll select their wine preferences and then shipments will begin.

The wines are super interesting, mostly old-world selections (European wine regions). The wines are rebottled from full-size bottles using a specially developed nitrogen system which prevents the wine from coming in contact with oxygen during the process.

Each box is really 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 10%.

Why Give This: Breadth of wine styles and regions, personalized experience, and convenient online account management.


The VineBox Experience. A unique way to taste wine at home. It’s perfect for anyone who loves wine flights or just likes to sip on a little wine each night. Past themes have included: Compare and Contrast, Vintages and Verticals, Organic Wines, and more.


Waited Until the Last minute? You can send your gift notice via email any day you choose.

3. 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 wine, a free artist-designed gift box, free gift bags, and a free printed gift notice. Click for This Deal.

The Gold Medal Wine Club selects high-quality California wines. The Gold Club is their entry-level option, perfect for giving hand-picked California wine. Without a doubt, Gold Medal wins on gift presentation.

The wine program at Gold Medal includes a diverse selection of award-winning California wine regions and grape varieties. We personally do a lot of wine tasting in California. Between the inventory in their online store and shipments we’ve received from them, we’re confident they’re buying the best wines for this price range.

Gold Medal Wine Club offers a few other wine subscriptions (in addition to the Gold Wine Club). We enthusiastically recommend them all for gifts. Here are the two most popular.

The Pinot Noir Club features California’s best Pinot Noirs, hailing from premium regions and wineries across the state. Prices start at $76 per shipment. Give this or Learn more.

The Garagiste Club features impossible-to-find California wines from independent winemakers, crafted in tiny batches. Prices start at $75 per shipment. Give this or Learn more.

Why Give This: Reliable quality, premium gift presentation, and good value. Order now and ship in November, December, or January. Wine bottles in Gold Wine Club Gifts arrive in organza gift bags.


Special Offer for Our Readers (pictured). Give a Gold Wine Club Gift of 3-months or longer, and get a free upgrade. In the first shipment your gift recipient will get a bonus bottle of wine, a colorful, artist-designed gift box, and a printed gift message composed by you.


Waited Until the Last minute? You can customize a gift notice to print or email to your recipient so they have something to open on the big day.

4. WINC Wine Club

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.

Well-suited to wine adventurers of all experience levels, Winc makes a terrific personalized wine gift. This affordable wine subscription gift lets the gift recipient choose whether to rely on Winc’s selections or to pick their own wine each month.

We find the wines at Winc to generally be of much better quality than comparably-priced wines from wine stores and other wine subscription gifts. They offer a broad spectrum of wine regions, grape varieties, blends, and styles, with a heavy focus on California. Around 40% of Winc’s wine selection is priced at $13 per bottle, and the balance is priced $14-46. The wine increases in price as the quality goes up.

Winc set out to change the way we buy wine in America, and they continue to set the bar for what a really good wine of the month club should be. Their members are their most important customers, but their wines are sold in brick-and-mortar stores, restaurants, hotels, and ballparks around the country.

Why Give This: Breadth of wine styles and regions, personalized experience, and convenient online account management.


Upgrade to a printed gift announcement (pictured). You can have it sent to yourself or directly to your recipient.

The printed notice costs $6 to send and arrives via FedEx Ground. Spend $20 to FedEx Overnight. Orders are shipped Monday through Friday. For same day processing your order must be submitted by 11:00 AM PT.


Waited Until the Last minute? It’s free to send a gift notice via email, but be warned, it is sent immediately when you buy the gift.

5. 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 the perfect wine of the month club gifts since 1994. Their selection of expertly-curated wine appeals to most wine drinkers.

Standing firmly behind every wine they’ve ever shipped, you’ll find their shipment history going back to 1999 on their website. The selections are typically more common grapes from the world’s better known wine regions. When it comes to International wine clubs, their selection is fairly unique as the emphasis is on value and approachability rather than obscurity or low prices.

International Wine of the Month Club also offers other wine clubs (in addition to the Premier Series). We enthusiastically recommend them all for gifts. Here are our two favorites.

The Bold Reds Series features big red wines from all over the world: big Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandels, and Red blends. Prices start at $76 per shipment. Give this or Learn more.

The Collectors Series features high-end wines from around the world. Prices start at $76 per shipment. Give this or Learn more.

Why Give This: Reliable quality, premium gift presentation, and good value. Order now and ship in November, December, or January. Wine bottles arrive in organza gift bags.


Design Your Own Club. International Wine of the Month Club also offers subscription gifts for beer, cheese, chocolate, flowers, and cigars. You can combine any of these other gift types with any level of wine subscription they offer. It is unusual to find a Wine & Cheese Club to give.


Waited Until the Last minute? You can customize a gift notice to print or email to your recipient so they have something to open on the big day.

6. French Wine Club

Giftworthiness:

French wine subscriptions in the US are rare. Great French wine clubs offering good value are like unicorns, and SomMailier is one of them. If you’re wondering about their name, it’s a play on the words sommelier and mail, but pronounced like sommelier.

An eclectic but well-curated selection of wine from France’s many regions. It’s a great way to sample better-quality French wine. Some clubs offer inexpensive (bulk) French wine that don’t accurately represent the quality and style of France’s great wine regions — this isn’t one of them.

The founder is a part of the 5th generation of a Bordeaux wine-producing family. He selects and imports French wines that aren’t available anywhere else in the US. He ensures this by buying the wine from his brother’s distributor business located within France. His brother’s company was selected as an approved seller to the French Foreign Ministry, representing the official face of French wine to the whole world.

Why Give This: Excellent quality, premium gift presentation, and good value. The first shipment will be sent out 7-10 days after you order. Delivery times vary.


We enthusiastically recommend this wine subscription gift to anyone who loves French wine or wants to learn more about it.

The packaging is lovely and carefully assembled, making a great presentation. A personalized note is included in the first shipment.


Waited Until the Last minute? It’s free to send a gift notice via email, but be warned, it is sent immediately when you buy the gift.

7. Bubbles & Rosé Club

by Vinley Market
Giftworthiness:

Exclusive Deal For You & For Gifts Save 10% on your first order, gifts and memberships. Use code WCRVINLEY at checkout.

For many, sparkling wine and rosé are for special occasions and warm-weather. We’re here to tell you that sparkling wine is great any day of the week and rosé is great with lighter food any time of year. This particular wine subscription offers a sommelier-picked selection of each in their shipments.

It’s important to note that the pink wine in these shipments is NOT white zinfandel. Selections are dry and fruity, but not too sweet. The rosés hail from all around the world, too, made from all kinds of grapes. Some of the sparkling wines shipped include favorites like Cava, Prosecco, or even Champagne.

Vinley Market relies on their own wine industry knowledge and strategic partnerships with sommeliers to curate their wine selection. Their curation goals are to find wines that over deliver on price and "are not basic." To that end, they also offer a 2-bottle and 3-bottle “Adventurer’s Wine Box.”

The Adventurer’s Wine Box features an International selection of red and white curated with the same basic principles as the Bubbles & Rosé club. Prices start at $59 per shipment. Give this or Learn more.

Why Give This: Very good quality, gift presentation, and it adds a dose of fun to your gift recipient’s wine drinking life. This is a monthly wine subscription gift.


The standard packing for their wine subscription boxes doubles as their gift packaging, but it’s nicely designed.

You can opt to include a custom printed message on their festive stationery for $5.


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