Last updated: December 10, 2017
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Now that the whole Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale extravaganza is over, you may be wondering if any deals are left to be had. There are still deals on wine clubs, and most last throughout all of December 2017.
There's a little something for everyone here, whether you're minding your budget or hoping to knock the socks off your favorite wine enthusiast.
If you've already decided that a wine of the month club is a great gift idea for your favorite wine lover, you chose wisely. If you're on the fence, hopefully one of these deals will make it an easy decision.
See also: Best Overall Wine Club Gifts, Best Red Wine Club Gifts, and Best White Wine Club Gifts.
The California Wine Club's Premier Series is the best blend of great wine, great value, and a great 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 each box, from recipes and discounts in the online store, to note cards or wildflower seeds—always something to delight your recipient.
Typically, The California Wine Club offers their best deals on the Premier Series, but this year they're offering free shipping on all of their premium clubs!
The Gold Series from Gold Medal Wine Club showcases award-winning California wines. They go all-in on packaging, sending out an artist-designed gift box to hold their grape treasures. Depending on the time of year, they also offer some pretty fun gift freebies.
A great perk to ordering from Gold Medal is their focus on rewarding customers for buying more. Upgrade the subscription to four bottles and you'll save 10%. Buy 6-months or more and save at least 5% (on Gold Series). They also offer a Bonus Bottle program where you can add an extra bottle to your shipment.
If you're looking for something more niche, Gold Medal also offers a Pinot Noir club, a Platinum club featuring higher end wines, and a Garagiste club showcasing hard-to-find small wineries with teeny tiny productions.
Plonk Wine Club has been one of our favorite wine clubs for years. Their proprietor and wine buyer, 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.
Wine Selection: Here at WineClubReviews.net we have what we like to call "curious palates." We always want to try new things and we sometimes get bored with the selection of wines available through grocery stores. Plonk is the perfect wine club for people like us. This month's selection includes a Zweigalt (red) from Austria, a white Rhone Blend from Mendocino County, a red blend from Portugal, and a rosé of Pinot Noir from Sonoma County. If we received this shipment, we'd wish we were in the 12-bottle club so we could enjoy each of these over and over again. Plonk's Mixed Club is available in 2, 4, and 12-bottle shipments and you can choose red, white, or mixed.
Wine Quality: Plonk only works with high-quality wines, it's a point of pride for Etty to select the best wines around the world that retail for less than $30, and then bring those beautiful wines to a market who would otherwise never see them, month after month, year after year. Each wine is distinctive, balanced, and shows "typicity" (which means it tastes like the grapes it says are on the bottle). Each wine also has character, creating enjoyment and adventure in every sip.
Wine Price: Plonk, despite its name, does not offer cheap wine, so you can't get it at cheap prices, but it's really quite affordable for the amazing selection of wine you receive. Their 4-bottle wine club (recommended) is $94.99 per shipment ($23.75 per bottle), with free shipping. You can get that down to almost $20 per bottle if you join the 12-bottle club. Bonus! Save $10 on your first order with promo code NEWMEMBER and get a free double-jointed corkscrew in your first shipment — our favorite corkscrew, and we've got dozens.
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 providing reliable, elegant wine club gifts for over 20 years. They provide an eclectic, approachable selection of International Wines from countries like Italy, France, and the U.S., too.
We like the International Wine of the Month Club because the wines are gift wrapped, and come with a monthly newsletter which explains a bit about the wine region, the wine itself, and recipe food pairings.
With a wine club for every budget, these holiday deals will make gift-giving easy. Try their entry-level Premier Series if you're gifting on a budget, but upgrade to the Collectors Series for your favorite wine enthusiasts, or for red wine fans, try their Bold Reds club.
Overview: Napa Valley is famous for Cabernet Sauvignon, but there is a substantial amount of other wine being grown and produced in Napa that's also very good. The same growing conditions, the same winemakers, but we're seeing great red blends, other single-varietal reds, and of course, terrific white wines, too! This wine club ships Napa wine every other month.
What We Love: Who doesn't love getting world-class Napa wine at bargain prices? While Napa Cab often fetches upwards of $60 a bottle, these other Napa wines delight at just $25 a bottle.
Could Be Better: We'd love to see this club delivered monthly and in larger quantities... two bottle just doesn't seem like enough! It is the perfect amount for a wine club gift, though...
There are many “standard” two-bottle of the month wine clubs out there—one white, one red, virtually (and often literally) guaranteed not offend anyone. But if you’re intrigued by the unusual, distinctive, or boutique wines of the world, we suggest you take a look at this list of Most Interesting wine clubs.
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.
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.