Best Last-Minute Wine Club Gifts

Last updated: September 12, 2018


Best Last-Minute Wine Club Gifts

Our list of the 11 Best Last-Minute Wine Club Gifts & Subscriptions:

  1. Premier Wine Club
  2. Gold Series Wine Club
  3. WINC Wine Club
  4. The Premier Series
  5. VineBox Wine by the Glass Club
  6. Plonk Mixed Wine Club
  7. Napa Wine Club
  8. International Selections Wine Club
  9. Pacific Northwest Series Wine Club
  10. Bordeaux Wine Club
  11. Platinum Series Wine Club

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So you figured out the perfect gift — a wine of the month club! — 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 this last-minute gifts list.

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The Best Last-Minute Wine of the Month Club Gifts


1.Premier Wine Club

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We love The California Wine Club and it tops many of our lists of best wine clubs. It's an especially great gift item. If you've waited to loo long to have the wine there by the big day, have no fear, they've got you covered with how to give the gift before the wine arrives.

Download and Print: The California Wine Club offers a downloadable gift notice that is really nicely designed. You fill it out yourself after you print it. We recommend using a black Sharpie when writing over printer ink.

Mail: The California Wine Club does not offer a mailed gift notice other than the gift itself.

Email: Notice is emailed immediately when you make the card, but is not part of the checkout process so you can buy the gift anytime and go online to send the gift notice on the big day. The email directs the gift recipient to view the postcard on the The California Wine Club website. The presentation on this is just okay.

Gift wrap: All gifts from The California Wine Club include gift-wrapped bottles and a beautiful welcome packet with a full-color magazine and a $25 credit for use in their wine store.

The Premier Series is their primary wine club designed for maximum enjoyment and minimum cost to you. Two bottles of California wine from boutique wineries throughout the state. Through December 26, all gifts ship with 2-Day Delivery (rules are determined by the shipping companies) for the price of ground shipping. (Only applies to first month of shipping, may not be available in all states.)

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2.Gold Series Club

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We also love the Gold Medal Wine Club and it also tops many of our lists of best wine clubs. It's an especially great gift item. If you've waited too long to get the wine there by the big day, have no fear, they've got you covered with how to give the gift before the wine arrives.

Download and Print: Gold Medal offers a downloadable gift card that you can customize online. It's a little on the plain side but it gets the job done.

Mail: At checkout, you can opt to have your gift notice mailed to your recipient. The gift card they send is nicely designed and you can customize the gift message. This option is an additional $2.50.

Email: Gold Medal doesn't have an email option for gift notices.

Gift wrap: Gift packaging is usually extra, and they've got some terrific gift packaging, however our customers have an outstanding deal available to them this holiday season — FREE artist gift box, gift wrapped bottles, gift card, AND a bonus bottle of Reserve Meritage. This exclusive deal is good through December 31.

The Gold Series is their primary wine club designed for maximum enjoyment and minimum cost to you. Two bottles of California wine from boutique wineries throughout the state. Three-month gifts are $150 plus sales tax where applicable. One-time shipments available at $50.

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3.WINC Wine Club

by WINC
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We also love Winc and it also has a place on many of our lists of best wine clubs. It's an especially great gift item. Since all of their wine membership gifts are gift cards that get redeemed at the convenience of the recipient, no shipping deadlines apply to Winc gifts, but it does mean their gift notices are extra important.

Download and Print: When you purchase a gift from Winc, you can customize a gift notice to be downloaded and printed. It's a little stark like their other branding, but the typography is elegant and more importantly, there are instructions on how to redeem the gift!

Mail: At checkout, you can opt to have your gift notice mailed to your recipient. They offer FedEx ground shipping for $6 (this is probably good until December 19th) and FedEx Overnight for $20. These notices are beautiful in and of themselves.

Email: When you purchase a gift from Winc, you can customize a gift notice to be emailed. It's a little stark like their other branding, but the typography is elegant and more importantly, there are instructions on how to redeem the gift! The email notice is sent immediately, so if you're opting for email, wait to order until the day you want to give the gift.

Gift wrap: Since you're giving a gift card to be used toward a membership, there is no gift wrap — just the gift notices.

Winc subscriptions allow the member to receive wines geared toward their personal preferences, or they can choose their own wines. Wines range from $13 to $30+ but most are $13. This is a great wine club for people just getting started in wine and those who want to explore different styles of wine.

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4.The Premier Series

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Monthly Clubs has been a go-to wine club gift since 1994 and while many of their competitors haven't made it, the club has staying power because they really focus on gifting, both for the giver and recipient. If you've waited too long to get the wine there by the big day, have no fear, they've got you covered with how to give the gift before the wine arrives.

Download and Print: Monthly Clubs offers a downloadable gift notices is customized online before you download.

Mail: Monthly Clubs does not offer a mailed gift notice other than the gift itself.

Email: The email notification is the same as the downloadable gift notice but Monthly Clubs is the only service which lets you choose the date the email is sent in advance. This means you can buy the gift whenver you want but get the email sent on the day you want to give the gift.

Gift wrap: All gifts from Monthly Clubs include gift-wrapped bottles.

The Premier Series is their primary wine club designed for maximum enjoyment and minimum cost to you. Two bottles of wine from around the world. Three-month gifts are $146.85 plus sales tax where applicable. One-time shipments are not available.

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5.Wine by the Glass Club

by VineBox
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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 quartelry shipment features nine glass tubes of wine, each containing roughly 3.3 oz (a small glass of 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.

Downlad & Print: VineBox does not offer a Download & Print option.

Mail: VineBox does not offer a mailed gift announcement before the wine arrives.

Email: 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.

Gift wrap: 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.

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6.Mixed Wine Club

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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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7.Napa Wine Club

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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: 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...

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8.International Selections

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


For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and get free shipping — Save up to $168. Until Jan 2. Click for This Deal.


Overview: Using the same methods of wine selection for more than 25 years, The California Wine Club expanded their vision to include an International wine club, too. Get an in-depth look at new-to-you wine regions around the world with all of the perks of being a member of The California Wine Club.

What We Love: As hard as it is to find boutique wines produced in the United States, it's even harder to find these tiny gems overseas.The fine selections we received were an eclectic pair of wines from Becker Vineyards in Germany; a Pinot Noir and a Pinot Gris. There is much to love about The California Wine Club, but we especially love their devotion to their members. We also like that it's a family business supporting family wineries.

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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9.Pacific Northwest Club

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


For Gifts Give a wine club gift of 3 months or longer and get free shipping — Save up to $168. Until Jan 2. 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.Bordeaux Wine Club

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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: Bordeaux is famous for huge price tags on their Premier Cru wines, but Bordeaux is a big region and there are many producers of less-expensive Bordeaux wines. This club focuses on these growers and ships every other month.

What We Love: Who doesn't love getting world-class Bordeaux wine at bargain prices? While Bordeaux often fetches upwards of $80 a bottle, these other Bordeaux 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...

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11.Platinum Series

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For Gifts The lowest prices of the year. Save on all gifts of 3 months or longer, up to 18% on 12-month gifts. Until Nov 15. Click for This Deal.

Overview: If you're ready to upgrade to a higher quality wine from California and explore what all of the artisanal buzz is about, this should be your first stop. These mostly red wines from the best small wineries typically retail in the $35-90 range but you pay a much lower price to have them delivered. Joining for yourself means variable shipment prices, but if you buy as a pre-paid gift subscription you'll know your price in advance. Hint: Buy yourself a pre-paid gift subscription instead of joining as an ongoing member.

What We Love: We spend a lot of time wine tasting in California and are personally familiar with many of the wineries shipped in Gold Medal's Platinum Series. They ship our favorites and must-try wines like Dilécta GSM from Paso Robles, Volker Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and Frank Family Petite Sirah from Napa to name a few.

Could Be Better: With such an amazing breadth of white wine being produced in California, we're sort of disappointed that all of the white wine in the Platinum series has been Chardonnay. We'd love to see some bold Rhone white selections from Paso Robles, some Sauvignon Blanc from Santa Barbara, and of course, surprise grapes.

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