Last updated: July 21, 2019
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Buying wine for Mother's Day is a fantastic way to say, "I love you, Mom!" We've got something special for every budget and every kind of wine lover this year. Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12. We recommend ordering by May 7 for delivery in time for the big day.
Also check out our 2019 Mother's Day Wine Gift Guide filled with wine gifts that will make mom forget all the stuff you did wrong this year.
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 Aug 31. 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 Aug 31. Click for This Deal.
The California Wine Club has really stepped up their game when it comes to making every shipment a delight. They've always featured great California wines at each price level, but everything else that comes with the gift makes for fun and delight. Each month's education programs are terrific, whether you're learning about oak barrels, a particular wine region, or perfect food pairings. Lately little bonuses make it even more special, like a packet of wildflower seeds, a set of wine country gift cards, and some other trinkets, too.
This year, they've found two ways for you to give your Mom the Mother's Day gift she deserves.
Option 1: Mom Gets a Bonus Bottle of Bubbly Give a 3-month or longer Premier Series subscription and Mom will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling California wine in her first shipment.
Option 2: Mom Gets Two Bonus Bottles of Wine Any gift of 3-months of longer from The California Wine Club includes two bonus bottles with coupon EXTRAWINE. This is a great time to buy a more expensive subscription (Pacific Northwest, Signature Series, and Aged Cabernet Series) if you're feeling generous! Get Mom bonus wine
Upgrade that wine club gift!. This add-on is a beautiful gift announcement package. You can order ahead and have it either delivered directly to Mom or have it sent to you so you can give her something when you see 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.
The Gold Medal Wine Club is a perennial favorite. It's our most popular wine club and it makes a terrific gift for every type of California wine lover. Whether the recipient is a wine newbie, red-only drinker, white-only sipper, collector, or adventurer, they have a club that will bring great fun in every box.
About the Gift: As a gift, we've put the Gold Series near the top of the list for two big reasons. First, we believe the Gold Series is an excellent mix of value and quality. Second, Gold Medal's gift packaging is the best in the business. Each bottle is wrapped, the pair is delivered in a beautiful artist-designed gift box with a matching customized greeting card, and you can choose your target delivery date for gifts.
The Exclusive 2019 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 Mom will get a bonus bottle of Central Coast Merlot (from winery-owner Doug Margerum) and you'll give her 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 Mom has something to open on the big day.
Let's face it, a little weeknight indulgence sounds great, but opening a bottle of wine just to have a glass seems like a waste (even if you have tools for wine preservation). Since nearly all wine is sold in 750 ml bottles, this problem seems insurmountable — but it's not!
VineBox's quarterly wine delivery service offers nine glass tubes containing 3.3 oz of different wines. Whether your favorite wine-loveing mom tries them all in one night like a wine tasting flight, or she spreads them out for a little treat throughout the quarter, she'll be delighted with the eclectic collection of fine wines from around the world. If she falls in love with a wine, she'll be able to purchase a full-size bottle from her account page (while supplies last).
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.
Shopping Last Minute? VineBox offers to send a gift announcement via email, so she knows a gift is on its way before she receives 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.
Flying under the radar of highly-visible wine clubs is this little gem from Vinesse. The Light & Sweet wine club features wines that are just that. If you know a mom who loves wines like Moscato, Riesling, and Gewurtztraminer, this is the wine club she'll like best.
Vinesse has a mixed reputation, but we find many of their wine clubs — particularly their niche wine clubs — are a great opportunity for "specialist" wine drinkers to get what they love on a budget.
Note: All gifts from Vinesse come with the minimum of gift packaging (a customized note in the box). But it's what's in the bottle that counts!
Overview: Heavily hyped when released in the Spring and in the Summer when sipping on pink wine is de rigeur, Rosé goes great with all of your lighter meals the rest of the year, too. Dress up a salad, some poultry, or fish with a pink rosé. This club ships two bottles every other month.
What We Love: Rosé is a go-to wine around here because it's so versatile with food and light enough to sip on before dinner, too. As this is the only 100% rosé wine club we know of, we love that they know how awesome rosé is, too!
Wine Club Gift Info: If you want to give a wine of the month club as a gift this year, this is a great choice for French wine lovers, especially Bordeaux lovers. Give three months or more and the gift is presented in a fun box. Also, our readers can save 10% on all pre-paid gift memberships with coupon code BESTWINE, worth at least $19.
Overview: We already go weak in the knees for a great champagne, but the shipment we received has us wishing the next shipment would get here sooner. A mouth-watering way to explore the region of Champagne, particularly from boutique grower houses that rarely export to the United States.
What We Love: A delightful and decadent way to treat yourself (or pamper a lucky gift recipient), Henri's Reserve is a playful yet sophisticated true Champagne Club, featuring top-notch small producers.
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 white 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).
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.