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 13. We recommend ordering by May 8 for delivery in time for the big day.
Also check out our 2018 Mother's Day Wine Gift Guide filled with wine gifts that will make mom forget all the stuff you did wrong this year.
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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 complimentarybottle 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
Also 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 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 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 Mom will get a bonus bottle of Meritage Reserve (a red blend) 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.
Vinley Market is a wine club with women in mind. Their sommelier buyer chooses great quality wine at affordable prices (a feat to be sure) to showcase in their Bubbles & Rosé club.
About the Wine: The Bubbles & Rosé Club features, as its name suggests, a sparkling wine and a rosé wine each month — it's important to note: this is NOT white zinfandel. Some of the bubbly selections include favorites like Cava, Prosecco, or even Champagne. The selections we received were delightful examples of both types of wine for their price range and since we love both bubbly wines and rosé, we'd happily join this wine club ourselves.
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! With a terrific understanding of this hole in the wine club market and a bit of clever of technology, VineBox has figured out a way to deliver the single glass experience via a wine subscription service.
VineBox's monthly delivery services offers three glass tubes containing 3.3 oz of different wines. Whether your favorite wine lover tries them all in one night like a wine tasting flight, or they spread them out for a little treat throughout the month, they'll be delighted with the eclectic collection of fine wines from around the world. If they love something, they'll be able to purchase a full-size bottle from their account page (while supplies last). We really liked the shipments we received and look forward to trying more from VineBox.
You can give a gift subscription of 3 months for $81 and send monthly deliveries or you can take advantage of a great summer offer:
The Shades of Summer Box: This summer they're offering a fantastical 9-glass box featuring 1 white wine, 6 rosé wines of every shade, and 2 light red wines great for summer. (Hint, you can order up to four of these, so you can order extra for Mom or get one for yourself, too!)
Shades of Summer is $76 and ships on May 7, just in time for Mother's Day!
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.
Could Be Better: We'd love to see customers rewarded for buying bigger allotments. "Buy more save more" pricing would be a great addition to the line-up. We'd also really like to see the shipping costs come down dramatically.
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.