Best Red Wine Club Gifts

Best Red Wine Club Gifts

Last updated: October 8, 2019

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What makes a great red wine club gift? We've reviewed dozens of red wine clubs. Whether they feature only red wine like Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon, just French or California reds, or only red blends, there are a gazillion red wine clubs to choose from and they're available at a host of different prices. It's easy to get overwhelmed, especially when buying this wine club as a gift, but this list of best red wine club gifts should help.

We think buying through a wine club is superior to buying in a store, particularly with pricier red wine, because of the satisfaction guarantee offered by so many clubs. This goes double for gifts where giving someone you love something they'll love is paramount. The best wine clubs will replace anything you don't like, including the expensive stuff. You'll also typically get access to wines you won't find in a store because of smaller productions and winery-direct relationships that bypass the conglomerate distributors.

This list of best wine club gifts focuses on accessible and premium red wine available through wine clubs as gifts. We didn't use price as a limiting factor because we think the best red wines show up in many different price ranges and we wanted to highlight wine clubs that consistently ship out terrific red wine.

The Best Red Wine of the Month Club Gifts


1. Gold Wine Club

by Gold Medal Wine Club
Giftworthiness:

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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 showcases award-winning California wines and the Pinot Noir Series is the pinnacle of wine club gifts featuring California Pinot Noir. The Gold Medal Wine Club is consistent in the quality of their wine, their wine magazine The Wine Press, and their excellent customer service.

About the Red Wine: The Pinot Noir Club from Gold Medal is a pinotphile's dream. Every selection is rated at least 90 points, but typically 92-94 points and the wines hail from California's best Pinot Noir vineyards, winemakers, and wineries. You can select 2 or 4 bottles per shipment (though if you pick 4 bottles, they'll get two of each).

About the Red Wine Gift: As a gift, we've put the Pinot Noir Series near the top of the list for two big reasons. First, we believe the Pinot Noir Series represents a terrific selection of Pinot Noirs that anyone will love. 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.

Insider Tip: Gold Medal Wine Club really encourages the "buy more, save more" concept by rewarding customers for bigger orders. Whether you upgrade to four bottles or buy more months, you'll be getting more for your money.

Shopping Last Minute? The Gold Medal Wine Club has custom gift cards you can print so they have something to open on the big day.

2. Aged Cabernet Series

by The California Wine Club
Giftworthiness:

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 Dec 31. Click for This Deal.


Overview: This wine subscription focuses on high-end, small-production Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that was perfectly cellared while it earned the status of Aged. All of these Cabs, from small family wineries in Napa, are ready to drink when they arrive. It is perfect to give as a gift or to join yourself. Past shipments have included both three-bottle horizontals and three-bottle verticals — a truly unique wine experience (more on this in the review).

What We Love: One of few Napa Cabernet wine clubs, this is the only Aged Cabernet wine club we know of. It’s practically impossible to find luxury aged Cab outside of the auction environment or for less than $120 a bottle. The uniqueness of these wines and the special access the club’s members get both factor into our enthusiastic support of The Aged Cabernet Series.

Wine Club Gift Info: The Aged Cabernet Series is the perfect wine gift splurge for a Cabernet lover. For an extra $18 you order a pre-wine gift package announcing the gift. Send it to yourself to present in person on the big day or send it directly to your wine lover so they know the wine is coming.

3. Wine by the Glass Club

Giftworthiness:

Overview: One-of-a-kind wine tasting club which delivers wine by the glass instead of in full size bottles so you can taste your way through sommelier-selected grown up juice. Reorder full bottles or more glasses of what you love. Now delivered quarterly.

What We Love: We especially love that sommelier Tyler Kennedy picks the wine — and it shows. We’ve been super impressed with the quality of each wine we’ve received. The unusual selection genuinely seems like a somm picked the wines. We also love the pricing which rewards bigger customers.

Wine Club Gift Info: This is, by far, our favorite wine club gift for adventurous drinkers, light drinkers, and even wine professionals. In addition to a top-notch sommelier-curated wine selection, the packaging is novel and fun, and really well-constructed. Save big with longer subscriptions and when you double the order for two people to enjoy.

4. Bold Reds Club

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 out monthly gifts to happy customers since 1994. They do a good job at selecting wines that will appeal to most wine drinkers. The Bold Red Series is their wine of the month club gift for big red wine lovers and it makes a great gift for people who prefer red wine but aren't super picky about the grape or the region.

About the Red Wine: For some red wine lovers, a big juicy mouthful is just the ticket. These are often big Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Priorat, or Carmenere, but they can be found all around the world and in most red wine varieties. According to the wine club, all of the wines from this wine gift have the following traits in common: deep color and rich, complex flavor profiles, pronounced tannins, and well-integrated oak tones.

About the Red Wine Gift: They offer unprecedented options for how many shipments you want, how frequently you want them, and they even let you pick which month the shipment should arrive in, in case you're super pro-active and want to order ahead. You can also choose what color wine you want. Gifts arrive with the bottles wrapped in organza bags and are presented with The International Wine Club's educational materials, Cellar Notes.

Insider Tip: Monthly Clubs offers a very cool Design Your Own Club program where you can mix and match Wine, Beer, Cheese, Chocolate, Cigars, and Flowers in your monthly gift (or for yourself). Another great way to use this Design-Your-Own club is to customize a wine gift membership. Imagine you're giving a 6-month subscription, but one of those months includes your favorite wine lover's birthday — you can upgrade that month to their Collector's Series for a special treat.

Shopping Last Minute? When you check out at Monthly Clubs, you'll be given an option to email a gift announcement (either immediately or on a specific day) and you can also choose to download a gift notice to print yourself.

5. Pinot Noir Wine Club

by Gold Medal Wine Club
Giftworthiness:

For Gifts Early Bird Holiday Sale. 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: Pinot Noir is one of the most beloved red wine grapes and this Pinot of the month club is the best one for discovering Pinot Noir from California, Oregon, and Washington. Discover boutique wineries producing world-class Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara, Sonoma, and other regions around California. Stunning Pinot from Joseph Jewell, Dragonette Cellars, and Kessler-Haak to name a few.

What We Love: We're big fans of Pinot Noir in general, and we love how Gold Medal sources award-winning selections from small producers we may not have heard of or haven't had access to for purchasing. A membership with the Gold Medal Wine Club Pinot Noir Series takes Pinot lovers on a trip to the West Coast for wine tasting without leaving home. Check out their Pinot selection.

Wine Club Gift Info: With elegant gift packaging as an upgrade option, you can make any wine subscription gift really stand out. Send a personalized greeting card ahead or ship it to yourself to present on the big day. When the wine arrives, the first shipment's bottles are wrapped in organza and presented in a beautiful artist-designed gift box.

6. French Wine Club

Giftworthiness:

Overview: A rare French wine club featuring affordable selections from a variety of wine regions within France. They tend to work with smaller producers offering either exceptional value or something unusual.

What We Love: Everything you want in a wine club, especially if you love French wine. Their wine program is created by a multi-generational wine family from Bordeaux with great connections and taste in wine. Unlike some other specialty wine clubs, this one is priced perfectly.

7. Red Wine Club

by Plonk Wine Club
Giftworthiness:

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 red 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).

8. Signature Series

by The California Wine Club
Giftworthiness:

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 Dec 31. Click for This Deal.


Overview: This wine subscription focuses on high-end, small-production wines from small family wineries in California. It is perfect to give as a gift or to join yourself.

What We Love: The Signature Series is one of our favorite premium wine clubs. We never get tired of exploring the different styles and terroirs of high-end California wine.

Wine Club Gift Info: The Signature Series is the perfect wine gift splurge for a wine lover who likes to explore new wines. For an extra $18 you order a pre-wine gift package announcing the gift. Send it to yourself to present in person on the big day or send it directly to your wine lover so they know the wine is coming.

9. Diamond Wine Club

by Gold Medal Wine Club
Giftworthiness:

For Gifts Early Bird Holiday Sale. 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: This quarterly wine club features true luxury wines rated 93+ and finds California wines so exclusive that the club is limited to 500 members. You get collector-level access without the hassle of doing your own research. A lot of wines (and wine clubs) call themselves "super premium" but most of them fail to live up to the hype, this one does.

What We Love: This wine club ships mostly red wine and occasionally a stunning white at prices well below retail. We love seeing superstars like Blackbird Red Blend from Calistoga, Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvingon from Stag's Leap District, and the 97-point Matetic Syrah from Chile. You can shop these luxury wines online at their store.

Wine Club Gift Info: With elegant gift packaging as an upgrade option, you can make any wine subscription gift really stand out. Send a personalized greeting card ahead or ship it to yourself to present on the big day. When the wine arrives, the first shipment's bottles are wrapped in organza and presented in a beautiful artist-designed gift box.

10. Napa Wine Club

by Wine of the Month Club ®
Giftworthiness:

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.

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 red wine lovers, especially Napa red wine 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 $22.


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