Last updated: October 18, 2016
Red wine clubs make superb gifts for red wine lovers. We suggest choosing a 3-month wine subscriptions—or for your nearest and dearest, a year of wine (often discounted further). While most wine clubs offer “red wine only” versions of their monthly/bi-monthly/quarterly clubs, we also showcase wine clubs that only come in shades of red, as they usually offer a little something extra for the red wine aficionado. This breadth lets us focus on choices that really deserve the title of best red wine club gift.
The least expensive options in monthly wine gifts are 2-bottle clubs, but when you want to make a big statement with more wine, there are great choices in 3-, 4-, 6-, and even case clubs. We’ve highlighted the clubs with the best gift packaging and gift announcements (including last-minute gifts), in addition to the best wines and the best customer service. Oh, and don’t forget the wine education!
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Plonk Wine Club has been one of our favorite wine clubs for years. 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. Count on premium customer service every time, and if you're giving this as a business gift, don't forget to ask Etty about including your own paper materials in the first shipment.
At the top of most of our Best Wine Clubs lists you'll find The Gold Series by Gold Medal Wine Club. When it comes to gifting, they've really hit a home run. Their gift presentation is the best in the industry, their education inserts offer much insight into the winery, winemaker, and wine region, and they deliver consistent value.
Go big! Be even more generous with their Bonus Bottle program or choose a 4-bottle subscription where your lucky giftee will get two of each delectable red wine.
Buy more, save more! Not every club does it, but this one does. Buy a one-year subscription and save an extra 10% off already-discounted prices.
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.
When it comes to affordable wine clubs, fun wine clubs, and personalize wine clubs, Winc (formerly known as Club W) has cornered the market. And they have a beautiful gift announcement to make you look like a gift-giving rockstar! Gifts from Winc work like a gift card because your lucky giftee gets to pick her own wine, every single shipment—or she can let them do the work based on her palate profile.
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If you've got a big budget and know a serious wine lover, we think you can't do much better than the Signature Series from The California Wine Club. The pinnacle of red wines produced in California will arrive each quarter and promptly delight the very lucky people who get to drink them.
Looking for something more affordable? The California Wine Club's Premier Series is an outstanding wine club value and you even get bonus gifts when you check out with coupon code 2EXTRA.
Uncorked Ventures is a small family-owned wine club with big ambitions. Focusing on premium Napa red wines, this wine club makes a memorable gift for any oenophile. While we wish they tell customers a little more about their wines and their process before you buy something, we know they're delivering great wines at a reasonable price—you win and your lucky giftee wins.
Special offer: Order now and save 15% on the first shipment with coupon code FIFTEEN.
Our best wine clubs list highlights 5 clubs that offer the best of what a wine club should be. We use 11 ratings factors and have reviewed hundreds of wine clubs.
The best red wine can be pricey so pick a trusted wine club with a satisfaction guarantee. Quality & service is how you get on our list of best red wine clubs.
Wine clubs are the white wine lover's best friend. Excellent & affordable sums it up. There's so much more than Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, so join one!
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.
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.