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Last updated: November 26, 2017
This list of best white wine club gifts has been curated by a white wine lover... specifically, an ABC white wine lover. ABC is code for “Anything but Chardonnay,” and while I like a nice unoaked Chardonnay on occasion, there is so much more to white wine drinking than the most planted grape on the planet.
These white wine club gifts offer your recipient a chance to discover the best white wines from around the world, rare and unusual varietals — especially if he or she shops for wine primarily at a large chain store where there isn't enough demand to keep unusual wines on the shelf. There are so many wonderful white wines to try that these white wine clubs may be best way to find them.
Winc is one of our favorite wine clubs when buying for yourself, but it also makes a terrific gift. Unlike other wine clubs where the wines are always pre-selected by the club, Winc members can choose their own wines if they want to. This option is great for wine drinkers who want to discover new grapes and new regions.
About the Wine: Winc (formerly known as Club W) used to purchase wines at deep discounts to sell through their wine club, but for quite a while now they’ve been producing their own wine instead. Most of their production is California wine but they offer interesting selections from other areas around the world, too. Roughly 60% of their wines are priced at $13 a bottle (for members) and they offer a variety of wines from $14-40 per bottle. Heavily focused on California wine, the $13 selections are primarily sourced from grapes grown in Santa Barbara, Lodi, and Paso Robles. The more expensive selections are often sourced from Napa and Sonoma counties.
About the Gift: When you give a gift of Winc, you purchase credits, like a digital gift card, that they'll redeem when it's convenient for them. You can buy gift credits in $50 increments, ranging from $60 (a one-time gift which includes shipping and sales tax) to $600 which is a whole year of wine, shipping included. To announce your gift, you can choose between a few options: A beautiful note delivered via FedEx for $6, a note you can print at home and put in a card, or an email announcement which goes out immediately when you order.
Insider Tip: We love Winc and we especially love their white wine selection. When you give this gift you won’t specify the wine type, but they’ll ask your wine lover about their preferences when the gift is redeemed. It’s even a great wine gift for wine drinkers who prefer their wine on the sweeter side of the spectrum.
Shopping Last Minute? No problem. The download and print or email gift announcement options means you’re covered even the same day you’re giving the gift.
Plonk Wine Club has been one of our favorite wine clubs for years. Their proprietor and wine buyer, 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.
About the Wine: Plonk only works with high-quality wines, it's a point of pride for Etty to select the best wines around the world that retail for less than $30, and then bring those beautiful wines to a market who would otherwise never see them, month after month, year after year. Each wine is distinctive, balanced, and shows "typicity" (which means it tastes like the grapes it says are on the bottle). Each wine also has character, creating enjoyment and adventure in every sip. Despite its name, Plonk does not offer cheap wine, but it's really quite affordable for the amazing selection of wine they send.
About the Gift: Plonk makes a great wine club gift for any wine lover, but especially for more experienced wine drinkers who want to discover new regions and varietals. The one major drawback is that they don’t gift wrap the bottles.
Insider Tip: Plonk’s other white wine club is pretty cool, so you might want to check that out, too. The Sauvignon Blanc wine club features a Sauv Blanc and a similarly styled white wine each month. This club is a great way to give someone’s favorite variety while encouraging them to discover new wines to love.
Shopping Last Minute? You can customize a gift announcement with a personal greeting, and choose delivery via email to your recipient (immediately upon purchase), or to yourself so you can print it out and present it in person.
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 Premier Series is their “entry level” wine of the month club and it makes a great gift for people who prefer white wine but aren't super picky about the grape or the region.
About the Wine: Unlike some leading wine of the month clubs, when you give a white wine club from the International Wine of the Month Club, they’ll get two different white wines each month. We think this is preferable to two of the same, especially in a gift. There’s also a terrific variety of wine shipped in this gift subscription: Riesling from New Zealand, Cava from Spain, Torrontes from Chile, Chardonnay from Australia, and an occasional rose, too!
About the 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 club 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.
The Original Wine of the Month Club ™ is the wine club that started it all, back in 1972! They’ve spent years perfecting the concept and always kept a keen eye on delivering value to their wine club members. The Limited Series is their high-end wine club (but it’s more like other club’s mid-range offerings) and is available in a white-only option. In addition to the wine, each shipment (delivered every other month) includes their educational newsletter The Tasting Room with tasting notes, including cellaring times, winemaker notes and winery background, and a place for your wine lover to record their thoughts about each wine.
About the Wine: For the more discriminating white wine drinker, this is a great choice. The general rule of thumb for The Limited Series is that they pick wines that retail around $25 and send them out in their wine club shipments for $14-15 (plus shipping). Clearly there’s great value here and we’re fans of this club gift because you can generally get really nice whites for $25 retail. None of the offerings are large-scale production, so it’s unlikely they’ll find them in a store, and they’re curated from wineries around the world.
About the Gift: Gifts from The Original Wine of the Month Club ™ always make a great impression. They are delivered in a distinctive gift box and the first shipment comes with a free gift. They also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if your wine lover doesn’t like something, they’ll ship out a replacement at no cost, no questions asked.
Shopping Last Minute? You can create a customized gift message to download and print (whenever you want), or email (it gets sent immediately when you create the message).
Okay, so technically this isn’t a white wine club, but we think most white wine drinkers would LOVE to receive this wine club as a gift, as most of them also love sparkling wine and rose (the trendiest wine around). Rose is often thought of a summer sipper, but it’s so food-friendly and versatile that it makes a great wine to drink any time of year. Vinley Market’s Bubbles & Rose club is the ONLY wine club like this, and one of only a small handful that offer rose in every shipment.
About the Wine: Vinley Market set out to find great wines at affordable prices, and they’ve succeeded at it. We were quite impressed with the selections we received as well as the selections they’ve shipped since then. Small-production wineries with excellent reputations are providing unique sparkling wines that highlight how diverse that style can be. As a gift, this “little indulgence” will win the day.
About the Gift: Vinley Market wine club gift shipments are sent in nicely-designed boxes and include lovely custom stationery. Beyond that, gift wrap is not an option and there is limited pomp and circumstance when you open the box. Of course the wine more than makes up for that… The gift message you create via Vinley Market will arrive with the first shipment so this is NOT a great last-minute gift option, unless you want to create your own gift notice to present on the big day.
Want to try new wines every week? We taste wine from nearly every wine club we review and rate the clubs objectively. Then we look at which subscriptions wine lovers like you actually join each month and rank them for you on this list.
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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.
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