Last updated: October 18, 2016
This Best Wine of the Month Clubs list is a combination of our customer favorites, clubs that are top-rated rated by our experts, and those offering a satisfaction guarantee.
We check up on our wine of the month clubs often (every four to six weeks) to ensure they are worthy of staying on this list—we receive and taste monthly shipments, we check their policies, and we check to be sure our customers are still picking them amongst the many wine of the month clubs available. Still, this list rarely changes because only the best clubs make the list in the first place.
Find the best wine of the month club to join here, or on our other lists of top-rated wine of the month clubs.
Winc (formerly known as Club W) isn't just a pretty face, there's real substance in what they're offering their members. Winc (as Club W) was an early player in the personalized monthly wine club market and they continue to lead by innovating in every aspect of their business, not just in giving you a choice of what to buy each month.
Don't believe us? They shipped 3.5 million bottles of wine last year! How did they grow so fast? They offer incredible value and truly reward their members with better and better deals. They make managing your account online as easy as it can be with reminders to pick your wines, an easy-to-use website, and shipping notifications. And of course, their boxes come with handles, keeping your hands free of delivery truck grime.
Winc also makes a great gift. While their focus is on your monthly wine buying, the experience of a Winc membership is so fun that we recommend it as a gift. Opt for the fancy wax-sealed gift notice to really make a splash!
Do you like $25+ reds? If you mostly drink higher-end red wine, be prepared to spend $19-25 to get red wines you'll love from Winc. Or, shop our Best Red Wine of the Month Clubs list instead.
More to love: We love their focus on sustainability in every aspect of their supply chain and their classy one-time wine gift
Whatever you're looking for in a wine of the month club, Gold Medal has it. Want to discover small-to-medium sized California wineries in your living room every month? Check! Need top-notch customer service where a person always answer the phone within three rings? Check! Let's see, what else are you looking for?
Whether you are buying a wine of the month club for yourself or looking to give the experience to someone else, the Gold Series wine of the month club is a winning choice. It's like joining all of California's winery clubs, but only the best wines are delivered and you get even better prices. This is an incredibly consistent monthly subscription offering high-quality wines you typically won't find in stores.
Customer service is priority numero uno at Gold Medal. They can handle reshipping and rerouting of packages at no expense to the customer and they do everything they can to keep you happy.
Shopping Last Minute? After you order from The Gold Medal Wine Club, you can create a custom gift cards to print out and give on the big day.
When the very last thing you want from a wine of the month club is mass-produced ho-hum wines, you should take a good look at The California Wine Club. The company has spent 20 years building relationships with the families who farm the grapes and produce the wine that makes California wine legendary in the first place.
The Premier Series is The California Wine Club's entry-level wine of the month club, but you wouldn't know it when the box arrives chock-full of tasting notes and wines that surpass your expectations. Their deep knowledge of California wine means you get access to the best of each vintage at terrific prices.
Looking for superior service? When you join (or give) The California Wine Club, a personal wine consultant becomes available to you. These wine experts can help with pairing recipes, find you wines for your palate, and make most of your wine dreams come true. This is the P.S. on every email they send: "P.S. Yes! That's pretty much the answer we give to every request. Please let me know how we can make your experience with The California Wine Club even better!"
Shopping Last Minute? After you order, you can print a custom gift cards to give to your lucky wino on the big day.
Got a few extra bucks to spend? Upgrade to their quarterly Signature Series for knockout California wines.
For the knowledgable wine drinker, the perfect wine of the month club is one where you can choose the regions and varietals you love most and get them delivered at a price that makes you happy. That's the inClub by Invino.
The amazing thing about inClub by invino is that it makes a great wine of the month club for less-experienced wine drinkers, too. They have all kinds of pre-set clubs, including a sweet wine of the month club (which is one-of-a-kind) and more common themes like Cabernet of the month club. Or you can let them pick and all you tell them is how often it should show up and how much you want to spend each month.
Like free shipping? You got it! Shipping is included in all invino wine of the month clubs. Depending on what goes in the box each month, you might not get exactly the same number of bottles each month, but you'll always get a great value for the price. The Everyday Wines selection (featured here) consists of wines that retail at less than $20 per bottle and you're typically paying around $15 for each bottle you receive (including shipping).
Note: inClub makes a great gift if you're buying for a wine lover but don't know what they like, and it's the ultimate wine of the month club for picky drinkers who know what kind of wine they want to drink.
When you think of a wine of the month club, Plonk really fits the bill. Each month you get a highly-curated selection of interesting wines that are, when possible, biodynamic. We love that if you order all red or all white, you get 4 unique bottles each month (3 of each if you choose the "case" option). This is unusual in wine of the month clubs and adds an extra level of enjoyment for each shipment.
Plonk Wine Club has been one of our favorite wine of the month clubs for years. The proprietor, Etty, is a major foodie (with credentials and critical acclaim). This helps her focus the monthly selections on food-friendly wines and three top-notch chef-created pairings for each wine in the box.
Like a particular kind of grape? The new Plonk Grape Variety Clubs are a great way to learn about new wines and enjoy your favorites at the same time. Each month two bottles arrive. One is a "traditional" example of the variety and the other is a wine of an unusual variety or region with similar traits to the first wine. You'll discover all kinds of new wines to love that fit your palate.
Lastly, like our other top wine of the month clubs, Plonk has incredible customer service and goes way out of their way to make your wine of the month club experience excellent.
The best red wine clubs are a mix of two things: the best wine clubs overall, and getting the most value on red wine (which can be expensive for the good stuff). We sifted through our independent wine club reviews to figure out which wine clubs are really the best red wine clubs. These red wine clubs are sure to delight.
Not surprisingly, there are a number of amazing values in white wine clubs. Since white wine is often cheaper than read for similar quality, we went even further with our best white wine clubs list, looking for the clubs that offer you interesting whites, not just good whites. Use our reviews to further refine your selection.
When it comes to California wine clubs, we've reviewed the most. And probably tasted the most, too. We live in California and frequently go wine tasting at the wineries. We know which producers deliver tremendous value, and then we use this information when we review all wine clubs featuring California wines.
Seen one of those great offers for a super cheap case of wine and want to know which one is really the best quarterly case wine club? Well, we’ve looked at ‘em all... and most of them aren’t worth it. Here are a handful of quarterly case clubs that pass our test to be called best.
A monthly wine club makes for a wonderful gift, for any type of wine lover. If your recipient drinks occasionally, or is someone you don’t know really well, you’ll find this selection of best wine club gift reviews a perfect place to shop.
In addition to the selection of best wine clubs based on general consumer preferences and what our readers like, we've gone ahead and cherry-picked the monthly wine clubs we'd most likely join if we weren't getting the subscriptions for free.