Wine of the Month Club Reviews

Need the perfect gift for a wine loving friend or family member? Or maybe you’d like to automate some of your own wine purchases?

Either way, joining or gifting membership to a wine club is an excellent way for the recipient to gain exposure to many new wines. But with so many wine clubs available to join, it can be overwhelming to find the one that’s right for you.

That’s why we’ve done the work to research and review the most popular wine clubs, so you can make an informed decision without all of the effort. All of the wine clubs featured in our reviews are high quality, so instead of assigning a rating to each, we grouped them by category and highlighted each one’s characteristics.

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Below, you’ll find our wine club reviews grouped into affordable, exclusive, and organic categories. Learn more about each, sign-up, and kick back, as the wine club of your choice handles the curation and fulfillment of your personal wine collection.

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Most Affordable Wine Clubs


Looking for good value on your recurring wine shipment? These clubs have affordable options that will allow you to give yourself or others a wonderful gift without breaking the budget. (They also feature some exclusive and expensive options, too.)

Cellars Wine Club

Website: cellarswineclub.com

Frequency Options: (3) Monthly, Every Other Month, Quarterly

Club Options: (6) Single Bottle, Premium, Sweet, Sparkling, Red Wine Trio, 90+ Point

Wine Source(s): Global

What makes Cellars Wine Club affordable?

Cellars Wine Club offers free shipping on all orders, and they have case quantity options of both their Premium Wine Club and 90+ Point Wine Club, where you can take advantage of case volume discounting. Incredibly, the price point of their Premium Case Club comes in at roughly $11 per bottle!

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This small, family-owned operation has over 20+ years of wine expertise, and curates the bottles included in each of their club shipments from the best wines across the world with extreme care and quality guaranteed.

You can customize your recurring wine shipment to perfectly jive with how you like to drink your wine via their extensive menu of options. Pre-pay or pay for each shipment as you go, select how many finite shipments from 2-12 (or auto-renew in perpetuity), and set your desired mix of reds and whites.

With the exception of their two case options (Premium & 90+ Point Club), which are shipped on a quarterly basis, you can choose to receive a shipment each month, every other month, or quarterly. They also offer to cancel your order at any time.

In addition to the wine, each shipment includes wine tasting notes, wine scene insights, and access to a personal wine consultant to answer any questions.

Reflecting their confidence in the quality of their operation, each shipment is backed by their 100% ‘No Bad Bottle’ guarantee. Therefore, no need to worry about a bottle arriving damaged, going bad, or not traveling well, as they’ll replace it, with no questions asked.

California Wine Club

The California Wine Club logo

Website: cawineclub.com

Frequency Options: (3) Monthly, Every Other Month, Quarterly

Club Options: (6) Premier, Signature, International, Aged Cabernet, Pacific NW, Case Club

Wine Source(s): US (CA, WA, OR), International

What makes California Wine Club affordable?

The price point for California Wine Club’s most popular option, Premier, starts near $21 per bottle. Additionally, you can opt in to their Case Club option to unlock tremendous value (about $15 per bottle).

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As you’d might expect, the California Wine Club primarily features wines from California. However, they also offer an International club selection featuring wines from across the world and a Pacific Northwest selection featuring wines from boutique wineries in Washington state and Oregon.

With 6 different club options, everyone can find something that fits their wine club needs. For example, their signature series features rare, award winning, and 90+ point wines for true wine connoisseurs.

Want to take it a step further up the quality spectrum? Try out their Aged Cabernet series for bottles aged 7-12 years and featuring some of the most complex and unique tasting profiles.

With the exception of their Case Club option, each club selection includes their helpful wine knowledge insert accompanying your delivery. This insert will provide all the pertinent information on your wine to guide your at home wine tasting experience.

Most Exclusive Wine Clubs


Have a more refined perspective on your wine? Want to step up your wine game? These wine clubs curate their shipments with a focus on quality, location, or both.

Exotic Wine Club

Website: exoticwine.club

Frequency Options: (1) Monthly

Club Options: (1) Monthly Membership

Wine Source(s): Global

What makes the Exotic Wine Club exclusive?

Handpicked by their in-house sommeliers, the bottles of wine in each shipment from The Exotic Wine Club rarely find their way to a retail shelf.

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If you’re looking for a way to learn about wine from different countries all over the globe, this is your club. Each month, this club selects a single country from which to source the 4 bottles found in each shipment.

In addition to the wine, each shipment will include tasting notes and pairing suggestions, a description of the country and the vineyards featured, and a wine world scratch map.

Exotic removes any anxiety over decisions to be made, as this club offers only a monthly delivery option and no other club variants to their single country focused offering.

High quality international wines with sophisticated profiles, stories about distant vineyards, and accompanying wine notes make this a club worthy of consideration. Sign up, and traverse the wine world with them!

The Vice’s NDA Club

Website: thevicewine.com

Frequency Options: (2) Monthly, Quarterly

Club Options: (3) Mini, Lover, VIP

Wine Source(s): Napa Valley exclusively

What makes The Vice’s NDA Wine Club exclusive?

This club features wines from Napa Valley’s most exclusive estates at prices you won’t find elsewhere.

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The Vice Wine is a Napa Valley luxury wine brand started and run by a husband and wife duo. They produce small batches of single grape varietal wines from vineyards across Napa Valley.

Their wine club offering, the “NDA club” leverages the relationships the founder, Malek, has developed over his 10+ years in the wine scene. Malek shares top wines from his network of exclusive Napa Valley estates with NDA club members on a monthly or quarterly basis (your choice).

Due to the incredible pricing of the wines featured, the exact vineyards from which they originate are kept secret. That said, each wine included is promised to be sustainably crafted, sourced from a single vineyard, and incredible!

The NDA club has 3 options: the Mini (3 bottles), Lover (6 bottles), and VIP (12 bottles). Each step up offers additional value, including increasing levels of discounts across their entire collection, complimentary virtual tastings with the founder (Lover & VIP), and early allocation to their library and future wines (for VIP members).

SomMailier

SomMailier wine club shipment

Website: sommailier.com

Frequency Options: (1) Quarterly

Club Options: (3) C’est la Vie, Rendez-vous, Et Voila

Wine Source(s): France exclusively

What makes SomMailier exclusive?

SomMailier features only French wines that are not sold anywhere else in the US.

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Featuring exclusively a curated selection of French wines, SomMailier allows their club subscribers to choose from 3 different club options and whether each will be comprised of only reds, only whites, or a mix of both.

Selecting the C’est la Vie option will result in receiving 3 bottles per shipment, Rendez-vous is 6 bottles, and Et Voila is 12 bottles per shipment. SomMailier only offers a quarterly delivery option across all 3 club selections.

Each shipment includes all of the information you’d want to make your wine tasting experience special, including: in-depth descriptions of each wine, detail on the region it comes from, and food pairing suggestions.

You can even order a set number of quarterly deliveries of 1, 2, 4, or 8, in case you’re not interested in signing up for a wine club in perpetuity, making it a great gift-giving option.

Finally, in case you needed one more reason to join…when you visit Bordeaux, France, they will even offer club members an exclusive VIP tour of some of their family wineries.

Gold Medal Wine Club

Gold Medal Wine Club logo

Website: goldmedalwineclub.com

Frequency Options: (3) Monthly, Every Other Month, Quarterly

Club Options: (6) Gold, Platinum, Diamond, International, Garagiste, & Pinot Noir

Wine Source(s): US, International

What makes the Gold medal wine club exclusive?

Nearly all of the wines featured in Gold Medal Wine Club’s shipments have won top medals from major wine competitions or have been highly rated by national wine publications.

Beyond that, their highly exclusive Diamond club option caps membership at 500 total members!

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Gold Medal prides themselves on featuring only the highest quality wines. This includes their promise to never feature bulk, private label, or clearance or close out wines.

Their club options include a stair step of quality: Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Gold is their most popular option, while Platinum primarily features 90+ point rated wines and Diamond takes it a step further focusing on 93+ point rated wines.

You can choose from one of three frequency options for all club selections, with the exception of the International and Diamond options, which are both delivered once per quarter.

If you’re looking for something truly unique, you can try their Garagiste selection. This option exclusively features independent artisan wine producers. These small-lot wineries commonly produce less than 1,500 cases annually.

Beyond their plentiful options for high end, exclusive wine, Gold Medal shipments include all the information you would expect on the wines and producers to guide your tasting journey.

Finally, you can rest assured of the quality of your purchase, as we’ve found a number of independent customer reviews praising their fantastic customer service.

Best Organic Wine Club


You’ve found the right spot, if you’re in the market for a wine club that features exclusively organic, or organic and sulfite-free wines.

Tour Guide Wines

Website: tourguidewines.com

Frequency Options: (3) Monthly, Every Other Month, Quarterly

Club Options: (3) All Wines, Organic, Organic & Sulfite Free

Wine Source(s): Global

Is Tour Guide Wines organic?

Tour Guide Wines feature 2 different organic wine club options, including one with exclusively organic and sulfite-free wines.

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Tour Guide Wines makes it easy for folks looking to subscribe to an organic wine club, with a user-friendly, easy-to-navigate menu of options.

If you’re not interested in organic options, Tour Guide has club options featuring reds only, whites only, or a mix of both. However, the organic club options are more red-focused, and do not include a white only option.

Used to thinking organic means expensive? Tour Guide Wines offers up a different value proposition. Each one of their membership options are among the most budget friendly of the clubs we reviewed.

Finally, if you’re planning to be near California’s central coast, you might want to swing through and visit one of Tour Guide Wine’s two tasting rooms. Located in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, wine club members receive a complimentary tasting for two, plus discounts on wine and other merchandise.