Best Wine Clubs
For those experienced wine drinkers over 50 years old, wine is an adventure to be enjoyed, and subscribing to the best wine clubs and boxes can be a delicious adventure. Wine subscriptions are a way to add to the experience and discovery of wine. Ultimately, wine is so much more than the drink itself — it is about the people we share the experience with, the regions, history and taste. We know the selection of wine choices can seem a little daunting or overwhelming. Luckily, we are here to help narrow down the top 10 best wine clubs and subscription boxes in the U.S. That way your wine adventure can come to you.
1. First Leaf
At the top of our list is First Leaf, a wine club subscription company that personalizes wine selections based on your personal tastes and preferences. Rated as one of the top wine club subscriptions in the country, First Leaf is the place for those who are already confident within the world of wine but are looking to branch out. So, how does it work? Begin by taking a quiz that sets out your preferences, and your order will be chosen for your palette. Whether you drink casually, often or prefer white, red, sparkling or rose, the subscription is personal and unique to you. For new subscribers, First Leaf offers six wines for $40 (plus shipping costs).
- Affordable for new customers.
- Variety of options.
- Choice of regional wine.
- Membership is more expensive.
2. The Sip Membership
Find your flavor with the Sip Membership, a company that makes trying champagne more convenient and affordable for your tastes. This is a bi-monthly tasting experience for those who want to try new varieties of sparkling wine at the cost of $59.99 bi-monthly. The subscription offers two or three mini bottles of top champagne or sparkling wines from around the world. The champagne bottles come from both popular, long-lasting brands, as well as brands that are not heard of. Each box comes with a tasting guide, breaking down any fancy wine language of the champagne and wine world.
- Female-founded company.
- Thirsty Thursday virtual tastings.
- Credit towards full-sized bottles.
- Bi-monthly service only.
- Mini bottles.
3. Cellars Wine Club
Looking for an ultra-customizable wine box subscription? Cellars Wine Club allows you to expand your world of wine by choosing from imported wines, natural wines, sparkling wines and so much more. Family owned and operated, this company has 26 years of experience in delivering quality wine. With Cellars Wine Club, you can choose your own box style as well as your own subscription service. This means that you can customize your own delivery schedule (monthly, every two months or quarterly). Prices start at $29 for single bottles, $49 for two bottles, with other club options available. Whichever option you choose, the experienced team at Cellars Wine Club is great at tailoring to your tastes.
- Family owned.
- Customizable delivery schedule.
- Wide selection of wines.
- Some states are excluded from shipments.
4. International Wine of the Month Club
Let's step back in time, just for a moment, because before wine subscriptions took over the world, the Wine of the Month Club was ahead of the game with its shipments of selected wines. This wine service prides itself on sourcing the best and most unique bottles from around the world. Each wine must pass a two-tier testing panel before being accepted. Starting at $41.95, you can choose from four subscriptions. Each box comes with its own information on the cellaring, the history of the wine, recipes and more. This subscription is perfect for that experienced wine drinker who is looking for interesting and exceptional wines.
- Quality wine.
- International wine.
- Two-tier tasting panel.
- Overwhelming for new wine drinkers.
5. The Grand Tour Monthly Subscription
The Grand Tour Wines are all about the experience and adventure of wine, finding pleasure in each sip, without having to fly to another part of the world. This wine club offers a selection of award-winning wines at affordable prices. With the Grand Tour you can customize your own subscription by selecting the wine, quantity and frequency of your choice and make changes to your preference. Receive $20 off your first order and the subscription starts at $95 per month. The wine boxes are complete with information on tasting notes as well as a summary of the wine region.
- Customizable membership.
- Offer organic options.
- Monthly region themes.
- Ships to selected states only.
- More expensive.
6. Blue Apron Wine Club
Known primarily for their meal kits, Blue Apron began a wine subscription in 2015, delivering wine sourced from their own vineyards straight to your door. By delivering straight from their vineyards, many intermediaries are removed, making their wine selections more affordable. The subscription starts at $75.95 per month for six 500-millileter bottles. Choose from all red wines, white wines or a mix, and each box comes with tasting notes, the story behind the wine, as well as pairing tips.
- Wines from renowned winemakers.
- Perfect for two people.
- Skipping or cancelling is easy.
- Small bottles.
7. Winc Wine Club
Being one of the most popular wine clubs, we could not leave out the Winc Wine Club. As another algorithm-based subscription, Winc has put together a quiz with selected questions to better help match wines to your unique preference. Their wine selection is sourced from all over the world, with the options of white, red, rose or sparkling. The subscription starts at $59.95 per month with free shipping on orders with four bottles or more. You also get to rate each wine, helping Winc understand which wine you most enjoyed. You can also add individual bottles of wine from Winc's selection to your order.
- Custom to your taste.
- Affordable and flexible.
- Full bottles of wine.
- Tasting cards not included.
- Ships to selected states only.
8. 12 Month Wine & Cheese Pairing Club
What could be a better fit than an exceptional wine with the most bold and flavorful cheese? The Wine & Cheese Pairing Club removes all the guesswork and finds the best combinations of wine and cheese for you. It's a fantastic addition to a date night, a party or as a gift to even the most experienced connoisseur. Subscriptions change monthly, with a new bottle paired with artisanal cheese each month. The choices are already picked ahead of time and the subscriptions are $114 per month. Choose from every three, six or 12 months and you can rest assured that the best of both worlds will arrive straight to your door.
- Perfect for cheese lovers.
- Quality wine and cheese.
- Picked by professionals.
9. Naked Wines
Let us explore a subscription service that is a little out of the ordinary. With Naked Wines you become more of an investor than a customer. This means you sign up and pledge $40 per month towards independent wine makers. In return, you receive one free bottle of top-quality wine directly from a wine maker. You also get access to early releases as well as detailed characteristic information on each bottle, connecting you with the story of the wine. This service is different in that it helps artisans do what they do best and lets you enjoy excellent, quality wine at a cheaper price (up to 60% off).
- Pick your own wine.
- Support wine makers.
- Over 2 million reviews from wine drinkers.
- Only one bottle per month.
10. Wine Access Michelin Club
Looking for a more private, exquisite taste from the best wine list in the world? Michelin Guide has teamed up with the world's best restaurants to curate the absolute best of wines. Only 1 out of 18 wines make the cut for this wine list. The wine is sent within a climate-controlled shipment, and if a bottle does not serve your taste, you will receive a credit for your order. With six different types of clubs to subscribe to, the first connoisseurs and discovery club is $150 (tax and shipping included), delivering four times per year. Keep in mind, you are subscribing to the world's best wine list with some rare wines and expert guidance.
- Top-quality wines.
- Expert input.
- A peak into fine dining.
- Ships quarterly.
- Could be paired with a recipe card.