Attention wine lovers and friends of wine lovers! Today I’m writing my review of a wonderful wine club that has gotten a lot of attention lately. If you love wine or have friends and family who enjoy drinking the occasional bottle of vino then you’ll want to read on about this club that is great for yourself or as a gift for friends and family.
As I have mentioned before, wine is usually a great gift for any occasion. The difficult part is trying to pick a wine that the recipient will enjoy as much as you hope they do. If you join the California Wine Club, you won’t have to choose or guess which wine they will enjoy. Your friends or family will get two amazing bottles of wine each month that they are sure to love. You will be able to help introduce them to many wonderful wines they have never experienced before. This is a gift that your recipient, or yourself, will be able to enjoy for many years to come!
The Membership Benefits of the California Wine Club
Before I get into the different levels of the club, I want to go over the general benefits of becoming a member.
No membership fees!
That’s right, this is a risk-free club. You are not signing up for a life-long commitment. There are no membership fees, no cancellation fees and no commitment at all. You are free to enjoy your wine for as long, or as short, of a time as you’d like.
$1 Shipping for extra wine!
If you’ve ever purchased a case or a half case of wine before, you’ll know that shipping can get expensive to protect those bottles during transport. With a membership to the California Wine Club you’ll be able to custom create a case or half case with different wines, or the same wine, and get it shipped for only $1. That’s a $36 savings in shipping alone!
You’ll also get the following:
- Uncorked – An insider’s guide to wines and wine tasting
- Personal Wine Consultants – They can answer any questions you have about wine pairings, or offer wine suggestions based on your preferences.
- VIP Tours and Tastings – Visit some of the featured wineries and become a VIP when you visit.
One of the biggest benefits is the Love It Guarantee.
The Love It Guarantee means that the California Wine Club will replace a bottle of wine or refund your money if the bottle is bad, broken, or just not to your taste. That is a great guarantee to have to make you and your loved ones feel safe in their purchase.
The Five Levels of the Club Are:
The premiere series is the original and most popular club membership. It is also the most inexpensive of the club levels so it is affordable for practically everyone.
For $39.95 per month plus shipping you’ll get two bottles of vintage wine a month from one of the award winning featured winery. At a little more than $20 a bottle, you will be paying about the same for hand crafted California wine than you would on a bottle at your local supermarket. Who can say no to that?
With the price of this club, it also makes this an excellent choice for gifts. It is s gift that shows you care and want to give them something special and unique, but won’t break the bank for you.
The artisan wineries used in this club level are selected based on their love for wine making and the wines hand selected by the California Wine Club are usually only available at the winery itself.
You’ll be able to taste the varied wines of California without ever leaving your home when you sign up for this popular series. At such a low price, it is easy to see why the Premiere Series is the most popular club level.
The signature series is the higher club level and you will note from the price that it is quite a jump from the Premiere Series. For two bottles of signature series wine a month you’ll be paying on average $147 a month including shipping.
Why a Big Price Jump
It is obvious that the price is much higher than other club levels, but the quality of wines in this series are simply that much better. You will be receiving bottles of the highest rated wines in California. These wines are award winning and have 90+ point ratings. In fact, these bottles of wine are so limited that they are exclusive to the California Wine Club.
Red wines make up the majority of the wine selection in the Signature Series with the occasional white wine. If you desire more than two bottles a month, you can easily adjust your membership to add additional bottles.
This series is for the true wine connoisseur, or aspiring one. The elegance and sophistication that these wines bring are a perfect gift for anyone.
Have you ever wanted to travel to the famous wine regions of France, Germany, Australia, and Argentina and try their fabulous handcrafted wines? With the International Series wine membership, you can!
Each month you will receive two handcrafted bottles of wine from small artisan wineries from around the world. These wines are directly imported by California Wine Club and delivered straight to your door.
Why Choose International
At $77 a month for two bottles, you really cannot even begin to compare the value. You will be able to broaden your horizons and try wines from all over the world and taste the depth of flavor from famous wine regions.
The International series is a favorite to experience European wine without actually going there!
Aged Cabernet Series
Obviously the Aged Cabernet Series is only for true cabernet lovers. As an exclusive series to California Wine Club, it will give those who enjoy this wine a fantastic taste into the world of aged wines.
Each wine in this series comes from famous wineries of Napa Valley California. These prestigious wines are each aged 8-12 years in perfect temperature and humidity controlled conditions to give them their sophisticated taste.
For $220 a month plus shipping, you will receive two aged cabernet wines as recommended by the Robb Report and selected by the club.
Membership into this series is the most expensive of the wine club, but any cabernet lover will know it is worth the price for aged wines.
Pacific Northwest Series
This is my favorite wine series because this is the area that I call home. The Pacific Northwest is home to many small family wineries. In the Pacific Northwest Series you will get 2 bottles of wine each month from an individual winery located in Oregon or Washington.
The series is very affordable at $80 a month for two bottles (includes shipping). If you typically drink California wine, or store bought wine, this is a great way to expand your horizons and try some of the exquisite flavors from the northwest corner of the United States.
If you are ready to leave the mass produced wines behind and try some hidden gems from the best wine countries, then you need to become a member of the California Wine Club. This is hands down the best wine membership I have come across.
It is time to experience the flavor and passion of true artisan wine as it was meant to be.