Wine Clubs Rated for
Quality of the Wine

We believe there is a reasonable paradigm for what defines exceptional, good, average, and below average in terms of wine quality.

We get shipments from nearly every club we review, and we taste every bottle. We then assess what quality of wine each club ships most often and rank them accordingly.

This score changes as wine clubs try to improve their margins by decreasing the quality of wine or by hiring better wine buyers.

Last Updated: November 2017

Best Quality of Wine Club

Cellar Select
Cellar SelectThis Wine Club is rated 4.5 stars
From $100
Best Wine Clubs

Best Quality of Wine Club Gift

Special Selection Wine Club
Special Selection Wine ClubThis Wine Club is rated 4.5 stars
From $115
Best Wine Club Gifts

Best Quality of Club Under $20 a Bottle

Case Club
Case ClubThis Wine Club is rated 5 stars
From $156
Wine Clubs Under $20 per Bottle

Best Quality of Red Wine Club

Aged Cabernet Series Wine Club
Aged Cabernet Series Wine ClubThis Wine Club is rated 5 stars
From $186
Best Red Wine Clubs

Best Quality of White Wine Club

Sauvignon Blanc Wine Club
Sauvignon Blanc Wine ClubThis Wine Club is rated 5 stars
From $59.99
Best White Wine Clubs

Best Quality of California Club

Signature Series Wine Club
Signature Series Wine ClubThis Wine Club is rated 5 stars
From $114
Best California Wine Clubs

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    "Quality of the Wine" Rating:

    Overview: For the wine connoisseur with a penchant for California wines, this wine of the month club is a sure thing. One of our most favorite wine clubs, the boutique gems delivered by The California Wine Club are ready to drink or can be cellared, but the real reason to join is the benefit of being a member of The California Wine Club — best-in-class customer service with your own personal wine consultant, a top-tier satisfaction guarantee, and discounts on reorders of your favorites (if they're still available).

    What We Love: They reward volume purchasing! If you can afford it, by upgrading to the 4-bottle per shipment program you can save up to $13 per bottle.

    Could Be Better: We have very little we feel The California Wine Club could do to improve. The prices sometimes feel a bit high, but when you factor in all of the benefits of membership, including a satisfaction guarantee, we still feel like you get what you pay for here.

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    by GrapeSeed Wine

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    "Quality of the Wine" Rating:

    Overview: Grapeseed Wine started out as a way to have customers help fund one-time wine productions by acclaimed winemakers, but now it's a premium wine club, too. Get preferred pricing on all of their new releases and enjoy helping stellar winemakers stretch their winemaking creativity.

    What We Love: We're big fans of any group that has exclusive wines because they produced them (as opposed to buying out a full production of someone else's wine)

    Could Be Better: We'd like to see more options available, particularly for gifting, but also for delivery frequency. We're looking forward to the next release of Grapeseed wines to augment the selection.

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    by Uncorked Ventures

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    "Quality of the Wine" Rating:

    Overview: Uncorked Ventures focuses on California, Oregon, and Washington wines and delivers high-quality selections from small-production wineries. This is their mid-level club featuring ultra-premium wines from the smallest productions. When you're ready to discover some of the best wine available from U.S. producers and don't want to decide for yourself which wines are worth the money before you buy, try this wine club.

    What We Love: We're quite impressed with most of the past selections from Uncorked Ventures, especially as they include some of our favorite West Coast wine-growing regions.

    Could Be Better: We'd love to see more content on their website to talk about their wine-selection process, some of the awesome stories from the road, and even their monthly newsletter.

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    by Gold Medal Wine Club

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    "Quality of the Wine" Rating:

    Overview: A lot of wines (and wine clubs) call themselves "super premium," but most of them fail to live up to the hype. This quarterly wine club features true luxury wines rated 93+ and finds wines so exclusive that the club is limited to 500 members. This is collector-level access without the hassle of doing your own research.

    What We Love: For a wine club that picks out such excellent wine, they don't need to be so customer-friendly on their extra features... but they are! We can't help but love their attention to detail.

    Could Be Better: We don't have any suggestions for what to improve within the Diamond Series wine club. Yay!

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    by Gold Medal Wine Club

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    "Quality of the Wine" Rating:

    Overview: If you're ready to move beyond mid-priced wines but not yet ready to make the leap to luxury, this wine of the month club is a great step to take. You'll get all of the benefits of being a member with The Gold Medal Wine Club, but you'll experience truly premium-quality wines that you won't find at the grocery store or most local wine shops either.

    What We Love: For a wine club that picks out such excellent wine, they don't need to be so customer-friendly on their extra features... but they are! We can't help but love their attention to detail.

    Could Be Better: We don't have any suggestions for what to improve within the Platinum Series wine club. Yay!

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    "Quality of the Wine" Rating:

    Overview: This wine club is perfect for Cabernet lovers who lack the patience to cellar wines, or for those who have come to love Cabernet Sauvignon more recently. Each shipment contains perfectly-cellared boutique California Cabernet Sauvignon that's ready to drink now.

    What We Love: We like that they bring you a variety of aged Cabernets, at different levels of quality from exceptional to rarified. While your monthly shipment price will vary, so will the different terroirs and winemaker expression of the king of all varietals.

    Could Be Better: We have very little we feel The California Wine Club could do to improve. The prices sometimes feel a bit high, but when you factor in all of the benefits of membership, including a satisfaction guarantee, we still feel like you get what you pay for here.

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    by Plonk Wine Club

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    Bonus: Get a FREE double-hinged corkscrew with your first shipment. If you've never used one, you'll see why it's the best way to open a bottle of wine!

    "Quality of the Wine" Rating:

    Overview: If you love Sauvignon Blanc, there aren't many wine clubs geared just for you. We love Sauv Blanc but there are so many interesting alternatives that there's no reason to limit ourselves. This club features one Sauvignon Blanc and one similarly-styled white wine each month. Expect high quality selections that surprise you, and enjoy the discovery adventure of a doppelganger.

    What We Love: Plonk took their winning model for finding and delivering interesting wines at exceptional value, and then figured out how to make it even better with a mix of familiar and adventure in every box.

    Could Be Better: We'd love to see a buy-more-save-more option and even a 4-bottle version for customers who just can't get enough of their killer curation.

    Read Our ReviewGo Directly to the Wine Club

    Limited Time Offer
    Save $10 on any order with promo code NEWMEMBER.


    Bonus: Get a FREE double-hinged corkscrew with your first shipment. If you've never used one, you'll see why it's the best way to open a bottle of wine!

    "Quality of the Wine" Rating:

    Overview: It's easy to get attached to the king of grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon, but there are so many interesting alternatives that there's no reason to limit yourself. This club features one Cab and one similarly-styled red wine each month. Expect high quality selections that surprise you, and enjoy the discovery adventure of a doppelganger.

    What We Love: Plonk took their winning model for finding and delivering interesting wines at exceptional value, and then figured out how to make it even better with a mix of familiar and adventure in every box.

    Could Be Better: We'd love to see a buy-more-save-more option and even a 4-bottle version for customers who just can't get enough of their killer curation.

    Read Our ReviewGo Directly to the Wine Club


    by Plonk Wine Club

    Limited Time Offer
    Save $10 on any order with promo code NEWMEMBER.


    Bonus: Get a FREE double-hinged corkscrew with your first shipment. If you've never used one, you'll see why it's the best way to open a bottle of wine!

    "Quality of the Wine" Rating:

    Overview: It's easy to be a Pinotphile, but there are so many interesting alternatives that there's no reason to limit yourself. This club features one Pinot Noir and one similarly-styled red wine each month. Expect high quality selections that surprise you, and enjoy the discovery adventure of a doppelganger.

    What We Love: Plonk took their winning model for finding and delivering interesting wines at exceptional value, and then figured out how to make it even better with a mix of familiar and adventure in every box.

    Could Be Better: We'd love to see a buy-more-save-more option and even a 4-bottle version for customers who just can't get enough of their killer curation.

    Read Our ReviewGo Directly to the Wine Club


    by GrapeSeed Wine

    Limited Time Offer
    Free shipping! Exclusive free shipping offer is good one per customer and includes all items in your order. Use promo code WCR_REWARD at checkout. Offer good until Dec 31, 2017.

    "Quality of the Wine" Rating:

    Overview: Grapeseed Wine started out as a way to have customers help fund one-time wine productions by acclaimed winemakers, but now it's a red wine club, too. Get preferred pricing on all of their new releases and enjoy helping stellar winemakers stretch their winemaking creativity.

    What We Love: We're big fans of any group that has exclusive wines because they produced them (as opposed to buying out a full production of someone else's wine)

    Could Be Better: We'd like to see more options available, particularly for gifting, but also for delivery frequency. We're looking forward to the next release of Grapeseed wines to augment the selection.

    Read Our ReviewGo Directly to the Wine Club