Written by: Tim Edison

Updated on: January 26, 2022

Best Wine Club Reviews - Which Should I Choose?

Best Wine Club Reviews

Why Join A Wine Club?

If you are a regular wine consumer, meaning that you drink more than three bottles each month, then joining a wine club can prove to be more benefic compared to buying your wine from a store. Here are the most important advantages of joining a wine club

1. You can get discounted wine

Most wine clubs offer special promotions and discounts for the purchase of three or more wine bottles monthly or quarterly. The discount rates usually vary between 20 and 30%, meaning an important saving if you are a regular consumer.

2. Free wine tastings

Free wine tastings are common for the members of a wine club, meaning you will usually get free wine samples at home. Many wineries will also give you free samples if you decide to visit them and, in most cases, if you visit the winery with a friend or two, they will also receive free samples. There is a win-win situation, as wineries can attract a new customer and you can visit with friends without paying a dime. However, free wine clubs usually charge you for the samples.

3. Access to special reserve wines

All wineries store their most exclusive wines that can be either reserve wines or vintage wines and they usually sell them to wine club members only. So, if you want to have access to really special wine bottles, consider joining a wine club.

4. VIP treatment

It is not unusual for wineries to have their own wine bars, but if you ever visited a wine region in full season you might have noticed how crowded those wine bars are. But if you are a member of a wine club there is good news. Most wineries reserve a VIP section for the club members where you will enjoy the immediate full attention.

5. Exclusive winery tours

Most wineries are open for public tours that can be joined by all guests. However, if you decide to join their wine club, you can either get those tours for free or benefit from exclusive tours to winery areas normally closed to the public.

6. Other benefits

In addition to all the advantages reminded above, some wineries also offer free harvest dinners to their club members, free advice on wine choosing and pairing, wine news and more.

How To Join A Wine Club?

If you’re now convinced to join a wine club, your next concern will probably regard the club admission. Joining a wine club is simple in most of the cases and most wineries or stores encourage guests to join their wine club in tasting rooms, wine-related events, advertising campaigns or online.

The best thing to do if you want to join a wine club is to visit the local wineries and taste their wines. If you like them and want to receive it at home, ask if they have a club and how to join it.

About the Author Tim Edison

Although not having any formal training in wine, Tim has developed an irrefutable love of wine and interest in anything related to it ever since his late teens.

Coming from a family of wine lovers, it was from a young age that he got exposed to wine and the culture that goes with it.

Tim has travelled to dozens of wine regions across the world including those in France, Italy, California, Australia, and South Africa.

It is with great joy that he hopes to share those experiences here on wineturtle.com and take you along on the journey for a second time!

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  1. Having been on the giving and receiving end of gifting a wine club membership the best thing I can say is that these are great ways to explore different wines without the stress of picking wines to try.

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