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19 Best Wine Subscription Boxes of 2020

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The world of wine can be an intimidating place. There are so many varieties of red wines, white wines, rosés, and sparkling wines to choose from that picking the perfect bottle out of the hundreds at the wine store can be overwhelming—especially if you’re new or unfamiliar with this beloved elixir.

Wine of the month clubs have been around for a long time, but modern forms of these subscription services are making a point of attending to wine newbies. These subscription boxes go relatively easy on the lofty wine lingo and get serious about providing fun, educational content to help you get to know what you’re drinking and why you’re enjoying it so much. Some even go a step beyond mere bottles, sending along luxury items and extras to help complement the indulgent experience of a great glass of wine.

Check out what we think are the best boxes for wine newbies, plus our list of other subscriptions you’ve just got to try, even if you’re well-versed in wine! Want more? Read our latest reviews of wine subscription boxes here!

Wine Subscription Boxes

With so many wine subscriptions available today, how can you find one that is right for you? Take a look at our top wine box picks below, and read on further to find full reviews and deals on your first month:

Box Price per Box Price per Bottle
Winc Starts at $39/month $13+ per bottle
Bright Cellars $80/month $20 per bottle
Wine Awesomeness $49/month $16.33 per bottle
Martha Stewart Wine Co. $87.99/every 6 weeks $14.65 per bottle
Wine Insiders $139.95/month + shipping $11.66 per bottle
Vine Oh! $59.99/quarter N/A
VINEBOX $79.00/quarter $8.78 per 10cL glass
Firstleaf $79.98/month + shipping $13 per bottle
International Wine of the Month Club $39.95/month + shipping $19.98 per bottle
Wine of the Month Club $44.95/month $15 per bottle
Blue Apron Wine $65.99/month + shipping $10 per 500 mL bottle
Wall Street Journal Wine Discovery Club $149.99/quarter + shipping $12.50 per bottle
California Wine Club $40.95/month $20.48 per bottle
Cellars Wine Club Starts at $29/month $29/bottle
Gold Medal Wine Club $39.99/month + shipping $20 per bottle
Harry & David Wine Club $114.99/3 months + shipping $19.17 per bottle
Plonk Wine Club $110/month $27.50 per bottle
Amazing Clubs Wine of the Month Club $41.95/month $20.98 per bottle
Tasting Room by Lot18 $149/quarter + shipping $12 per bottle

 

 

1. Winc

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Image from our review.

The Cost: $39.00 per box (For 3 bottles, starting at $13 each. You can order more or less each month. Boxes with 4 or more bottles ship for free. Winc offers some higher price point wines as well.) Sign up here!

COUPON: Get $20 off your first order! No coupon needed - just use this link.

When you sign up for Winc, their wine connoisseurs collect important info on your unique palate through easy questions like “How do you like your coffee?” and “Do you like citrus?” Once they process your responses, you’ll get personalized recommendations of wines sure to satisfy your tastes that you can choose to order or swap out with anything else on their extensive monthly menu of reds, whites, rosés, ciders, sparkling options, and more. Best of all, the presentation and branding are fresh, fun, and modern. From the box itself to the labels on the bottles, this subscription is just downright cool. A feast for the eyes, a treat for the tastebuds—Winc is overflowing with things to love.

Read our Winc reviews and Winc details for more info.

 

2. Bright Cellars

The Cost: $80.00 per month, for 4 bottles of wine. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get $50 off your first month! No coupon needed - just use this link.

An easy peasy flavor profile quiz, personalized wine recommendations, and a feedback loop that lets you weigh in on what you got (so you can get even better selections next time)? This subscription isn’t just bright—it’s brilliant! They’ll even let you know if one of your beloved bottles goes on sale, so you can nab more of what you love.

Read our Bright Cellars reviews and Bright Cellars details for more info.

 

3. Wine Awesomeness

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Image via our review.

The Cost: $49.00 per box (3 bottles, $16.33 per bottle + free shipping). Sign up here! 

COUPON: Get your first box for $39! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Wine Awesomeness is the upscale loft, the sharkskin suit, the vintage Ray Bans of wine clubs. Each month, their wine experts curate a box of all red, all white, or an assortment of wines, based on your preferences, and ship them your way to enjoy.

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Image via our review.

The box they come in might not look super sleek, but the quirky, unexpected wines, and better yet, the information booklet explaining all of the bottles make this subscription 100% awesome. Each wine comes with a recipe to pair with it, a visual guide to its flavors and feel, and even a theme song that captures its vibe. Our favorite part is the paragraph-or-so description of the wine’s flavors—these guys make wine sound like an out-of-body experience! Gone are the days of thinking a wine is just red or white. Wine Awesomeness proves just how much personality wine can have.

Read our Wine Awesomeness reviews and Wine Awesomeness details for more info.

4. Martha Stewart Wine Co.

The Cost: $87.99 every 6 weeks for 6 bottles. Sign up here!

You know Martha Stewart isn’t going to lead you astray! Choose from her half case (six wines) or full case (12 wines) to have award-winning, premium wines delivered to your door at delightfully less than retail. It’s a good thing.

Read our Martha Stewart Wine Co. details to learn more!

 

5. Wine Insiders

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Cost: $139.95/month + $19.95 shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get 3 bonus bottles with your first order! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Wine Insiders delivers 12 bottles of premium, award-winning wine sent every 12 weeks. Go all red, all white, or try a combination.

6. Vine Oh!

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The Cost: $59.99 per quarter (2 bottles of wine per box, plus other goodies!). Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSAWineForMe to get a FREE third bottle of wine with every box... FOR LIFE!

Wine is amazing, obvi. But it’s also not the only indulgence out there. Vine Oh! is a lifestyle subscription that treats you not just to wonderful new wines, but treats, self-care products for the body and bath, jewelry, home accessories, and other little luxuries, too! Choose to receive reds, whites, or a mix of the two, and four times a year, you’ll get a big box full of wine and delightful surprises.

Image via our review.

Vine Oh! has a playful, feminine vibe (loving the pink and wine-purple branding). They provide a lot of cute copy explaining each and every item curated for the box, and they even include coupons and discounts that you can use on the products you fall particularly hard for. It’s almost a bummer that this box only comes four times a year—we could get used to this kind of pampering!

Read our Vine Oh! reviews and Vine Oh! details for more info.

 

7. VINEBOX

Vinebox's single pour tubes are a great way to sample more expensive wines.

Image via our review.

The Cost: $79.00/quarter for 9 10 cL glasses of wine (not full bottles). Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSA5 to save 5% off any subscription or limited edition box!

Think of VINEBOX as the Ipsy of wine-of-the-month clubs: where other boxes feature entire bottles to get through, VINEBOX sends you perfect pours of nine different wines in chic, sleek, screw-cap vials. The vials come shipped in an elegant, black box, nestled in drawers that slide conveniently out with a pull of their ribbon handles.

Vinebox's single pour tubes are a great way to sample more expensive wines.

Image via our review.

Don’t be fooled by the non-traditional presentation. These high-quality wines are bound to impress. They’re sourced from boutique wineries across Europe, and flaunt the best reds, whites, or all of the above that VINEBOX has to offer.

Read our VINEBOX reviews and VINEBOX details for more info.

 

8. Firstleaf

The Cost: $79.98/month + $9.95 shipping for 6 bottles. Sign up here!

Firstleaf works directly with winemakers to deliver you delicious wines at a great value. They’re also big on providing an impeccable, personalized experience—you can leave reviews of each wine you get, change your preferences, view and edit upcoming boxes, and switch up your delivery schedule with ease.

Read our Firstleaf reviews and Firstleaf details to learn more!

 

9. International Wine of the Month Club

The Cost: Subscriptions start at $35.95/month + shipping for 2 bottles. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code SAVE10 or SAVE15 or SAVE30 to save $10 off any prepaid 4 shipment order (SAVE10) or Save $15 off any prepaid 6 shipment order (SAVE15) or Save $30 off any prepaid 12 shipment order (SAVE30).

International Wine of the Month Club has been exploring and sharing wines since the mid ’90s, so these wine lovers really know their stuff! They’re passionate about sharing a variety of unique wines from outstanding vineyards and have a stringent selection process to make sure you’re getting the best wines possible for your buck.

Read our International Wine of the Month Club reviews and International Wine of the Month Club details to learn more!

 

10. Wine of the Month Club

The Cost: $44.95/month for 3 bottles per shipment. Sign up here!

This long-standing club offers international varieties of red and white wines from Australia, South Africa, Italy, France, Chile, and beyond, plus a monthly issue of their informative newsletter, Wine Expeditions. These premium wines are handcrafted by small wineries around the globe and meticulously researched to ensure you’re getting the best there is to offer. In other words, this subscription is guaranteed to please.

 

11. Blue Apron Wine

Blue Apron Wine bottles are smaller than normal wines, perfect for sharing with two.

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The Cost: $65.99 per month for six 500 mL bottles (smaller than usual wine bottles, which are 750 mL). Sign up here!

COUPON: Save $20 off your first order! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The popular meal kit delivery service has a wine box, too! Unlike other subscriptions that send you full-size bottles, Blue Apron Wine sends you six different 500 mL bottles—that’s two-glasses-worth of each flavor of red and white wines from renowned purveyors. In other words, like Blue Apron, this subscription cuts down on waste. If a particular wine just wasn’t your thing, or you’re only entertaining two for dinner, there’s no extra to worry about. Each sample-sized bottle comes with a flavor profile, tasting notes, and educational, contextual info, so you can broaden your wine expertise while you discover new brands to love!

Read our Blue Apron Wine details for more info.

 

12. Wall Street Journal Wine Discovery Club

The Cost: $149.99/quarter + shipping (12 bottles per shipment). Sign up here!

COUPON: get your first 12 wines for $69.99 + shipping! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The selections in the WSJ Wine Discovery Club are heavy hitters. According to their site, they offer access to top estates, gold-medal winners, and more! This is a pricier box for sure, but folks who are maybe just a little more experienced with wine will love exploring the sophisticated flavors in each of the 12 bottles delivered every three months.

Read our WSJ Wine Club Review and WSJ Wine Club details to learn more!

 

13. California Wine Club

The Cost: Subscriptions start at $40.95 for 2 bottles/month. Sign up here!

If hand-crafted, limited-production wines from small vineyards are more your taste, then check out California Wine Club. This company has been sharing the artisanal wines of small, family-run wineries since 1990. Choose a subscription level to fit your budget and tastes, and indulge in the wonders of California wine country from the comfort of home.

Read our California Wine Club details to learn more!

 

14. Cellars Wine Club

The Cost: Subscriptions start at $29.00 for a single bottle/month. Sign up here!

The experienced team behind Cellars Wine Club offers a slew of different subscription types tailored to your tastes, interests, and experiences. There’s a subscription for sweet wines, west coast wines, international wines, high-end and premium wines, and more.

Read our California Wine Club details to learn more!

 

15. Gold Medal Wine Club

The Cost: Subscriptions start at $39.00 for 2 bottles/month + shipping. Sign up here!

Gold Medal Wine Club has been in the wine-of-the-month biz long before the “subscription box” trend was a twinkle in the internet’s eye. Choose from a variety of subscriptions, from the entry-level to the downright decadent, and indulge in wines beloved by the winos who know them best.

Read our Gold Medal Wine Club reviews and Gold Medal Wine Club details to learn more!

 

16. Harry & David Wine Club

Cost: Starting at $114.99 for a 3-month subscription + shipping. Sign up here!

The Harry & David Wine Club sends two bottles of wine—one red and one white—both made from grapes exclusively grown in Oregon.

 

17. Plonk Wine Club

Plonk specializes in organic and natural wines– which can be hard to find in other wine clubs.

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The Cost: Subscriptions range from $110.00 for 4 bottles/shipment, to $280.00 for a full case of 12 bottles per box. Subscribe monthly or quarterly. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code MSA25 to get a free bottle of wine when you sign up! (that's a $25 value).

Plonk specializes in organic, biodynamic, and natural wines. That means wines without pesticides or commercial additives such as colorants, acidifiers, artificial sugars, alcohol enhancements, or chemicals of any kind. But don’t worry—there’s plenty of rich, unique, elegant flavor to be had! Choose from three subscription options designed to please a variety of tastes, and enjoy rare, hidden-gem wines from Argentine, Chile, Australia, Croatia, France, Italy, Oregon, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, New York, and more. Healthy, organic eaters, this is the subscription for you!

Read our Plonk Wine Club Reviews and Plonk Wine Club details to learn more!

18. Amazing Clubs Wine of the Month Club

Cost: Starting at $41.95/month for a 12-month subscription + free shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Save $5 off any 3-month subscription or $10 off any 4-month subscription, or $15 off any 6-month subscription, or $30 off any 12-month subscription. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Wine of the Month Club from Amazing Clubs delivers 2 bottles of hard-to-find, premium wines from award-winning and boutique wineries around the world—both red, both white, or a mix, your choice. A Wine Lover’s newsletter comes along with your bottles, as well as an optional personalized gift message.

 

19. Tasting Room by Lot18

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The Cost: $9.95 for the initial tasting kit; $149.99/quarter + shipping. Sign up here!

“Tasting kit”? Yep! With this subscription, you actually get to try before you buy. You’ll take a quick quiz to see what your flavor preferences are, after which the folks at Tasting Room will send you a set of mini bottles to sample and review for just $9.95. Based on your feedback, Tasting Room will pick 12 bottles that match your palette and ship ’em your way, typically the following day for the first shipment. From there, a new case will be sent 2 months after the first is received, then cases will arrive every 3 months. These are high-quality, carefully selected wines from places like Napa, Bordeaux, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, Argentina, and other well-known wine-producing regions around the world!

Read our Tasting Room Reviews and Tasting Room details to learn more!

 

What’s the right wine box for you?

Check out our latest wine of the month club reviews to learn more about our fave finds and find current reviews!

Have you tried any wine clubs or boxes? Did they help you learn about wines?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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Comments (7)

  1. Hated Winc. They only gave me sweet wines for months of me giving all the sweet wines a low rating.

  2. I would like to buy a wine subscription as a gift. Any of these allow to prepay for 3-6 months?

  3. I wanted to try Bright Cellars and with that $30.00 off your first box, it’s a no brainer….. BUT, the link does not work!!! 🙁

    • Hi Judy – It is working for me on a desktop computer, but I did have to go all the way through the sign up process and into the checkout in order to see the discount. Hope that helps!

      • Thank you so much Lacey…. I will try again!! 🙂

  4. Anna, great summary of the wine subscription, but it would be really helpful if you tell how many bottles in each box. Because if you compare same boxes for, let’s say, $40, but one gives you four bottles and the other one is two, this factor make a big difference deciding which sub I should go with.

    • Thanks for the suggestion! We updated this article to include the number of bottles per shipment for the entry level plans 🙂