Vine Oh! is a quarterly subscription box featuring wine + women's lifestyle items. For $59.99 per quarter, you'll receive two bottles of wine, plus lifestyle gift items that will have a total retail value of at least $120. This box ships to the U.S., except the following states: AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, RI, UT.
One important thing to know about Vine Oh!'s wines is that they're custom-made for subscribers. If you like a bottle and want more, you can usually find them available for purchase in the Vine Oh! wine shop. You have the option of either two sweets, two whites, two reds, or a mix.
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Inside the shipping box, you will receive a smaller box that contains all of the lifestyle items. The wine bottles are safely cased below at the bottom of the shipping carton.
There is a card for each item, as well as an overview sheet with the total box value enclosed in the Oh! envelope.
This is only my second time reviewing Vine Oh!, so I'm still getting the hang of this subscription and what to expect. Opening up the box, I was delighted to see a variety of items that feel perfect for winter. A cozy hat? A festive candy bar? Yes! Let's start by taking a peek at (and a sip of) the wines included in this months' shipment, and then we'll explore the lifestyle items.
Inside The Vine Oh! "Oh! Ho Ho!” Winter 2021 Box
2019 Night Vine California Pinot Grigio – Retail Value $24.00
Night Vine Pinot Grigio presents aromas of citrus blossom, lime zest, white peach, wet stone, and honeydew melon with notes ranging from casaba melon to citrus zest with a hint of crème fraiche in the finish.
The first bottle I received this month is a California Pinot Grigio, which is a great pick for me. I've been on a bit of a Pinot Grigio kick for the last few months, so Vine Oh! couldn't have picked a more appropriate white. I'll be honest. When I first volunteered to review Vine Oh!, I didn't have super high expectations for the wine. In my experience, wines that are custom created for non-winecentric subscriptions can sometimes fall flat, but I approached the subscription with an open mind, and last month I was happy enough with the wines I received. This Pinot Grigio, however, is a little meh. This bottle is smooth and easy to drink, but it lacks the characteristic flavor profile of Pinot Grigio. I think of Pinot Grigio as being a typically light and crisp wine, and this bottle is very fruity. The first sip actually tasted a bit to me like white grape juice. That's now a bad flavor by any means, but I wouldn't call it refined. The verdict? I'll drink this wine, but I won't go out of my way to buy more.
2018 Speechless California Pinot Noir– Retail Value $24.00
Speechless Pinot Noir is very expressive with aromas of cranberry, raspberry and cherries with flavors of pomegranate, cedar and a hint of leather. This crisp and flavorful wine is sure to leave you speechless.
The second bottle of wine selected for me this month is a Pinot Noir, also from California. After opening up a little, the flavor is subdued and fairly tannic. Looking at the description provided by Vine Oh!, I think they're spot on with calling out flavors of pomegranate. There's a dry and reserved fruitiness that's quite nice, and if I close my eyes and sip, this wine tastes a little like Pom. (Minus the sweetness, of course. This isn't a sweet wine.) This isn't the most complex wine, and it's not the best Pinot Noir I've ever had, but it's pretty good. Out of the two bottles I received this month, this one is my favorite.
Willow Collective Cozy Hat- Listed Value $20
As someone who lives in the south, I don't have a huge collection of winter gear. Still, I do get cold around this time of year. (No judgment, please! 50 degrees feels really freaking cold when you're used to temperatures in the 80's and 90's.) This cable knit hat is a classic. It has a faux fur puff and is stretchy enough to feel comfortable and not too tight. The best thing about it though has to be the fuzzy lining. The inside of the hat is super soft. I can't wait for it to get cold enough here for me to wear. It's so warm and cozy!
E.B. and Co Open Circle Necklace- Listed Value $50
My personal preference when it comes to jewelry is for minimal gold designs, so this necklace is right at home in my jewelry box. It's simple and lovely, and it looks very well made. I'm happy to see this in the box; however, I'm surprised to see that Vine Oh! is valuing this necklace at $50. This exact piece isn't available for sale online, but it's significantly more expensive than most other necklaces in the E. B. and Co. shop. No real complaint there. I like the necklace a lot, but the listed value caught my attention, so I wanted to call it out. The chain is 18" long with a 2-in extender. The metal is hypoallergenic and nickel-free, and the stones are CZ.
Core Home Charcuterie Board Set- Listed Value $24
Cutting boards may not be the most exciting subscription box surprise for most people, but I will never be sad to see one. I have a habit of being a little hard on my cutting boards, and I have an entire stack of discolored, ratty, and worn options. I like using them as serving boards for charcuterie and cheese, so I appreciate having some nice ones to put out for company. The listed value for this set is $24, but it's available on amazon for about half that.
Laritzy Eyeshadow Palette- Listed Value $9
Vine Oh! subscribers will receive a Laritzy palette in either Classic or Royal, and I received the Classic palette. I love experimenting with fun eyeshadow colors, but most days I reach for neutrals, so this is a great everyday item for me. Here's a description of the colors:
- Prime - Light Gold Shimmer
- Timeless - Light Red Shimmer
- Angelic - Soft Brown
- Vogue - Champagne Shimmer
- Worthy - Cinnamon Brown
These colors work well with my fair skin, and the shimmer shades are subtle and very wearable for every day. All of Laritzy's products are free of parabens, BHT, BHA, and phthalates, and never tested on animals.
Sweeter Cards Chocolate Card- Listed Value $9
Will I ever be sad to receive a chocolate bar in a subscription box? Heck no, and this one is packaged perfectly for the holiday season. This bar does double duty as a greeting card, and it would have made a perfect gift... had I not ripped off the wrapping immediately and eaten it myself! The chocolate is dark and smooth with medium-sized grains of salt mixed in and little pockets of caramel. Delicious! I may even pick up a few of these to gift. I think the card/ bar hybrid is quite clever.
Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $59.99
Value Breakdown: This box cost $59.99, which is a pretty great deal when you consider all of the items I received. The listed price of the necklace alone is roughly the same price as the cost of the box, which is pretty incredible. Breaking down the $59.99 cost among the bigger items (wine, hat, necklace, cutting boards, and eyeshadow) and viewing the chocolate as a bonus, each of the items has an average cost of $10. Given that's well below the cost of each item, I'm very happy with the value of this shipment. I may have raised my eyebrow slightly at the listed value of the necklace, but even with that in mind, this box still feels like a great deal. This shipment included some really nice items at a significant discount.
This is my second shipment from Vine Oh!, and I enjoyed it a lot. The selection of items feels seasonally appropriate, and I'll use every single item in the box. I like receiving a mix of wine and lifestyle items, and overall, opening this box felt like unwrapping a gift. My favorite item this month has to be the hat-- it's just so darn cozy! I can't wait until the temperature drops so I can live in it. The Pinot Grigio was the low point for me in this box, but I can't complain too much. Even though it didn't impress me, I still found it perfectly drinkable. Since this is only my second box from Vine Oh!, I feel like I'm still getting to know the wines. Here's the thing. I enjoy wine, but I wouldn't call myself a wine snob; I do, however, like to set my expectations accordingly. I think high-quality vino and table wine both have their place, but I like to know what's in the bottle before I open it. After another box or two, I hope I'll have a better handle on what to expect from Vine Oh! in the wine department.
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To Wrap Up
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! You'll start with Winter 2021 as your first box, but quantities are limited!
What do you think of this quarter's Vine Oh! box?