Firstleaf review

ByTop10.com StaffMar. 27, 2019

In a Nutshell

Buying Great Wine Should Be Easier” is the call to arms (or corkscrews) of Firstleaf, a wine club that provides personalized wine selections to users at prices that put the retail stores to shame. The company learns which wines you like and uses this data set to determine which wines to send you and which to recommend in the future. The company also uses a team of wine experts to curate their award-winning offerings.

pros

  • Uses your feedback to decide which wines to offer you
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Reasonably-priced, high-quality wines

cons

  • Shipping not included
  • No gift cards
  • Does not ship to all 50 states

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Firstleaf at a Glance

Price Range
6 bottles of wine for $79.95 +$9.95 shipping
Best For
Clearing up the confusion of buying wine by getting matched with selections that match your preferences
Order Frequency
You can receive wines every 1, 2, or 3 months.
Bottles per Shipment
6 (750ml)

Wine Types and Quality

Firstleaf offers a wide variety of red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines from across the world, including from vineyards in Argentina, South Africa, France, New Zealand, Spain, Chile, Portugal, Italy, United States, and Australia. These award-winning wines include Chardonnay, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc, among others. By cutting out the middlemen, the company gets directly to the winemakers, developing an intimate connection to the wine shipped out to club members. 

Firstleaf provides personalized wine selections at reasonable prices

Membership Options

When you sign up with Firstleaf, you’ll get a special introductory shipment of 3 bottles at only $5 per bottle, after which you’ll have the option of staying on for 6 bottles per month. The first box will come 1 month after you place the order, and you can set the frequency for all subsequent orders. The company will ask you for feedback on the wines you received, and your input will be used to determine which wines to send you in the future. 

In the preferences, you can choose whether to have the bottles come every month, bimonthly, or every 3 months. 

Pricing

First leaf has a rather unique pricing system for the wine club industry. When you sign up, your first order will be of 3 bottles—which the company’s wine experts select for you—priced at only $5 per bottle + $4.95 shipping. 

Your next shipments will be 6 bottles each, and the recommendations will be based on feedback that you give the company. You can switch out any of the recommendations before they ship. You can also buy individual bottles at any time through the company’s online store.

Plan
Bottles/month
Price per bottle
Shipping
Total Price
First order
3
$5
$4.95
$19.95
All following orders
6
$79.95 for the 6 bottles
$9.95
$89.90

Featured Wines 

Cantharos - 2014 

It may sound like a supervillain set on world-domination, but this Grenache is one of the top offerings of a winery that has won 2 gold medals as “French Grenache Winery of the Year.” There are hints of herbs and spice in this Grenache, which Firstleaf says has a bouquet that brings to mind the very earliest origins of wine.

Cost per bottle: $16.80

Goes great with: A beefy winter stew, a braised pot roast with roasted carrots, a fireplace and a blanket.

Aromatherapy - 2016 Chenin Blanc  

One of the great things about wine is that it hits you before it even touches your lips. The bouquet, the bottle, the way it cascades down the glass. This aptly-named Chenin Blanc has hints of fruity and floral notes, and at less than $20 a bottle, this is an hour of therapy anybody can afford. 

Cost per bottle: $17.10

Goes great with: Grilled fish with a healthy squeeze of lemon, chicken picatta, a Saturday afternoon in the late spring when you get that first hint that summer’s on its way. 

Isolde's Rapture - 2016 red blend 

We’ll be honest, we selected this one because the bottle is so cool. Seriously, there’s a lot happening on this label. It turns out it’s also a double gold medal winning 95 point red blend. So maybe you should just judge a bottle by its label—sometimes.   

Cost per bottle: $20 

Goes great with: Barbecued steaks on the patio while you wait for the rapture (we mean another glass of this wine).

Giving the Gift of Wine

With Firstlead you can easily buy an E-Gift card on the company website. They run in increments of $25, $50, $75, $100, $150, and $200. Couldn’t be easier. 

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Customer Service

Firstleaf has a customer queries email on its website where you can send questions, as well as a lengthy FAQ section that should answer most questions you may have. The company also operates a 1-800 number where you can speak to a representative. 

Bottom Line

With a friendly price point ($79.95 for 6 bottles) and a wide selection of highly-rated wines that are selected based on your input and preferences, Firstleaf is a great wine option if you’re looking to try out a wine club. The company also makes it easy to give the gift of wine, and keeps things flexible so you get the wine you want—when you want it.

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