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Macy’s Wine Shop Review 2022

Katy Ward

In a Nutshell

Since opening its doors in 1858, Macy’s has become an iconic name in retail with a reputation for selling premium brands. Members of its wine club receive 12 bottles of expertly selected wine every 12 weeks without having to pay additional shipping fees. As well as offering detailed tasting notes for all wines, Macy’s provides no-quibble refunds for members. At present, with its introductory offer, you can receive 6 bottles for $49.99.

pros

  • Shipping costs included
  • Detailed tasting notes with every selection
  • No-questions-asked policy on refunds

cons

  • Not available in all 50 states
  • Only one membership per household

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Macy’s Wine Cellar at a Glance

Price Range: $159 plus sales tax

Best For: Lovers of expertly selected wines

Order Frequency: Approximately every 12 weeks

Bottles per Shipment: 12

Wine Types & Quality

As a Macy’s Wine Shop member, you can choose to receive red wines, white wines, or a mixed selection.

All of the wines are selected for members by Macy’s panel of wine experts and are made in vineyards all over the world, many of which have hundreds of years of history.

A number of the products included in the wine club selection are exclusive to members. Many have also won prestigious awards within the food and drink industry.

Notable successes include a gold award in the San Diego International Wine Challenge for Treehaven Lane Pinot Grigio and a gold award in the Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition for Beau Palais Bordeaux Rouge.

Every shipment comes with tasting notes so you can learn about flavor profiles, serving tips, and pairing ideas. In addition, you’ll receive notes on the winemakers and regions behind your selection.

Membership Options

When you sign up for a membership, you can choose to receive shipments of white wines, red wines, or mixed cases.

As part of an introductory offer, you’ll receive 6 bottles for $49.99 plus tax. You’ll then automatically move to a standard membership plan and receive 12 bottles approximately every 12 weeks until you cancel your membership. You’ll also receive bonus shipments in the winter and summer.

Membership is limited to one per household. The company does not deliver to the following states:

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Utah

Pricing

Once you’ve received your introductory case of 6 bottles for $49.99, you’ll pay the following for your membership:

Plan
Bottles/month
Price per bottle
Total price
Shipping

Red

4

$13.25 plus tax

$159 plus tax

Free

White

4

$13.25 plus tax

$159 plus tax

Free

Mix

4

$13.25 plus tax

$159 plus tax

Free

All orders are subject to sales tax, which varies based on the state you live in.

The prices in the chart above include the cost of shipping. You can skip a shipment or cancel at any time by calling the company’s customer service department.

All deliveries must be signed for by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. The company doesn’t deliver to P.O. boxes.

If you’re not satisfied with your wine for any reason, Macy’s will replace it immediately through its Our Wine Guarantee.

Featured Wines

1. 2018 Primasera Sangiovese

Produced by an award-winning family winery that has been in business since 1903, this intense red has a bouquet of bramble and plum flavors.

Cost per bottle: $8.33 (as part of the introductory offer)

Goes great with tomato and meat dishes, pizza, pasta, lasagne

2. 2020 Llama Dorada Sauvignon Blanc

Grown in an authentic family winery in Chile, this crisp white wine has hints of green apples and citrus.

Cost per bottle: $8.33 (as part of the introductory offer)

Goes great with seafood dishes, sautéed vegetables, fresh cheeses

3. 2019 Starlight Ridge Chardonnay

Awarded silver in the Harvest Challenge Wine Competition 2020, this fruit-flavored white from Southeastern Australia has aromas of fresh white peach and ripe melons.

Cost per bottle: $8.33 (as part of the introductory offer)

Goes great with pasta in creamy or buttery sauces, salmon, umami-rich shellfish dishes, Caesar salads

Giving the Gift of Wine

If your friends, family, or colleagues enjoy the finer things in life, a decent bottle—or bottles—of wine may be the ideal gift.

When you purchase a membership, you can indicate whether you are purchasing your subscription as a gift. You’ll then have the option to add a personal message for the recipient.

If you would rather not commit to full membership as a gift, Macy’s offers a number of other options. During the holiday season, you can choose from a selection of wine advent calendars. You also have the option to select luxury gifts or wedding presents.

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Customer Service

You can contact the customer service department at Macy’s by phone or email. Its hours are 9am-8pm ET Monday to Friday and 10am-7pm ET on weekends.

Bottom Line

Macy’s Wine Shop is a great choice for wine lovers who enjoy relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Its introductory offer of 6 bottles for $49.99 is one of its most attractive features.

Overall, we found its prices to be cheaper than many other high-end wine clubs, but there are a few minor issues such as a limited delivery area. However, this is unlikely to be a deal breaker for many customers, who will appreciate other member benefits such as free shipping and detailed tasting notes.

Oxford graduate Katy Ward is a seasoned journalist and editor covering personal finance and software topics for Eleven Writing and Top10. Over a 15-year career, Katy has worked with several finance titans, including Barclays, Tandem Bank, and Yahoo! Finance.

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