In a Nutshell
- 12 bottles of wine delivered per quarter
- Affordable monthly subscription with a full refund guarantee
- Receive advance notifications of each wine delivery
- Must pay delivery fee on each occasion
- No boutique wines
Nat Geo Wine at a Glance
Price Range: $149.99 (+$19.99 shipping and tax)
Best For: Affordability
Order Frequency: Every 3 months
Bottles per Shipment: 12 bottles
Wine Types and Quality
Nat Geo Wine offers locally sourced wines from countries like Italy, Spain, France, Argentina, New Zealand, and the US. Each wine case gives you a selection of 12 red and white wine bottles to try out every three months.
A few wines that stand out include the Pillastro Selezione d'Oro from Puglia, the oaky Argentinian J Opi Reserve Malbec, and the elegant and citrusy Guyendac. While none of these wines are particularly expensive, they’re all popular crowd-pleasers. The wine club claims that each bottle is handcrafted by family-owned estates and never sourced from any factory units.
Each bottle usually costs less than $15, so it’s not a surprise that there are no boutique, small, or medium-production wines in these shipments. However, Nat Geo’s partner, Laithwaites, does ensure you receive the odd gem with wine selections that may not be available elsewhere in the market.
Nat Geo Wine offers three plans: Award-Winning Reds, Award-Winning Whites, and Award-Winning Mix. Each plan comes with an introductory first-time price of $59.99 (+ $19.99 shipping and tax) per case and costs $149.99 (+ $19.99 shipping and tax) per case after that. However, Nat Geo claims that every package is worth $268.96.
Regardless of the plan you choose, the introductory offer also gets you two stemless wine glasses from Dartington Crystal, valued at $68.97. You also receive a notification before each delivery and are free to cancel your subscription at any time.
1. Pillastro Selezione d'Oro:
Cost per bottle: $19.10
Goes great with roasted meats and rich pasta
2. J Opi Reserve Malbec:
Cost per bottle: $14.13
Goes great with rare roast beef or mature cheese
Cost per bottle: $15.00
Goes great with grilled fish or served solo
Giving the Gift of Wine
Nat Geo Wine does not offer a prepaid version for its membership or gift packaging for wine cases, preventing it from being a good fit for those looking for gifting options.
Nat Geo Wine offers 24/7 customer service over phone and email. If you’d like to cancel your subscription at any time or need a refund for your purchase, you can call the helpline number. The helpline also lets you place orders for new packages directly over the phone for those who prefer not to do things entirely online.
Nat Geo Wine offers a 100% refund guarantee for each wine bottle purchased should you be unsatisfied with the quality. It also lets you amend or cancel your subscription at any time via a web interface. You also receive an advanced notification before each package is shipped, giving you a chance to cancel beforehand.
National Geographic’s Wines of the World is a wine club that partners with Laithwaites Wines to provide you with 12 bottles of international wine every three months. You can choose between red, white, and mixed wine packages that offer a selection of locally sourced flavors.
Nat Geo Wine comes with an online interface to help you manage your subscription, as well as a full refund guarantee should the wine not be to your liking. Plus, by signing up, you support the National Geographic Society. If you want quality international wines for an affordable price but don’t mind the lack of boutique options, it’s worth giving it a try.