In a Nutshell
- $1 shipping for members
- No monthly or annual dues
- You can cancel at any time
- Packages must be signed for by someone 21 years old or over
- If a package is returned to the club, reshipment costs $30
Partner at a Glance
Price Range: Starting prices range from $41.95-$238
Best For: Wine lovers and those looking for something new
Order Frequency: Monthly, every other month, or quarterly
Bottles per Shipment: Minimum of 2,3, or 4, depending on membership level
Wine Types & Quality
The California Wine Club sources its wines from small wineries, both locally and overseas. In this way, they gain access to unlabelled, locally, and passionately produced bottles. The California Wine Club then distributes these wines to their customer base, bringing them to consumers that wouldn’t otherwise have access.
They get to know the winemakers personally and ask them for their best products, and then assess their quality through personally tasting the wines. They only distribute it if they would be happy to serve it at their own table. They guarantee their beverages with a ‘Love it” guarantee which offers immediate refunds or exchanges if you aren’t happy.
They offer a choice of six wine club levels, ranging in budget and focus. For example, The California Wine Club’s International Series offers customers a taste of the exotic by bringing in wines from around the world. In this series, you will have a chance to try wines from Europe, South America, Africa, and other exciting locales.
Club levels offer new wines each month, sometimes from a different winery, giving customers something to look forward to. Selections range from Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, sparkling wine, Pinot, Merlot, and more.
Every wine listed on the site comes with a summary of the wine, including information on which food pairs best with that particular selection.
The California Wine Club offers five different series to choose from. Most offer either a two or four-bottle-per-month option, except for the Signature series, which also provides a three-bottle-per-month option. There are a range of wine club benefits, including access to staff who are available to answer any of your wine-related questions, a $1 delivery fee, and VIP tours to a California winery of your choice if you happen to be in the area!
Customers can order individual bottles starting at $12.99 a bottle. These can be found in the Wine Reorder section of the website. As a member, you will be able to take advantage of the attractive $1.00 shipping fee (apart from Case Club). Deliveries are made throughout the US except for Kentucky and Utah.
1. 2019 Bianco Chardonnay
Cost per bottle: $22.00
Goes great with: Chicken, tuna, or as an aperitif
2. 2016 The Rescuer Merlot
Cost per bottle: $72.00
Goes great with: Prime rib, lamb, roast duck
3. 2018 North Coast Brut Sparkling Wine
Cost per bottle: $41.00
Goes great with: Shellfish, seafood, chicken, cheeses, or as an aperitif
Giving the Gift of Wine
The California Wine Club has four gift options available to customers.
- Gift Certificates- These are available in the following amounts
- All occasion gifts – for holidays, birthdays, celebrations, or just because
- Corporate gifts
- Early bird gifts – enjoy special offers when reserving ahead for the holidays
The California Wine Club has its own blog called Uncorked, where you’ll find articles that will teach you all about its wines and the world of wine. The club will refund or replace any wine you don’t like. There is also a FAQ section that will answer many of your questions. If you need assistance, you can reach out to a representative through one of the following means. Any question or message received after business hours will be returned on the next business day.
Phone: 1-800-777-4443 (toll free)
Office hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm PST
Mail: The California Wine Club
1604 Morse Ave
Ventura, CA 93003
The California Wine Club offers hard-to-find wines at below retail prices. The different series it offers provides customers with a nice variety to choose from. The easy gift options allow customers to select the perfect wine for any occasion.