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The California Wine Club Review

Sarah Pritzker

In a Nutshell

The California Wine Club is a family business that supports family-owned artisanal vineyards and wineries. In this way the club offers varieties that you can’t find in your local wine store. Priding themselves on the personal touch, they guarantee each bottle’s quality and each month offer something new for customers to try.

pros

  • $1 shipping for members
  • No monthly or annual dues
  • You can cancel at any time

cons

  • Packages must be signed for by someone 21 years old or over
  • If a package is returned to the club, reshipment costs $30

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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.

Membership Options

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!

Pricing

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.

Level
Bottles/month
Price per Shipment
Shipping
Premier Series

2

4

$41.95

$83.90

Monthly, every other month, or quarterly
International Series

1&1

2 Red

$68

$74

Monthly, every other month, or quarterly
Pacific Northwest Series

1&1

2 Red

$76

$82

Monthly, every other month, or quarterly
Signature Series

2

3

4

$134

$192.11

$239.98

Monthly, every other month, or quarterly
Aged Cabernet Series
2
$238
Monthly, every other month, or quarterly
Case Club Series
12
$168
Monthly, every other month, or quarterly

Featured Wines:

 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

$60

$180

$350

$650

  • All occasion gifts – for holidays, birthdays, celebrations, or just because
  • Corporate gifts
  • Early bird gifts – enjoy special offers when reserving ahead for the holidays

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Customer Service

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)        

        1-805-650-4330 (local)

Fax: 1-800-700-1599

Email: info@cawineclub.com            

Office hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm PST

Mail: The California Wine Club

        1604 Morse Ave

        Unit A

        Ventura, CA 93003

Bottom Line

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.

Sarah Pritzker writes for top10.com and is a content writer with years of experience and a keen interest in the vast world of online consumer products. She enjoys helping readers make sense of the options on the market in a variety of fields.

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1 years ago

The California Wine Club always offers new and unique wines that are affordable. The also provide ratings on new wines.

1 years ago

Because they provide awesome wine to drink and deliver .I would honestly say I rather purchase wine from them vs. going to the store.

1 years ago

Great customer services, good selection and product, reasonable price with different range of wine.

1 years ago

They offer great product and customer service and I generally enjoy being a member of the California wine club and have recommended them to a number of friends that have also joined!

1 years ago

Great quality service great products and a great environment to having wine get customer satisfaction

1 years ago

Wine is my specialty and this is the best way to connect with other wine lovers. The subscription is also a great way to try all the newest brands and become a wine expert.

1 years ago

We thoroughly enjoy the variety of wine available and always receive shipment on time.

1 years ago

Have great brochures. The California Wine Club has a great variety of wines to select from. Prices are very fair.

1 years ago

Because they produce a very fine wine at a very affordable price and thus far they have been unmatched.

2 years ago

I fine that the California Wine Club provides wines that taste is lovely and fresh. They are tastefully prepared.

2 years ago

I give it a top rating for the wine selections variety, prices, and delivery, also the delicious taste of the wines. Great service!

2 years ago

The quality of the wine is unmatched. I love receiving the best wines without having to do my own research and stopping at the store.

1 years ago

The variety of wine I received, covered the whole spectrum of my personal taste. I enjoyed the information sent along with each selection.

1 years ago

I enjoyed the mailers the wine club would send offering great deals on their wine selection.

1 years ago

Signing up was very easy and I had a variety of options to choose from. So far I have enjoyed all the wines that I have received from them.

1 years ago

I am always surprised by the selections. I've been a wine drinker for many decades and did not imagine (before I joined CWC)how much variety and fun I was missing.

1 years ago

This subscription is worth the money. They have such great quality of wine and the taste is so good. Love it!

1 years ago

They have some of the best selections of wines! I'll be a customer and member as long as the club is open.

1 years ago

Got a great value! Loved the wines that were sent to me. I definitely felt I got real value for my money .

1 years ago

They have great wine. Also the pricing is really good. They also care about customer satisfaction.

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