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California Wine Club Reviews

  After reviewing over 100 different California wine clubs, we found the following wine clubs to be the golden states' best in regards to pricing, customer service, wine quality, and wine education / wine tasting notes. We're always on the lookout for new California wine clubs that make it in our Top 10 Best California Wine Clubs to ensure we only recommend the best wine of the month clubs to you. And while we are remunerated by these wine clubs for sending new customers there way, we wouldn't recommend them if they weren't great California wine clubs.
   
 
#1
California Wine Club VISIT SITE
 

California Wine Club

Overall Rating: 5 Stars Phenomenal
The California Wine Club earned our #1 Best California Wine Club ranking this year for delivering so many great award winning California wines from Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara,Sierra Foothills, etc. These are 90+ point wines JUST from California that are fantastic. They've got excellent customer service (both over email and phone), no membership fees, you can cancel at any time and that every wine is 100% quality guaranteed.

Wine Quality: 5 Stars Phenomenal
The quality of the California wines the California Wine Club sent us was absolutely phenomenal. The owners of the wine club are constantly searching for award-winning 90+ point wines from California's best "mom & pop" wineries. These are the wineries that only sell locally. You won't find these great wines at Trader Joes.

Wine Education: 4 Stars Excellent
With every monthly or quarterly wine club shipment (you choose the frequency), you'll receive a 12-page, full color publication called Uncorked that offers an up-close and personal look at the vineyard behind the wines plus tasting notes, recipes, interviews, games and more.

Pricing: 4 Stars Excellent
Starting at just $17.97 a bottle, the California Wine Club is very well priced for award winning wines. Our favorite club is the California Wine Club Signature Series which is their 90+ point wine club that costs $75 a bottle / $150 per shipment. If you've got the money, this is by far the best California wine club there is.

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#2
Cellars West Coast Wine Club VISIT SITE
 

Cellars Wine Club

Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars Outstanding
Cellars Wine Club brings some of the best California wines from Napa, Sonoma and Monterey into their West Coast Wine Club. These wines are from boutique wineries with limited production. You'll also get select wines from Oregon's and Washington's Willamette Valley and Columbia Valley regions.
Wine Quality: 5 Stars Phenomenal
Just like last year, Cellars West Coast Wine Club has some of the best wines available out of all other California wine clubs. Wines featured include, but are not limited to, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc for Reds.  Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling for Whites. 
Wine Education: 4 Stars Excellent
With every monthly wine club shipment, you'll receive a free newsletter detailing the wineries and wines featured in that shipment, tasting notes, food pairings, recipes, and other wine related articles.
Pricing: 4 Stars Excellent
Cellar's West Coast Wine Club is affordably priced at $39.95 a month for two bottles of red wine, two bottles of white wine or one red wine and one white wine.
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#3
Wine of the Month Club Visit Gift Memberships Page VISIT SITE
 

Wine of the Month Club

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Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars Outstanding
The Wine of the Month Club earned our #3 Best California Wine Club ranking this year for their exceptional wines (only 2 make the cut out of 400 tasted every month), professionally designed wine education / wine tasting notes, affordable pricing, amazing customer service and superb packaging (your 1st shipment comes in a very fancy linen box that is sure to impress your friends and family).

Wine Quality: 4.5 Stars Outstanding
When only 2 out of 400 bottles of California wine tested by professional wine connisours make the cut every month, you know you're only going to get outstanding wine quality and we're happy to report that that is indeed the case. The Wine of the Month Club guarantees that you'll LOVE the wine you receive or they'll refund you 100% of your money with no questions asked.

Wine Education: 4.5 Stars Outstanding
Not every bottle you receive will be from California, but the ones you do receive come with extremely detailed wine tasting notes that will make you sound like an expert on the wine when your dinner guests arrive. You'll learn what's behind the wines distinctive taste, balance and character, as well as all about the people and California vineyard that created it. (See a sample).
Pricing: 4.5 Stars Outstanding
The Wine of the Month Club offers 3 different wine clubs that include California wines that start at $19.98 a month for two bottles of wine. You get to choose whether you want 2 reds, 2 whites or one of each. For the quality of the wine you receive, $9.99 a bottle is an outstanding price.
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#4
Laithwaites California Wine Club VISIT SITE
 

Laithwaites Wine Club

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Overall Rating: 4 Stars Excellent
Laithwaites comes in fourth for California Wine Clubs because the California wines they do include in their quarterly shipments are excellent! They also offer the lowest prices and, in our humble opinion, some of the best California wines.
Wine Quality: 4 Stars Excellent
Every quarter we receive a new 12 bottle shipment from Laithwaites and we're always pleasantly surprised by quality of the California wines we receive. At only $5.84 a bottle, you'd expect the wines you receive from California to be low quality, but that's just not the case with Laithwaites.
Wine Education: 4 Stars Excellent
Laithwaites does an excellent job of educating you on each and every California wine that they deliver. You'll learn where the wine came from (Napa, Sonoma, Temecula, etc.), what the growing season was like that gave the wine it's unique flavor, how it was harvested and what was added (if anything) to make the wine so unique and delectable.
Pricing: 5 Stars Phenomenal
Laithwaites offers the LOWEST PRICING out of all the California wine clubs we've reviewed at only $5.84 a bottle. Like the other California Wine Clubs, shipping and handling is extra.
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#5
Wall Street Journal California Wine Club VISIT SITE
 

The Wall Street Journal Wine Club

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Overall Rating: 4 Stars Excellent
The Wall Street Journal Wine Club came in at #5 on our California Wine Clubs list because not all the wines you receive from this wine club are from California. The ones you will receive from golden state are definitely worth mentioning though. In addition to the great wine you'll receive, we ranked this wine club highly for the great wine education you'll receive, exceptionally low prices (only $5.84 a bottle), and the superb free gifts. This wine club makes a great gift :-)

Wine Quality: 4 Stars Excellent
Every quarter you'll get 12 bottles of delicious high-quality wine from the WSJ Wine Club. Even though your first shipment only costs $5.84 a bottle, the wine quality is still superb and in our opinion rivals that of wine that costs $100 a bottle.
Wine Education: 4 Stars Excellent
The Wall Street Journal Wine Club also does an excellent job of educating you on every California wine that they deliver. You'll learn where in California the wine came from, what the growing season was like that gave the wine it's unique flavor, how the grapes were harvested, etc.
Pricing: 5 Stars Phenomenal
Like the Laithwaites Wine Club, the WSJ Wine Club offers the lowest pricing out of all the California wine clubs we've reviewed at only $5.84 a bottle, making it an easy choice as a wine club gift. Their money back guarantee ensures that if you're not satisfied with your wine club purchase, you'll be sure to get it all back.
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#6
Zagat California Wine Club VISIT SITE
 

Zagat Wine Club

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Overall Rating: 4 Stars Excellent
The Zagat Wine Club came in #6 on our Top 10 Best California Wine Clubs this year thanks to their great California wine picks at a great price (SAVE $110 OFF YOUR 1st ORDER), their large social network of California wine lovers that share wine reviews and ratings on each bottle you receive and the great FREE gift that makes this a perfect gift. Not all the wines you receive will be from California, but the ones that do come rival the quality of the Laithwaites Wine Club.
Wine Quality: 4 Stars Excellent
We found the quality of the California wine you receive from the Zagat Wine Club to be just as good as the wine from Wall Street Journal Wine Club. We especially like their 100% satisfaction guarantee that ensures you receive a full refund on any California wine you receive that did not like.
Wine Education: 4 Stars Excellent
The California wine tasting notes you receive from the Zagat Wine Club are well thought out, informative and visually pleasing to the eye. We especially like the binder that comes with your purchase as it is large enough to hold all the California wine tasting notes you'll receive over the next couple of years.
Pricing: 5 Stars Phenomenal
Like some of the other wine clubs we recommend, the Zagat Wine Club also offers exceptional prices on their California wines: only $5.84 a bottle for your first shipment. Like the others, they too charge a $19.99 shipping and handling fee plus any applicable tax.
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#7
Uncorked Ventures California Wine Club VISIT SITE
 

Uncorked Ventures Wine Club

Overall Rating: 4 Stars Excellent
Uncorked Ventures Wine Club did quite well in our ratings this year (#7 out of 10) for their exciting California wine picks, reasonable prices and the wide variety of great domestic and international wines you will receive - all of which we're 90 points or better! In fact, they earned the #1 position this year in our 90+ point wine club reviews.
Wine Quality: 5 Stars Phenomenal
The Uncorked Ventures Wine Club only sends you California wine of exceptional quality. To be 90+ point wines, they have to be the best! The owners, Matt Krause and Mark Aselstine, personally try each and every California wine they consider for their wine club, and then only send you the best ones. That's a really nice personal touch you won't get with the big corporate run wine clubs.
Wine Education: 4 Stars Excellent
Every wine club shipment (you decide the frequency: monthly or quarterly) comes with detailed notes on the California wines you receive. You will learn about the vineyard and people that made the wine, how it was made and what made it so special to receive a 90+ point rating. (see example #1 and example #2)

Pricing: 4 Stars Excellent
Uncorked Ventures offers 3 different wine clubs: Wine Exploration Club, Special Selections Wine Club and the Reserve Selections Wine Club. Pricing starts at $20 a bottle and goes all the way up to $97.50 a bottle, depending on the wine club you choose. If you can afford it, we HIGHLY recommend the Reserve Selections Club.

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#8
Gold Medal California Wine Club VISIT SITE
 

Gold Medal Wine Club

Overall Rating: 4 Stars Excellent
The Gold Medal Wine Club ranked #8 this year on our Top 10 Best California Wine Clubs list for their numerous wine club options (5 in total) and 20 years of wine club experience (with over 2 million shipments made so far) that makes them one of the nations leading California wine clubs.

Wine Quality: 4 Stars Excellent
The California wine from their Platinum and Diamond wine clubs are truly amazing wines; most of which are rare gems that are hard to get. These California wines are 90+ and 93+ point wines and worth every cent. All but one of their wine clubs includes wines from California, but their most popular wine club is their Gold Wine Club which is made up of medal-winning wines from California's best small vineyards.

Wine Education: 4 Stars Excellent
With every wine club shipment you'll receive a detailed fact sheet on the California wines you receive, the vineyard it came from and what specific element enabled the California wine to earn the right to be included in the Gold Medal Wine Club.

Pricing: 4 Stars Excellent
The Gold Medal Wine Club has 4 wine clubs to choose from that include California wines in them. These clubs range in price from $17.50 a bottle to $94.50 a bottle and believe us when we say that the $94.50 a bottle wine club (the Diamond Series Wine Club) is an astonishing walk down some of the hardest to find wines there are. You could keep these wines as investments if you wanted! :-)

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#9
Celebrations California Wine Club VISIT SITE
 

Celebrations Wine Club

Overall Rating: 4 Stars Excellent
The Celebrations Wine Club made #9 on our list of Top 10 Best California Wine Clubs this year for offering several different wine clubs that feature handcrafted Californian wines. You'll love that they have so many different membership options to choose from depending on your budget.

Wine Quality: 4 Stars Excellent
We wanted to give the Celebrations Wine Club 5 stars for quality, especially for the amazing Italian wines we received, but we found the California wines we received to be just a tad lower in quality. Still great wines, better than anything you would find at a grocery store, but just not 5 stars in our book.

Wine Education: 3.5 Stars Very Good
The Celebrations Wine Club takes a very different approach to their monthly newsletter than other California wine clubs do. In their newsletter you'll learn how the California wine makers featured that month used creative and innovative methods to come up with a truly awesome wine. You'll learn the history of the California vineyard and the grapes grown there, how they were made into wine, and which foods they best complement.

Pricing: 3.5 Stars Very Good
Pricing of the Celebrations Wine Clubs start at $17 a bottle and goes up to $87 a bottle depending on which wine club you sign up for. As you would expect, the most expensive wine club membership is absolutely amazing and well worth the price.
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#10
Coastal Vineyards Wine Club VISIT SITE
 

Coastal Vineyards Wine Club

Overall Rating: 4 Stars Excellent
Coastal Vineyards has 12 great California wine clubs to choose from that feature only premier, top quality vintages, custom crafted by specialty wine makers in the Paso Robles and Santa Barbara Region. There are absolutely no membership fees, no cancellation costs, shipping is always included in the price, and that they offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the wines you receive.
Wine Quality: 4 Stars Excellent
Coastal Vineyards is the only wine club that offers such high quality wines from the Paso Robles and Santa Barbara Region. Ever since we did a trip down the region, we've fallen in love with quality of wine available there. Here are the types of wine clubs you can get via the Coastal Vineyards wine club: Bordeaux, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel, etc.
Wine Education: 3.5 Stars Very Good
Coastal Vineyard does a great job of sharing everything they know about the wines they send. They don't focus their efforts on artistic labels or fancy names or even worse, the Wine Spectator rating. Instead, they only teach you how each and every wine you receive is custom crafted by specialty wine makers who are still faithful to the art of making wine with passion that can be tasted in each and every bottle opened, poured and enjoyed.
Pricing: 3.5 Stars Very Good
Prices range from $18.75 a bottle to
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