The 16 Best Wine Subscriptions, So You Don’t Need to Leave Home for a New Bottle
Getting a shipment of wine delivered to our doorstep would be amazing on any day, but it’s especially appreciated while we’re in quarantine. Not to mention, monthly wine shipments now come expertly tailored to our specific flavor preferences, meaning we’re hardly ever disappointed after uncorking a delightfully crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a medium-bodied Montepulciano. And these 16 wine subscriptions ensure that we’re never without a bottle for impromptu House Party happy hours. We’ll cheers to that.
Cost: From $13/bottle
What you get: A monthly subscription of expert-picked domestic and international bottles
Why we love it: Before you start sipping, Winc will have you fill out a six-question questionnaire that will determine your palate profile. From the results, the experts at Winc recommend four vinos that you’re sure to love. From there, you can make swaps or additions based on the assortment. Plus, new wines are added to the site daily, so you can try something new every month. And, better yet, you can rate your wines after you try them, to get the most accurate recommendations each month.
2. Bright Cellars
What you get: Four vinos from around the world, tailored to your taste
Why we love it: All that’s standing in the way between you and four tasty new bottles? An interactive, seven-question survey about your food and beverage preferences. Based on your answers, the team at Bright Cellars will match you with the top four wines from around the world. Then, four new wines will be delivered to your door each month. It’s as simple as that.
3. Wine Awesomeness
Cost: $49/month for three bottles or $79/month for six bottles
What you get: Your choice of red, white or a mix of both, shipped each month
Why we love it: The curators and sommeliers at Wine Awesomeness handpick a selection of wines and ship them to you each month. You’ll actually learn about each variety thanks to a handy insert that tells the stories of each winemaker, teaches you how to describe the wines like a true professional and suggests food pairings for each. No quizzes or no gimmicks necessary, just really good vino.
4. Firstleaf Wine Club
What you get: Six wines from around the world, based on your flavor preferences
Why we love it: 92 percent of Firstleaf’s wines are award-winning and they cut out the middleman by working directly with some of the world’s top vintners, so you know you’re getting the most bang for your buck. And with over 500,000 customer ratings on the site, their system can predict what wines you’ll want to sip, without you even having to think about it.
5. Vinley Market
Cost: $59/month for two bottles or $79/month for three bottles
What you get: Two or three bottles of wine curated by expert sommeliers, based on cost and taste
Why we love it: Each box includes two or three wines from boutique winemakers located all over the world. Each bottle has been selected by the team at Vinley for taste and cost, allowing you to try fancy French and Italian varieties without breaking the bank. And you can even select a rosé and bubbles box, if that’s more your taste. Plus, you’ll often receive organic and biodynamic bottles from small producers (bye, bye wine hangovers).
Cost: From $79 every three months
What you get: Nine hard-to-find European wines by the glass, shipped in convenient single-use vials
Why we love it: If you like to try different wines but don’t want to commit to a whole bottle, this quarterly subscription service is here for you. Every three months, nine vials of wine will be shipped to your door, each containing one glass of fresh, new or hard-to-find European wine. You’ll also get credits to use toward full bottles when you find a variety you especially like.
7. Naked Wines
What you get: One bottle of wine plus $40 in credit and access to Angel Executive bottles, pre-released wines and more
Why we love it: Rather than delivering a shipment of mass-produced red or white every month, Naked Wines lets you support independent vintners. When you join as an “Angel” (which is what they call members), you’ll contribute $40 to your wine account and receive a free bottle—plus access to Angel Executive bottles, pre-released wines and more, which are up to 60 percent off traditional retail prices. Dip into your wine account to buy the bottles you want, when you want them.
8. Cellars Wine Club
Cost: From $29/shipment
What you get: A shipment of one to seven bottles of wine from across the globe
Why we love it: The customization options are endless with Cellars Wine Club: Choose from single bottles, varieties from specific regions or flavor profiles and highly-rated bottles. If you’re not sure you’re into the whole commitment thing, you can even select how many months you want to try it for (even if that’s just one).
9. Plonk Wine Club
Cost: From $110/month
What you get: Four or 12 bottles of carefully curated natural, organic wines that are produced without pesticides or additives
Why we love it: Options, options, options. Not only can you choose how many bottles you’ll receive from Plonk Wine Club, but you can choose how often you receive them and the varieties you get. Select monthly deliveries or shipments every three, six or 12 months of rare, natural and organic bottles that hail from Argentina, Australia and yes, even Italy.
10. Empathy Wines
What you get: A seasonal wine shipment of three, six or 12 bottles of red, white and rosé varieties
Why we love it: No up-charge, no choice overload, just really great, reasonably priced vino. Empathy Wines is a direct-to-consumer winery that partners with small, sustainability-focused farmers from lesser-known wine regions in Northern California to bring you quality bottles without the markup. It's the ideal subscription option for the person whose taste shifts with the seasons, as triannual shipments rotate between blends of rosé, white and red. Sign us up.
11. Vine Oh!
Cost: $60 every three months
What you get: A box of fun, wellness- and wine-related products, plus two bottles of actual vino
Why we love it: More than just a wine delivery, Vine Oh! is like a self-care subscription box based around your favorite reds, whites or rosés. You’ll get everything from wine glasses to candles to eye masks (and of course, wine), worth more than $188 for just $60 per month.
12. Tasting Room
Cost: $10 for mini bottle tasting kit then $13/bottle afterwards
What you get: A tasting kit of six white and red wines to try, followed by full bottles based on your flavor preferences
Why we love it: If you live by the motto “try it before you buy it,” then this is the subscription for you. To start, you’ll receive a tasting kit with both red and white varities. Once you try them and rate them all, Tasting Room will craft a profile based on your likes and dislikes, which helps tailor future wine shipments to your specific preferences.
13. Blue Apron Wine
What you get: Six 500ml bottles of wine meant for pairing with a specific Blue Apron dinner
Why we love it: Blue Apron’s weekly meal subscription is one of our go-to’s for easy weeknight dinners. And now we can get expert-recommended wine from their trusted culinary team, too. Every shipment contains six 500ml bottles of wine (which are two-thirds the size of a typical bottle) to encourage sharing, pairing and finishing with a specific Blue Apron meal for two. Plus, true to the brand’s ethos, you’ll receive tasting notes, pairing tips and the story behind every wine.
14. Wall Street Journal Wines
Cost: From $72 every three months, plus $20 shipping
What you get: 12 wines tailored to your personal tastes, delivered every three months
Why we love it: If you like to stock up, this is the subscription for you. Every three months, you’ll receive a case of top-rated wines (FYI, that’s 12 bottles) from around the globe, tailored to your taste and based on feedback from previous deliveries. WSJ Wines also often runs promotions for free additional bottles (yes, please) and allows you to select from white, red or a mix.
15. Martha Stewart Wine Co.
Cost: From $7/bottle
What you get: Six to twelve bottles hand-picked by Martha Stewart (!!) and shipped to you, every six or eight weeks.
Why we love it: In addition to hand-selecting all the bottles, Martha Stewart also includes tasteful serving, pairing and entertaining suggestions for each variety. Plus, you can choose your preference of receiving a case of red, white or a mix of both in each shipment. Find that you don’t love this round’s selection? Don’t worry, the brand will replace it for free.
16. Ninety+ Cellars Wine Club
Cost: From $50 every three months
What you get: Three, six or twelve bottles of the newest wines and top seasonal selections shipped to your door every quarter
Why we love it: We appreciate a good bottle of wine, but don't always love the high price that comes along with it. Ninety+ Cellars searches the globe—from Italy to New Zealand to California and beyond—for the best of the best vino from top-rated vineyards, and then works directly with them to bring us world class wines for as little as $50 every three months. Oh, and the shipping is always free.