Use our wine club ratings to find the best wine clubs where shipments cost less than $30
There are so many wine clubs available today that choosing a monthly wine membership may seem overwhelming. That's why we're here! This curated list of wine clubs features wines that cost less than $30 per shipment. Our ratings system looks at quality-to-price ratio, shipping costs, uniqueness, and custom features. Wherever possible, prices include shipping costs, but rarely include sales tax. Be sure to select the state you're shipping to, as not all wine clubs can ship to all states.
Overview: When compared to other similar 2-bottle wine clubs, this one offers a great price for the quality of wines you can expect.
What We Love: WineExpress is the retail arm of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Who better to select the best wines for a wine of the month club than a company that rates wine?
Could Be Better: We'd like to see some updated "Previous Selections" on each of the wine clubs. The ones listed are a little out of date.
Overview: Well-priced introductory-style wine club geared for less-experienced wine drinkers looking to expand their wine knowledge in a relaxed way.
What We Love: Great breadth and depth of wine selections presented in this wine club. You'll go around the world in your living room.
Could Be Better: For this type of club, and at this price-point, we think this club is an excellent choice and doesn't have any serious shortcomings.
Overview: Featuring hand-picked, adventurous selections from around the world. Great value and great drinking in every shipment.
What We Love: Industry-leading customer service, no ho-hum selections allowed, always over-delivers on value, and it's a great wine club for foodies.
Could Be Better: As this wine club continues to add more benefits like a satisfaction guarantee, discounts on reorders, partnerships to enhance their wine pairing, and more choices for customization, we only have praise for Plonk.
Overview: An incredibly popular wine club delivering the highest-quality wines among the two-bottle monthly wine clubs.
What We Love: Consistency. We've been receiving their shipments for months and we've never had a wine we didn't like. You can't really ask for more than that from a wine club.
Could Be Better: We don't have any suggestions for what to improve within the Gold Series wine club. Yay!
Overview: Club W is a new kind of wine club—get a personalized list of available selections each month and then choose your own wine. Very flexible in size of shipment and what goes in the box each month. This makes for a great gift, too!
What We Love: We love the great selection of quirky wines mostly priced at $13 with some better wines sprinkled in. We are especially impressed with the whites and roses which deliver knockout value. We love that you can put as many wines in your box as you want, and that shipping is free on 6 or more bottles.
Could Be Better: The wine descriptions tend to purposely avoid helpful terms that experienced wine drinkers look for in selecting bottles (i.e., no references to "buttery" or "acidic"), and the red wines haven't been our cup of tea. It's hard to sell a good red wine for $13, but we think they can do better here.
Overview: A personalized wine program powered that gets to know your palate by starting your subscription with a tasting kit—real wine tasting in your living room. A significant step up from anonymous case clubs.
What We Love: Lot18 delivers on value, but at a higher level than other case clubs you might be considering. These selections are tailored to your preferences and they send exclusive wines you won't find anywhere else. Online account management is a big plus.
Could Be Better: We've had some complaints about quality. This is probably more a factor of their high-end marketing push which makes buyers think these are exceptional wines, when really, they're just good wines. Fortunately, they've just made a major upgrade to their customer service procedures and added a phone line, so we think they're heading in the right direction.
Overview: Tremendous value, excellent quality, and guaranteed wines make this a wine club perfect for anyone looking for an easy monthly wine club.
What We Love: There people who have been members of this wine club for over 20 years! The average wine club's membership length is 4 months.
Could Be Better: No recommendations for improvement here. This wine club sets the bar high as a standard for all other wine clubs.