Questions and answers on wine clubs
What is a wine club?
A wine club is a club for wine buyers. You agree to buy a certain number of bottles every year, and the club delivers them. The most exclusive wine clubs have higher levels of membership in which you buy more wine.
How much does it cost to join?
It shouldn’t cost anything. In most cases, the amount of wine you agree to buy is the only expense. If you would normally buy that much anyway, this might actually save you money. You should also be able to cancel at any time. Read the terms of any club before joining.
I know someone in a club who didn’t get her wine last month, and the club told her they were waiting to get it from the winery. Does this happen a lot?
Not often, but sometimes. Some wine clubs are associated with particular wineries, which makes that sort of thing much less likely.
Exclusive wine club near St. Helena
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley, a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, has its own wine club. By agreeing to buy six bottles a year in groups of three, you can get Level I membership with discounts on their wines, tickets to parties and invitations to a complimentary tasting. Agreeing to buy 12 bottles a year, or 24, gets you higher levels of membership with even more benefits. Once you’ve chosen a membership level, buying additional bottles won’t count toward your annual allocation. Join today.