For those looking for the best 3-month wine clubs, you’re in luck. Lots of wine delivery services have a 12-week (or quarterly) option. But finding the best of the best isn’t a small feat. You have to consider the types of wine you drink, the prices you want to pay, and whether you can select your own bottles (or if that’s done for you!). Join me today to find out more.
Fortunately, I’ve scoured the internet, researched, and compared all competitors this year to find what I think you’ll love most. I’ve looked at everything from wine variety and choice, pricing, ratings for each bottle, tasting notes, food pairings, and even highly rated, coveted, and rare wines. There’s something here for everyone.
That said, Firstleaf is my number 1 pick for this year. It’s a completely hands-off approach, which I like. You’ll first answer a quiz about your wine preferences, and then you’ll be sent 6 or 12 bottles every 1, 2, or 3 months based on your answers. After that, you can rate each bottle to get a personalized WinePrint™ profile, which matches you with more wines you’re likely to enjoy.
Lots of wines under $15 that have excellent ratings
Access the “wine school” for educational blog posts about wine
Red, white, rosé, sparkling, specialty, and fine wines available
Current deal: Get $100 off your first 3 boxes
Firstleaf offers a diverse selection of over 300 wines from around the world, including smaller regions like Greece. While some classic options like Chianti might be MIA, I found the overall variety to be pretty impressive.
The company is not into guessing what you like. You'll take a brief 13-question quiz to help pinpoint your preferences. Based on your responses, it’ll send you 6 wines tailored to your taste, delivered every 1, 2, or 3 months.
Your opinion also matters here. By giving wines a simple thumbs-up or thumbs-down, you help refine your future deliveries, bringing them closer to your perfect match each time. For more insights on how Firstleaf works, you can check out a comprehensive review by my colleague.
I like that the company taste-tests 10,000 wines from around the world and that only the best bottles make the cut. I haven’t seen many other competitors, if any, do this. One top choice, for example, for this year seems to be the 2021 Padrino Viengracia Tempranillo (pictured), which has received tons of awards and high praise.
There are lots of other wines that have received numerous awards as well. For example, there’s the 2022 100% Chenin Blanc (sur lie) from Paarl, South Africa, or the 2020 Bordeaux Blanc from Bordeaux AOP, France, both of which have received a 90+ rating and are the recipients of “6 or more” awards.
Speaking of award-winning wines, I do appreciate the variety you get here. It offers everything from white, red, rosé, sparkling, and some specialty wines. Some examples of specialties include lower alcohol, keto-friendly, eco-friendly, 90-point wines, and more.
If you’re more into fine wines, Firstleaf also has you covered. The “Fine Wine Collection” comprises the most revered wine regions, vintages, and iconic wine styles. Members also save up to 30% off any bottle.
You’re also free to check out the Firstleaf "Wine School" if you’re looking to build your wine knowledge. It’s a blog filled with accessible articles covering everything there is to know about wine. Firstleaf also has e-gift cards available from $25 to $200, redeemable for any item on the site.
The first order ships free, but subsequent orders have a $9.95 shipping fee. If you want free shipping after that, make sure to order at least 12 bottles at at time. And, if a bottle doesn’t meet your expectations, you get a refund, and you can spend that on a different wine in your next shipment.
Pricing kicks off at $7.49 per bottle, striking a balance between quality and value.
Crowdfunding lets you support local wineries
“Angel” members get special discounts and perks
Red, white, sweet, organic, sparkling, rosé, and more available
Current deal: $100 Off 12-pk for $69.99 Shipped
With Naked Wines, you're in the driver's seat, choosing wines that suit your taste, rather than receiving a predefined monthly box. The company uses a smart system that guides you to wines you're likely to enjoy. The more you buy and rate, the sharper the system gets at pinpointing your preferences.
You’ll kick off your membership by doing a quick quiz to tell the company what you like (and don’t!). It takes about 2 minutes and helps you get wines that will suit your tastes. Keep in mind that this is only if you opt for the Wine Genie or Fine Wine Club memberships.
You’re welcome to order 6 bottles (minimum) a la carte-style if you want to choose your own. There's a broad and continually updated selection, primarily featuring classic reds and whites. But keep in mind that you can't buy just 1 bottle – rather, the minimum order is 6 bottles. If you prefer single-bottle purchases, Firstleaf might be a better fit.
A large portion of the wine collection is from the US, but you'll also find options from Italy, New Zealand, and Portugal. If you like to filter your choices, the menu filtering tool is pretty useful. It helps you sort by price, style, type, and country.
There are tons of options for wine here. You’ll find red, white, sparkling, rosé, sweet, dessert & fortified, and organic options. Members rate each bottle so you can see if they’re worth purchasing. One highly rated wine is the Patrice Grasset Loire Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2022 (pictured), which has a 98% rating based on 146 reviews.
Naked Wines also has an "Angel" program which is pretty handy. You pay $40 to support independent winemakers – but it’s not just a donation. As an Angel, you get exclusive wines, discounts, a complimentary bottle each month, and invites to wine events. Leaving the program is also simple and doesn’t come with extra charges.
The pricing structure offers 2 options: a lower Angel rate and a regular price. Joining the Angel program can knock off around 20 to 30% from the standard price, making the $40 fee a good deal, depending on your wine consumption. Learn more about how members save significant money in my colleague’s Naked Wines review.
I like that you also have flexibility in terms of how you order. You could opt for delivery to your workplace or a specific pickup point if that works better for you.
Pricing starts at $7.99 per bottle. There’s a $9.99 shipping fee, but spend over $100, and it’s on the house. Most orders arrive between 1 to 4 days. Anything you see on the site is also available as a gift.
Curated wine subscription
Delivery frequencies can happen every 1, 2, or even 3 months
Red, white, and sparkling available
Current deal: Enjoy 6 Exceptional Wines for Just $41.94
Vinesse is your gateway to uncovering rare gems from vineyards that are off the beaten path, bringing a selection that stands out from the usual local store offerings. It’s caught the attention of renowned magazines like Self and Conde Nast Traveler, earning a spot in their notable mentions.
With 14 unique wine clubs, Vinesse has something for every palate. Fancy something light and sweet? The “Light & Sweet” club is calling your name. Intrigued by international flavors? Dive into the “World of Wine” club. If you have a soft spot for American wines, the “American Cellars” club is worth exploring.
There are lots of options including red, white, and sparkling. Some of the highest wines are Vinesse exclusives, like the 2020 Liberty Station California Pinot Noir. These also happen to be pretty affordable, coming in at an average of $20 to $25 per bottle. However, prices can reach upwards of $50 for certain bottles.
Membership with Vinesse means variety is at your fingertips. Whether you’re a red aficionado, a white wine enthusiast, or enjoy alternating between both, the options are plentiful. No compromises are needed here.
Your journey with Vinesse starts with an introductory pack of 8 wines for $49.99, giving you a taste of its curated range. From there, anticipate a fresh batch of wines landing on your doorstep every 3 months. You can customize shipment intervals easily from within your online account management dashboard.
Joining Vinesse is a piece of cake. Pick your preferred wine style, specify if it’s a gift, fill in your shipping and billing info, and voilà, you’re part of an exclusive group that enjoys distinctive wines from across the globe. If you want more details, my colleague has written a comprehensive review.
On the shipping front, you have the flexibility to choose where your wines are delivered, be it at home or the office. And if there’s a hiccup with the delivery, picking it up from a nearby FedEx station is always an option.
The cost of each delivery varies depending on your chosen club. However, prices generally start at $10.00 per set. And the cherry on top? There are no hidden membership fees – you only shell out for the wines you receive.
Take a quiz for personalized wine recommendations
Rate the wines you’ve tried for further recommendations
Red, white, sparkling, and rosé available
I personally love Bright Cellars because you can try 6 bottles for $55. The company makes it super simple to change your order frequency in your account dashboard if you prefer quarterly (3-month) shipments. You can choose 4, 6, or 12 bottles for your quarterly delivery – and 6 and 12-bottle boxes also qualify for free shipping.
There are also several other perks to being a member, which I like. For instance, members get 20% off in the wine shop, loyalty rewards with each bottle, and early access to specially curated bundles. Non-members can’t get any of these perks.
The company also employs a quiz to help narrow down your options. If you’re curious about how it works, my colleague has a review you can check out.
After you’re done with the quiz, you can head to the checkout and wrap up your wine set order. Your wine comes in a sturdy box, each bottle nicely separated, ensuring it gets to you in perfect shape. Plus, you get some extra info cards about each wine.
This company is all about bringing you unique wines from hidden gem vineyards, so you get to taste a range of different flavors. Whether you’re into classics or something quirky like apple, watermelon, or a touch of chocolate, a special wine awaits you.
It has the right wine for every moment, whether you’re throwing a big party or just chilling in your backyard. Whether you like your wine sweet and fruity or deep and rich, I find that there’s something for everyone.
Bright Cellars is also great at giving you all the details you need, like the best serving temperature and alcohol content – more than what most other places offer. But if you’re the type who likes to pick out each bottle or mix-and-match sets, this might not be your jam. Wine Awesomeness might be more up your alley if you enjoy picking your own wine.
The company seems to keep things interesting by regularly bringing in new wine sets. For example, this featured "Pleasure Principle Old Vine Zinfandel Bundle" packs 4 2019 California Zinfandels from Pleasure Principle. This has an ABV of 14.7%, so it’s pretty strong!
Once you order, it typically takes 2 to 4 business days for your wine to ship. Tracking information is also provided. However, just as a heads-up – someone 21 or older with a valid ID needs to be there to sign for it. Prices kick off at $10.00 a bottle.
Most wines cost less than $30
Get 12 bottles every 12 weeks (3 months) + 3 free bottles
Red, white, sparkling, sweet, rosé, dessert, and more available
Wine Insiders stands out for delivering wines that are affordable yet rich in flavor. Famous personalities like Martha Stewart and Geoffrey Zakarian have contributed to curating the selections. For more details on how Wine Insiders appeals to budget-conscious wine enthusiasts, you can check out my full review.
The selection is quite impressive with over 100 distinctive bottles in its catalog. These include reds, whites, sparkling, rosés, and even sweet dessert wines. The bottles hail from various parts of the world, including Argentina, Austria, Chile, and the United States, to name a few.
And, every now and then, a distinguished winemaker contributes a special wine. Although it might not host the most elite labels, the diversity of options, including organic, vegan, canned wines, and cocktails, is appealing.
A significant number of wines have ratings above 90 and come with a price tag under $20, which is a plus for me. However, if you’re on the hunt for exclusive or vintage wines, this might not be your first stop. But it’s worth mentioning that some wines, like the 2020 Marquis de Bacalon Bordeaux Blanc, have garnered perfect 5-star reviews from various critics.
All the details about the wines are readily available on the site including variety, vintage, alcohol content, and origin.There are 6 wine set categories available, each varying in price and quantity, with some sets featuring large Magnum bottles.
There’s also a subscription service where you receive 12 bottles every quarter (3 months) for those who prefer recurring shipments. You’ll find options for reds, whites, or a mix of both. The initial shipment includes 3 bonus bottles, and some orders might come with a wine-related surprise or gift.
In terms of pricing, it begins at $8.99, and the highest you’d typically spend on a standard bottle is around $25. The Magnum wine sets have a price range from $35 for a single bottle to approximately $47 each in a case of 6, making them a budget-friendly option compared to some competitors’ standard bottles.
6 wine clubs including Premier, Aged Cabernet, and more
Limited selection of rare, boutique wines
Red and white wines available
The California Wine Club features wines from the Pacific Northwest and other regions worldwide. Joining this company as a club member means you're supporting small, family-run wineries. For more detailed insights on what The California Wine Club brings to the table, my colleague has a thorough review available.
The diversity of wines available is extensive and noteworthy. Reds like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel bring forward rich flavors. On the other hand, white wine lovers have a wide range, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling. Each bottle is meticulously selected for its genuine taste and superior quality.
Membership introduces you to specialized monthly clubs, each catering to different preferences. The Signature Series club might be your go-to if you fancy unique, limited-edition wines, while the Premier Series club showcases California's award-winners.
There are a couple more you might be interested in. For aficionados of artisanal, aged wines, The Aged Cabernet Series club presents a selection of gracefully matured Cabernet Sauvignon from 8-12 years. The International Selections Club, on the other hand, offers a global wine-tasting adventure.
The Pacific Northwest Series Club pays homage to Oregon and Washington State, regions recognized for their balanced, cool-climate wines, offering a unique flavor profile.
Each membership sends you 2 bottles every 1, 2, or 3 months. You can do 5 different combinations – 1 red and white, 2 of the same reds (or whites), and 2 different reds (or whites). The choice is up to you. One thing I’m not big on is that you’re only getting 2 bottles. I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t seem like much over 3 months.
If you’re looking for more than 2 bottles every 3 months, check out Firstleaf instead. It offers you the option of 6 or 12 bottles on a quarterly basis, which is better for those who may drink wine more regularly.
Aside from that, membership is more than receiving fine wines; it's an immersive experience. Benefits include detailed tasting notes, an exclusive magazine, attractive discounts, and the ability to tailor wine deliveries. With The California Wine Club, each shipment is a curated wine journey.
Prices start at $10.99 per bottle. Gifting is made easy with a variety of options categorized into Wine Club Gifts, Curated Wine Gift Sets, Corporate Wine Gifts, and Digital Gift Certificates for those preferring a modern touch.
Regular wine themes for subscribers
“The Back Label” blog is chock full of wine information
Red, white, sparkling, rosé, organic, cans available
Wine Awesomeness’ wine club is monthly by default, but you can change it to quarterly quite easily. You’re welcome to choose your own wines here, or let the system automatically curate your next delivery. The choice is yours, and it’s not offered by many other services.
Aside from that, think of Wine Awesomeness as a welcome escape from the ordinary, bringing you an assortment of remarkable, off-the-beaten-path wines. If you’re looking to delve further, a colleague has put together a comprehensive review outlining what’s in store for you.
To enhance your wine knowledge, the company features an online digital magazine, "The Back Label." It's a wealth of information, catering to both wine novices and aficionados. I personally find this a nice touch as I always enjoy learning more about a subject I’m not overly familiar with!
When it comes to subscriptions, you've got 2 options with Wine Awesomeness. Choose between a 3-bottle package at $49 or go big with a 6-bottle box for $84, both inclusive of shipping. Members also get 20% off on wine.
The monthly wine selections revolve around various themes, ranging from French varietals and versatile rosés to selections perfect for barbecues. Keep an eye on the website as the themes switch up regularly.
Your assortment is vast, encompassing reds, whites, sparkling, rosés, and even organic choices. For those seeking a change, trendy canned wine is available. Collections from internet personalities like Opopop, Shannon St. Clair, Nail Betch, and Emily Post bring an extra touch of uniqueness.
If you’re not into commitments, no stress. You don’t have to do quarterly orders automatically. Buying individual bottles is an option, which is a flexibility not all competitors provide. It lets you explore beyond the monthly curated selections. Just know that subscribing nets you some nice bonuses and discounts if you’re a regular wine connoisseur.
The "mystery" wine feature caught my eye as a unique and exciting addition. For a fixed price, you get a surprise bottle, adding a thrill to your wine-buying experience.
All wines go through a rating system, with the highest score being 5. Ratings are from both the team and wine enthusiasts, helping you identify community favorites.
You’re also covered if you’re looking for gifts for someone special. Themed gift boxes, tailored for various occasions, make gifting a breeze. Prices for these thoughtful presents start at $13.25.
Limited-production, small-batch wines
Comprehensive wine tasting notes and profiles
Red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines available
With Macy’s, club members receive 6 carefully chosen international wines every 3 months. Plus, stay with the club for a whole year, and you get 2 extra bonus bottles. One bottle comes in the cold season, while the other comes in the summer.
The wine variety here is impressive. Dive into a sea of reds, experiencing everything from the smooth taste of Cabernet Franc and Montepulciano to the distinct notes of Petite Sirah and Sangiovese. It’s a unique adventure of wine in every glass.
More into whites? No worries! From the buttery tones of Chardonnay to the sharp taste of Muscadet, you can travel from the sunny shores of Portugal to the breathtaking sceneries of Chile with every sip. Speaking of Chile, I like the inclusion here as you won’t find Chilean wines everywhere.
For something unique, the club's curated collections won’t disappoint. The Sommelier's Choice is a treat for any wine lover, and if you’re into mindful drinking, there’s a range of vegan and organic options. For more info, check out my colleague’s in-depth review.
Membership in Macy's Wine Club is more than just about sipping wine; it’s a rich experience. Discover limited-edition wines and deepen your appreciation with the comprehensive tasting notes included with each bottle.
Gifting is easy here, with sets of 3, 6, or 12 bottles suitable for every occasion. From luxury gifts to budget-friendly options and even wedding specials, there’s a gift for everyone here.
The exploration never ends. Try out Essential Wines, unwind with Easy-Drinking Reds, or celebrate with Award Winners. Here’s a virtual “cheers” to that – but only if you’re 21 and over!
Prices start at $10.99. Shipping is free as well, and your first order of 6 wines comes in at $49.99 ($8.33 per bottle). I find this price to be quite reasonable, all things considered.
Rare collector wines available
Comprehensive food pairing info and tasting notes
Red and white wines available
Every month, Monthly Wine Clubs takes you on a global wine adventure from the comfort of your home. The company offers a diverse mix of wine styles, from classic reds and fresh whites to the occasional bubbly.
The selection is extensive but well-curated, featuring wines like Sangiovese, Pinot Bianco, Riesling, Merlot, versatile Pinot Noir, and bold Shiraz, among others. Learn more about this eclectic selection in my colleague’s excellent review.
The wines aren’t just randomly chosen. The club’s expert sommeliers carefully pick top-notch options for you, including exclusives like S. Sebastião Vinho Regional Lisboa Syrah/Touriga Nacional Reserva 2020 and Domaine Raspail-Ay Gigondas 2019 (pictured).
There are 4 distinct monthly subscriptions available: Premier Series, Bold Reds, Masters Series, and Collectors Series. Each order brings 2 expertly chosen bottles from your selected club, showcasing rare reds or whites from renowned vineyards. When you join the club, you can get shipments every 3 months, monthly, or bi-monthly.
Every bottle includes a detailed card, shedding light on its origin, flavor profile, and ideal food pairings. It feels like each bottle has been personally picked out for you by a private sommelier.
Being a member isn’t just about indulging in wine; it’s an educational experience. With each bottle, you explore the varied world of wine, learning more about the distinct flavors each region offers. It’s like a culinary world tour from your living room.
It’s also not a problem if you’re not into long-term commitments. You decide how long your membership lasts, whether it’s a few months or a whole year. Plus, you have the flexibility to tailor your wine selection to your tastes, whether you’re into reds or keen on wines from certain regions.
Pricing starts at $20.98, but changes based on how much you order. Pricing is also all over the place. There are affordable bottles under $20, and there are much more expensive options at over $40.
You also get volume discounts for ordering more wine. For example, you save 7% off any 4 bottles, 12% off any 6, and 15% off any 12 or more bottles. Keep that in mind if you order regularly as you could always consider ordering more at a time to save some cash.
Offers organic, biodynamic, and sustainable wines
320+ wine varieties available
Red, white, and orange wines available
Plonk is your spot for a wide range of organic and biodynamic wines, perfect for those into sustainability and clean farming. There are 3 clubs to choose from – Mixed Organic, Red Organic, and White Organic. You can join the club and get 4, 6, or 12 bottles sent to you every 1, 2, or 3 months. If you go for the 12, you get 2 bottles of 6 different wines.
You have the freedom to either grab a curated subscription box or pick out individual wines from the shop. This means you can explore based on your interests or let the pros guide you. The company has options for mixed, red, and white wine clubs, so whatever your taste, there’s something for you.
If a specific bottle catches your eye, you can reorder it or check out other past favorites from the shop. Check our detailed review for the ins and outs of how Plonk operates.
Each order comes with recipe pairing suggestions, which is a nice touch. It really enhances the whole wine-drinking vibe, especially if you’re thinking of throwing a wine-tasting party.
The company is also quite lax with payments – you can go month by month or pre-pay, so you’re not stuck in a long-term deal. If you want to switch up your subscription type, just give customer service a ring or shoot them an email. ormative
Prices kick off at $9.50. Sure, you’ve got to grab at least 4, but with free shipping and good pricing, it’s a solid deal. Speaking of free shipping, I want to let you know that it’s always free!
Red, white, rosé, sparkling
Get $100 off your first 3 boxes from Firstleaf
$100 Off 12-pk for $69.99 Shipped from Naked Wines
Those looking for variety
Red, white, sparkling
Enjoy 6 Exceptional Wines for Just $41.94 from Vinesse
New wine drinkers
Red, white, sparkling, margarita cocktail
Enjoy $50 Off Your First Box from Bright Cellars
Affordable 90+ rated wines
Red, white, rosé, sparkling, dessert/sweet
30% Off with code ENJOY30 + FREE Corkscrew from Wine Insiders
US west coast/pacific northwest + international wines
Save 50% on the wine in your first shipment with promo code SAVE50! from The California Wine Club
Ease-of-use subscription model
Red, white, rosé, sparkling, organic, cans
Get 50% Off! from Wine Awesomeness
Detailed tasting notes
Red, white, rosé, sparkling
40% Off Sitewide. Code: WINE40 from Macys Wine Shop
Summer Flash Sale! - Save up to $30 from Monthly Clubs
Red, white, sparkling, rose, orange
Free shipping on all orders! from Monthly Clubs
Joining a 3-month wine club can be an excellent way to explore different wines, discover your preferences, and learn more about the world of wine. Here are some tips to help you choose the best 3-month wine club:
Determine your budget: Establish a clear budget that includes the cost of the wine, shipping, and any additional fees. Look for clubs with a variety of price points to find a plan that fits your budget. The wine clubs on my list suit many budgets.
Define your preferences: Consider what types of wine you prefer: red, white, sparkling, or a mix. Think about whether you prefer domestic or international wines, or a mix of both. Vinesse offers an excellent selection.
Research club offerings: Look for clubs that offer a diverse selection of wines, including different regions, varietals, and styles. Some clubs specialize in organic, biodynamic, or natural wines – so choose according to your preferences. Youll find some good filters on the Firstleaf website.
Check the volume and frequency: If you’re looking for specifically 3-month wine clubs, ensure your chosen service offers this interval. Check how often the wines are shipped and whether you can adjust the frequency.
I don’t think there’s a “best” per se, but my personal favorite this year is Firstleaf. It sends out a shipment of 6 or 12 bottles every 1, 2, or 3 months based on your preference. It also quizzes you about your wine preference and curates wines based on this. You can then try and rate your wines to get further personalized boxes for future orders.
If you’re a regular wine drinker, I think it possibly could be worth it for you. For instance, if you take a look at Naked Wines, you can join the Angel program to get steep discounts on every bottle you buy. This applies to single orders or wine subscriptions, which are available every 1, 2, or even 3 months. Subscribing is a great way to save money.
Just keep in mind that it may not be worth it for you if you don’t drink wine regularly. Also, every time you buy a bottle, you can rate it to get personalized recommendations. If you ever receive a bottle you don’t like, you also get a 100% money-back guarantee with Naked Wines.
The average wine club membership is every 1, 2, or 3 months until you cancel. You’re generally free to choose your delivery frequency and change it at any time. For example, Vinesse will send you 6 curated bottles at a frequency that you decide. Your first shipment also includes 2 bonus bottles for free.
Sure, for some people they definitely can be. A wine subscription club is a good way to get wine delivered regularly if you drink it all the time. It’s also a great way to try wines you may not have thought of, and, in some cases, to save money rather than buying them individually at the liquor store.
One of my favorite clubs this year is Bright Cellars. It offers curated wine bundles that can be shipped every 1, 2, or 3 months at very reasonable prices. My favorite bundle is the Wine Tasting Bundle, which includes 6 sommelier-selected wines (reds, whites, and rosé), a tasting guide, wine markers, a notepad, and a bottle stopper.