Here’s what our natural wine club is all about:
Most producers we meet are making between 500-1,000 bottles of any given wine, and we can secure around 300 after they serve their local market. Incredible wines are coming from these producers you’ve probably never heard of, and they’ll rarely get nationwide distribution in a traditional retail model. They’re too small for consistent shipments to more than maybe one city, and tough to even discover in the first place!
Interesting, fun, and funky wines
We love wine because of what they tell us about a culture, a region, and a producer. You’ll probably see grapes you’ve never heard of (ever tried Blauer Portuguieser) or a hyper local certification like the Pannobile designation for a select group of vintners in Gols, Austria.
Temperature controlled - always
There’s a lot of ways to move wine, but if you’re dealing with natural wines (and really if you care deeply about the wine quality generally) using temperature controlled shipping from pickup at the vineyard, to the shipping container, to the trucks taking it to your home and any warehouse in between is absolutely imperative. It’s a precaution that makes a big difference in preserving the qualities the winemaker intended the wine to have.
We’re going to be doing things a little differently.
Our prices are going to be lower than you would expect.
We’re using our importing license to bring wines directly from the vineyard, to our fulfillment center in Chicago, and then straight to your doorstop. That means no distributor taking a cut and no retailer taking a cut. In other words, it means no three-tier system. A bottle that costs 7 euro for trade is typically around $28 retail. For you, it will be $21, shipped.
You don’t get to pick what we send you.
That’s right. No quizzes, no “if you like this, you might like this”, no “just reds please”. One of our favorite things when we go out to eat in a new place is taking the recommendations of the staff and running with it. After all, they’ve tried the food, drank the wines, and served hundreds of people. If you’re not interested in trying new things, want consistency in your shipments, or are looking for choice, this might not be the club for you. We might stick an orange wine, an earthy white aged in an amphora, or a pet-nat in your shipments. What’s wine without discovering new things, anyway?
You won't be able to go to the store and buy these.
It’s hard, if not impossible, to find these wines in-store. Like we said above - they’re often too small to establish a consistent retail presence, and natural wines are just hard to find in general if you’re not in a major city like New York, D.C., or San Francisco. If you like the wines, we'll have them for retail purchase as well online, but move fast! We’re working with very small allocations, and often when it’s gone, it’s gone!
How It Works
We're in full swing now! Choose between three, six or twelve bottle shipment will cost from $79-$129 shipped. Every new subscriber will start with our Volume 1 set of wines then move through V2, V3, etc. with a mix of producers, styles, countries, and colors. Let the bottle sit for a few days (natural wines are finicky and need time to settle!), likely chill (we'll send instructions on serving temps) then drink and enjoy! If there's any bottles you love, check out our natural wine store! You can buy them by the bottle there with $9.95 shipping.
This club has been a few years in the making, and we can’t wait to get started. We hope that you join us, let us know what you think, and share the story and experience of these wines with us.
We're offering a $20 discount on the subscription with promo code WINECLUB20OFF