We’re a pretty satisfied bunch, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t covetous. Sometimes we see things out there that we just must have. Cool Things We Want is an archive of those earthly desires.
A wine club membership makes a great gift. A steady supply of exclusive local wines delivered right to the front door is pretty genius. With that in mind we did some research and found 23 BC wine subscriptions that we feel your friends, colleagues and loved ones would appreciate. Because we certainly would!
The Poplar Grove Wine Club offers three package choices, curated by preference and consisting of three deliveries of six winemaker-selected bottles of wine, from exclusive, pre-release and top quality offerings. Bonus: each shipment also includes Poplar Grove inspired recipes designed by some of BC’s best chefs. Find out more.
The Joie En Primeur Wine Club is a quarterly delivery of 6-pack boxes of ever-changing and seasonally-oriented offerings chosen by none other than owner/winemaker Heidi Noble herself. It’s also super-exclusive since it’s limited to just 50 members per year. Find out more.
Winemaker (and recent Scout interviewee) Rajen Toor’s natural wine label is the sister of his family’s estate winery, Desert Hills. They’ve created a combined Wine Club option (three shipments of six or 12 bottles) that is totally customizable so that you can get a taste of the entire family of wines, plus perks like “personalized fun”. Find out more
For fans of 8th Generation wines, there are three options for membership, depending on how much wine (6 or 12 bottles per year?) and input you want to have. All members of the Lineage Wine Club get first option privileges on new wine releases and exclusive drinking rights to their Syrah. Find out more.
Know someone who loves a bit of sparkle in their wine? Since 2011 Bella has been captivating fans with their small lots of traditional and ancestrale method sparkling wines. They tend to sell out quickly though, so the best way to experience all that Bella has to offer each vintage is to join one of their five curated wine clubs. Find out more.
The membership options at Blue Grouse are categorized into three tongue-in-cheek tiers paying homage to the winery’s male owners, the “Blue Grouches”. Grouchy, Grouchier and Grouchiest each consist of three shipments per year containing 3-8 bottles per shipment. Find out more.
Signing up to be a member of the CedarCreek Platinum Club ‘Family’ entitles you to three shipments of 6 bottles per year and every shipment is completely customizable to your preference. Find out more.
Checkmate offers a choice of Six or Twelve Bottle Membership Packages delivered to you twice a year, handpicked by winemaker Phil McGahan. Each shipment highlights the subtle but significant differences that soil and mesoclimate impart on Checkmate’s wines. Find out more.
The Dream Club gets you two shipments of red and white wines hand picked by the Daydreamer winemaker including new releases and wine only available through the club, plus perks like winemaker tasting notes, cellaring tips and food parings included with each shipment. Find out more.
The Bench Club has been designed to showcase the wonderful, award-winning wines of Hester Creek as well as provide special treatment to its members such as invites to interactive club-only events. A “Surprise in a Box”, the Terra Unica membership hooks you up with automatic quarterly shipments of six or 12 bottles of your choice of four different packages, depending on your taste. Find out more.
For the wine and art lovers in your life, Liquidity has specifically designed gift memberships that give them all of the same privileges as regular wine club members, including biannual shipments of the winemaker’s selection of six bottles the spring Budbreak and autumn Harvest shipments and early access to ticketed events. Find out more.
Choose from seven “care packages”, personally selected by winemaker Chris Carson, plus all the benefits that’ll leave you feeling like one of the family in no time. Each wine is accompanied by their story along with a Meyer family favourite recipe to pair with your wine selection. Find out more.
Each of the three tiers of membership to the Mission Hill Wine Club get you privy to new, unique, and exclusive ways to experience Mission Hill Family Estate, including their seasonal Terrace Restaurant and Signature Concert Series. Find out more.
With their Collector’s Club, Orofino strives to simplify the acquisition of their wines and elevate the Orofino experience by sharing their knowledge and insights on the workings of the vineyards, the winery and all aspects of the wine experience. Wines are shipped twice per year, for a total of 12 or 24 bottles. Find out more.
Choose from the Iconic or Skaha Six Club, delivered in one fall shipment of six bottles featuring their Red Icon, Chardonnay, Syrah and/or Merlot wines, depending on your decision. Find out more.
Take the standard route by purchasing a membership to the Quails’ Gate’s Cellar Club, available in a six or 12 bottle option, or hook up with entirely flexible Locals Select Club that includes a membership card loaded with $200, three times per year. Find out more.
As an Estate Winery, Robin Ridge appreciates the elusive quality of their bottles. Their Flock Club lets you savour the taste of Robin Ridge’s exceptional portfolio of wines, delivered from their cellar to your door each Summer and Winter (six bottles per shipment), and designed to complement the seasons. Find out more.
The Sage Hills Wine Club includes two 12 bottle shipments, delivered in the Spring and Holiday seasons, as selected by you from a list of available wines. Find out more.
As a member of the Seven Stones Wine Club, you will automatically receive shipments of their best wines right to your door. Determine the number of bottles you want by choosing your level – Boulder (48), Limestone (36) or Clay (24) – and then leave it to owner and winemaker George Hanson to personally select your wines for you. Find out more.
For the conscientious sipper, consider the Summerhill Organic Wine Club – a choice that’s also a statement for the sustainability of mankind – via four case shipments of six bottles of organic red, white or mixed wines. Find out more.
The self-described “new pioneers” of the wine industry have two ways to enjoy 24 bottles of their best wines: the pre-selected mixed Taste of Tantalus option and the fully customizable Pioneer Wine Club. Find out more.
Choose from four options (18 bottles each) and give the VIP treatment with a Crush Club membership. The wine club is the best way to stay connected to the Tinhorn Creek winery – from pre-sale concert tickets to limited release wines and special members-only parties. Find out more.
The most thoughtful option for cheese and wine lovers has got to be a membership to one of Upper Bench’s Curds & Corks club which includes a trio of their Creamery’s very own cheeses, perfectly paired with each wine selection and shipped quarterly. Find out more.