By John ~ February 9th, 2011.
Today many wineries have some kind of a wine club. In fact, not too long ago we wrote a post entitled Should I join a Wine Club? in which we concluded that you should only join the wine club of a winery whose wines you already know and like, not just for the 15 to 20 percent or so discount on purchases through the wine club.
In the course of researching the wine clubs of Washington wineries whose wines we like, we found three wine clubs that are uniquely good for three very different reasons.
Alexandria Nicole Cellars has a Hidden Door Club room that its members can access any time they visit the tasting room in either Woodinville or Prosser. If you live or work anywhere close to their tasting rooms, it’s an especially attractive perk because they have members-only happy hours, light food available, and no tasting fees. Plus, there are wines available in the members-only rooms that are not available in the tasting rooms.
Rotie Cellars is offering Lifetime Pricing to all of their Rotiesian wine club members who sign up during the first year of the club (now about six months old). This means just what it says: the price you pay on your wine club purchases will never, ever increase. Plus, you get the other typical wine club perks of free tastings, free shipping on case lots, and access to special offerings.
Recipes and Pairing Suggestions
Columbia Crest always sends out pairing suggestions including detailed recipes with their Summit Reserve Club shipments. LaGayle loves this nice touch, and it gives her good ideas for new food to try. Again, this perk is in addition to wine club member discounts, special events, and other special offerings.
I know these are not the only wine clubs that offer unique perks, but they are three that have caught our attention. Please tell us about the wine clubs you have joined and anything you’ve found that makes them unique.
Filed under: American Wine, General Wine Information, Washington State Wine