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Gold Medal Wine Club Review

Gold Medal Wine Club Review

Gold Medal Wine Club

Gold Medal Wine Club offers those hard-to-find or highly rated wines! Six plans to chose from.

$37/month

Gold Medal Wine Club Review

If you are on the hunt for those hard-to-find or highly rated wines, Gold Medal Wine Club is here to serve. As an independent wine club, they bring the most refined selections from boutique wineries around the globe to your door. With over six memberships and a PLUS add-on program, there is certainly a membership to suit everyone at Gold Medal Wine Club.

Award winning, high-quality wines from around the world.



PROS:
  • No contracts
  • Member discounts of up to 40%
  • Rewards program
  • Add-on programs
  • Access to fine, small batch and rare wines
  • 100% money back guarantee
CONS:
  • No champagne or sparkling wine
  • States they ship to is unclear


Wine Selection: (Rating: 9/10)

Gold Medal Wine Club has very strict standards for how they select their wines. Only wines that have been listed in major wine publications, have high ratings and have earned recognition in wine competitions can be used in their selections. They also take special requests from their members – allowing you to get access to wineries that you have been dying to try.

Wine Quality: (Rating: 9/10)

Wines must be 100 percent authentic, unique and come from award-winning wineries from around the world. Each membership level gets a higher and higher rating wine included in their shipment. Prices are higher, but that is due to the quality. Champagnes and sparkling wines are not included in this membership, but the wines are exceptional and include hard-to-find varieties.

Memberships/Pricing: (Rating: 10/10)

Gold Medal Wine Club has six different membership levels as well as two add-on memberships. They try to accommodate all levels of wine drinkers. There are no contracts, there is a 100 percent money back guarantee, and members can even request if they want wines from a specific winery.

With Gold Medal, you can limit your membership to just one shipment if you would like – allowing you to try it out and see if it works for you. You can also create a limited duration membership, which ranges from one to 12 months or ongoing. If you select ongoing, you will need to call and cancel the membership, but if you set it as a limited duration it will not automatically renew.

Additional Perks: (Rating: 10/10)

This club has a lot of perks. Not only do members get to enjoy 40 percent off when they purchase additional wines, but if they buy more than six bottles, they get additional discounts. The company also offers free perks to members who refer new members. Then, the company has a PLUS Program, which allows members to add one more bottle to their regular shipment (for an additional fee) that includes a rare, award-winning wine. While they do not have an app, they have detailed tasting notes as well as tasting note videos that verbally describe how a wine should taste, how to pair it and how to assess the quality of the wine the members receive.

States: (Rating: 6/10)

Gold Medal Wine Club does not list the states they ship to and their customer service was unable to provide a list.

For sure they do not ship to Alabama and Utah, but as for other states, we are not sure.

Gift Memberships and Options: (Rating: 9/10)

No local events are offered by this club at this time.Gold Medal Wine Club does offer gift memberships. You can also purchase up to 11 different wine gift sets outside of the membership (so no commitment necessary) or choose from seven different combination wine case collections. There are single bottles that can also be ordered. They do not offer gift certificates.

If ordering a membership for a gift, you can set it as a limited duration of 1 to 12 months. After that, your recipient will have to choose to renew on their own dime. Also, recipients will receive an Organza wine gift bag in their first shipment as well as a personalized free card and a wine country gift box.

Website Features: (Rating: 9/10)

The club’s website is very informative. They have a members-only section as well where members can access even further details.

Customer Service/Support: (Rating: 10/10)

The company takes customer service seriously. They have email, phone and live chat support throughout the day, a detailed help guide and detailed FAQs page.


Gold Medal Wine Club Pricing

Membership prices do not include shipping.

Gold Series – Starts at $37 to $39 each month. Includes up to four bottles of wine that include mixture, all red or all white that have a rating of 85 to 89. Shipping frequency for this membership is monthly.

Platinum Series – Starts at $79 to $99 per month. Includes all reds, all whites or a mixture of the two and wines in this club are all 90 to 92+ rating. Can order up to four bottles of wine.

Garagiste Series – Starts at $65 to $85 per month. Includes all reds and can order up to four bottles of wine in this membership.

Pinot Noir – Starts at $65 to $75 every other month and includes up to 4 bottles of pinot noir wines with a rating of 90 to 92+.

International Series – Starts at $65 to $85 every quarter. An additional $24.95 can be added for the Adventure Package in this series. Includes 3 bottles of all red, all white or a mixture.

Diamond Series – Starts at $165 to $195 per quarter. Includes up to 4 bottles of wine with a rating of 93+ or higher.



Specification

Pricing

$15 to Under $20 a Bottle

$20 to Under $30 a Bottle

$30 to Under $40 a Bottle

$40 to Under $50 a Bottle

Over $50 a Bottle

Bottle Count

2

4

Help and Support

Phone

Live Chat

Email

Assistance from Wine Expert

Wine Selections

Red

White

Mixture(Red/White)

Rare Collectable or Vintage

US Wines

International Wines

Shipping Frequency per Year

4 Times

6 Times

12 Times

Club Features

BBB Rating: A help

Money Back Guarantee: Yes

Contract Required?: No

Cancellation Fee: No

Can I Skip a Shipment?: No

Can I limit the duration?: Yes help

Offer One Time Shipments: Yes

Can I establish a Wine Profile that my selections are based on?: No

Can I get a refund/replacement if I don't like a selection?: Yes

Tasting Notes/Materials/Videos help

Can I order Bottles without a Club Membership?: Yes help

Offer Gift Club Memberships: Yes

Offer Gift Collections/Boxes that don't require membership: Yes

States They Ship To

Unclear


Who is This Wine Club Best Suited For?

People new to wine drinking and even collectors can all benefit from Gold Medal Wine Club. Because their prices are already higher than other competitors and they don’t include shipping, this club may be better for more experienced wine club members than those who are new to wine drinking. For those who want access to the finest wines, including international varieties, this is a good club to consider.


What We Like and What We Don’t Like

Gold Medal Wine Club has a lot of perks that other wine clubs cannot offer. From their referral rewards to 40% off discounts and even additional bulk discounts – it is a lot for members to enjoy. Their prices are higher than competitors, including competitors offering high-quality wines, but the price also includes strict standards and expert selections that competitors may not have.

They have no contracts, a 100% money back guarantee, and take their wine seriously. Members can cancel at any time, skip shipments and customize their orders as they need to. While flexible, the higher price makes this club not very ideal for people who are new to wine club memberships – especially when you account for the fact that shipping is in addition to the price of wine. When comparing their price per bottle, customers are paying about $19 to $22 for basic wines and $60 to $80 for finer wines.

9 Total Score
A highly rated wine club.

Gold Medal Wine Club uses strict selection criteria for their wines and wines selected must have multiple medals from wine competitions, high ratings, and be listed in renowned wine publications to make their list.

Wine Selection
9
Wine Quality
9
Memberships/Pricing
10
Additional Perks
10
States
6
Website Features
9
Customer Service/Support
10
Gift Memberships and Options
9
PROS
  • No contracts
  • Member discounts of up to 40%
  • Rewards program
  • Add-on programs
  • Access to fine, small batch and rare wines
  • 100% money back guarantee
CONS
  • No champagne or sparkling wine
  • States they ship to is unclear



The International Series takes you on an incredible tasting journey around the globe to discover ultra-premium wines from some of the great, hidden wine country estates. Each quarterly shipment comes from a different Country.

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$65.00/shipment

Gold Medal – International Series

These are highly allocated wines, with 90+ ratings, including some pre-releases and exclusives made available only to their members.

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$89/shipment

Gold Medal – Platinum Series

Each month, receive two hard-to-find, medal-winning wines from boutique california wineries

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$37/month

Gold Medal – Gold Series

Each wine is handcrafted by skilled and passionate winemakers in very small quantities.

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$65 - $85/shipment

Gold Medal – Garagiste Series

Get two bottles of the finest ultra-premium Pinots available. Rated 90+.

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$65 - $75/shipment

Gold Medal – Pinot Noir Series

Gold Medal Wine Club offers those hard-to-find or highly rated wines! Six plans to chose from.

$37/month

Gold Medal Wine Club


Shailynn is a word slinger, chef, Pinterest addict and adult coloring book collector. As our Operations Manager and Senior Researcher/Editor, you will find Shailynn busy finding new companies and topics to research, but also handling the crazy day-to-day on the backend – and by crazy…we mean all of us. She attended the International Culinary Institute, where she studied pastry arts and she worked as an executive pastry chef before hanging up her chef’s hat and decided to work from home as a writer. She is a fanatic for a great cup of coffee or wonderful glass of wine! Shailynn is a mother of three and married to a handsome firefighter.

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