Tis the season for wine!

Over the past few months, my husband and I have been the lucky recipients of the Premier Wine Club Membership from California Wine Club.

It’s been nothing but delightful. Opening each box was always fun – I never knew which wines I would receive other than knowing I would receive beautiful, highly-rated wines, from small boutique “Mom and Pop” wineries in California, hand selected by the owners of the California Wine Club.

Tulip Hill Winery

The 2009 Tracy Hills, Mount Oso Chardonnay, from Tulip Hill Winery, is such a wonderful wine to share for the holidays. It is light and crisp, with a buttery pear and lemon bouquet, and a slight oak finish. It goes great with light pork and chicken dishes, as well as cheese and fruit based-dishes. This Chardonnay won Bronze Medals at the California State Fair, the Cloverdale Citrus Fair, and the Grand Harvest! It’s chilling in our refrigerator right now, ready for out next meal!

My husband tried the 2009 Tracy Hills, Mount Oso Vineyard Cabepulciano, from Tulip Hill Winery. While it technically wasn’t a “proper pairing” he enjoyed this with our Thanksgiving dinner. (Remember, I am not a red wine girl) This wine is a 55% Cabernet/45% Montepulciano blend. It is a supple young wine, benefiting from aeration. It has a spicy-cherry aroma, with a soft velvety oak-chocolate tannin on the finish. Had we chosen not to drink it, this wine would have been delightful in 2-3 years!

Having wine delivered to our door over the past 3 months has been a lot of fun. A real special treat for us because wine really hasn’t been in the budget! The Premier Club is such an affordable and easy way to enjoy wine we might be joining again in the future.

We’ve been making our lists and checking them twice, and thinking about who might enjoy the holiday gift of wine. From good friends, to business partners or clients, even family far away, it really is a nice gift. And it’s hassle free. A one-month membership is $49.45, a three-month membership is $144, and six-months is $285, all of which include shipping. Each premiere membership also includes a monthly edition of Uncorked, the California Wine Club newsletter, and the holiday memberships also include a $25 wine credit, and a wine-bottle shaped notepad.

California Wine Club Holiday Gift

If you are interested in experience the Premier Club Membership from California Wine Club yourself, you’ll receive a 10% discount AND a free bottle of wine in your first month’s shipment. PLUS, receive a special 10% discount on EVERY gift order you place. Please use the code “maven” at checkout!

Want to keep on the latest and greatest from The California Wine Club? Be sure to follow them on Facebook at  The California Wine Club and The Boring Wine Guy and Twitter at@cawineclub and @boringwineguy You’ll find tips on wines, specials and more.

This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. We received samples for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received for this post and the opinions here are our own.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. Too bad wine gives me a headache

  2. Must tell dad.

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