The Best Australian Wine Subscriptions for Delightful Drops
For the wine lover that prefers to sip not study, we’ve rounded up the best wine subscriptions in Australia to kickstart your wine cellar.
Love a glass of vino but could do without the pressure of choosing? While knowing the difference between a Chianti Classico and a robust Barossa is a serious flex, it shouldn’t stop you from taking home a decent drop. If the thought of spending 40 minutes deciphering tasting notes and comparing labels is too much to bear, skip the trip and let the bottles come to you. Expertly curated and delivered to your door, these are the best wine subscriptions in Australia.
What started out with two wine obsessed mofo’s in a garage in Adelaide has evolved into a tribe of over 500,000 wine-lovers around the globe. A mecca for all matters of the grape variety, these guys are on a first name basis with the best producers globally - giving you first dibs. With hundreds of noteworthy wines to choose from, we suggest you opt for one of their flexible subscriptions instead. Sample the best of the bunch with their Black Market and OG boxes delivering you 12 bottles of mixed, red, or white every one or couple of months.
From $139 per month
If you’re looking for something that you won’t find on the shelves of your local BWS, this is the wine subscription for you. Specialising in Australian artisanal and rare finds, Different Drop is ideal for busy winos. With two monthly boxes (red or mixed) on offer, members have the freedom to choose when they want their wines delivered.
$175 per month
Dubbed ‘the Netflix of wine’ by Vogue, wine curators Good Pair Days are doing their bit to keep your home bar well-stocked. Boasting a huge range of drops, there is something for everyone and every palette. Head to their website and take the cheeky wine quiz that’ll tell them everything they need to know about which sips to send your way. And, with a three-time Sommelier of the Year at the helm, you know they’ll be banging.
Take the quiz here
From grape to glass, Wine Journey’s enchanting wine experiences are guaranteed to inspire your inner wanderlust. Drink your way around Europe and Australia from the comfort of your home, discovering signature varieties complete with maker notes and insights straight from the source. Sample six bottles of your chosen destination’s finest and get ready to set off on an international wine adventure, no passport required!
Prices vary (see options here)
Let’s be honest, wine is cheaper than therapy and during pandemic times there is no shame in admitting your wine rack needs a weekly top-up. Carefully selected by sommelier Josh Renshaw (The Bridge Room, Sydney), The Weekly Drop offers a variety of subscriptions for wine lovers of all levels. Available until sold out, each week Josh’s “chosen two’ bottles will be delivered to your door accompanied by tasting notes for each. Not just good for the palate, sip easy knowing that for every box of wine purchased, the team will have a tree planted on your behalf.
From $45 per month (+ delivery)
Fun fact: South Australia has an individual winemaking project for every letter of the alphabet. Drink your way through the myriad of world-class wines of the region with customisable subscriptions that let you choose how much and how often you want them delivered. Build your alphabetised collection with signature varieties from McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley.
From $75 per six weeks
Winos on a budget can get easy access to the country’s premium independent winemakers thanks to Naked Wines. Working directly with Australia’s finest, this budget-friendly alternative lets you sip your way across the country at up to 50% of the retail price. While not a subscription box as such, their monthly Angel membership keeps your cellar stocked while supporting the little guys. Saving $40 a month in your Naked Wines ‘piggy bank’ gives you the freedom to choose only the products you know you’ll drink and skip the ones you won’t.
From $40 per month
A wine subscription with a side of good old-fashioned hospitality, Local Drop is not your average membership. Having worked at some of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, founder Jagdev Singh has turned his efforts to the at-home wine experience. Much like you would at a wine bar, this bespoke box comes with your very own personal sommelier, aka your new best friend. Every month they’ll handpick six bottles tailored to your palate as well as be on hand to help with all your vino needs.
$159 per month
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