Virgin wine club members can choose from a range of options that include international and Australian wines.
They guarantee you’ll save at least 25% of the regular price on all future cases (the first case comes with bigger savings as it is a promotion).
The wine club cases are shipped every 12 weeks. They also deliver a special case at Christmas time, so you’ll have more than enough wine to make it through the holiday season.
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Subscription Club Details
Virgin wine club members can choose from one of seven different options:
- All Star Mix
- All Star Red
- All Star White
- Premiere Red
- Discovery Mixed
- Disco Reds
- Discovery Whites
Delivery is charged at standard rates, however, Virgin’s “UNLIMITED customers” enjoy free delivery.
There’s no membership or cancellation fee. Customers also have the ability to request changes to their case or pause or cancel at any time.
|Wine Club||Virgin Wines|
|Type of Wine||Mixed|
|Country of origin||Worldwide|
|Price (per box of 12)||$99 – $210|
|Request wine changes||Yes|
|Delivery frequency||Every 3 months|
|Ability to pause/skip||Yes|
|Customer support||Live chat, email, phone|
|Tasting notes included?||No|
|Low/no alcohol options?||No|
What We Like
We like that you can view the bottles in each of the Virgin wine clubs. This allows you to review the case and request any changes before delivery.
It also allows you to make a more informed decision about which case will best suit your tastes.
This is in contrast to many wine clubs where the contents of your case remain a mystery until they arrive at your door.
We’re yet to find a wine club that doesn’t offer a no-fuss refund, but it’s still always good to see wine clubs stand behind their wines.
If you’re looking at the Virgin wines club, it’s likely that you’re a Velocity Points member.
With all wine purchases from Virgin wines, including via the wine club, customers earn 3 Velocity Points for every $1 spent.
This is an easy way to continue to rack up points with minimal effort.
What We Don’t Like
More traditional varieties
As a more traditional online wine retailer, Virgin Wines does not carry many of the newer varieties of wine. If Pét-Nat and Orange Wine are your thing, we recommend looking elsewhere for your wine subscription.
Many wine clubs let you choose whether you want a case delivered every one, two, or three months. Virgin Wines only offers one of these options, with no customizability, which is a definite downside to this wine club.
Fine print on future case prices
Keep in mind that the price you pay for your initial case from Virgin Wines will be less than what you pay going forward.
Here’s an extract from the fine print:
” Future All-Stars Dozen deliveries including reds-only and whites-only options will be $189.99. Discovery Dozen deliveries including reds-only and whites-only options will be $159.99.”
These price changes represent a significant jump, with All-Star cases increasing by 58% from $119.88 to $189.99 and Discovery Dozen cases increasing by 62% from 99.00$ to 159.99$.
While these details are included on the page, we’d appreciate it if they were a bit clearer.
No tasting notes
We don’t consider tasting notes a requirement but think they are great if you’re looking forward to a bit of a “wine journey” where you learn a bit about each new wine that comes in your case.
Customer reviews for Virgin Wines are generally very positive.
Here are some of the things customers like about Virgin Wines:
- Great tasting wines
- Value for money
- Promotions and specials
- Prompt and efficient delivery
- Comfort in knowing there’s a satisfaction guarantee
- Friendly and helpful customer service
Here’s what customers don’t like about Virgin wines, or things they think they could improve on:
- No flexibility in delivery frequency
- Difficulty with cancellation of subscription
- Charging for wines not ordered
Virgin Wines FAQ
Do Laithwaites own Virgin Wines?
Virgin Wines is a British online wine retailer, originally established by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group in 2000. It was bought by Direct Wines in 2005, which also own Laithwaites and many other online wine retailers.