It's easy to find red wine clubs. It's even easy to find mixed wine clubs. Why is it so hard to find white wine clubs? Although many people look for Chardonnay of the month clubs, they are few and far between. Do not worry, though, because we have done the research for you and found some great options.
What is Chardonnay? Chardonnay wine is made from Chardonnay grapes, which actually grow in many different climates and soils. In France, Chardonnay is the second most widely planted grape variety. Chardonnay grapes are grown from across the United States from California to Washington and around the world from South America to Africa and Australia. Chardonnay is often blended with other grapes, and “Chablis” refers to Chardonnay produced in the Chablis region of France.
Many of the mixed wine clubs routinely include Chardonnay as their white selection. What can you do if you know that you want to order a club that is white wine only?
We have reviewed a number of top white wine clubs and suggest the following if you're looking primarily for Chardonnays:
- Vinesse Chardonnay Club – 3, 6 or 12 bottles a month sent either 2 or 4 times a year. Wines run around $11-18 a bottle. Ships to almost every state, Chadonnays will come from all over the world and the shipment will include tasting notes for each wine. Plus we love that you can now give this club as a gift! You'll just want to choose that on the right side of the page where you pick the shipping state. The shipping options for gifts are 3, 6 or 12 shipments.
- Firstleaf Wine Club – Although it isn't a club that specializes in Chardonnay, Firstleaf is a great club that actually determines what you are sent in each shipment by the exact types of wines that you like. Your first shipment is 6 bottle for $40, or about $7 a bottle. You first take a quiz where you are asked questions about different flavors that you like. They then match your profile with wines that their algorithm predicts you will enjoy. So in addition to getting Chardonnay, you may get other very similar wines that you have never heard of but would like equally. This one isn't as good as a gift as the Vinesse Chardonnay Club (you can only send gift cards) but it is terrific if you are ordering a club for yourself.
Whether you are looking for a wine club for a gift or for yourself, wine clubs are a great way to taste new wines that you would not have otherwise tried. A white wine club or a Chardonnay of the month club is the perfect way to expand the palate while also learning more about the vineyards and wineries where the wines were produced.