Vinebox Review: Is This Popular Wine Subscription Service A Good Buy?

How would you like to taste wines from all over the world? What if those wines could be delivered right to your doorstep every month? If that’s got your attention, you’ll want to learn about Vinebox, a subscription service for wine enthusiasts and newbies alike.

Whether you consider yourself a wine aficionado or you’re just getting into drinking wine, Vinebox is a great service to consider. They’re a company that’s putting a spin on the typical subscription services that send food to your home. Instead, they’re delivering quality wines for you to enjoy so you’re able to find the ones that suit your tastes. Keep reading for what you need to know about Vinebox if you’re interested in checking it out!

What is Vinebox?

Open Vinebox with our wines.

Vinebox is a monthly wine subscription service that delivers an assortment of wines straight to your door. The selection you receive is based on your personal tastes so you are more likely to get something you’d like to drink. What’s great about this service is that you don’t have to worry about spending your money on a full bottle of wine that you may or may not like. Instead, you receive a glass-size serving of each wine to taste.

To get started, you’ll first be prompted to take a quiz that Vinebox has created. This is their opportunity to learn all about your wine preferences. That information will then be used to curate a selection of wines they think you’ll enjoy. After that, all you have to do is wait for your order to be delivered. It doesn’t get any easier!

Each month, you’ll receive three or six new wines to taste. They’re sent by the glass, not the bottle, thus giving you the ideal serving size for tasting it. If you find one you love, Vinebox can then recommend full-size bottles based on your reviews. You’re even able to purchase your favorites so you can always have them on-hand in your home.

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Not only do you get wines in your box, but you’ll also receive extra details to teach you even more about the wine you’re enjoying. Each wine includes tasting notes, recommendations, and pairings. They even include fun facts about each wine. With the help of Vinebox, you’ll learn everything you need to know and your friends are sure to be impressed with your knowledge!

About the Wine Selection

Our Vinebox wine selection.

At this time, the wines Vinebox curates are exclusively from Europe. You can expect to find wines from France, Spain, Italy, and Germany. However, they are looking to expand and bring their customers even more of a wine selection.

Their team of sommeliers and wine experts handpick each of the wines that go into the monthly box. You can expect quality wine from small to medium-sized vineyards that have been around for years. Plus, you’re sure to get something you’ll love because you have the option to select a box of just red wine, white wine, or a mixed box.

Once the wines are chosen, they’re bottled by-the-glass to give you the perfect serving size for tasting. Vinebox uses a patented rebottling technology to do this that preserves the taste and quality of the wine. In fact, each wine is guaranteed for up to three years, so you don’t have to worry about its shelf-life when it’s in this glass.

Benefits of Vinebox

Vinebox Packaging

The wines you receive will be curated from all around the world, which gives you the opportunity to taste wines you may not have otherwise experienced. It’s your opportunity to explore new regions and also learn more about your own taste preferences. Vinebox has made it easy for you to discover your favorite wines that you’ll want to keep stocked in your home.

Another benefit is that you don’t have to buy an entire bottle of wine just to try it out. Whenever you venture out to the store in search of a new wine, you’re taking a risk of whether or not you’ll actually like it. If it turns out you don’t enjoy the wine you’ve purchased, you’ve ultimately wasted your money. Instead of tossing away cash when trying new ones, you can use Vinebox to taste before buying. The best part is that their service starts at just $25 per month.

Who It Would be Good For

Vinebox is a great service for anyone interested in wine. If you’re someone who loves a glass of wine with dinner and knows quite a bit about them, Vinebox will help open you up to even more wines from around the world. It’s an opportunity to expand your tastes and try new things without having to spend a ton of money to do so. Plus, many of the wines you receive won’t be readily available within the United States.

For those who are just getting into wines and are feeling unsure of where to start, Vinebox can still help you out. Once you’ve completed their quiz, they’ll hand-select wines based on your preferences. It’s your chance to taste and see what you really like without committing to purchasing a full bottle.

You can even give Vinebox to a wine lover in your life! They have a dedicated gifting page that allows you to purchase a gift subscription to send to a friend or family member. You can select the duration of their membership and send it their way. It’s sure to be an appreciated gift!

Joining Vinebox

The first thing you’ll want to check is whether or not Vinebox delivers to your state. Due to shipping laws that vary by state, they are unable to reach everyone. At this time, they are not able to ship to: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, and Vermont.

If you’re ready to sign-up for Vinebox, you have three different membership plans to choose from. They offer a monthly plan, a three-month plan, and a 12-month plan. If you choose the three-month or 12-month plan, you account will renew on a monthly basis after the initial membership has run out. You will, however, still be billed at the reduced monthly rate.

You can also skip shipments if you need to take a break from Vinebox. This will come in handy if you’re ever going out of town and won’t be able to receive your shipment. You can easily do this by logging into your account and choosing to skip a shipment.

Dan Scalco

As someone who is considered an "average" cook, I have looked far and wide for meal delivery services that will help save me time and money while still ending up with a tasty meal. In my quest, I have tested and reviewed tons of different food delivery services. I am using this site to share all of my findings with you!

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  • So far my experience with Vinebox is less than stellar. My first delivery arrived with a broken vial, in flimsy packaging that did not leave me wondering how this could have happened. The replacement was due to come on December 1 (it did not) and then December 2 (it did not). I have now sat in my home for two days waiting to sign for a delivery that has yet to arrive. The wine that I was able to try was fine but the problems with delivery make this an unacceptable service.

    • Hey Elaibe! So sorry to hear that :(. I remember that one of the bottles in our first Vinebox was actually cracked. However, I fault the delivery driver because they like to throw our boxes (even the ones that say fragile). Vinebox customer support was super helpful and they replaced it asap. You may actually be having issues with the delivery company. Let me know!

  • Don’t subscribe to Vinebox!! First of all, you don’t know exactly when the delivery will take place and it has to be signed for by an adult. I spent about two hours trying to redeem our gift subscription. For some reason, my computer security systems do not trust Vinebox (perhaps an omen). I finally used my iPhone to redeem my gift subscription. Then, when notified when the first month of our gift would be delivered, we could not guarantee that we would be home all day or in the office all day to receive the delivery. So, then I had to set up a Fed Ex Account Manager in order to divert the VineBox delivery to a Fed Ex alternative site. That took another hour. Then, the delivery that was supposed to arrive at the alternative site on a Thursday did not arrive until Friday. We went to the alternative site (Walgreen’s Drug Store) and had to wait over 15 minutes to get one of their poorly trained clerks to help us. When we got home, we were very surprised to open the box to find three “vials” of wine that no one in their right mind would ever classify as a “glass” of wine. We had selected the white wine. Two of the vials were French wines which tasted identical and had very little flavor – it seemed like they had been diluted with water. The third vial was Spanish which was a little better. We asked our gift givers to terminate our subscription or to assume it themselves. It is simply not worth all the time and effort to divert the delivery for three measly 1/2 glasses of diluted wine. This is truly a real rip-off. We have better things to do with our time and much better wine in our wine cellar.

  • I would like to say the same thing. I am very disappointed in this wine. I signed up for a year and that is quite regrettable. The amount of wine is a pathetic pour and I was hop8ng for some incredible California wines. Not happening. Please reconsider and send some larger pours and better wine or let me cancel my membership and refund my money.

  • My experience with Vinebox is horrible. They take way longer than you expect to receive your wine and once they ship they would simply tell you that you have to work with FedEx. In my case, the location for FedEx is 2 hours away from delivery place. Kisten at Vinebox kept telling me that it is pretty much my problem and that I should probably get my deliveries to a business address… Long story short; I paid for wine that the person intended to receive never got and I was told that it is my problem.
    I will never again buy from this place. Stay away from them if you can.

    • Ah, I’m so sorry to hear that! You’re right, they should make it 100% clear that their customers have to be there to sign for the package.

  • Sooooo disappointing. The wine is HORRIBLE! OMG, spit it out horrible! 3 people received as gifts and I thought it was so cute and a great idea. Tasted the wines and threw them in the trash! Horrible. Do not waste your money!! I could go on and on in great detail but why waste my time! Horrible.

    • So sorry to hear! Definitely reach out to them and let them know. It’s possible that the wine went bad during transit.