What exactly is a wine club and why might you want to join one? Besides the obvious of having fabulous bottles of wine regularly delivered straight to your door, there are a variety of benefits to membership, depending on which wine club you choose. So without further ado, here are a few of the top reasons you should consider joining a wine club:
1. Savings & Convenience
We have already mentioned the benefit of having wine regularly delivered to you, but did you know that many wine clubs offer wine discounts and deals on shipping, sometimes even shipping for free! Now that is something to get excited about and will ensure you will always have a little something special on-hand for that impromptu dinner party.
2. Perks, Member Opportunities & VIP Treatment
From discounts, to freebies, to member-only events at the winery, and more, the pros of being a part of a wine club often extend way beyond just the wine itself. Get the VIP treatment you crave and benefit from a sense of community and new experiences.
3. Learning From the Winemakers
Being a part of a club can give you better access to the people making your favourite wines. You may learn more about how the wines you love are made via member-exclusive events, newsletters, and more. Being part of a club can give you a bit of an education and a special glimpse behind the scenes.
4. Access to Limited Wine Varieties or New Releases
Often wineries will release specific limited or new wines to members only, giving ‘first dibs’ to those loyal customers that are a part of the club. You can be the first to taste a new variety. For example, Ex Nihilo released its first ever Gewurztraminer to members first!
5. A Great Gift Idea
A wine club membership can be a wonderful idea for a gift for that wine lover in your life. If you know your friend or family member’s taste in wine, you can give them a gift that truly keeps giving throughout the year, as they get to indulge in their favourites, discover new varieties, and enjoy the experiences that go along with membership.
The Value of Membership
When choosing to be a part of a wine club, think of the total value you will receive from the experience, not just the cost of the wine. As we can see, there is often much more to joining a club than just receiving wine. In addition, be sure to understand the fine print, the cancellation process, and what you are agreeing to, to avoid any disappointment. Overall you want to get the most out of your experience and capitalise on the fun factor.
Ex Nihilo’s Wine Club Experience
We should probably mention at this point that Ex Nihilo may just have the wine club you are looking for. Both Gold and Silver access members enjoy a host of attractive benefits. Below are the top perks as outlined by our dedicated wine club coordinator, Breanna Stienstra:
Customizable wine shipments
- 17% – 20% discounts on wine (some of the highest discounts in the Okanagan Valley)
- Exclusivity to cellared (Library) wines
- Priority access to events/concerts
- Two complimentary standard tastings on every visit
Being a wine club member at Ex Nihilo means so much more than just discounts and benefits. It's a community, a family, and a local social club. Members come to Ex Nihilo for their birthdays, weddings, and a variety of special events because they feel at home here and they know we will do everything we can to personalise each visit. We truly believe that we offer something extra special at Ex Nihilo. There is something magically intoxicating about this place and it draws people in.
Check out our wine club page for more information and start enjoying the joys of membership today!