Frequently Asked Questions

What is WINECULT?

WINECULT is not your parent's boring wine club and we're not going to ask you about your favorite foods. WINECULT features only the very best hidden gems from boutique, sustainable, artisan winemakers around the world, and we want to share them with you. All wines are hand selected by your CULTleaders, our in-house WSET certified wine professionals. It's their job to find new and interesting vintages to excite your palate and they drink enough of it to know what's good.

What does it include?

First and foremost, a WINECULT membership is the easiest way to access new exciting wines from small producers around the globe without having to think too hard about it. But WINECULT does much more than that. Membership lets you network with a growing community of wine enthusiasts around the country all on a similar wine journey. And of course our in house wine experts are here to help keep it fun and exciting along the way.

Leave the wine selection in our hands or customize your shipments with our 3 bottle membership. Add wines, take months off, go all red or play with bubbles every month. It’s your wine journey and we’re excited to help shape it for you.

You can even receive shipments weekly with our new WINECULT Weekly membership. Each tier offers FREE shipping in California and $10 flat rate shipping out of state. Each shipment also includes tasting notes from the winemaker, recipes, food pairings and the occasional surprise gift for being our faithful followers. You will also receive a personalized coupon code for you to use or give to a friend, for money off future wine purchases. Anytime a new member signs up using your coupon code, we’ll take money off your next shipment! Sound good? We thought so.

What does it cost?

Pre-revenue startups, students, starving artists, couch surfers and other folks who can't (yet) afford a membership fee. We've been there, so we're happy to work with you. Your WINECULT membership is, and always will be, FREE.

You pay only for the wine you receive in each shipment which is around $89 for WINECULT (2 bottle) and $129 for WINECULT (unless you want to add more bottles). Our new weekly membership ships twice a month and is $39 per shipment. Or you can sign up for a virtual events pass to enjoy our live virtual tastings and wine education series without purchasing a single bottle (although we know you’ll want to).

Am I stuck in this cult for life?!

As much as we’d love to keep you in the fold, you have the freedom to spread your wings and leave this nest any time you want, although with all the great wine experiences you’ll be having, we have a feeling you won't want to. If you do decide to cancel, you can always rejoin and get access to all the great material you’ve accumulated.

Will I know when my wine is being delivered?

Definitely. We will always give you an exact date for delivery. Packages must be signed for, so we recommend you designate a drop off location like your local Fedex store, your office, or with a neighbor if you’re concerned about being out of the house on the day of delivery.

What if I don't like the wine I receive in my shipment?

We’ll replace the bottle with a different selection free of charge. We are dedicated to providing fantastic wine that everyone will love, but we know that's not always possible. Our CULTleaders pride themselves on excellent customer service and are extremely responsive to all members.

Reach out to us at grow@rivierawinegroup.com and We will respond within 24 hours with suggestions for a wine that better suits you palate! As soon as we find a new wine you'll love we ship immediately so you will be enjoying your wine in no time.

Is this a real cult?

That depends on your definition (the wine industry does feel like it sometimes!). If by cult you mean a group of people who are devoted to a particular figure or object, then we at WINECULT certainly fit the bill. However, we do our best to steer clear of all the creepy ritualism. No human sacrifices here.

We call ourselves the "WINECULT" because our goal is to induct members into the inner circle of the wine elite: Small production wines are often only available for short periods of time. This means most people miss out on what are often the best wines out there. Join us, and let us introduce you to the best wine California has to offer.

How does shipping work?
For Committed & Obsessed Clubs:
Shipping Zones
Cost
Specifics
Santa Barbara Delivery
$0
**Must be between Carpinteria and Goleta
West Coast
$0
CA, OR, WA
Middle of the Country
$10
AZ, AR, CO, ID, IL, IA, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, SD, TX, WI, WY
East Coast
$15
CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IN, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV
States We Can't Ship To
--
AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, UT,

For Curious Club:
Standard Ground Shipping applies to all Curious shipments and is weight based.

Shipping for your first month is a Flat Rate of $15!

Following months, shipping starts around $18 per 2 bottle shipment.

We do not ship to: AL, AK, HI, KY, MS, UT

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Use coupon code WINECULT15 to get 15% off your first club shipment!