The Wine Society is owned by its members and exists exclusively for their benefit. Founded in 1874, its aim is to introduce members to the best of the world's vineyards at a fair price.
"The Wine Society is on fire at the moment... The £40 one-off membership fee has never looked better value. You'll recoup the money on your first two orders and after that have free access to a simply superb collection of wines at bargain prices. Madness not to join."
Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph
(completed by an existing member)
(completed by an existing member)
If you are not a member, and would like to buy membership for someone else, call 01438 741177 or contact us via our online enquiry form
Six reasons to join:
'Probably the best wine move
you'll ever make'
Jane MacQuitty, The Times
Good wines, good value
The Society's range has high-quality, interesting wines at all prices, with over 200 wines priced at less than £7.95 a bottle.
Discover new wines
The Society's buyers seek out hundreds of new wines each year from around the world. The current range of around 1,500 wines represents the best of the leading wine regions and some rather lesser-known ones too.
Pleasure not profit
As a co-operative, membership satisfaction is paramount; maximising profit is not. There is no obligation for members to buy, and any surplus profits are used to enhance The Society's services and prices.
Buy with complete confidence
Whether you are knowledgeable about wine or looking for guidance, The Society offers something for all. For those who know what they want our award-winning range covers every corner of the wine world to suit all budgets and palates. For those looking for guidance, we are here to help.
The Society offers a range of services to help you make the most of your membership. These include wine advice from our expert team, tastings & events, regular wine delivery schemes, cellar plans, showrooms in Stevenage and outside Calais and ideal wine storage.
Value for your membership
The Society aims to provide the best overall value of any wine merchant. We work hard to ensure we offer good, sustainable everyday prices, and to keep these prices as low as we can for as long as we can.
New members will receive a share certificate and membership pack around four working days after receipt of the application.
Vouchers: The Society does not at present offer gift vouchers, but we are happy to put paid credit onto members' accounts. If you would be interested in making a gift to a member in this way, please call Member Services on 01438 741177 or contact us via our online enquiry form
In 2013, The Society was voted National Wine Merchant of the Year
by the Decanter
World Wine Awards and Wine Merchant of the Year
and Wine Club of the Year
at the International Wine Challenge, three of the highest wine trade accolades for UK merchants.
'The best club in our survey – The Wine Society – scored far more overall (86%) than its nearest competitor….'
The Wine Society finished top in survey of UK wine clubs by Which? Magazine. – read the news story.
Membership as a Gift
A share in The Wine Society - the perfect gift
For wine-loving friends and family not yet acquainted with The Society, a gift membership makes an ideal present. Along with the new member's share certificate and welcome pack, a Wine Society gift card will be added showing the name of the donor with the option of adding a personal message.
If you are a member, and would like to buy membership for someone else, click here.
If you are not a member, and would like to buy membership for someone else, call 01438 741177 or contact us via our online enquiry form.
Please note that membership is only available and sales of alcohol can only be made to those over 18 years of age and although joint applications are not accepted we can accept corporate applications. The Wine Society will validate applicants' dates of birth and addresses.