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What is WINECULT?

WINECULT is not your parent's boring wine club and we're not going to ask you your favorite foods. WINECULT features only the very best hidden gems from boutique, California winemakers 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?

You have two options when you join our club:

① Join WINECULT (2 Bottle) This selection delivers 2 different bottles (one white, one red) every month. This club does not allow any customization, but instead offers you the easiest way to gain access to the best bottles from California without having to think about it.

② Join WINECULT Our most popular selection delivers 3 bottles (or more if you would like) from different boutique producers every month. By signing up for this option, you are allowed to customize your shipments by increasing or decreasing the amount of any bottles any time you want. This is the most flexible way to get the wines you really want! If you want to stick with the 3 main bottles per month, that is cool too.

Each tier offers FREE shipping and will never cost more than the stated prices ($89 for WINECULT (2 bottle) and $129 for WINECULT for the main 3 bottles- you can add more bottles for more $$). The pricing for each tier is estimated and will fluctuate slightly from month to month but will NEVER go above the prices that are stated. This gives us the flexibility to feature the very best, diverse selection of wines from producers all over California.

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. Sound good? We thought so.

What does it cost?

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). The pricing for each tier is estimated and will fluctuate slightly from month to month but will NEVER go above the prices that are stated. This gives us the flexibility to feature the very best, diverse selection of wines from producers all over California.

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 love nest any time you want, although we have a feeling you won't want to. If you do decide to cancel, you can always apply again through the waiting list. Although we have very limited space in this club, we encourage all applicants to be patient when beginning their membership, It can take up to a month to be accepted but, the reward is certainly worth the wait.

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.


 

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