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“Wine clubs are generally not my thing...

The opportunity to create a wine club model that I would be excited to join became an intriguing proposition. The very best wine I can find goes into the Viticole Wine Club. And if I can’t find it, I will work to create it directly with the wineries. The $35-$55 retail price point per bottle merely mimics the range of my personal buying habits.”

–Brian McClintic




THE CLUB
Viticole is a monthly wine club of organically-farmed wine selections from Master Sommelier Brian McClintic. Born from an elusive idea that world-class wines can exist at mid-range prices, Viticole wines are predominantly custom collaborations with the winery and Brian. Members will automatically receive at 2-3 bottle allocation each month (summer offers are fall pre-arrival wines that will be ship together in the fall).

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THE BLOG
Supplementing each monthly offer is an article of the featured producer(s) from Brian’s travels to the winery. At the bottom of the blog is a ‘Cheat Sheet’ which includes: personal tasting notes, recommended drink windows, wine pairings, the best area restaurants, the featured charity of the month, and often a link to our exclusive podcasts with winemakers and importers.

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ABOUT BRIAN
Brian McClintic is a Master Sommelier and documentary film star of the feature length SOMM and the follow up SOMM: Into the Bottle. After 15 years in hospitality, spanning wine destinations such as the Little Nell in Aspen, Brian co-founded Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant in Santa Barbara, where he was named “The Wine Guy to Hire” by Departures magazine and among the “40 Under 40 Tastemakers” by Wine Enthusiast.

Bitten by the travel bug in recent years, McClintic launched Viticole in 2016--an online wine club and travel blog, focusing on organically-farmed domestic and import selections. By the 1st of every month, Brian travels to vineyards all over the world and offers out special bottlings directly from the winery door in real time.