Membership & Wine Club

Unlock a world of wine luxury with our exclusive membership. Enjoy VIP access to upscale wine events, indulge in gourmet Founder’s Pairing Dinners, and connect with wine experts. Plus, your loyalty pays off with membership refunds. Elevate your wine journey today!

Membership Benefits

  • Exclusive Monthly Wine Tastings: As a member, you’ll enjoy the privilege of attending our exclusive monthly wine tastings. It’s your ticket to discovering exceptional wines you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Access to Exclusive Wine Events: You’ll have the golden key to our exclusive wine events and can even bring a friend along. It’s your passport to unforgettable wine experiences.
  • Founder’s Food & Wine Pairing Dinners: Immerse yourself in the world of gourmet cuisine and fine wine with our Founder’s Food & Wine Pairing Dinners. It’s a culinary adventure curated just for you, offering a taste of luxury.
  • Access to Wine Experts (Coming Soon): Connect with the best in the industry and gain insights from renowned wine experts. Have your wine-related questions answered by the pros, taking your wine knowledge to new heights.
  • Become a Wine Event Instructor: If you’re passionate about wine and eager to share your knowledge, join our esteemed team of wine event instructors. Become an integral part of our wine community and inspire others.
  • Membership Refund Rewards: Your loyalty pays off! After your first year, receive a six-month membership refund in the form of a gift certificate. After your second year, enjoy a full year’s refund—a smart investment in your wine journey.
  • Discounted Wine Courses and Classes: Elevate your wine expertise with discounted access to our wine courses and classes. Enhance your understanding of wine in a fun and engaging way.
  • Access to Wine School Properties (Coming in 2025): For those committed to the long-term wine experience, unlock the opportunity for discounted long-term leases in our executive suites above the wine school.
  • Midcoast Maine NWS Facilities Access (Coming in 2025): After 4 years of membership, escape to our VIP suites nestled in serene woodlands with beach access, hikes, and breathtaking views—a wine lover’s paradise.
  • National Wine School Newsletter: Stay informed with our exclusive newsletter, issued 2-4 times a month. This valuable resource, typically priced at $20/month, is our gift to you as a member.
  • $1 Last-Minute Tasting Classes: Embrace spontaneity with last-minute tasting classes for just $1. We prioritize our members, ensuring you never miss an exciting wine experience.
  • Online Community (Coming Soon): Join our upcoming online community to connect with like-minded wine enthusiasts, share experiences, and engage in wine-related discussions.
  • Access to Wine School Properties (Coming in 2025): For members of 3 years or more, unlock the opportunity for discounted long-term leases in our executive suites above the wine school.
  • National Wine School Newsletter: Stay informed with our exclusive newsletter, issued 2-4 times a month. This valuable resource, typically priced at $20/month, is our gift to you as a member.
  • Free Online Class Access: Expand your wine knowledge from the comfort of your home with complimentary access to our 90-minute online classes. It’s a convenient way to enhance your wine expertise.

Remember, these perks are exclusively for our valued members. Join us today, and let your wine journey begin! There is a six-month minimum for all memberships. 

Register for In-Person Events

These are the upcoming events our members and guests can sign up for. Members can bring a single guest to any event.

Virtual Wine Classes

All live-streamed classes are free to our members. In addition, our members can attend any class (wine, spirits, beer, or culinary) online for free. You can attend a class online, even if it’s sold out! Contact us 48 hours in advance, and we’ll send you a Zoom link.

Free online classes do not include the sommelier courses at the National Wine School. We also do not stream private wine club events.

Upcoming Virtual Classes

Philly Wine Club

Our original wine club started in 2005 and was open only to Master-level sommeliers and Level 5 wine course graduates. Known as the Cru Club, it was an elite institution with a remarkable membership. In just a few years it spawned a California wine club, a natural wine club, and a non-profit agency.

However, we sought to include a more diverse experience; we slowly changed the membership requirements over the years. We expected to get resistance to the idea of allowing all wine lovers to be accepted, but most of the original members loved the new inclusive ethos and remain with us today.

Wine Club At The Wine School

During COVID, we transitioned to become an online wine club, which was a new and wonderful experience for all of us. We learned enough about video and audio to develop online wine courses for the National Wine School! To this day, we offer live online classes for all our members, streamed from our classroom in 4K video feeds and professional-grade audio.

Publications like Philadelphia Magazine hail the wine club as one of the best wine events in Philadelphia. We focus on fun but smart wine events. Our club does have a reputation for having brilliant wine people, and there is an expectation that everyone brings amazing wines to our events. To help out our members, we give them a 2o0 to 25% discount on all classes and courses they attend while members.

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