Firstleaf Wine Club Reviews
About Firstleaf Wine Club
The Firstleaf Wine Club, found online at Firstleaf.club, is a new wine club which describes themselves as “the first fully personalized and customizable wine club” at work in the US today.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, the goal of Firstleaf Wine Club is to be a “revolutionary” new way to enjoy wine. Instead of other wine clubs which rely on wine experts to choose your wine for you each and every month, Firstleaf says they only need one expert to choose your wine each month, and that’s you.
Customers who sign up will get to choose whether they prefer a monthly shipment of red or white wine, or a mix of the two, and whether they prefer domestic or international wine, or a mix of the two. Once you’ve signed up and receive your first shipment, that’s when your membership truly begins.
Each time you receive a shipment, you will provide the company with feedback on what you liked or didn’t like about each bottle of wine, so each and every month they will be able to send you a selection of wines that are better and better suited to your tastes.
In addition, customers will be able to see all the selections they have coming up for the next month and choose to swap those wines out for different wines if they choose, and they have complete control over the shipment schedule as well, with the ability to pause or skip a month at any time.
It seems as though every member will start off with a single shipment of three bottles priced at $19.95. These are the three bottles the company uses to get your feedback on the types and tastes of wines you like and don’t like, before they proceed with your regular membership order of two, three, or six bottles per month.
The website says that because they have “cut out the middleman” and partner directly with wine producers to save their customers up to 60% off the retail price of each bottle. Each half case of wine you order will be priced at a flat rate of $79.00, and the smallest retail discount you will ever receive will be 25% off a bottle.
In fact, Firstleaf Wine Club does provide their customers with a Refund Policy, which is actually very unusual for a wine club. Of course if a bottle arrives at your house broken or damaged, customers should contact Customer Service right away so they can address the problem as soon as possible.
However, this company goes a step further and says that they want their customers to be 100% satisfied, and so a customer who isn’t satisfied with a bottle of wine they have received from Firstleaf should contact their Customer Service team to discuss a potential refund or replacement.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who wish to contact their Customer Service team with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 800-461-7203 or by email at [email protected]
Unfortunately this company appears to still be very new because there simply are not very many reviews of this service at all, either from customers or from other wine based services, websites, and blogs.
That being said, this company is making some amazing promises that are almost too good to pass up. The ability to get monthly selections based specifically on your tastes and feedback, the ability to return bottles you are dissatisfied with, and the promise of a minimum discount of 25% off retail price with the ability to pause or cancel your service at any time seems to add up to a company that customers should be willing to try for themselves.
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50 ‘Firstleaf Wine Club’ Reviews
Cheap tasting wine....terrible horrible customer service. Stole $20 for my account after I canceled service, said it was for restocking fee wine that hadn’t been packaged or shipped.
It took forever to get my first delivery. Several mistakes were made. I initiated a conversation to cancel my service but I was promised 2 extra bottles for my next delivery and free shipping for the life of the subscription. I also was told FedEx would no longer be delivering as we have had continual problems with them delivering the package. The second package came today and nothing that was promised came true. Normal amount of wine and shipping was still charged. Very unfortunate because the quality of the wine is actually good. Cancelling due to poor service and especially with not following through on the commitment to make things right.
First off - I use Firstleaf in addition to my regular trips to the liquor store. I've been a member for over a year. I can set up when I want to get the wine which usually coincides with family coming over. I call up Firstleaf to tell them what I want and they make it happen. Super friendly and the wine is great. I've only ever had shipping issues which they fixed quickly.
received a 3 month subscription as a monthers day gift!
first box of 6 reds was wonderful!! I just received second months to try, if they as a yummy as the first 6 I will buy myself a monthly subscription.
I tried it. The wines weren't very good, so I canceled. They sent me another box anyway. And I can't get them to refund me. Terrible service.
mild, not a lot of flavor, but I like it.
The wines are good and affordable. It's fun to have new wines come bimonthly. The customer service is good too any issues I had were resolved quickly.
I joined this wine club a couple of years ago and enjoy my wine deliveries every 2 - 3 months. Only twice did I dislike a bottle but Firstleaf immediately gave me credit, no questions asked. I love receiving and tasting new varieties of wine and they really seem to know what to send me based on my previous feedback. The club is up front on the price point of their wine so I know what quality of wine to expect. Delivery has been right on to the exact day, very well packaged. Website wasn't the best at first but they have made improvements, also wish they had an app to use.
Firstleaf didn't seem to track and credit you for referrals as promised, I had to remind them when my referral purchased a case, but then no issues giving me my $10 credit. Referral policy is now changed to a one time credit of $20 per new referral, which makes it easier to track.
One other thing I wish they would improve on is their rating system, it's either a like or a dislike. I would prefer a rating scale of 1 - 5 or something similar. I have found some wines to be good but others were superb and would like to note the differences.
Overall I enjoy doing business with Firstleaf and will continue to do so!