Convenient, chic, climate controlled cubbies for your wine. What are the wine lockers at TWE?  Fantastic!


Our VIP Wine Locker Membership is much more than a simple wine club. Most wine clubs offer you wines from a particular winery and a particular region. Our wine club is different; we offer you wines from different wineries as well as from several different regions of the world.

This is a great way to expand upon your wine knowledge and tastes. We will offer wines that are not commonly found and different varietals that you probably have not yet tried. We feature wines from wineries with lower production. It would be difficult to find our wines in your local grocery store or discount warehouse.

By joining our VIP club you will have a choice of:

Cellar Selection: $89.99 per month

Ultra-Premium, Allocated, Highly Rated, Cellaring Potential are just a few of the adjectives that can be used to describe the wines in this tier.  Membership includes one bottle of Red Wine truly worth putting in anyone’s wine cellar or enjoying now. Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux style blends and other reds with aging potential are predominately featured in this club.

  • Enjoy 20% off all regularly priced food & wines by the bottle from our   ever-changing menu.
  • Examples:
    Shafer Relentless, BV Georges de LaTour Private Reserve Cabernet    Sauvignon, Mount Veeder Reserve Meritage, Rubicon Estate CASK Cabernet Sauvignon

Reserve: $59.99 per month

This wine club is designed for the more seasoned wine aficionado, and gives an all access pass to vineyards and wines not readily available to most.  We take the guess work out of trying to find a new and exciting wine or winery.  Often times, these wines are produced in limited quantities from boutique wineries & vineyards and include all the favorite varietals as well as lesser known varietals often from grapes indigenous of a particular region.

  • Receive 15% off regularly priced food & wines by the bottle from our ever-changing menu.
  • Examples:
    Sbragia Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap "Hands of Time", Groth Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau La Fleur Cravignac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Two Reds: $59.99 per month

They say variety is the spice of life and this club is seasoned with it! This club is designed for the eclectic wine drinker, who is open to drinking any type of wine as long as it is red. Travel all over the world and learn about the different red wines each country is producing best. Or perhaps stay in your own backyard and discover a Californian gem from a tiny producer. This club has just one exclusion: "No White Wine Allowed!"

  • Enjoy 15% off regularly priced food & wines by the bottle from our    ever-changing menu.
  • Examples:
    Ferrari-Carano PreVail West Face, Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon,  Charles Krug Zinfandel, Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Red and White: $49.99 per month

Membership includes one bottle of red and one bottle of white – a tier perfect for the wine novice or for anyone interested in discovering wines they normally do not have access to.  Sample wines from classic regions such as Italy, France, and California as well as more recently discovered premium regions in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. Including well known varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, members will also get the opportunity to experience lesser known red varietals such as Tempranillo, Carmenere, Malbec, Shiraz, and other white varietals including Pinot Grigio, Semillon and Torrontes.

Receive 10% off regularly priced food & wines by the bottle from our ever-changing menu.

Silverado Merlot, Ravenswood Pickberry Red Blend, Freemark Abbey Viognier, Simi Russian River Chardonnnay

Two Whites: $49.99 per month

Australia, California, Italy and more travel the world of wine and expand your palate with premium wines from the world's greatest wineries and regions. Receive wines from a different wine region each month, selected for their high quality and depiction of that region. The rule for this tier: No Red Wines Allowed! We will usually stick with one varietal that is mainstream and surprise you with the second.

Enjoy 10% off regularly priced food & wines by the bottle from our ever-changing menu.

Coppola Sofia Riesling, Turnbull Sauvignon Blanc, Clos du Val Chardonnay, Brancott Vineyards "Rail Bridge" Sauvignon Blanc

Neophyte: $29.99 per month

Travel all over the world and learn about a different wine or perhaps stay in your own backyard and discover a Californian gem from a tiny producer. This tier is the perfect introduction to one bottle of Red wine per month without the big commitment.

Also receive 10% off regularly priced food & wines by the bottle from our ever-changing menu.

This is a brand new tier for 2012 you'll be the first to savor this new tier!

All VIP Locker Members will:

  • Receive a discount on all regularly priced food & wines by the bottle.
  • Receive reduced pricing for wine tasting events.
    Attend "members only" parties and events.
  • Receive a monthly newsletter with tasting notes and VIP information.
  • Be eligible for exciting new drawings and giveaways.
    These bottles will automatically be placed into your locker for your convenience. The bottle discounts do not apply for wine already discounted, happy hour, and special events or at wine tastings. We look forward to serving you in the future.

The Fine Print:
Monthly prices listed above exclude sales tax.  Your credit card may be charged several days before the wine is released to your lockers.  Your credit card will be automatically processed on the 5th of every month.

We will continue your membership until you contact us and ask us to change or cancel your subscription.  You must agree to participate in at least one month before canceling membership.  After that you can cancel by phone (Rich or Vince Tomasello) at (619)543-9463, or by email at

No refunds or exchanges on undesired bottles.  Replacements only provided when a bottle is brought in to the Wine Encounter and verified as "corked."

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