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Velvet Slippers Club

Live in Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming?  Then you may want to join the Velvet Slipper Club.  This is basically a fan club for Maynard’s Caduceus Cellars.

There are a range of packages available, and each one entitles you to s shipment of wine on a regular basis, as well as a few other perks.  Entry isn’t especially cheap though, so it’s pretty much for wine buffs only.

Here is the overview:

Velvet Slipper Club (VSC) Members will receive a 3 bottle shipment 4 times a year.  In addition members receive a complimentary Flight tasting per shipment by visiting the Caduceus Tasting Room in Jerome, Arizona. (ID Required)
VSC Members will also receive prior notification of limited production boutique releases and Box Sets as well as invitations to pre-release events at the Tasting Room.

There’s a one off joining fee of $75, and then you select from a range of packages.  You can view more details or sign up here.  Membership is limited, so if you’re thinking of joining I’d suggest you do so sooner rather than later.

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blahmoo
blahmoo
12 years ago

Too steep for me right now–even the lowest tier.

I did order 1 bottle from Caduceus last spring. Cost $20 to ship it. Decided I will stick w/Trader Joe’s wine selection for now…at least until I win the lottery.

Wonder how many spots there will be and how long the waitlist will be?

itsyours2relive
itsyours2relive
12 years ago

Still no shipping outside of the US. Too bad, I live in Holland…

king
king
12 years ago

damn, was hoping to finally have some delivered to ireland.

MAGNUS
MAGNUS
12 years ago

I have yet to even taste any of his wines, and considering I’m not much of a wino to begin with, I’d say it’s a bit much to sign up on whim. I would consider joining the lowest tier but the price varies a bit much for me ($70-$150). If it were a guaranteed $70 or even $100 per shipment, I would do it.

diablo551
diablo551
12 years ago

I don’t think I’d call it a fan club. Many vineyards/wineries have a Vitners Club, that sells exclusive varieties and blends to members. It’s more of a way to give fans of a vineyard a chance to get insider deals and direct access to the wines they want or notes from the winemaker…sometimes at a discount. I think MJK is just taking that next step in establishing the vineyard’s long term vision with a Vitners Club.
And for the record, I just signed up for the Elite Caduceus Package. WORD!

blahmoo
blahmoo
12 years ago

MAGNUS – 3 hours ago  » 
I have yet to even taste any of his wines, and considering I’m not much of a wino to begin with, I’d say it’s a bit much to sign up on whim. I would consider joining the lowest tier but the price varies a bit much for me ($70-$150). If it were a guaranteed $70 or even $100 per shipment, I would do it.

Yes, I agree. If the packages were guaranteed to be $70-100, I would sign up. Guess I need to get a better paying job–haha.

MAGNUS
MAGNUS
12 years ago

blahmoo – 2 hours ago  »  Yes, I agree. If the packages were guaranteed to be $70-100, I would sign up. Guess I need to get a better paying job–haha. For me it’s more a matter of knowing how much I’m actually going to pay. For the lowest tier possible it will cost between $280 ($70*4) to $600 ($150*4) a year, plus the sign up fee. It’s like he’s saying “sign up and we’ll see what we decide to bill you for at a later date”. I’m a big fan of Maynard just like the next guy but I’m not… Read more »

Naattik
12 years ago

Don’t forget to add on the shipping, handling and tax… all of which could add up to be significant… assume it’s in the neighborhood of $20-30 per shipment? Or more. plus tax, shipping, and handling. (Includes Flight tasting #1) It’s not for somebody on a budget. The wine I’ve sampled from his offerings have been decent, but don’t compare to the best Brunellos, Barolos, Riojas, Riberas, etc, most of which you can find for $20 – $60 a bottle for some VERY drinkable wines, locally, depending on where you are and whether or not you have a decent shop nearby… Read more »

markuspoop
12 years ago

I, too, plan on passing, partly because the $2 wine at both Fresh n Easy and Ralphs seem to do the trick just fine.

Mass Deception
Mass Deception
12 years ago

I was fortunate enough to attend the screening and after Q&A.. Let me start off by saying that I can see why Maynard has a hard time with “some” Tool fans.. Here was my question and following response ~ I said I’d been drinking more sparkling wines than still wines lately and was curious if he plans on introducing a sparkling wine in the future.  He said he definitely wants to but it’s a totally different expense, there are different things that go into creating it and he needs to have the funding to do it.  then reiterated it’s something… Read more »

markuspoop
12 years ago

I wonder if MJK feels the movie Bottleshock, with that hunky guy from the new Star Trek, is a good depiction of Western US winemaking.

TASH
12 years ago

i live in kansas…never get tired of driving to AZ for a couple of bottles of wine.  something about leaving the plains at night and seeing the mountains in the morning.  very cool

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