Having a wine subscription services curate and deliver you new and exciting wines regularly has become one of the most popular ways to discover the local and international growing regions during lockdown. Although there are also similar services that have been popping up lately, again focused on curation but without locking people into any ongoing commitment.
That impressive range of services now includes Wine Journey, the newest to pop up in Australia and one that’s cleverly blending a sense of travel with a desire to open your palate to the history of wine.
The start-up is centred around a series of curated Wine Journeys, beautifully laid out with an itinerary online and a box that you can get delivered straight to your door. Each box comes with six wines, maker notes, and local knowledge scribbled on postcards in custom packaging with free shipping. With the new service in the middle of adding more wine journeys, right now the website lists trips like “Tour of Tuscany” for the red wine lovers, a “Rhine River Cruise” for those who prefer their aromatic whites, and local trips like “Victorian Chardonnay” and “Barossa Shiraz & Beyond.”
“Our mission is simple,” writes founder Amanda Beck. “[We want to] transport our travellers taste buds to the world’s great wine regions and to share the passion and stories of the people who call them home.”
The site also has smaller “A taste of” packs with 3 bottles a box, showcasing regions like South Africa, Lebanon, and Greece.
It’s now incredibly easy to access sommelier level knowledge to curate your own wine collection at home, but the world of wine is often so daunting that a lot of wine drinkers don’t really get past California, Italy, and France. Having a curated service like this showcasing the destinations listed above is an incredible way to learn about the history of different wine-making regions and let your taste buds travel a bit well you’re at it.
To check them out head to winejourney.com.au.