The Smashing Wine Club

by Smashing Wines in Woodbridge, England, United Kingdom

The Smashing Wine Club

£450

raised of £20,000 target

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by March 8th 2019 at 10:24am

To design and create an exclusive wine club where we will be able to promote small artisan natural winemakers from across France.

by Smashing Wines in Woodbridge, England, United Kingdom

ABOUT SMASHING WINES

Smashing Wines, run by Clement Sigaut & his partner Rebecca Murland, import a wide variety of quality French wines.  We specialise in promoting small producers who respect the environment and their vineyards, concentrating on producing natural, biodynamic and organic wines.  We believe that natural winemaking leads to a naturally superior product. The individual "personality" of each wine can be fully expressed in the glass for us to savour.  

From day one Clement's mission was to promote small, independent winemakers from across France, working closely with them and gaining UK exclusivity on many wines to create the list available today.  We run a boutique wine shop in Woodbridge, Suffolk and also sell to the trade.  Our next step (where we need your help) is to create an exclusive wine club to support and promote these artisan winemakers who we already work with.  

WHY NATURAL WINES?

In a day and age where people want to know how and where their food is grown, caught, bred and harvested it only makes sense that they would also like to know what's going into their bottle of wine and how it has been made. 

Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines are nothing new, but as we become more conscious consumers, their popularity is growing.  Natural Wine is farmed organically (biodynamically, using permaculture or the like) and made (or rather transformed) without adding or removing anything in the cellar. No additives or processing aids are used, and ‘intervention’ in the naturally occurring fermentation process is kept to a minimum. As such, neither fining nor (tight) filtration are used. The result is a living wine – wholesome and full of naturally occurring microbiology.

WHY AN EXCLUSIVE WINE CLUB WITH LIMITED MEMBERS?

With so many wine clubs out there we want to offer something different.  We don't want to simply send you a mixed case of wine each month.  We want to promote independent winemakers and give you access to their wines which are made with passion and produced in limited quantities. 

By limiting the amount of members in the club we can offer access to exclusive artisan wines made in very small quantities.  For example Le Vin de Blaise, Cotes-du-Rhone Villages Sainte Cecile made by Stephanie Rougnon with a production of less than 5000 bottles per year. 

  • We are very passionate about natural wines and want to promote and support the small independent winemakers who produce these unique wines. 
  • We want introduce people to the world of natural wine and educate them on the benefits.
  • By creating an exclusive wine club we make it possible for you to discover a new winemaker each month, allowing you to gain first access to some rare and exclusive wines

THE SMASHING WINE CLUB AND ITS BENEFITS

With our monthly subscriptions you will be able to experience some of these wines and learn about the winemakers who put in time and passion to produce exquisite wines.  You will be able to taste wines from many regions across France and get exclusivity on small production wines.

Discover the world of Independent Winemakers (package 1) - £75 per month (case of 6 bottles)

Limited to 250 members

Discover a new independent winemaker each month with our monthly wine club. Each month we will select a range of wines from one of our artisan French winemakers and deliver a case of their wine to your door.  Depending on how many wines the producer makes will depend on what your package consists of,  one month you may receive 6 different wines and the next you may receive just 2 different wines (3 bottles of each).  This wine club is about discovering small artisan winemakers, and experiencing wines produced in small quantities that you won't find anywhere else.  

What's Included:

  • 6 bottles of wine from a small artisan French winemaker (including FREE delivery)
  • Tasting notes / winemaker information cards
  • 10% off orders throughout the year in our shop and online
  • Free Delivery on all orders placed
  • When available complimentary tickets to events we are attending in your area
  • You will be the first to be told when new artisan wines are released and get priority on reserving any

Join now and cancel anytime…

Discover the world of Independent Winemakers  (package 2) - £150 per month (case of 12 bottles)

Limited to 150 members

Discover a new independent winemaker each month with our monthly wine club. Each month we will select a range of wines from one of our artisan French winemakers and deliver a case of their wine to your door.  Depending on how many wines the producer makes will depend on what your package consists of,  one month you may receive 6 different wines (2 bottles of each) and the next you may receive just 2 different wines (6 bottles of each).  This wine club is about discovering small artisan winemakers, and experiencing wines produced in small quantities that you won't find anywhere else.

What's Included:

  • 12 bottles of wine from a small artisan French winemaker (including FREE delivery)
  • Tasting notes / winemaker information cards
  • 15% off orders throughout the year in our shop and online 
  • Free Delivery on all orders placed
  • When available complimentary tickets to events we are attending in your area
  • You will be the first to be told when new artisan wines are released and get priority on reserving any

Join now and cancel anytime…

WHAT IS NEEDED:

To enable us to launch this exclusive wine club we need funds to:

  • Develop the website to create a membership section.
  • Purchase the eco-safe (100% recycled) packaging to ship the wine in
  • Brand the packaging
  • Produce and print the tasting notes/winemaker information cards
  • Design and produce membership cards
  • Purchase the wine upfront from the winemakers
  • Research into new independent winemakers

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

If you are interested in our project and believe in our vision but can't donate there are still other ways that you can help us:

  • Like and share any posts we put on Facebook and Instagram. This will help spread the word and encourage more people to back our project.

If you any questions or would like further information on our project please call 01394 384007 or email info@smashingwines.co.uk

Thank You,

Clement & Rebecca

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£75 or more

2 of 250 claimed

Wine club membership (package 1)

Be one of the 250 Members of our exclusive wine club (package 1). Secure your first months membership (Including 6 bottles of wine) before the club is officially launched and also receive a branded apron + corkscrew.

£5 or more

Thank You card

A Smashing Wines thank you card from founders Clément & Rebecca

£10 or more

10% discount

Pay £10 a month and get a guaranteed 10% off every purchase made online or in our shop. Single bottle purchase included. Receive FREE delivery on all case orders.

£10 or more

Branded corkscrew

A Smashing Wines branded corkscrew

£15 or more

Branded wine carrier

A Smashing Wines branded Jute carrier bag( for 6 bottles)

£20 or more

Branded apron

A Smashing Wines branded apron

£25 or more

Branded apron + branded corkscrew

A Smashing Wines branded apron + branded corkscrew

£50 or more

Smashing Wines collection

A Smashing Wines branded apron + branded corkscrew + Jute carrier bag + 1 Bottle of Crémant de Bordeaux

£150 or more

1 of 150 claimed

Wine club membership (package 2)

Be one of the 150 Members of our exclusive wine club (package 1). Secure your first months membership (Including 12 bottles of wine) before the club is officially launched and also receive a branded apron + corkscrew.

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Private wine tasting for 6

Private Wine Tasting for 6 - you invite the guests and we do the rest! Clement will travel to your house/office and host an informative, fun and sociable wine party for up to 6 guests. You will also get the first months membership to our exclusive wine club (Package 2).

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Private wine tasting for 12

Private Wine Tasting for 12 - you invite the guests and we do the rest! Clement will travel to your house/office and host an informative, fun and sociable wine party for up to 12 guests. You will also get the first months membership to our exclusive wine club (Package 2).


Let's make 'The Smashing Wine Club' happen