CLUB INFO

OUR STORY

First, a little history. I got into the wine business about 20 years ago when my sister-in-law, Emily, and I opened up a small wine shop and wine bar in Houston called THE TASTING ROOM. We built a following through a shared philosophy that wine shouldn’t be pretentious or intimidating. The Tasting Room grew and grew until it made the cover of Market Watch Magazine—we sold over a million glasses of wine in a year! The most in the world, we were told.

Next up we created MAX’S WINE DIVE. Houston’s original Max’s on Washington Ave is a restaurant and a retailer, so folks could buy the wines they loved and take them home. We’d tell our guests to park out back next to the black door. Hence the name!

As COVID-19 shut down restaurants, a few regulars asked if we would put together a case of wine for them to pick up. Of course we said, “hell yeah!” Well, that grew and grew. Within a few weeks, we made this thing an official club and next thing we knew, memberships were full based on what we could handle with COVID-19 limitations.

With some practice, we’ve figured it out. Friends, The Black Door is wide open for business.

We look forward to packing up some wine for you!

THE BLACK DOOR WINE CLUB CUSTOM BUILDS YOUR CASE EACH MONTH BASED ON YOUR PREFERENCES.

We’re a highly interactive club that loves to talk and educate all things wine and food, and we’re brick and mortar restaurants in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. As club members, you’ll enjoy special deals on food and wine at all of our spots. We do free wine tastings in person and online twice a month, where our wine pros taste and analyze The Black Door wines. When current limitations start to lift, you’ll be invited to special tastings, dinners, winemaker events, and we’re cooking up some cool travel ideas, too. Cheers

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

For our members, we’re first and foremost focused on one thing—what YOU like to drink. Followed by how to talk about what you like, so that you can find wines you love anywhere you go for the rest of your life! Your case price is based on cost, not retail. The better deal we get, the better deal you get.

GOLD
$120

These wines are from a broad area that are generally fruit forward, easy to drink, and of exceptional value. We often add a couple of platinum level wines to each gold case.

PLATINUM
$240

Wines from more specific locations and varietals, these wines reflect the strengths and “terroir” of their region (i.e. Bordeuax, Burgundy, Sonoma).

DIAMOND
$360

More site and terroir-specific and from the best vineyards and winemakers, these wines are generally more age worthy and complex (i.e. Sancerre, Premier Cru Chablis, Napa Cabernet).

HOW TO JOIN

MAKE A PROFILE

Fill out the form below and tell us a little about you.

CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL

Choose Gold, Platinum, or Diamond and change at any time.

FINE TUNE YOUR MIX

All whites, all reds, any mix in between. Change anytime.

Click below to enter The Black Door and start building your profile. You can change your level and preferences anytime. We build your customized case the first of each month and notify you when it’s ready for pickup.

Your member profile is created in Google Forms. You’ll need to sign in with a Google account, if you don’t have one already, Google will “talk” you through it.

Wines from more specific locations and varietals, these wines reflect the strengths and “terroir” of their region (i.e. Bordeuax, Burgundy, Sonoma).

Wines from more specific locations and varietals, these wines reflect the strengths and “terroir” of their region (i.e. Bordeuax, Burgundy, Sonoma).

Wines from more specific locations and varietals, these wines reflect the strengths and “terroir” of their region (i.e. Bordeuax, Burgundy, Sonoma).