How It Works

Curious about our service? Here are the basics. 

Foot of the Bed Cellars is a San Francisco based wine club -- highlighting small, sustainably-focused producers from around the West Coast. We aim to lower the walls that exist around enjoying wine -- showcasing the diversity of styles, varietals, and growing regions our beautiful backyard has to offer. 

How does the wine club work? 

Members receive a box of 3 bottles each month for a total of $45 ($15/per bottle). We'll let you know what the selections are ahead of time, and you can mix and match to your preference between the red and white. 

The wines change each month, and shipping is $12 in California and $15 to the rest of the country. We also offer prepaid options of 3, 6, and 12 months with some discounts built in, as well as corporate cases for great wine in the office at a $12/bottle price. 

If I select 2 reds, and 1 white -- what will I receive? 

You'll receive 2 bottles of the same red, and 1 of the white selection.

What if I'm traveling for a month or have wine piling up?

There's no commitment required, and members are free to start and stop at any frequency they choose.

How do you choose the wines?

Our co-founder Martin Sheehan-Stross searches far and wide to land on the two wines we release each month. He has worked as a Sommelier for the last decade in some of San Francisco's finest restaurants, and was named the World's Best Somm Under 30 in 2016. Stop playing the grocery store guessing game and trust the expert! 

What if I don't like a selection? 

Let us know! We so value your feedback, and we'll get you something else more suited to your tastes. 

So do you make the wine? 

We don't. We partner with two new producers each month. We buy finished wine from them, get it in bottle, and release it to the membership under our label. 

Why do the wineries work with you? 

Aside from being awesome, wineries work with us for a host of reasons. Most producers carry inventory, and we offer a quick way for them to bring in some cash flow and free up cellar space. Some producers work with us on an annual basis, and working with us at the fruit contracting stage helps them achieve savings through the increased quantities. Others just like our ethos and want to be a part of an innovative idea in an at-times staid space. 

What if I like a wine and want to buy more of it?

Inventory permitting, members can purchase additional wine from our Library Selections. However, we are fully transparent about who we work with, and would love for you to purchase directly from the amazing folks we work with and tell them we sent you :) 

Why Foot of the Bed Cellars?

Luc made a barrel of wine in his Haight Ashbury apartment in 2013, and the barrel aged at the literal foot of his bed. They called it Foot of the Bed Red, and when we started this business, that was the name we kept coming back to. Truth in advertising!

Any other questions? 

Drop us a line. We're always happy to hear from you.