$125-150/quarter, $5 enrollment fee credited to first shipment
The Sunflower Seasonal Club is a quarterly selection of 4 bottles at a variable cost (appx. $125- $150). Club selections come with a full backstory, tasting notes, recommended pairings- everything you need to get to know each bottle!
Selections follow the seasonal sake release calendar:
Spring: fresh, lightly sparkling, unpasteurized sake to pair with fresh Spring veggies 🌱
Summer: Natsuzake, aka Summer sake. Light, often lower alcohol, chillable or undiluted, to sip or serve over ice. 🏖
Autumn: Hiyaoroshi! Nutty, richer, heatable-- maybe my own favorite season 🍁
Winter: celebratory Daiginjo, aged sake, Banshu uma zake (end of autumn sake), yuzu and umeshu, as well as Shiboritate and live nigori from small American craft sake brewers ☃️
Club benefits include:
- Two free taster flights of club sake for in-person pickup
- Free club delivery within Portland
- $20 discounted nationwide shipping for club shipments (no UT, DE, or dry counties)
- $0 corkage
- Club selections are 10% off for 30 days from pickup
- Classes & events 20% off
Because of the unpredictable nature of shipping in COVID, seasonal club shipments are estimated to be available sometime in Spring (Mar-May), Summer (June-Sept), Fall (Oct-Nov), and Winter (Dec-Jan). For context, in 2021 Hiyaoroshi (Fall sake) was released in Japan early September but didn't land in Portland until mid-December!
Club charges are scheduled quarterly on the first Saturday of April, July, October and January, but the exact date may be adjusted to accommodate shipping delays. Once the seasonal sake shipment has landed, I’ll send out an email notification to club members alerting you when your shipment is available for pick up/delivery or when it's going in the mail.
Important notes & disclaimers:
New Members: new seasonal club memberships are charged $5 at time of enrollment in order to collect payment and address information. This enrollment fee will be credited to the member's first shipment.
Waitlist: Membership slots may be limited as supplies depend on 3-4 months of advance planning. A waitlist will be maintained when club spots are unavailable.
Seasonal Club Pickup/Availability: Once the seasonal sake shipment has landed, I’ll send out an email notification to club members alerting you when your club order will be available for pick up/delivery or when it's going in the mail.
Free Local Delivery: Club orders are eligible for free local delivery in lieu of in-store pick up. Please choose the associated option when placing your order.
Shipping: Due to limitations in the Shopify platform, subscriptions can only be processed as "shipped" items, regardless of whether or not you plan to pick them up in person. Our workaround is as follows:
- When selecting your club membership, please indicate your preferred delivery/pick up option from the drop-down menu.
- When checking out, select "shipping" (pick up/delivery will return an error message) and enter your shipping information as you normally would. You should not be charged for shipping.
- We'll be using your drop-down selection to inform your preferences. If you need to make adjustments in the future, please contact us directly.
For the monthly club, Oregon shipping is a discounted flat rate of $20. For the quarterly club, shipping is $30. When both monthly + seasonal can be combined, total is $35. If your preference is to receive your club order via shipping, the charge will be applied at the time of payment processing. Please also note that an adult with photo ID must be present to receive the delivery.
Adding to Club Shipments: If you'd like to add a'la carte bottles to your club shipment, there is no additional charge for local delivery (still free)! and for shipping, it's always cost effective to increase your order up to a case!
Payment: Seasonal club subscription payments are tentatively scheduled for the first Saturday of May, August, November and February. Please note that the exact date is subject to shipping arrivals and may vary!
A valid credit or debit card is required for membership unless other arrangements have been made.
Limited Product Availability: While active, seasonal sake are 10% off for seasonal club members. Note that club selections may be subject to availability and are usually my favorites from the seasonal releases-- meaning, they will probably sell through first!