Mavens & Aficionados is the wine club reinvented. Members will receive unique and hard-to-find wines from across the globe at their doorsteps and have unparalleled access to the best of Maple & Ash.

This is your customized wine club experience.


Head Sommelier, Dan Pilkey will curate quarterly offerings of hard to find varietals from lauded producers around the world. Dan will leverage Maple & Ash’s relationships to give you access to wines otherwise unavailable in Illinois.


Every member has access to your own Maple & Ash Wine Captain who will teach you about the wine, learn your preferences and customize your experience.  Your Wine Captain is available for one-on-one tastings, wine chats and is here to be your personal wine expert.


Mavens & Aficionados are experts who are always learning and mastering their subjects. Your wine journey will include learning about the history, terroir, and people behind great wine with Dan.  This includes the opportunities to live Dan’s experience through his educational tasting notes provided with every shipment; attending the Maple & Ash weekly wine class; and ongoing interactions with your Wine Captain.


In addition to your quarterly offering, you have access to purchase wines direct from Maple & Ash’s wine cellar, voted one of America’s best by Wine Enthusiast. Your Wine Captain will help you curate your own cases to match your palette and interests from the Maple & Ash wine list at member prices. You may also order gifts, special cases, and fulfill corporate wine needs through your membership.


Reservations at Maple & Ash are often difficult to attain. Mavens & Aficionados membership makes getting that last minute reservation or event set up at Maple & Ash easily accessible to you. Just contact your Wine Captain and we’ll take it from there to make sure you are set.

Additional Services

Reviews of your wine cellar, representation at wine auctions, and wine service at your private dinner parties at home are just a few of the additional services available to you. Feel free to ask your Wine Captain for your specific wine need and we will be there to answer that request.

Membership Options


The latest juice of varying colors, styles, and producers to stash for when you’re thirsty next.

$250 / per quarter

  • – 6 bottles delivered quarterly
  • – 10% off wine bottles purchased at dinner
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An opportunity to throw a few bottles in the cellar and also pull some corks on the weekend.

$500 / per quarter

  • – 12 bottles delivered quarterly
  • – 20% off wine bottles purchased at dinner
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When you don’t give a F#@$ but you really do – you’ll need wine that blows doors when you arrive at your next party.

$1000 / per quarter

  • – Pilkey’s Picks – custom tailored offering. Bottle quantities will vary each quarter. Quality will not.
  • – 30% off wine bottles purchased at dinner
  • – Day with the Sommelier: join the somm team as they taste and evaluate wine for the Maple & Ash wine list. Help us be judge, jury & executioner.
  • – Custom engraved champagne saber and in-home wine cellar consultation
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