Society of Smugglers

The Society is for those of you who with a predilection for the finer things in life, and a soft spot for a good tale. We make a line of incredible wines just for the club. No one else sees hide nor hair of 'em. We only make about 250 cases of wine.

Smugglers receive a total of 18 bottles, sent as six bottle shipments three times per year: Bud Break, Harvest, and Holiday. The total cost is round about $1800 for the whole shootin' (exclusive of taxes and shipping).

The club isn't just about the wine though...Smugglers also receive:

  • Comp tastings for you and up to 4 of your cohorts, per year
  • The chance to have John host a tasting in your hometown with JFC on the Road
  • An invitation to the Harvest Moon Party (on sabbatical until this whole COVID thing calms down)
  • The opportunity to create your own custom wine through the Smuggler Barrel Program.


Society of WINEsteins

Engage, inspire, and indulge your thirst for knowledge and wine. Members of the Society receive a guaranteed allocation of Rocket Science Proprietary Red twice per year and a slew of otherworldly perks. There are four tiers of membership:

Club Level
Price per shipment
Basic Rations
Booster Pack
Full Throttle
Quantum Leap


Benefits of Belonging

  • Shipments of Rocket Science by Caldwell twice per year
  • Intelligence Briefs to keep you up on exciting news in technology, space exploration, art, science, and wine
  • Invitation to our annual WINEstein Meteors + Movies stargazing event (currently on sabbatical due to COVID)
  • Be a judge and help us select the finalists for the annual Rocket Science Back Label Contest
  • The chance to win tickets to the California Academy of Sciences’ Big Bang party (currently on sabbatical due to COVID)
  • 2 complimentary tastings per year for Booster Pack
  • 4 complimentary tastings per year in the Caldwell Cave for Full Throttle and Quantum Leap
  • First rights to our limited glow-in-the-dark Rocket Science magnums