Members of Cellar Circle are deemed to have accepted Lay & Wheeler's standard and cellarage terms and conditions. Additionally the following Cellar Circle terms and conditions apply.
Direct Debit and Payments
Membership subscription will be paid by Direct Debit on or around the last working day of each month. Members decide on their monthly subscription amount. The minimum monthly subscription is £100.
There are no management fees payable by Members. Member’s funds are devoted entirely to the purchase of wine and the payment of associated storages charges and applicable taxes.
Members can choose to pay more into their account with additional one-off payments at any time and can elect to make one-off payments either online or over the telephone.
A table of applicable benefits is set out below:
per calendar month
|£100 and over
per calendar month
|£100 and over
per calendar month
|One Year's Free Wine Storage
|10% Discount at Majestic Wine
|Storage Rate Discount
|Advance Credit (detailed on your account page)
Membership benefits apply from the date of one-off payment (and completion of the Direct Debit mandate for scheduled payments) or following the receipt of the first Direct Debit payment.
1. One Year’s Free Wine Storage
One year’s free professional wine storage will be made available to new Cellar Circle Members subscribing £100 or more per calendar month.
This benefit excludes Existing Customers of Lay & Wheeler. Existing Customer means an individual (or company) who has purchased products or services from Lay & Wheeler previously.
Valid for a twelve-month period from the date of Member's first Direct Debit payment.
Free storage applies for any purchase made through Cellar Circle accounts and the consolidation of wines from other authorised under-bond warehouses only. Consolidation will incur a transfer fee and a quote will be supplied on request.
2. Free Case Delivery to any Majestic Store
Members can chose to collect their wines from any Majestic Wine store in mainland England,Wales and Scotland. Please visit www.majestic.co.uk to find your local store.
Members subscribing £100 or more per calendar month benefit from free delivery to any Majestic store or to a work or residential address in mainland UK.
Orders will be delivered to the selected Majestic store within 7 working days of the order being accepted. Upon receipt of your order the store will contact you to notify you when your wines will be ready to collect.
Wines must be collected from the selected Majestic store within three weeks of notification. If wines remain uncollected they will be returned to Vinothèque for storage with subsequent re-delivery to be arranged at a later date and with any re-delivery costs to be confirmed by Lay & Wheeler.
Majestic stores are open 7 days a week.
Whilst we make every effort to have your cases ready for collection at the agreed time, please note that we will not be liable if we fail to do so in part or in full due to circumstances beyond our control.
A fair usage policy shall apply to free case delivery – larger orders to store (in excess of 10 nine litre cases) may incur a delivery fee or alternative delivery arrangements may need to be agreed between the Member and Lay & Wheeler.
3. 10% Discount at Majestic Wine
The Cellar Circle Members Card entitles Members subscribing £100 or more per calendar month to a 10% discount at Majestic Wine Warehouses Ltd.
The Cellar Circle Members Card has no monetary value, is strictly non-transferable and is only to be used for personal purchases by Cellar Circle members: not family, friends, other third parties or anyone else.
The 10% Discount Card does not provide the Member with a credit facility at Majestic Wine Warehouses Ltd. This is not a credit card.
It is only valid for use at Majestic Wine stores or via www.majestic.co.uk
When ordering online members need to be registered and logged in to www.majestic.co.uk. To activate online discount, enter your unique customer number in the promotional code box on the checkout.
All products are offered subject to both availability and the prevailing terms and conditions at the time of purchase.
Discount is not available in conjunction with other offers e.g. the Cellar Circle discount will not be applied after any other existing offers or case discounts.
Occasionally there may be some products where no further discount will be given, and you will be advised of this at the time of purchase.
Majestic Wine retains the right to refuse to accept an order.
Use of this card constitutes acceptance of our full terms and conditions.
Membership cards are valid for a maximum of the period of membership or 24 months. Membership cards are renewed after 24 months subject to continuation of membership.
Majestic Wine in France: 10% discount available on all purchases in either of our stores in Calais or Coquelles upon presentation of your Cellar Circle Members card. Your discount will be applied in store. This offer is not valid in conjuncture with our free Eurotunnel or pre-order discount offers. If you would like to pre-order then your order must be placed over the phone on 01923 298 297 with our team in France, but pre-order is not necessary to redeem the offer. Offer not valid online. You must spend a minimum of £50 to qualify for the discount. Only one discount valid per car, per day.
The discount card is not valid for use at Lay & Wheeler.
4. Anniversary Gift
Members subscribing £100 or more per calendar month for 12 consecutive months shall receive a free case of wine worth a minimum of £100 exclusive of VAT and duty. Members will be contacted with a range from which they may select their chosen case.
Please allow 30 days for delivery of your anniversary gift or confirmation of transfer into your account at Vinothèque, Lay & Wheeler’s bonded warehousing facility. If your anniversary gift is stored at Vinothèque normal storage charges shall be incurred.
No cash or other alternative gift is available.
The anniversary gift is a one-off, non-recurring benefit, offered to new members after the first 12 months of consecutive subscription payments.
In the event of circumstances outside of its control the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a similar gift of equal or greater value.
5. Preferential Cellarage Rates
Preferential cellarage charges apply to all members regardless of monthly subscription amount.
Further reduced cellarage charges apply to members storing in excess of 100 9 litre cases with Lay & Wheeler.
Please check, our website, for prevailing rates.
6. Member's Wine Credit
Following the Member’s first Direct Debit payment, Lay & Wheeler will add a notional spending facility of three times the monthly subscription to the member's account. This facility will be known as the Wine Credit and will allow members to purchase wines and services to the value of the account balance including any Wine Credit.
Cancellation of Orders
Members retain ultimate control over the management of the cellar and Lay & Wheeler will, where requested, cancel any purchase made at the discretion of Lay & Wheeler, which is deemed unsuitable by the Member, within one month of purchase.
Withdrawing Wine from Your Cellar
Members may withdraw wine from storage at any time, either via online instruction or through their Account Manager, subject to all costs relating to the wine having been paid in full, including taxes where appropriate, and any outstanding storage fees.
Membership – activation, suspension and cancellation
Membership can be activated, suspended or re-instated on written instruction from the Member (subject to terms relating to joining or membership promotions which may be suspended at the discretion of Lay & Wheeler and in accordance with Cellar Circle terms and conditions).
Members may cancel their membership by giving notice, in writing, to Lay & Wheeler Limited.
Any outstanding account balance must be settled in full before membership is cancelled or suspended.
Cancellation of membership
Further to cancellation credit balances can be transferred to the Member’s nominated bank account by Lay & Wheeler within 28 working days of instruction.
All benefits associated with Cellar Circle membership will cease immediately upon permanent cancellation of the monthly subscription.
Suspension of membership
Following 6 months of membership, monthly payments may be suspended for a period up to 3 months during which time all benefits associated with Cellar Circle will remain valid.
No more than one suspension of 3 months may be taken in any 12 month period.
Your direct debit for monthly subscription will be automatically re-instated at the end of 3 months (or a shorter period as agreed).
Altering Subscription Amount
Members can amend their subscription at any time and revised benefits shall apply as follows if a Member increases monthly subscriptions from under £100 per calendar month to £100 or more per calendar month:
i) One Year’s free storage – if a New Customer and within the first year of membership, free storage shall apply for the remainder of that year only.
ii) Free case delivery to Majestic stores – shall apply following the first Direct Debit payment of £100 or more.
iii) 10% discount at Majestic wine – shall apply following the first Direct Debit payment of £100 or more.
iv) Anniversary gift – to be granted following 12 months continuous payment of £100 or more only.
The Promoter reserves the right to offer joining promotions from time to time. Such promotions are exclusive to new members and will normally be offered subject to a minimum membership term.
The Promoter reserves the right to alter the terms of Cellar Circle membership, or to terminate Cellar Circle, at any time. All alterations will be communicated to members via email.
The Promoter reserves the right to suspend or cancel Cellar Circle membership for any member deemed not to be participating in the spirit of the scheme or to be abusing the benefits of membership.
Promoter: Lay & Wheeler Limited, Majestic House, The Belfry, Colonial Way, Watford WD24 4WH England.