With the Holidays quickly approaching now is the time to start preparing and grabbing gifts for the loved ones in your family. A rule of thumb I always use when thinking of the perfect give I want to share is whether would I want to receive that gift myself. I will only give people gifts that are items I would be ecstatic to receive (unless of course, they asked for something specific that only they may want or enjoy). This year I’m continuing my holiday tradition of sharing the Best Wine Gifts for the Wine lovers in your life. Read more below!
Amista Vineyards produces some stunning Sonoma Sparkling Wines which are perfect for holiday gifting or just to enjoy day to day. My favorite is the Blanc De Blanc, which is perfect year-round, however, for Christmas what’s more festive than their Sparkling Syrah? Shop their amazing Sparkling Wines online here.
Bennett Lane Winery
You’ve probably heard me talk about Bennett Lane Winery over the years. I met them about 5 years ago on a Media Trip to Calistoga and have been a fan ever since. This amazing family-owned Napa Valley Winery produces stunning wines (with over 68 90+ POint Wines from Wine Spectactor, Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
For the holidays their Maximus Red Table wine is perfect and sure to please every wine lover. And if you want to go real big I suggest their Bennett Lane Brut MAGNUM (they have just a few left of these) as their 750 ml 2022 Brut & Rosé vintages are already sold out. Grab the Bennett Lane Magnum online here just in time for holiday gifting! Shop Bennett Lane Wines online here.
Another product all wine lovers NEED is a Coravin. I have the one that opens still bottles of wine and am super excited about their newly launched Sparkling Wine Coravin. Learn more below and shop online here. Save 10% with my referral code: CC230490 on Coravin.com.
Fly With Wine
Another essential for anyone who travels like me and likes to bring wine with them is a travel wine suitcase from Fly With Wine. There are two different sizes, one which holds a case (the size I prefer) since I am usually packing for a week or two and a case is about what I’d want. Or, there is a smaller size that holds 6 bottles of wine.
And, Fly with Wine just released a backpack which holds 2 bottles. Also brilliant for a picnic or travelling with wine!
Learn more about Fly With Wine online here, use the code JSF15 to save 10% (can not combine with other discounts).
Iron Horse Vineyards
All of you Sparkling Wine lovers KNOW Iron Horse Vineyards. I have gotten to know them and their amazing President Joy Stering over the years and absolutely adore their beautiful Sonoma Sparklign Wines rich family-owned history. This year I recommend celebrating with the 2018 Iron Horse Gratitude. Learn more about Iron Horse Sparkling wines on website here.
Another brand that I’ve been writing about for years on this list is Maker Wines. They’re a female-owned canned wine brand. They partner with existing wineries who create amazing wines and bring them to you in a canned format. This year they did a super FUN advent calendar which I enjoyed and love. Shop Maker Wines online here.
Another wonderful gifting idea is from another family-owned Healdsburg Winery I’m a fan of, Merriam Vineyards! Two of my favorite’s which are perfect for the holiday season are their Sned Red Wine & their Miktos red wine. Shop Merriam Vineyards online here.
Morgan Winery is a wonderful Central Caost producer of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. They also make a divine Syrah which you can read more about
in my Best Syrah Wines from the Central Coast blog post here and a Rosé I also adore. This is a great brand to gift for the holidays as they have fabulous gift sets. Purchase Morgan Winery Gift set online here. Use the code JSF to enjoy FREE shipping!
When I think of holiday fun it always involves bubbles. They make every occasion that much more FUN, right? What’s more perfect than giving the gift of Sparkling Wines? Seppi Wines is a brand I adore founded by my dear friend Kelsey Phelps. Not only do you get to support a female business owner and vintner you get to enjoy stunning Rose & Blanc de Blanc Wines. Shop online at Seppi Wines here.
As you know by now if you read my blog, I’ve been a Valette Restaurant fan since they first opened. Fast forward and not only is there Valette Restaurant, there’s also The Matheson also located in downtown Healdsburg. And even more exciting Valette now offers Valette Wines made by some of the most LEGENDARY winemakers in California.
Valette Wines is offering a rare opportunity to purchase their highly allocated wine ahead of the launch of their wine club this coming spring. They are offering 3 packs designed to be the perfect complement to your table or gift for your loved one. If you miss the order cut off (Dec 12!) try to stop by their Pick Up Party on December 18 (at The Matheson, 1pm – 4pm), rumor has it there will be some available to purchase that day. Valette Wines available for purchase online here.
The Merry & Bright Valette Wines Gift set including: 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, 2021 Rosè of Pinot Noir, 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Available for purchase online here.
What do you think?