With Mother’s Day quickly approaching in May I wanted to share some of my favorite Gift Giving Ideas for Mom’s. Of course since this is coming from me this Guide is very wine focused but who doesn’t love to receive fabulous wine as a gift! See more of my favorite Mother’s Day Gift ideas below….
One of my favorite new tasting rooms located in downtown Healdsburg is Coursey Graves. They’re making some truly exceptional wines. Not only Chardonnay (my favorite) but also some lovely Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah Wines. See more about their incredible wines on their website here and if you visit be sure to say the JetSetting Fashionista sent you!
Those of you who read my blog have heard about Donum Estate. Not only because it’s on my Top 10 Carneros Winery post here, or because I recently interviewed their President and Head Winegrower Anne-Moller Racke here but because it’s one of the most spectacular wineries I’ve written about in California. Where else can you enjoy high quality delicious wines surrounded by vineyards showcasing some of the most magnificent art in California? I told you. It’s really that that amazing.
Speaking of amazing I’ve got two great gift ideas for you from Donum Estate.
First, the 2018 Carneros Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir for mom. This is $40 per bottle and is quite limited (2-bottle min). To purchase contact Maggie at Donum directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second is their upcoming Discover Donum Event, on Saturday, May 11th from 11 am to 3 pm: More info and Tickets to the 2nd Annual Discover Donum Event here. I’ll be here so I hope to see you there enjoying some fabulous Donum Wines, art and delicious food!
Temperance Cellars 2017 Chardonnay is the perfect gift for your mom on Mother’s Day. Temperance Cellars Chardonnay is light, refreshing, and fruit-forward. It also has an old world taste to it and lovely flavors of the rocky soils of Whitehawk Vineyard. Those of you who prefer a Burgundian style Chardonnay that is refined, balanced and so lovely this is the wine for you! And the best part is it’s an absolute steal at $24 dollars a bottle. Lucky for you, JSF readers receive 10% off the purchase of 2 or more bottles. Hurry, supplies are limited. Buy Temperance Cellars Chard here, use code #JSF to get 10% off.
Views of Whitehawk Vineyard in Santa Barbara County and the 2017 Temperance Cellars Chardonnay
Bucher Wines at Grand Cru Custom Crush
Who doesn’t love an excuse to head to Sonoma County for a day of wine tasting. Well, one of my favorite Westside Road Wineries, also found on my Russian River Top 10 Winery list here is Bucher Wines. If you enjoy beautiful full body Pinot Noir Wines made by legendary winemaker Adam Lee (who founded Siduri Wines and Clarice Wines, read my interview with Adam Lee here) you will adore Bucher’s Wines. They also make two Chardonnays and a Rose of Pinot Noir so there really is something for everyone. Book a visit to Grand Cru Custom Crush online here and as a JSF reader you and 3 guests enjoy a free tasting (value $100) using the code: BUCHER4. Happy wine tasting!
Works & Days
Works and Days is another project from Winemaker Cabell Coursey and draws its name from Hesiod’s eponymous ancient text. Written in approximately 700 BCE, it’s essentially the first Farmer’s Almanac and contains advice about life, farming, livestock, and work. It is with similar thought, care and intelligence that Cabell Coursey and team create Works and Days wines. “My goal is always the same, to deliver each vineyard’s best expression in each vintage and to make a wine where the last glass is better than the first.” – Cabell Coursey. I tasted these wines in his downtown tasting room and immediately gravitated towards them.
2016 Works & Days Chardonnay: Robustly perfumed in apple blossom, with a hint of citrus. Light in texture and balanced power, it finishes in a lovely mix of lemon verbena and pear. I loved the light ness of this Chardonnay yet it still had plenty of body and flavors.
2016 Works & Days Pinot Noir: This Pinot has a core of red cherry layered with sweet spice, lavender, and orange. This wine has energy and tension. Tastes like it’s going to explode on the palate at any moment yet finished with seamless elegance and polish.
Another name I adore which you’ve probably read about is Valette Restaurant, located in downtown Healdsburg also featured in my Best Healdsburg Dining Guide here. Recently Chef Dustin Valette launched a wine label partnering with some of the best of the best winemakers in Sonoma and Napa Valley. I’ve had the pleasure of tasting both his Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and both are incredible. For the foodie in your life who adores Valette Restaurant and wants even more Valette (who doesn’t), gift them a bottle of Valette Wines. Stay tuned for the website to launch, in the meantime keep an eye out for Valette Wines and next time you’re in Healdsburg visit Valette and maybe you can snag a bottle there!
Anomoly Restaurant SF Pop Up
For the foodie in your life I suggest you surprise them with a fabulous dinner at Anomoly. Anomoly is a fabulous SF Pop Up which I had the pleasure of dining at. The team is composed of culinary and wine experts working full time within the San Francisco Restaurant world and on Sundays they each come and work on Anomoly. The food here was creative, beautiful and delicious and the service was attentive and not overly stuffy. Surprise Mom with a gift certificate for dinner just the two of you at Anomoly and I promise she’ll be blown away. Book a reservation on ExploreTock here.
Lady Falcon Coffee Club
Lady Falcon Coffee Club is a brand I’ve written about quite a bit and not only because I love their delicious coffee products but I love everything about them! The branding (lots of pink which I adore), their story and most recently after getting to know their San Francisco born founder, Buffy Maguire I am even more obsessed with this brand. You can purchase their delicious coffee online on their website here or at Williams Sonoma, Anthropology online, Good Eggs, Bi-Rite and more! Trust me
“Our name Lady Falcon Coffee Club is a respectful nod to an era in San Francisco Ocean Beach history. In the 1880’s, an impromptu neighborhood of abandoned street cars on Judah Street became “Carville-by-the-Sea.” Carville housed many a freethinker. The Falcon Ladies Bicycling Club was one of the first cars in the bunch and helped shape the legend of Carville.”
Their beautifully packaged and delightfully tasting Lady Falcon Coffee!