#FavouriteThings weekly recap of Holiday Gift Suggestions

This is just our second week publishing our recommended Holiday Gift Suggestions. We know you are going to love the wines, and spirits, we have included so far. Between now and late December we will be sharing our selections with you. If a winery is offering a time sensitive wine or wine pack we will do our best to have those wineries features published first, or as we receive them. Just don’t wait too long. Avoid the disappointment of #soldout by ordering your wines early. Take note that the specially featured whisky is available in extremely limited quantities. All the details are available in their feature.

Here are a few that we think would make excellent gifts for family, friends, business clients, maybe even your boss.

Black Sage Vineyard

There are some BC Wines that we return to time and time again. This is usually because they are consistent and we know what to expect. When you want a wine you know will always hit the mark you must think of Black Sage. So many wonderful, deep, dark, delicious red wines from Black Sage. Here is one that is our personal recommendation.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Black Sage Vineyard

The View Winery

Always a favourite of ours. I’ve said this before but it bears repeating. Some wines reflect a special personality, kind of like the winery owner in this case. Fun, exciting, easy to get along with, inspiring, confident and accomplished. Hard for us to chose just one or two wines from The View because we enjoy them all and can personally recommend them to you. Great for gift giving.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

Blue Grouse Estate Winery

I always have at least one Blue Grouse Quill in my wine fridge, or at least I try to, it can be hard to keep without drinking it. The Quill wines are my “go to” wines when we get unexpected company and I want to introduce them to the delightful Vancouver Island wines. Some people are surprised that Vancouver Island has such noteworthy wineries. I tell them they need to get out more! Explore the Island because there is lots to offer. Cowichan Valley is beautiful and a great place to visit.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Who can say no to Wonderful Whiskies?

The Handy Holiday Guide to Wonderful Whiskies

For something just a little bit different how about an experience?

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion – National Geographic Live! Give the Gift of Experience

Vanessa Vineyard

When a respected wine reviewer tells you “Just join the Vanessa Vineyard‘s wine club and never worry about buying any other wines again, their wines are that good.”  you pay attention and follow their advice. For lovers of fine red wines you will be absolutely thrilled with Vanessa’s portfolio of wines.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vanessa Vineyard


vin Amité

Another new discovery for us during our Okanagan trip in early October. vin Amité was a recommendation by the kind folks in the tasting room at Fairview Cellars. We always appreciate when we receive a referral and we can personally recommend the delightful wines at vin Amité.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – vin Amité Cellars

Mayhem Wines

Everybody deserves a little mayhem in their lives so why not make it a Mayhem Wine. We thought these wines were great. We tasted Mayhem wines in early October during a visit to Meyer. You can taste them by appointment at Meyer Family Vineyard. Check out their website for tasting opportunities. You won’t be sorry.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Mayhem Wines

Fairview Cellars

Over the years we have remained loyal to these big, bold red wines. We are never disappointed, always consistently excellent. We personally recommend Fairview wines for the discriminating wine lover on your list.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Fairview Cellars

Meyer Family Vineyards

Wines you can always count on to be top notch. We enjoy the entire lineup of wines from Meyer and for your holiday season we are personally recommending you try these fine wines.

#FavouritesThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Meyer Family Vineyards

40 Knots

This Vancouver Island winery is definitely worth a visit. What a great lineup of wines to choose from. Some unique wines from a picturesque setting in the Comox Valley.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – 40 Knots Winery


Road 13

Road 13 is offering a couple of different wine packs, their flagship pack would be the “12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar” pack of mystery wines. Every wine in this pack is a wine that is otherwise #soldout but not for the lucky ones that act fast. Available now.

Who wouldn’t love to be given the gift of a Road 13 2019 winery dinner? Check it out.

Holiday Gift Guide – Road 13 Vineyards Advent Calendar, Platinum Packs & more



What a fantastic line-up of wine from Pentâge to choose from. These are wines that will be in the #soldout category before you know it. A premium selection of two whites and two red wines. You pick and choose from our recommendations or visit their website for more choices. Hint: we’re kind of gaga for their Gamay Noir.

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Pentâge Winery


Bench 1775

Bench is offering The Most Wonderful Wine of the Year! Who could resist? 12 Days of Holiday Cheers is everything you could possibly want for Christmas. This pack even includes their Brut Rosé which is perfect for celebrating. I love that with this pack you can include a hand written gift card – that’s impressive. Each bottle wrapped and tied with a bow, this just gets better and better. See the full list of twelve in their feature.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775 and 12 Days of Holiday Cheers


Encore Winery McWatters Edition

Not just any wine, this is the McWatters Collection Meritage. What a wonderful gift this is going to make for the special people on your Holiday Gift list. Has anyone been making wine as long as Harry?

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – McWatters Collection


Poplar Grove

Poplar Grove makes tried and true quality wine that would make the perfect give for an important someone on your gift giving list. We’ve suggested some of their award winners for your shopping pleasure.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Poplar Grove Winery


The Balvenie

Something for everyone on your list. This is for your most important person at the top of your list. Strictly for whisky lovers! Please note that this special, one of a kind whisky, is available at select JAK’s stores beginning on December 6.

Exceptionally Crafted, The Balvenie Fifty: Marriage 0962 Announces it’s arrival to Canada in time for the Holiday Season


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