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.
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.
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.
Who can say no to Wonderful Whiskies?
For something just a little bit different how about an experience?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.