2019 final recap #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions

Here we are again in 2019 with our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions.

Yes, it’s that time of year once again. Time for you to get thinking about gift giving. We want to make it easy for you to give the perfect gift and so today we are launching our 2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions featuring Meyer Family Vineyards.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Meyer Family Vineyards

We love bubbles and we especially love bubbles that are as good as the Evolve Effervescence and come at such an affordable price point. A win, win! Hope you will enjoy sharing these wines as much as we do. Maybe you want to buy lots for gifts and to have on hand for your own holiday entertaining.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Evolve Cellars

Day Three and it fell on a #WineWednesday. That seemed apropos for the legend that was Harry McWatters. Dubbed the “godfather” of BC Wine meant with great respect for this pioneer of the British Columbia wine industry.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – McWatters Collection

In their own words: Dirty Laundry is British Columbia’s premier Okanagan winery and vineyard. From our top-notch wines, Forno pizza, to our weekly and monthly events – there’s no shortage of great flavours and memories happening at Dirty Laundry.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Dirty Laundry Vineyard

We spent a couple of days in Naramata this summer and a visit to Serendipity was definitely on our agenda. Fabulous wines!

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Serendipity Winery

Now for something completely different: From the unbridled imagination of beloved British comedy duo James & Jamesy comes the rollicking holiday comedy O Christmas Tea.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion for Right Now!

Easy drinking, affordable wines to serve when the gang or family drop by. Always a good idea to keep at least a couple on hand. These wines are our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Since joining the von Mandl family of wineries in 2014 there have been some significant changes to CedarCreek. Located in the north Okanagan organically farmed and historically delicious pretty much sums up their wines. Their new tasting room is an exceptional work of design and architecture in keeping with the vision of a quality winery.

Without hesitation I include their wines in our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions that I personally recommend.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – CedarCreek Estate Winery

Mayhem Wines are definitely on my #FavouriteThings list of British Columbia Wines just because I love them. Why? All the MayhemWines I have tasted are typically BC flavourful, fruity, acidic, light without being too light, easy drinking, fun, great for pairing and sharing, and best of all really affordable.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Mayhem Wines

Whether you are looking for an award winning Pinot Noir or a Sparkling wine that will wow the wine lovers on your list then you will be wanting to include the Liquidity Reserve Pinot Noir and the Liquidity traditional Brut.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Liquidity Wines

The View wines are full of life and excitement so whether you are looking for the perfect bubbly, or a serious Pinot to pair with dinner, this is it, and they make perfect gifts! What host or hostess wouldn’t be thrilled to receive any of these wines?

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

Situated in one of the most picturesque areas of BC Wine Country 40 Knots Winery is one of the growing number of wineries located on Vancouver Island.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – 40 Knots Winery


This is a gift idea worth considering. A purchase of holiday cards from One Girl Can helps so many. It is always nice to receive a real card from someone during the holidays. So whether you choose to mail a card to a friend or family member, or you just attach the card to a gift, either way you are doing something good that will benefit others.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Giving Back One Girl Can

For the beginning of our third week of #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions we head out to the Similkameen Valley. This ever so slightly lesser know BC Wine Country region is not just up and coming – it has definitely arrived!

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Clos du Soleil

Now that we have our very own Armani/Casa right here in Vancouver we can find some fabulous gifts for the special someone on our list, or for the hard to buy for person on your list. Who wouldn’t want a gift that says Armani? No one!

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Armani/Casa

Most everybody has heard of a Secret Santa but what about a Secret Gift. Yes, that’s right what if you gave a gift that was a true surprise? Imagine the delight on the face of the recipient when they open their gift and there are twelve bottles of wine, each individually wrapped. Wow, what a treat and a super surprise.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775

Here is a winery that is so close to Vancouver you could visit anytime. If you’re like me you love visiting BC Wine Country but the Similkameen and the Okanagan Valleys plus many other wine regions are a big commitment to visit. Well imagine if you could visit a beautiful winery only a day trip away from Vancouver. That would be Singletree! The grounds are quite special and there is nothing quite like a stroll through the vineyards.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Singletree Winery

I have been a fan of Unsworth’s wines for some time but it was a recent visit in October that reminded me these wines are definitely some of my #FavouriteThings which makes them part of our Holiday Gift Suggestions for 2019. I personally recommend Unsworth wines whether you select the two I have featured here or any of their other very good wines at very good price points.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Unsworth Vineyards

We think Evalina products make a lovely gift for the special woman in your life that’s what makes Evalina on our #FavouriteThings list.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Evalina Beauty

If you are looking for the ultimate gift for the very special wine lover on your list, look no further. CheckMatewines are really nothing short of exceptional. Highly rated wines that bespeak the best of British Columbia.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Making superb German style wines that never disappoint. I am truly a big fan of this style of wine and especially the wines of Wild Goose Vineyards. Definitely some of our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions, just don’t ask me to pick just one!

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Wild Goose Vineyards

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery winner of the 2019 “Winery of the Year” and definitely one of our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Innovative and new ‘Vines & Spines’ monthly wine and book club has now been launched by local BC Winery.  The subscription membership includes a new release book (in paper or audible form) and a bottle of Waterside wine delivered monthly.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vines & Spines

Won’t you be the talked about gift giver when a certain wine lover on your list receives one of these wines.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Phantom Creek

We are pleased to suggest Water Street Cafe as one of our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions. I have enjoyed many dinners, wine dinners and special occasions at Water Street and I can personally recommend them for your special occasions.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Water Street Cafe

An old favourite and a #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion for you from Bench 1775. Consistently good wines.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion is The Dock Man. The third release of the Canadian Club Chronicle Series of whisky. A gift so beyond exceptional, so beyond extraordinary, that it is a gift destined to be given to a select few.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Canadian Club 42

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Just who are your list has been very naughty? This might just be the Holiday Gift for them!

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Waterside Winery

What could be a better gift for your very special friends and family members that love both wine and a good read?

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – a good book and a glass of wine…

This year you can give the gift of Time! Sorry, couldn’t resist. All kidding aside here are some of our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions that will help you get your wine gift shopping done.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Time Winery

One thing you can count on from Tinhorn Creek is consistently good wines. There is an undeniable history behind every bottle of wine produced.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Tinhorn Creek

Now Similkameen has come into it’s own for Cider as well. Launched as recently as August 1st of this year Untangled Craft Cidery has taken off like a rocket.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Untangled Craft Cider and Row Fourteen Restaurant by Klippers

It’s no secret that Vanessa Vineyard wines are on our #FavouriteThings list that we personally recommend. Fabulous wines from the Similkameen Valley.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vanessa Vineyards

Indigenous World Winery merges modern culture with Indigenous history.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Indigenous World

Noble Ridge Vineyard Winery has some wonderful wines and I  personally recommended them as our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions that will make terrific gifts for family and friends on your gift giving list.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Noble Ridge

As we continue our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions we suggest Thornhaven Estates Winery for easy shopping.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Thornhaven Estates Winery

Looking for a fabulous holiday gift for your foodie friends? Why not get them the ultimate wine country cookbook from America’s leading wine region—California?

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Last-Minute Holiday Gift Idea for Wine Lovers:Wine Country Table Cookbook

Well known for their fabulous Rieslings and Pinot Noirs we suggest you try Tantalus Chardonnays. We love them and that’s why they are included in our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Tantalus Vineyard

One of our favourite wineries to visit Poplar Grove sits high above the lake with cascading vistas that can be enjoyed from their restaurant and patio. It is a lovely place to visit.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Poplar Grove

We are always suggesting bottles of wine as host and hostess gifts. This Yealand Land Made Sauvignon Blanc fits the bill, especially now until December 28th when it is on sale at B.C.Liquor Stores.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions Yealand Land Made Sauvignon Blanc

Our fourth suggested wine for our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions is KRIS Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC 2018. Another affordable and popular wine for the holidays.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – KRIS Pinot Grigio

Today we have four special wines to suggest for our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions. Guess what? All four wines are on sale right now! First a Catena Malbec. Look for all four of our special edition wines.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Catena Malbec

Always a popular choice during the holidays our second of four special edition #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions is a Prosecco. What could be better to celebrate the holidays and New Year’s Eve.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vaporetto Prosecco D.O.C.

Small producers tend to strive for quality and Eau Vivre is no exception. The name, Eau Vivre, which translates to ‘Drink Life’, reflects this quest for quality. Sam Hauck

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Eau Vivre Winery

This is going to be the gift that keeps on giving!

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – T-fal ActiCook & Stir One-Pot Multicooker

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions includes passes to any of the three Chef Meets BC Grape events.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Chef Meets BC Grape

Here are a pair of wines worth putting on your list for wine lovers.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Township 7

Pentâge Winery sits high above Skaha Lake and it is unique in so many ways.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Pentâge Winery

Long a favourite of many BC wine lovers. With price points that hit most budgets you may want to stock up.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Hester Creek

Another classic #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions is Hendrick’s Gin. We share some great holiday recipes to make your holiday entertaining so much more fun.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Hendrick’s Gin

Host winery of the Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan, we suggest…

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – See Ya Later Ranch

Long been a personal favourite…

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Black Sage

New to our list this year Sunrock Vineyards.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Sunrock Vineyards

An annual favourite from Steller’s Jay.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Steller’s Jay Brut

What could be more exciting than a bottle of bubbly?

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bubbles, Sparkling, and Fizz


Follow along, we will have new suggestions right through to December 20th.

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