The Ultimate Guide To The Best Wines for Gifting

For Every Occasion

To ultimate guide to gifting wine for every occasion

Have you ever been invited to an event and have no idea what you should bring as a gift? To me, there’s no better gift to give and receive than a bottle of wine. Here are a few of my favorite wines for gifting along with the perfect occasion to pair them with.

Bridal Shower / Engagement: 

You can’t celebrate an engagement without popping some bubbly, am I right? Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee was made for celebrating love. It’s extremely versatile with food so it can be opened right away at the party or saved for later.

Housewarming: Domaine Carneros Brut Rose Cuvee de la Pompadour

No other way to congratulate your friends and family on their new home than with some delicious sparkling wine. This Domaine Carneros brut rosé isn’t just pretty to look at, but is also a delicious crowd pleaser. Rich and dry with notes of raspberries and vanilla.

Wedding Anniversary: Louis Roederer 92 Point Brut Premier Champagne Gift Boxed with 2 Glasses

Louis Roederer is known for some of the world’s great Champagnes. This is an elegant champagne that screams romance. Smooth bubbly with meyer lemon and blackberry on the palate. Cheers!

Promotion: Far Niente Chardonnay 2016

Say “Congrats!” with this mouth-watering Chardonnay from Far Niente winery. Notes of peaches and smooth melon. Complements seafood very well or good on its own.

Going Away Party: Ferrari-Carano 2013 Tresor – Bordeaux Blends

Nothing says “I will miss you” more than this Tresor Cabernet Sauvignon. Vibrant aromas of plums, caramel, and melted chocolate. Great with dark chocolate. Your friend will be thanking you when they open this bottle.

Retirement: Duckhorn 2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Howell Mountain makes some of the worlds best Cabs. This wine has robust tannins with a sweet tobacco finish.

College Grads or Teacher’s Day: Roots Run Deep 2016 Educated Guess Cabernet Sauvignon – Red Wine

Educated Guess Cabernet is a well-structured and food-friendly Napa Valley Cab. Not only is the label fun, but the wine is delicious and will not disappoint your new grad or favorite teacher.

Birthday: Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This Hall Cab is dark, rich and offers tremendous value. This winery has an endless list of award-winning cabernets and this is no exception. It will certainly make the birthday boy or girl in your life one happy and lucky recipient!