The 5 Best Host & Hostess Gift Wines to Stock Up On
‘Tis (almost) the season for holiday parties, creatures stirring and of course–gifts galore. This holiday season, don’t be left out in the cold without a gift for the perfect host or hostess. Gifting wine is an easy choice for any holiday gathering because it’s festive and your host can serve it for all at the gathering to enjoy. Stock up on crowd-pleasing wine gifts for every host or hostess this holiday season!
Here’s our top five wine gift picks for holiday giving:
This sweet after-dinner wine is the perfect pair for a holiday ham or Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. Naturally crisp with full fruit flavor, the Late Harvest Riesling is not only one of our best-selling selections nationwide, it makes a perfect holiday-time hostess gift.
With a light-bodied and aromatic fruit flavor, a bottle of Gamay Noir turns cheeks rosy like no mistletoe can. With notes of distinct tart cherry and dancing sugar plums, giving this wine is like giving the gift of a tiny piece of northern Michigan. For your favorite hosts that tend to reach for an aged red wine, try out our 2013 Gamay Noir Reserve, which is barrel aged for 36 months before bottling.
All will be merry and bright when you knock on the door with a bottle of this striking, refreshingly crisp yet incredibly versatile delight. With notes of citrus, spice and everything nice, the 2017 Semi Dry Riesling is a perfectly festive gift for your holiday host.
Another perfect plus-one to any holiday party is a bottle of 2016 Pinot Noir. A true crowd-pleaser, this wine features light tannins and a fruity finish of raspberry chocolate. It pairs delightfully well with savory holiday dishes and good company. For those who like a fuller bodied pinot, we also offer our 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve, which is aged 24 months in small oak barrels.
There’s no better drink than a glass of Spiced Cherry Wine to warm up on a cold winter’s night. Complemented with cinnamon, clove, orange and lemon peel, the taste of cherry might just become a holiday tradition.
Don’t overthink your host/hostess gift giving this holiday season, simply give the gift of good wine. You can’t go wrong if you show up to the party with a bottle of one these well-loved wines.
Shopping for something specific? Browse our selection of gifts and find the perfect present for every host or hostess in your life. Since the holidays can be a hectic time of year, we recommend purchasing a case of your favorite gifting wines so that when the social occasion comes, you’re always ready to be the perfect guest!