While we sadly can’t host any holiday wine parties this year, we can still send our friends wine! Instead of serving a friend that local bottle of pinot noir you tried this summer, you can have it delivered to them instead. Or send your family a wine and dinner package that they can enjoy at home. There are also lovely tasting kits available to host a virtual wine tasting. By purchasing a wine gift box through an Ontario winery, you’re not only gifting amazing local wine but supporting small family run businesses. Ontario wineries have really stepped up their holiday wine gift boxes this year and there are so many great packages to choose from. I’ve rounded up what I think are the best local wine gift boxes that will suit everyone’s taste and budget.
The perfect gift for all the Lola fans out there! This stunning gift box comes with the Lola Blush Sparkling Rosé, Lola Secco Sparkling and Lola Nero Red Sparkling for the special price of $49.95. Now those are some girls I want to party with this holiday season! Take advantage of this limited gift pack while they last!
PEC wine enthusiasts, Harvest to Bottle, paired up with their friends from Nuit Social in Toronto to bring you a taste of the County. Choose from the ‘feels like home” or “like a local” 3-pack of wine plus $25 gift card to Nuit Social for $135.00. You have until December 12 to order!
Gather your girlfriends for a virtual holiday wine tasting party with the Grange Tasting Kit! For just $21.00 you get four 1 oz wine samples, a monogrammed tasting glass and tasting notes from the winemakers. This tasting kit would also be a great stocking stuffer.
EPIC wineries if offering a Making Spirits Bright Gift Pack, containing 14 different local wines for $275.00. There are a variety of reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines – a great gift for a special family or for yourself to enjoy all holiday season long! Plus, $25.00 of each purchase goes to the Children’s Aid Society’s holiday program. Order before December 18 for shipping across Canada.
Give the gift of a delicious dinner in with the Foreign Affair Dream Dinner Gift Set. The lucky recipient will enjoy a bottle of bold red wine, the Dream 2017, paired with a luxurious Truffle Risotto kit and premium Italian olive oil. Arrives wrapped and ready to make for $55.00!
For your wino friends that are obsessed with natural wines, the Trail Estate Funky Pack is the perfect gift. Trail Estates provides some of their star wines in this pack – Skins N’ Roses, Supersonic and Oh Julius. This limited gift pack is only available for order until December 6th! Get three bottles for $109.00 or six for $199.00.
Share the Roost love this holiday season with the Roost Hollies and Follies Tasting Pack. The gift pack comes with four of the Roost’s new wine releases for $125.00 – the 2019 Chardonnay, Foch, Marquette and Ruby. It will be hard not to gift these elegant wines to myself!
The $150.00 Chardonnay ‘Yay’ Bundle from Rosehall Run Vineyards, is the perfect gift for that person who loves Chardonnay. Included in the gift pack is five different bottles of Rosehall Run’s renowned 100% County Chardonnays, plus a bottle of Cressy Chardonnay Mustard.
The Lily Holiday Gift Pack from Colio Estate Wines is a budget friendly option that will please everyone on your list. For $24.95 you can give a bottle of the delicious Lily Sparkling Wine and two sparkling wine flutes all wrapped up in a beautiful gift box. A great way for friends, family and yourself to ring in the new year at home!
If you’ve visited PEC, you’ve likely biked down Closson Road and paid a visit to the lovely Lacey Estates Winery. And now you can gift Lacey wines with their four specially curated wine gift boxes. Ranging in price from $77.00 to $124.00, each box includes a variety of their best wines plus local goodies like ancient popping corn and chocolate.
Give your friends and family an at home holiday party with the Featherstone Foodie Holiday Pack! For $95.00 the holiday pack includes a bottle of Canadian Oaked Chardonnay, Red Tail Merlot, cheddar shortbread, dried cranberries, merlot preserves, mustard and fruit sauce. Use the special recipe card and add cheese to create a festive wine and food spread!
For your friends who think they’ve tried it all, I guarantee they’ve not tried anything like the Traynor Vermouths! This $95.00 gift pack includes a bottle of red and white Vermouth which are each made with over 20 different herbs and flowers grown on the Traynor farm in PEC. They also make excellent cocktails!
As a Gamay lover myself, I know I would love to receive the 13th Street Gamayzing Wine Kit! 13th Street Winery is known for their Gamay and this kit includes three different bottles to enjoy for $115.00.You also get a local cherry hibiscus syrup to make a festive Gamay cocktail.
Local wine and coffee…sold! This $39.00 gift pack from Redtail Vineyards includes a bottle or two of one of their popular wines, locally roasted coffee from The Bean Counter and a jar of Pinot Noir compote from The Lark. An am/pm taste of the County for anyone on your list!
For that bubbly person in your life who loves all that sparkles! The Malivoire Bubbles Collection gift box includes six premium sparkling wines, with a combination of traditional, prosecco and charmat style bubblies. Available for $149.95, this gift collection is sure to bring a sparkling new years eve!
Not wine, but I had to include because Loch Mor cider is by far my favourite cider from Ontario! And perfect if you happen to have anyone on your list who doesn’t like wine. Loch Mor Cider is offering a few holiday gift sets ranging in price from $25.00 to $77.00. My favourite is the Cider and Cups set which includes a bottle of Loyalist Spy cider and two locally made cider cups.