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Holiday Shopping Got You Down? This Gift Guide for the Wine Lover in Your Life is Here to Help

Holiday Shopping Got You Down? This Gift Guide for the Wine Lover in Your Life is Here to Help

And it’s all available online…

Vintner Project Holiday Gift Selections

If you’re anything like me, chances are, right now, you’re randomly clicking between professional emails, bank accounts, and Amazon, trying to balance work, checkbooks, and holiday shopping like a pro, while, in reality, conquering none of it. 

Stop doing that. We at The Vintner Project are here to help you knock off the most important (and likely most stressful) to-do on your to-do list right now – holiday shopping. In our ultra-curated gift guide, we have combed the world for some of the best, most fun, most unique items for quite literally anyone and everyone on your list. Rest assured, it’s not all wine! We’ve got doodads, and trimmings, and drinks-adjacent things for all. Everything here is available online, so you don’t even have to change out of that Snuggie. Pour yourself a glass, throw on some Michael Bublé, and get to clicking!

For someone who needs their cellar restocked

Jermann Dreams Chardonnay & Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo

Get a case of these wines on Wine.com, at your local retailer, or through the winery directly, watch this video on how to wrap a bottle, and consider your holiday gifting complete.

Adriano Adami Vigneto Giardino Prosecco Superiore, $30

Because everyone needs a delicious house bubbly. This one’s got fruit, texture, and sparkle for days. It will also completely change the way you think about Prosecco.

Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva Ser Lapo, $35

An elegant, serious red wine for a true Italian wine lover. Beautiful on its own, or perfect for a festive dinner.

Jermann Dreams Chardonnay, $80

One of the finest white wines we’ve tasted in recent memory. Complex and packed with wet stone minerality, an absolute stunner of a Chardonnay. 

McBride Sisters Collection Central Coast Pinot Noir, $19

When it comes to wine, the McBride Sisters can do no wrong, and this new addition to their lineup, made from Certified Sustainable Central Coast grapes, is no exception. 

Grounded by Josh Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon, $18

Incredibly generous for the price, everyone needs a few bottles of this plush, cozy Cab on-hand for just about any wine situation. 

For someone who needs their cellar restocked with nothing but fancy wines

Barons de Rothschild “Rare Collection” Blanc de Blancs

Think boss, mother-in-law, TVP staff…

Larkmead Solari Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, $200 

The flagship Cab from one of Napa’s most historic estates. This top-scoring wine has been applauded for its incredible balance and purity – and with good reason. 

Barons de Rothschild “Rare Collection” Blanc de Blancs, $250

A flawless execution of an elegant, richly complex vintage Champagne and one of the wine community’s most celebrated releases from this famous French wine family. 

James Cole Estate Winery Privado Red Wine, $125

If the jaw-droppingly gorgeous label art doesn’t wow them, the juice in the bottle – brooding, layered, and contemplative – will. 

Tenuta Luce Luce Toscana, $125

An absolute icon in Italian wine, this Super Tuscan overdelivers. It’s got dark fruit, earth, and exotic baking spice, and a never-ending finish that will have anyone packing their bags and heading to Tuscany.

Champagne Henriot “L’inattendue” Grand Cru, $160

Made by Alice Tètienne – AKA one of the most inspiring forces not only in Champagne but in the entire world of wine, this bubbly lives up to the hype. It’s a milestone wine that may just change someone’s life. 

No-brainer wine gift sets

Tank Garage Winery Dreamin’ of You Gift Set

Because two or more bottles is always better than one.

Chamisal Vineyards Holiday Entertaining 6-Bottle Collection, $275

With bottles of San Luis Obispo Coast Chardonnay, Edna Valley Pinot Noir, and Estate sparkling wine, this gift pack has everything. If only it came with a bottle of that “SloCal” vibe. 

Moone Tsai Napa Valley Perfect Pairing, $230

We don’t know a single person who wouldn’t swoon over this incredible offering – an opportunity to taste some of the best from this highly coveted Napa Valley winery. 

Far Niente Wine Estates Estate Collection Gift Set, $500

Packed with a lineup that includes selections from Far Niente, EnRoute, Bella Union, Nickel & Nickel, and Dolce, this gift set represents the best of the best from the Far Niente Wine Estates. A real treasure. 

Tank Garage Winery Dreamin’ of You Gift Set, $95

Tucked into the coolest giftbox – made to look exactly like an old school boombox – your recipient will find a bottle of Lost Dreams red wine, two shatterproof wine glasses, and one of the wine world’s most sought-after accessories – the Tank Garage signature gold F*ck Off corkscrew

Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay in Wood Box Set, $117

Everyone needs to taste a bottle of Jordan wine at some point in their life. With this gift set, they can sample some of the best of what Sonoma County has to offer. 

For some extra holiday spirit… emphasis on “spirit”

SipScout Craft Whisky Exploration Kit

You know the saying… “Liquor before wine…”

SipScout Craft Whisky Exploration Kit, $99

Containing 6 samples of unique craft whiskey – enough for two people – this is the perfect set for spirits lovers looking to uncover independently-owned bottlings from all over the world. 

Charcoal Companion Smoked Cocktail Kit, $15

This kit is a steal! It comes with everything your cocktail lover needs for a smoked cocktail experience at home, as well as three unique recipes so they can nail the technique, learn the flavor profile, and explore their inner mixologist.  

Hammer Stahl Bar Knife, $40

Not only does this blade allow one to churn out cocktail garnishes like a ninja, it also makes for a super stylish home bar accessory.

Copalli Rum 3-Pack Bundle, $113

This gift set includes a bottle of White Rum, Barrel Rested Rum, and Cacao Rum from a Southern Belize distillery that has a fascinating story to tell

Pinhook Vertical Series Bourbon, $93

Blended from 120 of the most high-quality barrels, this limited-edition Bourbon offers a cornucopia of aromas and flavors, like orange curacao, oloroso sherry, clove, brown sugar, and cherry. A true collector’s Bourbon.

For the foodie

San Diablo Churro Fiesta in a Box Churro Making Kit

We hear wine pairs well with something to eat.

Bricoleur Vineyards Olive Oil Infusion Kit, $125

This gift set includes everything foodies and creatives alike need to craft unique, personalized olive oil infusions. 

Cangshan 3-Piece Olive Wood Cheese Knife Set with Acacia Cheese Board, $80 

This elegant and innovative set includes a 5-inch Soft Cheese Knife, 4-inch Hard Cheese Knife, and 3-inch Parmesan Cheese Knife. Gorgeous olive wood handles complement the steel of the knives. 

Lynn & Liana Designs Acacia Lazy Susan, $185 

Form meets function with this piece that blends gorgeous Acacia hardwood and an eco-friendly resin to create a one-of-a-kind Lazy Susan that can serve a group of 6-8 people in style. Did somebody say fondue?

San Diablo Churro Fiesta in a Box Churro Making Kit, $60

They had us at fried dough… but easy-to-pull-off fried dough at home? Need we say more?

HORL®2 Knife Sharpener, $190

One of the hottest kitchen gadgets this season, this unique – and oh-so-sleek – knife sharpener has completely changed the game for home chefs.

For those trying to de-clutter

Sommsation Digital Gift Card

Give the gift of fun memories in the making with these experiences

Virtual Wine Tasting Experience with Certified Sommelier Samantha Capaldi, starting at $85

Samantha’s platform is based on making wine more approachable, and this dynamo will have your group swirling and sipping with confidence, all while belly laughing with one of the best in the biz. 

Temecula Valley SIP Passport, $75

Discover this exciting Southern California wine region one winery at a time with this steal of a wine passport, good for tasting experiences and offerings at more than 30 wineries all located just outside of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.  

James Suckling Teaches Wine Appreciation through MasterClass, starting at $10/month

Become an expert in just about anything, including wine, with instruction from one of the foremost voices in the industry.

Sommsation Digital Gift Card, price varies

Give the wine lover in your life the luxury of choice. Sommsation gift card holders can use this versatile gift to purchase wines carefully curated by industry experts, as well as bespoke wine services from a team of certified sommeliers. 

The Lodge at Sonoma’s Health is Wealth Package, price varies

Balance is everything – especially when it comes to wine. From physical to mental wellness, this new wine country wellness package provides guests with options for a well-rounded wellness experience that features plenty of options, from traditional spa treatments to sound healing, meditation, and more.

Stocking Stuffers

Bubby’s Sour Cream Pancake Mix & SAUVY B 16oz Tumbler

Because some items just belong in hosiery.

Bubby’s Pancake Mix, $12

A night of excess is often best followed my a morning of, well, more excess. Finally, you can make these legendary pancakes from one of New York City’s favorite dining establishments at home, no matter where “home” is. 

SAUVY B “Me Myself & Wine” 16oz Tumbler with Straw, $22

We love all the gear at SAUVY B’s fun online shop, but this colorful tumbler just begs to be on display so you can wave your wine flag proudly on the go. 

Solino Home Linen Cocktail Napkins, Set of 12, $22

Ditch the paper and step up your entertaining game with these classy cocktail napkins that just scream “I am successfully adulting.”

MyBevi Napa Tumbler 4-Pack, $40

Any parent who has sat on the sidelines of a midweek evening sports game for their kids knows how important a cheeky drink on the down low is. Get your sneaky sip on in style with these pretty, insulated wine tumblers. 

Brilliant Ideas I Had While Drinking Wine Notebook, $7

At The Vintner Project, many of our best story ideas have come from wine-lubricated thoughts. Your opus is in there somewhere, and this notebook is ready to receive it.