Last-minute holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a headache, especially when it comes to purchases for the wine lover in the family. Several wineries and companies have created fabulous gift sets that will leave any drinker impressed. Some even pair bottles of wine with caviar. Here are a few gift sets that will surely take the stress out of holiday shopping for the family wine lover.
5 gift sets to buy:
Pay it forward for the holidays with this limited-time offer from Simi Winery and Reese’s Book Club, helmed by actor Reese Witherspoon. The set includes one bottle of Simi Winery Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and one bottle of Simi Winery Sonoma County Chardonnay 2019, as well as a personalized letter from Witherspoon. A portion of proceeds from each set sold will go to The Readership, Witherspoon’s nonprofit organization, to advance literacy across the U.S.
Now here’s a holiday gift for seafood lovers. A bottle of Chandon’s zesty and refreshing By The Bay Reserve Blanc de Blancs is paired with freshly bay-farmed oysters from Real Oyster Cult in this holiday set created by Chandon and Food52. The oysters are delivered directly to customers with shucking gloves and a knife. Shortly after, the accouterments arrive in the form of a bottle of Chandon, Wine Forest Wild Foods wild elderberry and huckleberry shrubs, and a set of three hot sauces by Fuego Spice Co.
Give the gift of history and luxury with Heitz Cellar’s single-bottle holiday gift box. This set features a bottle of the winery’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, made with grapes from the estate’s Lot C-91. The first single-vineyard dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon within Heitz’s estate, grapes from this particular plot of land were only vinified on one other occasion in 1969. Wine from this slice of Napa offers a flavorful expression of the unique terroir within the region, and bottles of the 2016 vintage received rave reviews from critics upon its release earlier in 2021 during Heitz’s 60th-anniversary celebration.
There are few things as luxurious as good wine and caviar. Leave it to Wine Access to give the gift of both with this holiday set in partnership with Haute Caviar Company and “Wine Access Unfiltered” podcast host Amanda McCrossin. Briny and mineral-driven Haute Siberian Baerii caviar from Poland gets an electric boost when paired with Champagne Laherte Frères Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature NV while Tempos Vega Sicilia Oremus Mandola Tokaji Furmint 2018 gives Haute Osetra from Israel a funky edge. What to pair with the Haute d’Or caviar from Belgium that’s included in the holiday set? Poderi Marcarini del Comune di La Morra Barolo 2017, of course. In addition to wines and caviar, gift recipients will also receive fixings like crème fraîche, blinis, and four mother-of-pearl spoons for an ultimate luxury experience.
Holiday party prep is covered with this box set collaboration between Meiomi Wines and home goods and entertainment company Social Studies. The set comes equipped with everything needed to throw a proper Christmas shindig including one bottle of Meiomi Pinot Noir 2019, Meiomi Chardonnay 2019, and Meiomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, in addition to essentials like a Meiomi wooden cutting board, Schott Zwiesel wine glasses, table napkins, dinner glasses, plates, bowls, and gold cutlery.