Texas Wine Lovers Holiday Guide
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, everyone has gift giving on their mind. Although it can be challenging to find the perfect gift, when it comes to wine lovers, there is a bottle for every taste, budget, and occasion.
Texas, in particular, has a long history of wine production, mainly due to its dry, sunny climate. For those looking to buy for a wine lover in The Lone Star State, this holiday guide is the perfect resource.
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY TEXAS WINE LOVER
When it comes to wine-related gifts, wine lovers also appreciate locally sourced varieties — especially when sourced from Texas.
Although you can find some excellent gifts in local retail stores. Sometimes, it’s best to go straight to the source — and other times, it’s best to give the gift of an “experience” rather than a bottle.
The following ideas are sure to please any Texas wine lover.
1. A UNIQUE WINE AND FOOD BASKET
Everyone has a foodie on their list. Luckily, there are so many incredible products that you can pair with various wines. From select cheeses to nuts, chocolate to gourmet crackers, the sky’s the limit — especially in regards to Texas-sourced wine and food. Messina Hof Hill Country Winery is the perfect place to grab gourmet food items and accessories.
2. GIVE THE GIFT OF INCLUSION
For those who already have a wine cellar stocked with their favorite wines, why not give the gift of a wine membership instead?
With so many Texas wineries to choose from, including Bending Branch Winery, winner of TOP TEXAS WINERY in 2018, these memberships are the type of gift that keeps on giving. Club members will receive offers to exclusive wine-related events, tours, discounts, and information on limited releases.
3. A TASTING EVENTING/PAIRING DINNER
Texas wine lovers enjoy a true winery experience. Woodrose Winery, for instance, is known for providing relaxing and more importantly, delicious educational experiences.
Offering both wine tasting and gourmet food-related events, this is the perfect gift for those who want to learn more and better train their palette. The ‘Passport Series’ at Woodrose Winery features a 6-course food and wine pairing from various regions of the world.
4. A WINE TRAIL STROLL
Another great experience-centric gift is wine trail event tickets, like the Christmas Wine Affair. This is the perfect option for those who would like to get out and see their local wine trails and experience an array of different wineries from November 30th – December 16th. However, be warned, these events are incredibly popular and tickets sell out fast! That is why you should book your Texas Hill Country Wine Trail event as soon as possible. To purchase tickets, click here.
5. WINERY GIFT CARDS
For wine connoisseurs, often the best gift is the gift of choice. Texas wine lovers who know their wine, typically like to choose what they add to their collection. That is why a winery gift card is a perfect solution. Most Texas Hill Country wineries will offer gift certificates, including Singing Water Vineyards.
Some of other Texas wine-related gift options include:
- Winery apparel — For those who adore a specific winery or simply enjoy supporting local vineyards, apparel makes a great gift.
- Wine gift basket — Many wineries create stunning baskets around the holidays, including Old Man Scary Cellars.
- Wine books or magazines — For those interested in learning about the art of winemaking or enjoy the unique culture surrounding wineries, a book or magazine subscription is both thoughtful and practical.
The above gift suggestions will make any wine lover smile from ear-to-ear. To guide you further, here is a list of Texas Wine Country wineriesthat make gift giving easy.