Are you looking for a simple, yet elegant gift for someone in your life, but you just can’t find the right one? We have an idea for you: try a wine holiday gift set (because who doesn’t love wine, right?). Our choice of holiday wine gift collections this year comes from the Corley Family owned Monticello Vineyards, located in Napa Valley, California. After personally receiving and tasting all the types of wine this California vineyard has to offer, it is one that I would highly recommend for the wine lovers out there. Whether you are shopping for friends, co-workers, bosses, family or just sending a friendly holiday gift to another office… This place is has it all.
The family company started their search for the perfect site to grow their wine grapes in 1969, eventually settling in the Napa Valley. Since founding father, Jay Corley, was personally interested in Burgundian-style wines, he initially focused on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and therefore acquired land in what is now known as the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley in 1970. As the years went by, the family began to produce more kinds of wine and are now the proud owners of five vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Year round, customers can purchase wines by the case or by the bottle from the vineyard’s wine shop. This holiday, they’ve got a great selection of gift sets that you can order to give to your biggest wine fan. From their series of wine collections, to their wine programs, their selection offers customers the perfect amount of variety when shopping around. Our favorite, and their newest, holiday gift set is the “SMU” etched Merlot bottles, which are specifically designed for SMU alumni and SMU students. However, if you’re looking to give this great personalized gift to anyone who is outside the SMU family, then you can contact the vineyard to learn more about their options.
But wait, there’s one more thing we absolutely adore about this vineyard: their wine candles. Have you ever seen anything so unique before? This vineyard takes the base of their logo-marked wine bottles, and turns them into candles that will fill your home with wonderful smells. You can buy these candles individually for $24.99/each, or you can get purchase their holiday gift set that includes a bottle of Montreax Brut with their candle for $75.
The wines can be found in your local stores, or you can purchase them online. For more information on this wonderful vineyard, check out their website here!