Holiday Wines 2023

Red and White Wine on the WaterThe holidays bring good cheer, and what better way to celebrate than with stellar holiday wines. What are our top 45 recommendations of holiday wines 2023? First, we suggest 20 sparkling, rosé and white wines, followed by 25 reds. For example, many of these holiday wines are special because of their high quality (and high price point). On the other hand, others are simply special good-value wines. Moreover, their prices range from an unbelievable $11 to $105. Most importantly, you could open them during a quiet evening at home, pour them for dinner guests, take them to small holiday parties, or give them as gifts.

Sparkling, Rosé and White Holiday Wines 2023

Holiday Wines 2023 WhiteIn short, whatever your plans might be, consider these beautiful sparklers, rosés and white wines to make the holidays memorable. For instance, our list features Albariño, Blanc de Blancs, Bordeaux Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Ortega, Sauvignon Blanc, and Turbiana. Meanwhile, Washington, British Columbia, France, Spain, Italy, South Africa and New Zealand produce these excellent wines. Consequently, here are our recommendations, in alphabetical order by winery.

The List – Sparklers, Rosés and Whites

  1. Adega on 45th 2021 Riesling (British Columbia)
  2. Blue Grouse 2022 Ortega (British Columbia)
  3. Caprio Cellars 2022 Estate White (Washington)
  4. Chateau Miraval 2020 Côtes du Provence (France)
  5. Covington Cellars NV Sparkling Wine Columbia Valley (Washington)
  6. Craggy Range 2022 Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
  7. Domaines Comtesse de Malet Roquefort 2021 Bordeaux Blanc (France)
  8. Dossier Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Yakima Valley (Washington)
  9. Gradis’Ciutta 2021 Collio Ribolla Gialla (Italy)
  10. MAN Family 2020 Chenin Blanc (South Africa)
  11. Marques de Caceres NV Cava Brut (Spain)
  12. Matthews 2022 Columbia Valley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (Washington)
  13. Quill 2022 Rosé Frizzante (British Columbia)
  14.  Stag’s Hollow 2022 Albariño (British Columbia)
  15. Tantalus 2019 Blanc de Blancs (British Columbia)
  16. Tinhorn Creek 2018 Blanc de Blanc (British Columbia)
  17. Treveri Cellars 2021 Chenin Blanc Sparkling Wine (Washington)
  18. Unsworth Vineyards NV Charme de L’Ile Sparkling Wine (British Columbia)
  19. Venturi-Schulze 2016 Brut 2016 (British Columbia)
  20. Zenato 2022 San Benedetto Lugana (Italy)

Red Holiday Wines

Holiday Wines 2023 RedFirst, these gorgeous reds range from a cool $18 to a breathtaking $105. For example, our list features Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Vigorello and red blends. Meanwhile, Washington, British Columbia, Oregon, Italy, Spain and South Africa produce these impressive wines. Certainly, we enjoyed every one of them. Consequently, here are our recommendations for red wine for the holidays, in alphabetical order by winery.

The List – Red Holiday Wines 2023

  1. Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2019 Quarry Butte (Washington)
  2. Avennia 2018 Red Willow Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
  3. Barrister 2019 Sangiovese (Washington)
  4. Black Hills 2020 Nota Bene (British Columbia)
  5. Block Wines 2020 Ankleroller Stones Speak Vineyard (Washington)
  6. Boekenhoutskloof 2019 Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon (South Africa)
  7. Canvasback 2019 Red Mountain Grand Passage Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
  8. CheckMate Artisanal Winery 2019 Silent Bishop Merlot (British Columbia)
  9. DeLille Cellars 2022 Red Willow Syrah (Washington)
  10. Devison Vintners 2018 Crow’s Feet Syrah (Washington)
  11. Domaine Serene 2017 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir  (Oregon)
  12. JM Cellars 2020 Malbec Margaret’s Vineyard (Washington)
  13. L’Ecole 41 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Cellar Selection (Washington)
  14. La Rata 2017 Grenache-Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah 2017 (Washington)
  15. Lievland Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (South Africa)
  16. Liminal 2018 High Canyon Syrah, WeatherEye Vineyard (Washington)
  17. Saviah Cellars 2017 Hunt and Gather Cab-Syrah blend (Washington)
  18. San Felice 2020 Vigorello DOC (Italy)
  19. The Walls 2017 Mahana Syrah (Washington)
  20. Trothe 2020 Limited Red Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
  21. Two Vintners 2019 Alice (Washington)
  22. Upchurch Vineyard 2020 Hero Twins Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
  23. Va Piano 2019 Rosebud Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
  24. Vanessa Vineyards 2017 Meritage (British Columbia)
  25. WT Vintners 2015 Syrah Stoney Vine Vineyard (Washington)

Summary

In conclusion, we would be pleased to have any one of these holiday wines grace our table. However, some of these vintages are no longer available. On the other hand, you should be able to find recent releases.

In addition, we adored more than one wine from some of these wineries. But we chose just the one we liked best so more wineries could be included. Therefore, we suggest you check out the wineries’ websites to consider many other wines offered in their lineups.

Most importantly, we hope you stay safe, have a designated driver and, moreover, enjoy the season with some delicious wine for the holidays.

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Cheers!
Margot and Dave