Holiday Wines

Red and White Wine on the WaterAbove all, make your season fabulous with stellar holiday wines. To help you out, 20 sparkling, rosé and white wines, plus 20 red wines, comprise our top 40 recommendations of wine for the holidays. Certainly, 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 $162. Most importantly, we suggest opening them during a quiet evening at home, pouring them for dinner guests, taking them to small holiday parties, or giving them as gifts. To sum up, read on for details.

Sparkling, Rosé and White Holiday Wines

Holiday White WineIn 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, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Rosé Frizzante and Sauvignon Blanc. Meanwhile, Washington, British Columbia, Oregon, California, France, Spain, Italy and South Africa produce these excellent wines. As well, their prices range from $12 – $80. Consequently, here are our recommendations for white wine, rosé and sparklers, in alphabetical order by winery.

The List – Sparklers, Rosés and Whites

  1. Adega on 45th 2021 Riesling (British Columbia)
  2. Alexandria Nicole Cellars NV Adulting Sparkling White (Washington)
  3. Blue Grouse 2021 Rosé Frizzante (British Columbia)
  4. Bodegas Granbazán  Etiqueta Ambar 2021 Albariño (Spain)
  5. Chateau Miraval 2020 Côtes du Provence (France)
  6. Damsel Cellars 2021 Marsanne (Washington)
  7. Devison Vintners 2020 Evergreen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Washington)
  8. Domaine Serene 2016 Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay (Oregon)
  9. Lauren Ashton Cellars 2021 Rosé (Washington)
  10. MAN Family 2020 Chenin Blanc (South Africa)
  11. Marqués de Cáceres 2021 Rias Baixas Deusa Nai Albariño 2021 (Spain)
  12. Martin Códax 2021 Albariño (Spain)
  13. Monte De Oro 2019 Synergy 65 Rosé (California)
  14. Nk’Mip 2021 Winemakers Dreamcatcher (British Columbia)
  15. Quails Gate 2020 Queue (British Columbia)
  16. Santiago Ruiz 2021 Albariño (Spain)
  17. Tantalus 2019 Blanc de Blancs (British Columbia)
  18. Tinhorn Creek 2018 Blanc de Blanc (British Columbia)
  19. Umani Ronchi 2020 Terre di Chieti Vellodoro Pecorino (Italy)
  20. Wiens Family Cellars NV Blanc de Blancs (California)

Red Holiday Wines

Holiday Red WineFirst, these gorgeous reds range from a cool $18 to a breathtaking $162. For example, our list features Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tempranillo and red blends. Meanwhile, Washington, British Columbia, California, Spain and South Africa produce these excellent 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 – Reds

  1. Black Hills 2020 Ipso Facto Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah  (British Columbia)
  2. Block Wines 2018 Ankleroller Stones Speak Vineyard (Washington)
  3. Boudreaux Cellars 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
  4. Canvasback 2019 Red Mountain Syrah (Washington)
  5. CheckMate Artisanal Winery 2019 Silent Bishop Merlot (British Columbia)
  6. Clif Family 2019 Cold Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (California)
  7. DeLille Cellars 2019 Chaleur Estate Red (Washington)
  8. Hammeken Cellars 2019 Oráculo Tinto Tempranillo Ribera del Duero (Spain)
  9. JM Cellars 2021 Pinot Noir Amphora (Washington)
  10. L’Ecole 41 2018 Ferguson Estate (Washington)
  11. Lievland Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (South Africa)
  12. Mooncurser 2019 Dead of Night (British Columbia)
  13. Poplar Grove 2018 The Legacy  (British Columbia)
  14. Saviah Cellars 2017 The Funk Estate Syrah (Washington)
  15. Sleight of Hand 2018 Psychedelic Syrah (Washington)
  16. Trothe 2019 Limited Malbec (Washington)
  17. Two Vintners 2019 Alice (Washington)
  18. Upchurch Vineyard 2019 LTL Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington)
  19. Va Piano 2013 Syrah Black Label Reserve Lewis Vineyard (Washington)
  20. Vanessa Vineyards 2012 Syrah (British Columbia)

Summary: Holiday Wines

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 enjoyed 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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Margot and Dave