There are tons of occasions that call for wine as a gift. From dinner events, to holidays, to birthdays and more, wine is something that almost everyone enjoys receiving. However, with so many to choose from, it can be difficult to decide what would be the best wines to give as gifts.

A list of the best wines to give as gifts, for a variety of palettes, occasions, and price ranges. Come find some great gift choices. I have come up with a list of some of the best wines, at a variety of price ranges, for you to come back to if you ever need an idea when gifting wine.

There are some on here for everyone occasion and palette as well, so you will have a huge variety of options.

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Best Wines to Give as Gifts

  1. Dreaming Tree “Crush” Red Blend (read full review here): Honestly, you all knew I was going to put this one in there. This has been one of my favorite reds for years, and it is my number one go-to whenever I need a gift. Birthdays, dinner parties, house-warming, boyfriend broke up with her and my friend needs wine, baby push present… any and all of the above! It has such great notes and I have not met a person yet who has tried it and hated it.
  2. Chardonnay and Riesling: Chardonnays and Rieslings are two of the best white wines to give as a gift. Some really great options in those two categories include the Hive & Honey Riesling, one of my new-found favorites and something that I think most would enjoy on occasion, and the Terlato Chardonnay 2010. Also, not one in one of these wine types but a great gift idea, is Chablis Terroir de Corgis 2013. 
  3. Fissata Sparkling Rose (read full review here): This one is best if you need a gift for your girlfriend or to bring to a party. It is perfect for a girls night out, a birthday present, or anything like that. It would even be cute in a gift basket for a bridal shower. You can purchase it here
  4. Franciscan Magnificat 2013: This is a Meritage wine, meaning it is blended with grapes from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. At around $50, this is the perfect gifting wine for those really special occasions or those special people in your life.
  5. Caymus Special Selection Cabernet : If you want something more on the “high” end (around $150), but that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, this is a beautiful bottle of wine. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide spread profile of aromas and flavors, some of which include vanilla and cocoa. 

What are your favorite wines to give as a gift?

*Cheers to gifting wine we want to keep for ourselves*

joanna at motherhood and merlot