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Napa Valley Wine Train Holiday Gift Guide

December 14, 2021
Tasting & Learning

The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, enjoying delicious food, and the gift of giving. Sometimes, it can be hard to pick the perfect gift, but luckily, we have you covered here at the Napa Valley Wine Train. From unique experiences to food and even virtual wine mixing classes, we have plenty of great gift ideas to share with you. So check out our Napa Valley Gift Guide, and find the perfect special something for everyone on your nice list this year.

For the Wine Enthusiast:

Sugar Cookie Gift Set

Looking for a gift set that could start a new family tradition? Domaine Carneros’s Sugar Cookie Sparkle set might just be the thing for you! It includes pre-measured gourmet ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and festive decorations to create the perfect holiday cookie. Uncork the bottle of the 2016 Vermeil Demi-Sec that comes with the set and enjoy its luscious flavors of apple cobbler and marzipan to pair with your fresh-baked cookies.

Vintage Wine Gift Set

Wine lovers will adore this 2015 Vintage Gift Set from Chandon. It includes an exceptional 2015 vintage from three different vineyards in the Napa Valley. Each wine has its own unique characteristics, and this set showcases just how big of an impact terrior can have on the taste and style of your drink of choice.

Napa Explorer Package

Taste a selection of wines with The Napa Explorer Package and Gift Pack from Rutherford Ranch and bring the joy of Napa Valley to the table with some Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines included in the pack will satisfy the curious and enthusiasts alike. And, perhaps most importantly, they’ll pair perfectly with festive meals.

Virtual Tasting Kit

Finally, bring the fun and flavor of Napa’s wineries to your home with this Holiday Virtual Tasting Kit from Brasswood. This virtual tasting session features an evening of enjoyment and insight hosted by Brasswoods own Marcus Marquex and Winemaker Angelina Mondavi. Perfect for those hoping to enjoy the Napa Valley a little closer to home.

For the Foodie:

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairings

Both the Holiday Wine and Cheese Pairing and the Wine and Chocolate Pairing from Bouchaine serve as excellent gifts for the foodie in your life. What better way to enjoy a delicious wine than to pair it with award-winning cheese and handcrafted chocolates? This gift is sure to be a holiday hit!

Napa Valley Cookbook

The Essential Napa Valley Cookbook is a first-of-its-kind collection of 35+ recipes from the top Napa Valley restaurants and chefs. Each recipe is paired with a wine from a Napa Valley producer, hand-selected by Master Sommelier Desmond Echavarrie. If someone in your life is passionate about Napa Valley and loves to be in the kitchen, this is the gift for them!

Best Seller Knife Set

This Best Seller Knife Set from New West Knifeworks is the perfect addition to the kitchen for those who love to cook. The designer knives will last forever and provide a piece of Napa in your home. Both function as great cutting board knives and are sure to make cooking a delight. They are just as useful as they are beautiful!

Charcuterie Starter Set

Bring a taste of Napa Valley to your next charcuterie spread with the delicious Just Add Cheese gift collection from Clif Family. This gift set includes organic strawberry pepper jam, ginger solar honey spread, maple curry cashews and peanuts, BBQ walnuts and almonds, delicious dark chocolate sea salt caramels, and fleur de sel crackers. In fact, just as the name suggests, all you need to do is add some cheese (and wine, of course) for a delicious charcuterie board that will be a hit at your holiday party.

For the Entertainer:

Entertaining Book

This Napa Valley Entertaining Book from Alpha Omega will inspire the entertainer on your list to bring the charm of wine country to their next soiree. It highlights dishes, decor, and the diversity that makes any Napa experience unforgettable. With stunning photography, inspiring settings, and recipes, this book gives an inside look at how to make a memorable celebration.

Entertainer Gift Set

With wine for every palate, this Entertainers Gift Set from St. Supéry is a must-have for holiday gatherings and those who love to host. Featuring Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, this set will be the perfect addition to any festive gathering.

Wine Mixing Set

A fun experience to do with family and friends, this Bottle Blending Day Camp at Home Kit from Judds Hill will guide you through the process of mixing wines — allowing you and your friends to taste each other’s creations. Each kit has two bottles of wine, complete with everything you need to create your own custom label. A great interactive, fun, and unique way to enjoy some great company (and great wine).

Unforgettable Experiences:

Hotel Packages

Why not give the gift of experience this season and have a merry mistletoe weekend with your special someone? Plan a romantic wine country getaway, or eat, drink, and be merry with these Hotel Packages at River Terrace Inn. After all, there’s no better way to celebrate the seasons with your family and friends. Enjoy a happy hour for four, including a chef’s select charcuterie board and priority wine tasting reservations at a local winery.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

An experience of a lifetime. This is a gift for the adventurous one on your list. Enjoy a birds-eye view of Napa and gain a new perspective on the wineries below with a Napa Valley Hot Balloon Ride. This is enough to make someone feel like they’re in a dream floating up into the sky to discover the most magical way to see the land below.

Wine and Food Tasting Experience

Give the gift of a food and wine pairing that highlights flavors from North Africa with the Bubbles & Bites: A Journey to Morocco experience at Domaine Carneros. The menu celebrates the rich spices and savory dishes that take you on a journey of unexpected and delightful pairings.

Wine Train Gift Card

A gift card for The Napa Valley Wine Train is the perfect gift for anyone on your list! Guests can enjoy a stunning journey through a lush vineyard-covered landscape, paired with excellent food and wine. You’ll be giving that special someone in your life a gift that they’ll never forget. Learn more about our wine train tours today.

No matter who you’re buying for, the wine lover, the foodie, the entertainer, or the adventurer, there’s always a gift for them here in Napa.

From all of us at Napa Valley Wine Train to all of you, happy holidays.

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