In Ultimate Gift Guide we’re bringing you all the best advice on gifting, whether you need something to share for the holidays, bring to an event, or gift just because. Raise a glass to mom with our eight favorite wine gifts for mom.
I am wine-loving mom, hear me roar. From my favorite French rosé that I enjoy every spring and summer to dreaming up red wine pairings for the barbecue my husband loves, wine sets the scene for bonding with friends, relaxing at the end of the day, and home entertaining.
When gifting wine for the oenophile moms in my life on Mother’s Day, I reach for flavor profiles that will please their discerning palates while also taking into account the pleasures of wine the year through.
Here is a round-up of eight terrific wines for wonderful moms. These include great picks for their next picnic, nightcap, or get-together, and, of course, wine-related gifts — all sure to make a splash this Mother’s Day.
Choose six bottles from 13 award-winning Harry & David wines from Oregon. Each comes from the southern valleys of Rogue, Umpqua, or Willamette and is a treat for the wine connoisseur mom who is building her collection. I especially love the 2020 pinot noir, which offers all the depth and complexity of a French pinot from Burgundy — they sit at the same latitude — but with less acidity (due to the cooler Oregon climate).
This gift box features Harry & David Ross Lane Red blend with a dessert selection that will make chocolate-loving moms salivate: chocolate swirl cake, chocolate truffles, and chocolate-covered cherries. The varietal blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and Malbec offers dark, rich fruit and savory notes that are stellar with chocolate. I want to take this and make two little dessert plates — one for me and one for my husband — and raise a glass to a sweet Mother’s Day nightcap after our kid falls asleep.
Toting this picnic set along on the next trip to the park or playground — even the beach! — would make for a helluva Saturday play date with a best mom friend. The insulated cooler keeps the two wines (chardonnay and Ross Lane Red) cool. The stone fruit bouquet of the 2020 chardonnay is especially fabulous with the award-winning Sartori cheese and salami accoutrements. I love this gift for the new mom of a baby or toddler who won’t yet wander too far off the picnic blanket.
What? Do you expect her to drink straight from the bottle? Your mother’s classy! Commemorate Mother’s Day by printing a dedication, an inspirational quote, or a love note on a stemless wine glass. If I had one of these, it would be the glass I would reach for when I want to unwind with a generous pour of my favorite rosé.
In the sandy, rural vineyards of Ripon, California, the Lucchesi family makes wines of incredible depth, including their cabernet sauvignon and rich chardonnay. This generous snack basket features a bottle of each along with a bevy of pretzels, cheese dip, popcorn, and chocolate. I recommend inviting friends over for a Mother’s Day toast and setting this spread out for ultimate pleasure and fun.
I treasure my personalized coffee mugs. I have a half dozen of them, with everything from photos of my son’s Little League team to baby photo collages to the words “I love you so much, Mama” I made for myself (I know). Think of them as a special gift for a wine-loving grandmother and create charms with pictures of the grandkids.
This gift should come with a note that reads: “Break in Case of Emergency.” Every mom knows that there are days when sneaking off to nibble bites of a dark chocolate champagne truffle bar and pouring a glass of Lucca & Sons Cellars Rosé, with notes of cherry and apple blossom, is necessary. It’s thoughtful. It’s real. It’s single serve!
Surprise your mom with two dozen red roses paired with Harry & David rosé wine for a beautiful gesture of love and affection. Roses and rosé are a perfect match since floral notes are among the wide range of aromatics you’ll discover in a glass of rosé. Harry & David rosé boasts bright fruit flavors, with notes of melon and strawberry.