With the holidays approaching right around the corner, we’ve been receiving a lot of questions via Facebook and Instagram about upcoming sales, products, in-store wine sampling events, and so much more. We’ve put together a holiday wine gift guide with the latest information on the best wines for gift giving (including our boutique-quality Cellar Collection wines), fun mystery boxes, popular wine gift baskets, and details on our special sales and in-store events.

Read on to make sure you are in the know with all The Wine Cellar has to offer through the busy holiday season!

What Is Our Cellar Collection?

One of the most frequently asked question we get is, ‘What is Cellar Collection wine?’ The Wine Cellar prides ourselves on sourcing small-batch, boutique-style wines from family run vineyards all over the world. Our assortment of wine is ever-changing as we have over 500 premium quality wines available in 3 different value levels: Cellar Select, Cellar Premium, and Cellar Ultra. Our Cellar Associates are happy to recommend the perfect bottle for you. By mixing and matching our Cellar Collection, you can save up to 45% every single day!

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What Is Mystery Wine?

Mystery Wine boxes are a fun gift to give and get! They’re perfect if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, or you simply want to try something completely new. We offer pre-packed selections of Mystery Wine available in quantities of 3, 6, or 12 bottles. You choose red, white or mixed packs, and we choose the bottles for you! Convenient, easy, & by far the best value whether you shop in-store or online.

Corporate Gifts and Wine Gift Boxes

Reward employees and thank special clients with boutique-style wine from The Wine Cellar Group. A custom selection from our entire Cellar Collection is wrapped in beautiful holiday packaging and shipped to your contacts with a personalized note.
Corporate Gift Wine Gift Box

Premium Holiday Wine Gift Boxes

  • $39.99 Premium 2-Pack Gift Box
  • $69.99 Premium 4-Pack Gift Box
  • $89.99 Premium 6-Pack Gift Box
  • $159.99 Premium 12-Pack Gift Box

Learn more about How to Order Your Wine Gift Box here.

When Is The Next Wine Sampling?

In-store samplings are back for the holidays! Every Thursday and Saturday we’ll have open bottles for you to try through December. Click here to find your local Wine Cellar store & wine sampling times. Don’t forget to sign up for newsletter to get updates on upcoming events!

Choosing The Perfect Gift For Wine Lovers

The upcoming holiday season means dinner parties, family time, and gift exchanges. At The Wine Cellar, we have you covered for any occasion. Finding the perfect gifts for wine lovers in your life has never been easier.

  • Wine Advent Calendar– Adults deserve to have some holiday fun too! Only available once a year and in limited quantity, our Advent Calendar is the gift that keeps on giving. *Not available in North Carolina. Outer box design may vary.

Wine Advent Calendar

  • Mystery Wine- Our popular Mystery Wine is perfect for gifting. Keep the whole case for yourself or gift a bottle or two as you attend holiday parties!

The Best Wines for Gift Giving During the Holiday Season

Holidays and wine go together like champagne and strawberries. With company dinners, cocktail parties, and everything in between, it’s hard to know what kind of wine will please everyone and which wines to pair with holiday meals. That’s where we come in! We’ve put together a list of some of the most versatile wine varietals, as well as tried and true customer favorites.

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Pinot Noir

Highly acidic with medium to low levels of tannins, Pinot Noir is generally a universal crowd pleaser. It’s relatively light on the wine scale and bursting with ripe fruit and slight undertones of spice. Oregon produces a Pinot Noir that’s leaner than grapes grown in the cool, lush areas of Monterey, Sonoma, and the Russian River Valley. However, all Pinot Noir is easily drinkable with a variety of foods ranging from seafood to poultry, or game meat to pasta. It isn’t called the Noble Grape for no reason!

Cellar Collection Recommendations

Big Bad Pinot Noir
Grace Bridge Pinot Noir
Les Allies Burgundy Pinot Noir

Red Blends

Blends are the perfect wine to appease any palate because they’re just that: a blend. One grape varietal doesn’t overpower another, and they’re versatile to food pairings as well. Look at the varietals listed on the bottle (if available). Grapes such as Petit Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Naçional are heavier bodied blends, while Pinot Noir, Grenache and Gamay will be lighter. GSM (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre) is a popular blend; its blend consists of both heavy and light grapes, giving it a nice balance with a smooth, medium to full body.

Cellar Collection Recommendations

Rushrose GSM
Barrel Bomb Red Blend
Amore Organic Red Blend

Sauvignon Blanc

White wine has an astounding level of versatility. Bright and acidic, this varietal will generally pair with a great variety of foods. All foods need a certain amount of acid to balance its flavors, and Sauvignon Blanc (especially from New Zealand) has plenty of that lemon, lime, and grapefruit pop. It will refresh your palate as you eat, and can cut through rich, buttery sauces while not overpowering a delicate fish. Bringing a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Cellar Collection Recommendations

Silver Puffs Sauvignon Blanc
Tussock Jumper Sauvignon Blanc
William Knuttel Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

Sparkling Wine

Sparkling is the perfect accompaniment to bring anywhere during the holiday season! It’s elegant, great to enjoy as an apértif, pairs perfectly with so many different cuisines, and is a great way to end a meal as well.

You can’t go wrong with a festive sparkling wine for the holidays. Brut Nature is the driest, while Demi Sec and Sec are the sweetest. Heading to a brunch or casual gathering? Grab your favorite bottle of juice for a mimosa bar.

Cellar Collection Recommendations

Ramiro Cava Brut
Bourrasque Brut Vin Mousseux
1913 Sparkling Demi-Sec Moscato

Sparkling Wine
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