Want to spread good cheer far and wide? Well, last minute if you’re already planning on gifting Paso Robles Wine this holiday season, you’re halfway there! (You’re in luck, most tasting rooms are open to purchase wine.) The other half? Creative gift wrap that’ll leave your loved ones grinning from ear to ear. There could not be a less-stress gift: When it comes to Paso Robles Wine, you really can’t go wrong (and unlike a sweater, you’ll never worry if it’ll have the right fit). Whether you choose white, red, dessert or sparkling, you’ll confidently give the best bottles the famed California Central Coast has to offer. Now, let’s make sure the outsides match the insides, with absolutely no scotch tape required. Have fun and try out these easy-to-make (and easy on the eyes) gift wrapping tricks:
Uncork your creativity
Roll up those sleeves: If you’re a wine lover, we can bet you have a bowl of corks lying around! Why not grab the glue gun and get DIYing? You can easily create a “cork wreath” or “cork reindeer” in just a few minutes. Adorn your creation with a loop of colorful yarn and allow your masterpiece to be displayed around the neck of that bottle with pride. The best part? Your loved one can use your cork-art as an ornament, year after year. Gift this: Penman Springs is all about “tasting the art” in each bottle. A dark ruby color, the winery’s 2016 Merlot would look lovely against Rudolph’s nose!
Sock it to ’em
How about this for an inspired upcycle? Take a festive, plush holiday sock (I should say new, not used) and slip your wine bottle right in! Top with a color coordinated bow and wow, just like that—you’ve given the coziest stocking under the tree! Gift this: Everyone loves Dover Canyon’s 2018 Thunder Zinfandel, a big jammy wine that’ll inspire warm nights in by the fire. Might want to buy an extra pair of sock for yourself, too!
Foodie friend? Stuff a satchel or two with aromatic rosemary and loop the bags around the neck of the bottle (they’ll love this). For extra oomph, add a few whole cloves or tie on a cinnamon stick. How pretty is that? We have a feeling this bottle will earn its rightful place on the holiday dinner table! Gift this: Brecon Estate is obsessed with crafting unique blends that surprise the palate. The winery’s 2017 Syrah Tannat blend is distinctly bold, leaving your favorite home chef to puzzle over just how to pair it (a fun game, indeed).
Tea for two
Give them a reason to celebrate, whatever the day! The stylish homemaker in your circle will adore an elegant bottle of wine wrapped in a fancy tea towel. Not only is the whole gift super Instagram-worthy, but the tea towel will forever remind your pal of that special holiday gift (that you gave, I might add). Tea towels are not just for grandma anymore: With sarcastic quotes, vintage designs and modern motifs to choose from, this offering will feel special, even if it took zero time to put together. Gift this: Kiame Cellars is home to lovely sparkling and non-sparkling wines that fit every occasion, from a casual brunch to a glitzy New Year’s Eve for two.
For those who roam
Ticket to ride: For a simple, thoughtful way to customize your wine bottle for the forever wanderer in your life, purchase a luggage tag that really connects with your loved one (these look so fun dangling from the bottle). With elegant leather, adventurous animal print and sparkly options to consider, you can really have a ball with the presentation. Gift this: Italy might be a far off dream for now, but you can bring a bit of that faraway romance with Pelletiere Wine. The winery’s 2017 Dolce Vendemmia (“late harvest”) Zinfandel is rich, with layers of sun-kissed sugar plumy sweetness. Let’s hope they send you a postcard!
This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.
Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?
The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, locally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Majestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full service restaurant.
Wouldn’t you love to wake up among the vines? Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is on a real working vineyard and longhorn ranch in the Paso Robles Wine Region. Our rooms overlook vineyards, creeks and oaks, right in the Paso Robles Wine Country of Central California.
Spend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.
Hoyt Family Vineyard Retreats Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®
Enjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn®. Surrounded by vineyards, our JUST Inn Suites offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic®mattresses, Frette linens, hydro-spa tubs, and range in size from 600–1,200 square feet. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves. TOUR VIRTUALLY
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.
Experience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at chic, sparkling clean Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR
Oxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.
Peachy Canyon Guest Inn Sits above Peachy Canyon Winery + acres of vines at Mustang Springs Vineyard. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, family room + panoramic views.
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.