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5 Iconic Wine Lover’s Wedding Gifts

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white (is it appropriate to gift her a case of wine)? Obviously, swinging by the supermarket is not really what we mean here. Not only is fine wine a fabulous gift for the upcoming wedding season here in Paso Robles Wine Country, but there’s plenty of local wine-centric goodies out there that any newlywed couple would love to have in their new nest. Plus, we haven’t even mentioned the wine experiences on offer (there are many to choose from). Because isn’t marriage about what you experience together—not just simply what you sip? Go ahead, gift them:

1. A Wine-Tastic Stay

Gift those adorable lovebirds a vacation (or staycation) in Paso Robles Wine Country. Book a modern-rustic cottage nestled among the vines at Pelletiere Winery, for an intimate honeymoon affair located in the heart of Highway 46 West’s iconic wine trail. Think this hot-and-heavy couple might plan to stay “in” rather than venture out? Perhaps spring for a stay at La Bellasera Hotel and Suites, where luxury accommodations offer indulgent spa services, wine tasting packages, fine dining, and lots of pool lounging. You might want to grab a weekend package at Pelletiere or La Bellasera for yourself!

Mapping and Directions to Pelletiere Estate
Mapping and Directions to La Bellasera

2. A Token of Longevity

“Limited production, all estate sustainable wines” might sound like a bunch of buzz word mumbo jumbo, but what it all comes down to is this: Quality. Just like you’d buy the bride a well crafted French perfume meant to be worn for years, not months, only the most “special” wine should be gifted for an event as momentous as two souls coming together (hopefully, forever). Jada Vineyard is known for its biodynamic farming practices and stellar vineyards, producing wine that’s garnering praise from serious critics and locals alike. Stop by the tasting room and pick up a really nice bottle, like Jada’s 2016 WCS JackJohn, a refined mix of all estate grenache, mourvedre, and syrah. Sure, you’ll shell out about $80, but I guarantee the couple will look back fondly while sipping this well-crafted wine—perhaps even on their tenth anniversary!

Mapping and Directions to Jada Vineyard

3. A Swanky Ride through Wine Country

New love is all about adventure. Fuel their thirst for uncharted roads and offer up exciting, romantic stops around every turn. Pearl of Paso Limousine is ready to whisk lovebirds away on a sweeping tour of Paso Robles Wine Country, from hilltop picnic spots to lush vineyards and every place in-between. Let your giftees pick from more than 300 wineries and rest assured that the folks at Pearl will work with your favorite couple to plan the wine tasting excursion of their dreams (with moon roof, of course).

4. A Winemaker Dinner to Remember

Wine and dine them to their heart’s content. Hurry now, and snag tickets to Eberle Winery’s upcoming Zin Festival Winemaker Dinner, slated for this March 16 at the historic Paso Robles winery. Chef Charlie will dazzle the couple with farm-fresh cuisine prepared with lots of heart. Did we mention this dinner is hosted within Eberle’s unique and cozy wine caves? Now this is an experience from their first year together that they’ll never forget! Wedding happening a little later this spring? No worries! JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery is home to a fantastic onsite restaurant where every plate is paired to perfection.

Mapping and Directions to Eberle Winery
Mapping and Directions to JUSTIN

5. An Entertainer’s Arsenal

Does the couple in question have tons of friends and even more energy to spare? Look for pre-selected gift sets sure to wow the hostess with the mostest (or the host with the most…and the to-die-for bacon-wrapped dates). Hearst Ranch Winery offers a few sets, including a Proprietor’s Reserve Set (gift wrapped with a reserve cabernet sauvignon and a reserve chardonnay) and a more budget-friendly Cuvee of Cheers set (featuring Three Sisters Cuvee red Wine and Three Sisters Cuvee white). Also at Hearst, you’ll find gourmet olive oils, library wine sets, gift cards, and festive large format magnums, all wrapped in Hearst’s signature black box embellished with classy copper logo. No wrapping necessary, which means you can get to what maters most: Writing a heart-felt card they’ll keep on their fridge for years to come.

Mapping and Directions to Hearst Ranch Winery, San Simeon
Mapping and Directions to Hearst Ranch Winery, Cholame


 This blog was written by Hayley Thomas Cain, food and wine writer for SLO New Times and You can reach her at [email protected] or follow her on instagram @flavorslo.

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