It's so hard to believe that it's that time of year already! As we're burying the vines and getting ready for another cold Canadian winter, we're also aware that the season of giving is upon us. The Grange has come up with a few ideas for wine lovers to help make your shopping more convenient. Whether it is a small gift for a colleague or a larger present for a family member, we have got the hard to buy for covered. Our holiday gift guide has suggestions for single bottle hostess gifts, limited edition holiday gift sets and the gift that keeps on giving all year long, a wine club membership. Continue reading to find out what The Grange suggests to make your holiday season a merry one.
Looking for a scenic event space to host some holiday cheer? We can help with that too. We are offering packages at the winery for the perfect winter party. The Grange would be pleased to help you plan a Taste and Mingle Cocktail party, Winter Vineyard Tour, Tasting for you and friends, or a holiday lunch/ dinner for corporate functions and groups. Continue reading to find out more about our festive party options or email email@example.com.
Hostess Gift: LCBO GAMAY, PINOT NOIR OR PINOT GRIS
With all the family and friend festive gatherings that happen this time of year, chances are you will need to pick up a few hostess gifts. We have 3 estate grown wines, all under $20, available at the LCBO. If the host is a white wine drinker, support local and pick up our Pinot Gris; a refreshing, dry white that is very versatile with food. If they prefer red wine; our VQA Prince Edward County Gamay and Pinot Noir are approachable and perfect with ham or turkey. We prefer the Gamay slightly chilled, so pass that along to the gift recipient and they'll be impressed by the refreshing flavours of bright cherry and ripe plum.
For a Limited time only: 3 Bottle Holiday Gift Sets
Something new for The Grange! For a limited time, we are offering exclusive holiday gift packs through our online shop. Each set includes three bottles of wine and are perfect for entertaining, stocking up for the holidays or giving as a gift. There are three different sets to choose from, all at a discounted price. These are sure to sell quickly and limited quantities are available. Click here or see below for further details on the three sets.
Holiday Sparkling Set: This set is sure to sellout, especially in time for New Years! It includes three beautiful bubblies; Lot 3 Brut, Sparkling Riesling and 2008 Brut. Lot 3 Brut is our traditional champagne method style aged 24 months sur lie. It is fresh, light, dry and very versatile with food. Our Sparkling Riesling is a party favourite with a touch of sweetness and flavours of pear, peach and white flower. To complete the package, we have included a limited edition bottle, our 2008 Brut. Only 20 cases were produced and it is available through this set exclusively.
Holiday Gift Set: Some people can be difficult to buy for, like a boss or the friend who has everything. That's why we've bundled our three most popular wines as the holiday gift set. This gift set is affordable and a safe bet for wine lovers. It includes two reds, our Select Gamay and Select Pinot Noir, which both make excellent turkey wines and one easy drinking white, our Select Riesling.
Holiday Party Pack: Last but not least, is our premium package, the Holiday Party Pack. This set includes of our favourite wines for the holidays. Each of these wines came from the 2010 vintage, one of PEC's best and have received extra attention in the winemaking process. Our Diana Block Reserve Pinot Noir a beautiful expression of county Pinot, it is elegant and full of character. Our Northfield Reserve Cabernet France is the biggest and boldest red, perfect for sharing for those who enjoy a heavier bodied red. To round out this collection, we have included our champagne-style sparkling from 2010, our Lot 3 Brut. These are stunning wines that can be aged for a few years or enjoyed with food over the holidays.
Continue reading for delicious holiday recipes paired with wines from these fabulously valued gift sets.
CELEBRATE WITH FRIENDS: TOUR AND TASTING PACKAGE
Book a tour by calling us and bring friends, family or coworkers for an unforgettable winter experience. Our winery is open year round for wine tastings and tours of our historic property. Guests will fall in love with the cobblestone pathways, stone fireplace, and historic barn. Participants will get to try wines we are proud to have crafted accompanied by a special holiday food pairing. Our family is always happy to have visitors and we'll ensure everyone enjoys their day. Continue reading to find out more about our winter tour and tasting packages or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving: The Grange Wine Club or Adopt a Vineyard package
It truly is the gift that keeps on giving! The recipient will be shipped wine throughout an entire year. We can't think of anyone who wouldn't love the convenience of that. Simply order one of our wine clubs online, be sure to include the recipients address and we'll be happy to handle the rest. As a wine club member, they will receive 4 shipments, each including 3 exclusive bottles, delivered right to their door. This is a fantastic value and cheaper than buying a case! On top of the wine, as a member they will also receive winemaker's notes, food pairing suggestions, and discounts at the winery on tours, tastings and goods. It's a thoughtful gift that any wine enthusiast is sure to appreciate all year long.
Encourage a friend or family member to learn a more about winemaking with a unique Adopt a Vineyard package. The package is only $100 and includes 3-4 bottles of wine from the "adopted" vineyard block, a vineyard experience tour for the recipient and a friend, and a wine tasting at the winery (must book ahead of time - subject to availability). It is the perfect way to have a fun day in a stunning PEC vineyard and learn exactly what goes into the bottle. We also offer an alternative Adopt a Vineyard experience in which the guest and 4 friends can come for a barrel cellar tour and tasting throughout the winter. It's a great way to see the winery and visit in the winter season.
New Year's Celebration or a sparkling brunch: Brut or Sparkling Riesling
The end of December will mark everyone's favourite night to pop open some bubbly and celebrate the beginning of the new year. We have two fabulous sparkling wines available in the winery and through our online shop. Our Lot 3 Brut might just be one of our finest traditional style sparkling wines to date. This lot has been aged 24 sur lie, with notes of citrus, brioche and a touch of apple. It is dry with a clean finish, perfect to serve with New Year's canapés. For something a little sweeter, Sparkling Riesling is a crowd pleaser for those who prefer an off-dry style of bubbly. Notes of honey suckle, apricot and sweet pear make it very easy drinking and perfect with a cheese plate. Click here to stock up for your New Years celebration.
Some of the best gifts are homemade and everyone enjoys a brunch with sparkling wine! Try our favourite Eggs Benedict Strata recipe with our two refreshing and bright bubblies. We love this recipe because it's delicious, warm, and you can make it ahead so there won't be much to do when guests are over! Pair this with our Sparkling Riesling or Brut, and everyone will be in for a mouth-watering treat. For more about the Sparkling Riesling or Brut, please check out our online shop.
A Case from The County: A Mix Case of Wine
Whether you're hosting a party, stocking up for the winter or want to order a special case of wine for loved ones in your life, we encourage you to drink local this holiday season. We have a convenient online shop in which you can place an order of any amount and we will ship the bottles to your door in a week or two. Order a couple bottles of our exclusive small lot wines for a Christmas dinner or a mixed case of wines that are not available through the LCBO to save a friend the trip to the winery. A little bit of county wine will warm everyone up on a cold winter's night!