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Christmas Gift Guide 2014: Wine Edition

Christmas should be a time of celebrating family, love and good will. But somehow it has become a time of financial strain and hellish shopping experiences. This year, give your loved ones the gift of your chilled-out self and something small they really want/could really use by shopping online. 

If you’ve got friends or family who are into wine, here’s my guide of a few great wine gifts. And you can order most of them straight to your door. These are unique wines that offer great value for money (and have pretty labels too)


There are so many opportunities to pop a bottle of bubbly over the festive season, that a good bottle of MCC is always a perfect gift. Moreson’s bubblies are fantastic and the farm is famous for their Chardonnay, so you know this is right up my alley.

PS. This is the perfect place to visit these holidays. Book a table at my favourite wineland’s restaurant, Bread & Wine for a delicious meal paired with the farm’s wine.

Môreson Brut Rosé Pink MCC

The strawberries and cream, carried through from the aroma, are well supported by a fresh red berry palate.

Order a case for R882,00 on orderwine.co.za

Môreson Solitaire Blanc de Blancs NV

It tastes like biscuits and smells like tropical fruit salad. So, so good. Crisp and clean and fizzy.

Order a case for R654,00 on orderwine.co.za

Genevieve MCC

I ordered a case of their new vintage at the Franschhoek bubbly festival so I think you can assume that I really like it.

Genevieve MCC 2009

Light straw colour with a bright mousse. Delicately elegant, with fresh and subtle aromas of white fruits. This 100% Chardonnay has had extensive time on lees to bring depth and flavour to the wine. A lingering follow through.

Order a case on wineofthemonth.co.za

Black Elephant Vintners

Probably the best MCC I tried at the Franschhoek bubbly festival. I’ve ordered a case for the holidays. Also, their black-on-black packaging makes for a really beautiful gift – just add a gold bow or a Chritmas card and you’ve got something really special for someone you love.

Email [email protected] to order (it’s such a new release that it hasn’t even been made available on their online store yet)

Arendsig Chardonnay

Despite South Africans’ obsession with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay is making a big comeback. In my opinion, this is the best Chardonnay out there. It tastes buttery without being sickly and the heat of the Robetson valley gives it a sweetness without it being a sweet wine.

Order a case for R564,00 from orderwine.co.za

One comment

  1. LOVE this post! Definitely going to stock up on some of these wines as gifts (and for myself!) this year. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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