Normally, we’d say the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day with mom is to spend time together in Wine Country. However, since the shelter-in-place mandate is still ongoing, we’re getting creative with our gift giving this year. Here are six unique Wine Country-inspired Mother’s Day gift ideas to help you make mom feel extra special this May – yes, even while staying at home.
While she may not be able to take that Wine Country getaway just yet, why not give mom something to look forward to? With the Keep Dreaming Gift Certificate from Four Sisters Inns, any gift certificate of $200 – $300+ purchased before May 31, 2020 will include a few extra perks to enjoy at one of their luxurious properties, such as Gaige House + Ryokan or Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma Valley, and Lavender, A Four Sisters Inn or Milliken Creek Inn in Napa Valley.
For gift cards in the amount of $300+, the recipient will receive a complimentary upgrade, breakfast-in-bed every morning, and a copy of the Four Sisters Inns’ exclusive cookbook. Gift certificates in the amount of $200+ include a complimentary bottle of wine and a $50 spa credit to use during a stay (to be redeemed at select properties). The best part? These gift certificates are available in any amount, are fully transferable to any Four Sisters Inn, and never expire. We think it’s a great way to show mom you care, while allowing her some time for a little self-care. Or maybe you make it a mother-daughter getaway to enjoy together!
Now that we’re spending so much time inside, it might be time to upgrade mom’s glassware or wine accessories so she can sip in style from the comfort of her home. Our WineCountry Shop features a unique assortment of one-of-a-kind gifts your mom will adore, including Copper Rim Crystal Champagne Coupes, Rose Crystal Champagne Flutes, and even Faceted Crystal Tumblers, for those moms who prefer whiskey over wine. We’ve also got a great selection of wine accessories, including the Vortex Somm Wine Dispenser and the Vinaer Wine Aerator, an Olivewood Wine Bottle Coaster, a Rose Quartz Wine Bottle Stopper, and many other lifestyle products in our Shop for your mom, wife, mother-in-law, or the other special mom-figure in your life.
There’s nothing more celebratory than a bottle of bubbly and what’s more worthy of celebrating than mom? Naturally, moms and sparkling wine go hand-in-hand. Through May 10, Mumm Napa is offering a special on sparkling wine for Mother’s Day: 15% off on purchases of Mumm Brut Rosé, Cuvée M Red, or Brut Reserve Rosé. Whether for your loving mom, a new mom you want to congratulate, or your sister who wants to become a mom, they’re all deserving of a little more bubbly in their life and we think sparkling wine from Napa Valley makes the perfect gift.
You may not be able to cook up a feast for your mother this year, but you can still cook “together” during a virtual cooking experience live from Wine Country. On Friday, May 8 at 4 pm PST, Round Pond Winery in Napa Valley will host a Virtual Mother’s Day Brunch Cooking Class. During this free class, you’ll learn to make a delectable rolled omelet with goat cheese, microgreens, and Round Pond’s Spanish olive oil (a great match with their Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc), as well as smoked salmon and avocado toast with pickled onion, arugula, Meyer lemon oil, and Trout Roe on grilled levain bread (paired with Round Pond’s Proprietary White Blend). Completing the brunch is a steak and eggs hash with garden herb chimichurri (an ideal pairing with the Rutherford Cabernet). Treat mom to the wines in advance so she can sip while she cooks, and be sure to add some of Round Pond’s estate olive oil, then promise you’ll recreate this feast for her another time. It’s a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving!
Speaking of cooking, if your mother is a bonafide foodie looking to hone her chef skills, then you may want to consider signing her up for a DISH Membership at the Culinary Institute of America. As a DISH member, she’ll get exclusive access to recipes, cooking videos, live demonstrations, and insider tips from the CIA’s chefs and culinary heroes, such as Thomas Keller and Julia Child. She’ll also be able to check out The CIA’s e-book library of cookbooks and connect and share recipes with others in the DISH food community.
Located in Calistoga in Napa Valley, Fairwinds Estate has made a name for itself as a producer of elegant cabernet sauvignon. However refined, we realize that drinking bold cabernet wine doesn’t exactly scream “springtime.” If your mom normally reaches for lighter wines this time of year, then she may love Fairwinds Estate’s vibrant rosé, particularly their Rosé Gift Set. Included are three bottles of 2018 Fairwinds Rosé of Cabernet, plus a complimentary wood handle wine opener and $1 shipping — all for $78. So forget the flower bouquet or heart-shaped chocolates and spring for rosé instead!