2023 wine.co.za festive gift guide: The best gifts for wine lovers this Christmas

2023 wine.co.za festive gift guide: The best gifts for wine lovers this Christmas
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Shopping for a wine lover? Here's our selection of the best Christmas gifts for wine lovers that the Cape Winelands has to offer.

We know that shopping for a wine lover can be challenging. But we want festive season gifting to be a joyous experience for you, so we're here to give you a little bit of inspiration. The Cape Winelands is home to an abundance of wine farms offerings the best fine wines that the wine lovers in your life will adore. Plus, lots of wine farms offer special Christmas gift hampers filled with wine and other local goods.

In our 2023 wine.co.za festive gift guide, we've curated a fabulous selection of the best Christmas gifts for wine lovers.

Give a tastewine Gift Card

Give the gift of a wine shopping experience. A super flexible option, spoil your friends and family with gift cards. Then, they can choose their own wine from our amazing curated selection of wine over at tastewine.co.za, our new online wine shop (that recently turned 1 year old!).

Click HERE to get the gift card.

Budget-friendly gifts (Gifts under R300)

Durbanville Hills' Sparkling Honeysuckle and Candle Gift Set (R295)

Durbanville Hills has curated a range of gifts from their online shop that'll please you and your loved ones. One of them is this lovely gift set that contains a bottle of their fruity, refreshing Honeysuckle Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine and a perfumed candle.

  • Durbanville Hills Honeysuckle Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine
  • Honeysuckle-perfumed soy candle

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Bruce Jack Sauvignon Blanc in a Can (R27.50)

When it comes to stocking fillers, bottles take up far too much space. Enter wine cans! Not only are they super cool, but also the most recyclable drinks packaging with the lowest carbon footprint. Bruce Jack Sauvignon Blanc 2022 was made by carefully blending premium Sauvignon Blanc vineyards from different areas.

These wine cans can only be ordered in a case of 24 cans for R660. The cost per can is thus R27.50.

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Robertson Winery Light Range 3 Pack (R200)

If you're looking for a fun and affordable gift for your health-conscious friends, look no further. Packaged in bright, floral bottles, these premium light wines by Robertson Winery are low in alcohol and low in kilojoules, making it easy to enjoy life responsibly. This three-pack contains:

  • RW Light Pinotage Rosé
  • RW Light Sauvignon Blanc
  • RW Light Merlot

Click HERE to shop.

Family-size wine hampers

Jordan Christmas Gift Hamper (R999)

Spoil your friends, family, and colleagues this year with this limited-edition food and wine hamper from Jordan Wine Estate! This hamper includes a selection of six delicious summer wines from the Chameleon range, a hardwood cheese and charcuterie board, and the pantry essentials you need to create your own snack platter at home.

  • Chameleon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chameleon Chenin Blanc
  • Chameleon Rosé
  • Chameleon Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot
  • Chameleon Merlot
  • Chameleon Syrah
  • Hardwood cheese and charcuterie board
  • Bake-at-home Cape seed loaf mix
  • Spiced Christmas apple chutney (250ml)
  • Jar of Jordan olives (200ml)
  • Pack of homemade orange and almond biscotti
  • Pack of dried fruit mix

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Boschendal's Live Our Farm Basket (R2 200)

Show someone you care by giving the gift of Boschendal with the Live Our Farm Basket. This package contains a selection of gifts that are all made with love on the farm or by local artisans. There are delicious goodies, a bottle of award-winning wine, a handcrafted picnic basket, and more.

This gift box includes:

  • Boschendal Black Angus Shiraz-led blend
  • Cheddar cheese straws
  • 500ml olive oil tin
  • 530g Kalamata olives, feta cheese and sundried tomato
  • Whole green fig preserve
  • Chocolate pecan biscotti tin
  • Green Boschendal tea towel
  • Dark chocolate dipped nougat 10s
  • Large picnic basket with leather straps

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Babylonstoren Farm Quintessentials (R1 850)

This collection of Babylonstoren quintessentials is a crowd-pleaser containing some of their everyday classics. The hamper has something for everyone: from a bottle of Babel red blend to bitterlekker aperitif, perfectly paired with garden preserves, biscuits, and a few favourite Babylonstoren snacks.

  • Mourvèdre Rosé 2023
  • Babel Red 2021
  • Bitterlekker
  • Extra virgin olive oil - blend
  • Balsamic vinegar 3-year-old
  • Two small preserves
  • Kalamata olives in brine
  • Roasted and salted almonds in tin
  • Dark chocolate and almond biscuits
  • Dark chocolate with rye
  • Rooibos and thyme nougat

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Paul Clüver's Festive Wine Gift Box (R1 140)

Paul Clüver Family Wines' Festive Wine Gift Box is a curated selection of six bottles that captures the essence of celebration and exceptional taste.

The case contains two bottles each of three different wines:

  • Estate Pinot Noir 2022: A radiant wine with earthy aromas and a fusion of red and dark berry flavours, ending with a touch of oak.
  • Estate Chardonnay 2020: Citrusy notes meet ripe orange flavours complemented by a subtle toastiness balanced by a graceful acidity.
  • Sauvignon Blanc 2023: A wine delivering a bouquet from nettles to blackcurrant and white flowers, harmonising passionfruit and gooseberry flavours with a refreshing, well-rounded acidity.

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Diemersdal Collection Gift Box (R1 200)

This carefully curated box of award-winning Diemersdal wines would make the perfect Christmas gift for a wine lover who enjoys both white and red wine. The box contains six wines. Included in the box are:

  • Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2022
  • Wild Horseshoe Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • The Journal Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Private Collection 2021
  • Pinotage Reserve 2022

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tastewine's Taste of Chardonnay Case (R969)

Our online wine shop tastewine is known for its wonderful selection of mixed cases. A favourite among these is the Taste of Chardonnay case. Chardonnay is the world's most popular white wine, and for good reason! Our local Chardonnay grapes produce versatile wines in many price points. South Africa is known for outstanding wines of this variety, and this case boasts six of them.

The case contains the following Chardonnay wines:

  • De Wetshof Calcrete Chardonnay
  • Benguela Cove Chardonnay
  • Diemersdal Chardonnay Unwooded
  • Anthonij Rupert Protea Chardonnay
  • Stellenzicht Thunderstone Chardonnay
  • Bouchard Finlayson Sans Barrique Chadonnay

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Gifts for the wine connoisseur

The Connoisseur's Gift Pack by Spier (R1 500)

This gorgeously wrapped The Connoisseur's Gift Pack by Spier Wine Farm contains products that any wine connoisseur will love. This gift also includes a R100 donation to one of Spier's Growing for Good initiatives.

  • Creative Block 3
  • Creative Block 5
  • Locally crafted two-bottle leather wine bag
  • R100 donation to a Growing for Good Initiative

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Pierneef Syrah Viognier Vintage Collection (R3 350)

Treat wine-loving friends and family to an exceptional wine package from La Motte in Franschhoek. Beautifully packaged, this wooden box collection consists of six vintages of the acclaimed Pierneef Syrah Viognier with different Pierneef artwork on the labels. The vintages are 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.

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Tokara Telos 2017 (R4 800)

If you're looking for something really special, this red wine by Tokara is just what you need. Hailing from the impressive 2017 vintage which critics claim to be one of the finest in the last three decades, Tokara Telos 2017 has its origin in a 19-year-old single vineyard block and is limited to a 1 000 bottle blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon finished with 8% Petit Verdot, aged for 22 months in 65% new French oak barriques.

The aromas of cassis, smoked tobacco and perfectly ripe plums dominate and are complemented by dusty graphite and brambleberry notes. The palate offers restrained richness and tannins that are so fine that they entwine the fresh, mouth-filling acidity and the almost endless finish. It is a dramatic wine that is best savoured with fine company.

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Bellingham Founders Series Gift Box (R1 200)

As the festive season approaches, Bellingham Wines is excited to bring you a special offering – the Bellingham Founders Series Gift Box. This unique gift box is a tribute to their founders, Fredagh and Bernard Podlashuk, a remarkable couple who transformed a neglected fruit farm into a wine estate that captured the world's attention. Their pioneering spirit is the inspiration behind the Founders Series wines.

The pack includes:

  • Freda White Blend 2022
  • Quintessential Couple Rosé 202
  • Pod Red Blend 2020

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Simonsig's Taste of Victory Pack (R1 320)

Simonsig's Taste of Victory Pack is a gift that is sure to impress the wine connoisseur in your life. This collection of award-winning wines features the best of Simonsig's reds, whites, rosés, and Cap Classiques from this year’s awards season. The pack truly is a connoisseur’s delight!

The pack features one bottle each of the following winners:

  • Needless to Say Rosé 2023
  • Chenin Blanc 2023
  • Langbult Steen 2022
  • Tiara 2019
  • Kaapse Vonkel Brut 2020
  • Cuvée Royale 2018

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Meerlust Collectors' Case (R1 364)

Meerlust Estate's limited edition Collector's Case is a very special collection of wines. It is ideal for that wine collector who seems to have everything – chances are, they won't have these! The case contains two vintages of the Rubicon, a red blend known for its great charm and drinkability. To complete the collection, there is also the Meerlust Red 2020.

  • 2 x Meerlust Rubicon 2018
  • 2 x Meerlust Rubicon 2020
  • 2 x Meerlust Red 2020

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Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2018 Magnum (R2 950)

Defined by its singularity since the very beginning, Graham Beck's perennial favourite Blanc de Blancs is born from Chardonnay vineyards on their Robertson estate, crafted from a single grape variety, and perfected in a single year. The Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2018 is now available in a 1.5-litre magnum.

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The Mentors Perold 2020 (R749)

The Mentors Perold 2020 is pure elegance, meant to age gracefully and captivate the senses. A special wine for that special person who appreciates the extraordinary.

This elegant and distinguished Cape Blend with Pinotage, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Malbec shows layers of fruitcake, anise and cranberry with lifted perfume, floral and marzipan aromas, and a touch of cigar box and pencil shavings. On the palate the structure is restrained and focused yet supple with sweet textured tannins and a finish of lingering intensity. Bold yet elegant, expressive yet restrained, it beckons hearty dishes as the perfect companion. Enjoy now or cellar for a decade from vintage.

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Mullineux Single Terroir Twin Pack (R2 220)

This twin pack consists of two Mullineux wines made from grapes grown on the deep, decomposed granitic soils of the Paardeberg:

  • Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc 2022
  • Mullineux Granite Syrah 2021

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Please be advised that all the gifts listed above are subject to availability. Check the lead times and festive season closing dates for each shop before placing your order to ensure timeous delivery. Happy shopping!

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Meerlust Estate Baden Powell Drive P.O. Box 7121 , Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa