The Top 10 Best Wine Gift Baskets
When you send a wine gift basket, with shipping you can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $75 – $300+. At those prices don’t fall for the typical wine baskets—you know the ones with two bottles of wine with impressive looking labels that actually retail in the $3 – $7 range, stuffed with “luxury” snack items that are often identical to what you can find in your local grocery. That’s not the impression we want you to make with a gift!
So we dug deeper to search out impressive wine gift baskets—the kind with serious wine that people will actually enjoy drinking rather than regifting to their mail carrier (who deserves far better wine too, by the way!).
You can send these wine gift baskets with confidence!
A quick note when sending wine: the delivery of alcohol requires the signature of someone 21 years or older. Okay, let’s get shopping.
Mel & Rose, Los Angeles, California
Whether you are sending a wine gift basket of Napa wines including Opus One, Silver Oak, Cakebread and Duckhorn, or prefer sending a gift basket of champagne, bourbon, scotch, vodka, rum, whiskey and so much more, Mel & Rose is one-stop shopping.
There are so many wine and spirits gift baskets to choose from we are linking you straight to their online catalog.
Be sure to check out the “From Russia with Love” Moscow Mule kit on page 31 (a favorite of Oprah’s no less), or the Glenlivet Manhattan kit that comes complete with 15 year single malt scotch, Luxardo cherry liqueur, maraschino cherries and bitters. Mel & Rose has officially made gift shopping a pleasure! Send a wine gift basket from Mel & Rose.
Wally Wine, Los Angeles, California
Wally’s pairs top wines with gourmet treats. Isn’t that exactly what we’re all looking for in an impressive wine gift basket? Consider the “California Classics” Gift Basket ($75.00). It includes:
- 2014 Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay ($29 retail)
- 2015 Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ($9 retail)
- California Crisps Pineapple Snack Box 1.5oz (thumbs up from us)
- Marou Ba Ria 76% Dark Chocolate Bar.
Or consider the “Class Act” Wine Gift Basket ($85.00). It includes:
- 2014 Educated Guess Cabernet (retail $20.00)
- 2015 Newton Red Label Chardonnay (retail $17 – $20.00)
- Peanut Roaster’s Golden Gourmet Peanuts 4oz.
- Miller’s Element’s Fire Crackers
- SmashMallow Toasted Coconut Pineapple 4.5oz
- Fine Cheese Company Rosemary Crackers
And if the occasion calls for a Champagne gift basket, consider the Roederer Brut Basket ($100), or the Icon Basket ($250) which includes a 2004 Dom Perignon and Marou Chocolate Tien Giang 70%. Elegant perfection. Gift giving well done!
Shipping: The website provides an estimate on delivery costs before you put in your credit card information. Remember, Wally’s is located in California. The further east your gift ships, the higher your shipping costs.
Pricing: Wine gift basket prices range from $40 – $20,000.00. No, that last number is not a typo.
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Winc, Los Angeles, California
Enjoy $20 off your first box!
Winc’s Wine Gifts are blessedly unfussy. The modern simplicity of their gift presentation communicates that they trust you to recognize the quality of a well-chosen wine and a thoughtfully selected accompaniment. It’s a gift that knows it’s cool.
Compartés X Dime 100, ($50.00) pairs hand-crafted Compartés dark chocolate Liquid Gold bar (3 oz.), and Smoked Sea Salt bar (3 oz.) with a Bordeaux-style 2013 Dime 100 Reserve Red Blend (Napa Valley), a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This gift brings together bold, balanced flavors and invites you to play.
The Art of Caramel wine gift ($50.00) again pairs the 2013 DIME 100 Meritage blend with four 4 oz. varieties of caramel corn. It is a gift that is determined to expand your perception of what flavors pair with wine. Air-popped popcorn in flavors of Kentucky Bourbon Black Pepper, Vanilla Bean Cocoa Nib, Bananas Foster with Dark Rum and Mayan Chile Chocolate bring out a different side of the wine, and, we’ll bet, you as well.
The Classic Collection ($120) is an exceptional value. It includes a 2016 Salient Chardonnay Carneros, a 2016 Dime Red Blend, a 2017 Finke’s Sparkling White Blend, and a 2016 Diviner Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Barbara. The wine arrives in a handsome black linen gift box. It’s a gift that will delight and impress.
Shipping: Shipping costs begin at $15. Note, Winc is unable to ship to the following states: AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, OK, RI, SD, UT.
Prices: Gifts range from $50.00 – $865.00.
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OneHope, Napa, California
Consider the ONEHOPE Red Wine Gift Set ($70 and up).
In a clever twist on wine gifting, check out the best-selling ONEHOPE Pinot for Paws Woof! Gift Set. This doggie-centric gift includes a bottle of ONEHOPE Vintner Collection Pinot Noir for the faithful owner, and…
- A tennis ball
- Canvas fetch bone
- A cotton giraffe rope tug
- Doggie bag holder
Each purchase helps a shelter animal find a forever home. And, yes, of course they have one for cat lovers too!
Santa Barbara Wine Gift Baskets, Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara Wine Gift Baskets are Santa Barbara proud. Consider the Laetitia Celebration Basket ($88.95). which includes:
- Laetitia Brut Cuvée Sparkling Wine (retail $22 – $25)
- 3 ounces organic Santa Barbara Pistachios
- Tortilla Brittle
- Michele’s Tesora organic Chocolate Peanut Treasures
- Santa Barbara Pop-Corn
- Sea Salt Caramels
- California Fruit Crisps (The California Fruit Crisps are thin slices of fruits that are dried to a literal crisp. The process intensifies the flavor and the beauty of the fruit. Delicious!)
The website is a little clunky and you’ll need to scroll down to see a full product description. For some products the description is vague but items can be viewed in the image. Unless it is important, skip the personalized ribbon, a $4.95 charge, which is pre-selected—and can be de-selected—as you add an item to your basket.
Shipping: You can check shipping costs before inputting your credit card information. UPS Ground is available. Because your wine gift basket will be shipping from California, the further east your gift travels, the higher the shipping costs.
Prices: Wine gift basket prices range from $89 – $330.
Let’s shop Santa Barbara Wine Gift Baskets!
Made in Oregon Wine Gifts, Portland, Oregon
Consider the Willamette Valley Vineyards Oregon Wine Country Gift Basket ($83.95 and no sales tax). Here’s what it includes:
- Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir “Whole Cluster” 2015 ($22 retail)
- Oregon Grapes Dark Chocolate Bar 1.5 oz.
- Elki Classic Water Crackers 2.2 oz.
- Euphoria Pinot Noir Wine Truffles 4 pc.
- Face Rock Creamery Premium Aged Cheddar Cheese 8 oz.
- Waiters corkscrew
- Mints Wine County 1 oz.
- Oregon Growers & Shippers Strawberry Pinot Noir Fruit Spread 12 oz.
- Pacific Hazelnut Farms Roasted Salted Hazelnuts 4 oz.
- Portland Creamery Oregon Chevre 4 oz.
- Tony’s Gourmet Smoked Salmon Pate 3.5 oz.
The wine and cheese gift baskets ship directly from Willamette Valley Vineyards.
Shipping: Before you start shopping on the website a helpful pop-up asks which state you are shipping to so you know shipping alcohol to that state is not a problem. Nice touch! You are also able to get a shipping quote before you input any other information. Again, a welcome feature. UPS Ground is available. You know the drill: the further away from Oregon the gift is shipped, the higher your shipping costs will be.
Prices: Wine gift baskets range from $55 to $250.
Let’s shop Made in Oregon