Wine is an amazing gift option during Christmas. People love to host dinner and enjoy drinks over dinner. With some people, eating cheese with a glass of wine is more like a ritual during the Christmas eve. Therefore, Christmas is indeed an excellent occasion for gifting wine to be savoured with a celebratory holiday meal with your family and friends. However, there are just too many options to go for when it comes to wine. We have listed down the 25 best wines to gift someone this Christmas. You can pick anyone amongst these as per your budget suitability and the person’s taste and choice preferences. Gifting a bottle of wine for Christmas is a good option for friends, family and colleagues. It’s formal and classy gift idea for Christmas.

Mainly there are 5 types of wine namely white wine, red wine, rose wine, dessert or sweet wine and sparkling wine. Most of the people prefer red, white or sparkling wine. You can always have a short discussion before buying the bottle a wine to gift. This is the thing with wine lovers. Most of them are really particular about their wine preferences, therefore it is very important that you ask about the choice. If you don’t want to ask directly about the wine preferences then you can simply slip in this question while having a normal discussion. Once you have the clear idea of which wine they prefer, you can pick any one of the wines that we have listed in this post because these indeed the best wines!

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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This wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon2013 from the house of Rutherford Wine Company from Napa Valley, Californiaconsists of the sophisticated notes of black cherry and oak and a particularly acquired taste to be savoured with a rich, luscious winter meal. Hence, this would make a wonderful wine—perfect for the Christmas gift.

Planeta Etna Bianco 2016

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This is a white win from Etna, Italy. It is a lovely, rich chardonnay with the taste of white grape from Sicily and the elaborate notes of riper flavors like dried apple and apricot. It is an excellent choice to be paired with authentic Christmas meals and seafood dishes. It is a mix of fun and serious geek wine. The light golden color of this wine makes it even more irresistible.

Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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This is a red wine. The amazing 2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has the notes of chocolate-covered strawberries, vanilla, nutmeg, truffle and sage. The flavours of raspberry and pluot with savory black olive characters are extensively enjoyable with dinner. This wine was featured in bestsellers in many magazines. The taste is bold, dry and medium smooth.

Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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This beautiful dark red wine with richness and ripeness of grapes along with the alluring notes of plum red, with scents of dark cherries, chocolate shavings and violets makes it a remarkable choice for a wine as a gift for this holiday season. It is one of the bestselling wines in the world. This vintage is has a bold taste.

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

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Origination from Veneto, Italy—this excellence choice is known for the renowned floral notes, luscious apple and pear flavour. It is enjoyable as an elegant aperitif with first courses and seafood dishes. This amazing sparkling wine is made from Glera grape variety that’s from the Veneto wine region of Italy.

Dom Perignon Vintage 2009

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This exquisite Dom Perignon is made from the best grapes and recognized for the vintage distinct. The thickness, depth and flavour is exceptionally rich and has notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. This is vintage champagne is surely a perfect classy gift for Christmas if you prefer buying a wine that’s expensive, vintage and world-class!

Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak

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Here comes another favourite and world class wine from the Duncan family of silver oak. It is a wonderful and a lovely rich Pinot Noir that is ideally paired with grilled meats, Chinese dishes which helps to enhance the fruity, earthy notes and slight tannins of this lovely wine. And yes, it is pronounced as too-me. It was established in 1999.

Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Rosso

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With the amazingly bright acidity and fresh and add the fragrant floral aromas in the blend, this red wine is an excellent wine for gifting as a Christmas present. It has the notes of Tart cranberry, strawberry, and cherry fruit mix with fragrant, aromatic spring flowers and savory herbs. This is an organic red wine which is made with Nero d’Avola and Frappato varieties. It is produced by Arianna Occhipinti in Sicily, Italy.

Emilio Lustau Almacenista Fino del Puerto

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With the amazingly bright acidity and fresh and add the fragrant floral aromas in the blend, this red wine is an excellent wine for gifting as a Christmas present. It has the notes of Tart cranberry, strawberry, and cherry fruit mix with fragrant, aromatic spring flowers and savory herbs. This is an organic red wine which is made with Nero d’Avola and Frappato varieties. It is produced by Arianna Occhipinti in Sicily, Italy.

Château Saint-Roch Chimères 2015

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This wine has the salinity and nutty edge with the touch of citrus that makes a wonderful accompaniment for the Christmas meal. The light, dry palette with notes of lemon and walnut, along with a fresh aroma of ocean breeze makes it just right. This is a white wine and is produced by Bodegas Lustau from Spain. The best food that goes well with this wine as suggested by the experts is Cheddar and Gruyere.

Chateau Margaux Margaux

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This red wine has the condensed nose of res fruits with the touch of spices and chocolate complete the nose. The medium acidity and body with ripe fruits and tannins gives you the best merlot. It falls under the luxury wine categories but totally worth the price. It is mostly enjoyed with beef, lamb or anything poultry.

Shafer One Point Five Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon

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This red wine is perfect for pairing with streaks and other red meats. It has the amazing neutral contrast of dark fruit and savory herbal flavors that features supple tannins. The amazing buttery notes of vanilla and blackberry makes it even more irresistible. It is also an expensive red wine but yet again, totally worth the price.

Costa Lazaridi Oenotria Land Cabernet Sauvignon – Agiorgitiko 2012

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This red wine from the Continental Greece has a deep earthy nose, full body and intensely fruits. The notes consist of spices, smoked wood with a plum overlay and best paired with foods like Beef, Lamb, Spicy food, Poultry. It is an amazing wine to gift for Christmas.

Gramercy Cellars Columbia Valley Lagniappe Syrah 2015

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A perfect wine for the holiday season with the honts of Smoked meat, intense core of strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, almost black fruit, mineral, black olive, pepper. It has the smell of herbs with noticeable tannins and floral on the nose. This is a mid-ranged red wine but tastes different and luxurious.

Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne 2015

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This red wine from the house of Currado family, based in Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont has the spicy and savoury flavour with the notes of plum, raspberry, violets and rosemary that makes an excellent choice for Christmas.

Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore

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This Holiday season gift your near one with a bottle of Dal Forno Romano ValpolicellaSuperiore which has the notes of sugar-dusted dark plums, dark cherries, candied prunes and raisins, dark chocolate, jammy black fruit and spice and best accompanied with seasonal dishes. This is a vintage red wine.

Côte Rôtie Brune et Blonde de Guigal

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A fine bottle of red wine, made with 96% Syrah – this is a fine blend of red grapes and white grapes. The rich notes of red berries, spice, and oak invoke the senses and low levels of acidity and tannin makes it a perfect pick for a holiday gift. This French wine is mostly enjoyed with lamb and cheesy dishes.

Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva

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This wine is perefct for Christmas season with the lavicious notes of cherries, plums, and sweet spices. The drink is best paired with various red meats and cheesy, Italian dishes. It is classic Italian red wine and is really popular amongst wine lovers.

Jean-Louis Chave Saint-Joseph “Offerus” Syrah

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This amazing red wine has a dry, tight feel with the subtle notes of ripe berry, herb and licorice. Rolling dry tannins with finish of oak, herb and cassia and it is best paired with Beef, Lamb, and Poultry. This is a popular French wine and perfect for wine lovers who prefer vintage wines made from Shiraz or Syrah grapes.

Château Lalande d’Auvion, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc, 2012

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This beautiful true cherry coloured wine with oak and spices on nose, has the notes of berries and fresh with rounded tannins. The wine makes an excellent and lavish choice for a gift this holiday season. This is a red wine.

Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon

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This beautiful red wine has an intricate refined nose with aromas of leather and cherries. The notes consist of blueberry jam, pomegranate and chocolate with a unique silk texture and best served with holiday dinner menus. This vintage wine was featured in bestsellers in Kansas. It’s a budget friendly yet amazing and classy wine to pick!

Luigi Bosca, Single Vineyard Malbec, Mendoza

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This exquisite taste of wine is rich in notes of ripe blue fruits, moderate alcohol and vanilla-edged oak from a year in barrel with a cherry finish. This red wine is made from Malbec grapes and is produced in Argentina.

Greywacke Pinot Noir

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This exquisite taste of wine is rich in notes of ripe blue fruits, moderate alcohol and vanilla-edged oak from a year in barrel with a cherry finish. This red wine is made from Malbec grapes and is produced in Argentina.

Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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This red wine is bold and structured. It is produced in the famous Napa Valley and the producers are the amazing Duckhorn Wine Company. This wine delivers a savory smoky backbone of boysenberry, cherry, strawberry, cedar, sage, and licorice, with bright acidity, firm polished tannins.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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This gorgeous 2016 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon consists of the whiff of dark berries, currants, raspberry sorbet, nutmeg and baking spices with oak undertones and best served with pasta and grilled beef. It is a mid-ranged red wine that has a bold and concentrated taste.

So this was the list of 25 best wines to gift for christmas.

We hope you have made a choice as to which wine you would like to pick for that special person for this Christmas. Here are some of the wine gifting etiquettes and tips that we would like to give you in order to make you look even more sophisticated and cultured.

  • Always know the person’s preference. If you have no clue about the wine preferences of the receiver than we have already mentioned the way you can find it out. Still you are unable to get a clear picture about which type of wine to pick, then go for a red wine. Because wine drinkers might not prefer other sorts, but one can never go wrong with a bottle of red wine.
  • It is not necessary to gift wrap your bottle of wine. Just put a beautiful ribbon bow at the neck of the bottle and you are good to go!
  • Expensive wine does not always mean it has to taste excellent. So, ask the reviews from the wine shop owner and take his or her opinion when picking the bottle to gift.
  • Make sure you remove the price tag, especially if the wine is less-expensive. Though, with expensive wines, people do not remove the price tag, it makes the receiver feel special upon receiving it because of its exclusivity and price.
  • If you are planning to gift it during the dinner or any meal, do not expect that the person will open and serve it right away.
  • If you want to make your gift even more memorable, try pairing it up with a wine glass set or a beautiful set of goblets along with the bottle of wine.

We really hope this post helped you. Remember, when it’s a bottle of wine, you do not necessary need to add greeting cards or letters though if you are visiting someone and it’s a Christmas party, make sure you put a note with your name the bottle, because you surely don’t want to get your bottle mixed up with someone else’s.

Merry Christmas!