If Oprah can have a list, so can I! Here are some of my favorite gifts from the shop.
I love to give and hope you will too this holiday season!
Re-pourposed Glass! I love, love, love these gifts! They are candles and drinking glasses made from recycled liquor and unique wine bottles! The candles are made locally with 100% soy! The drinking glasses are perfect for friends with a home bar or for the vodka snobs in your life! Candles range from $15 - $20, glasses range from $20- $40 per set of two or four.
Chillballs and Chillrocks! I am good at remembering to chill my bottle of white initially but trying to keep it cold without always running to the frig and back is another story. I used the Chillballs at a friend’s house this summer and fell in love. You simply keep the tray of 6 in the freezer and use them for keeping white wine or rose’s chilled. They also come in Chillrocks for lovers of liquors like bourbon or whiskey— Only $20!
Wines That Rock! These are great tasting wines inspired by rock music made by the young and innovative winemaker Mark Beaman. The Police Synchronicity Red Blend, Woostock Chardonnay, Rolling Stones 40 Licks Merlot, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon Cabernet and Grateful Dead Red Wine Blend are all available while limited supplies last. They are $20 per bottle or $90 for the set of 5!
Dry Creek Olive Oil Sets! I sold these last year and they were such a hit, I decided they needed to be included on my list this year. Dry Creek Olive Oil Co. is in Sonoma Valley and if some of you remember, the owner, Tim Bucher, was here this past June to do a tasting in our courtyard with his oils and his Trattore wines. We sell the oils in large bottles individually ranging from $18 to $25 or in the gift sets for $35. These are the perfect gifts for the foodies in your life! www.drycreekoliveoilcompany.com
Fluffy “RELAX” or “VINO” Blankets – My mom gave me one for Christmas a couple of years ago and Ron and I fight over it. Lizzi, our Boxer, usually ends up with it by night’s end. These are wonderful gifts because they are fluffy and warm yet not too heavily weighted down like some blankets can be. Many customers have purchased these for clients and family over the last few years and everyone comments on how well they like them! Prices range from $30 to $55.
Jim’s Barrel Art – Every year my dad has used wine barrels shipped in from Napa. He disassembles them and re-creates the coolest, unique pieces—candleabras, bread bowls, cheese platters and lazy susans. I had to add his barrel art to my list this year so he will keep working here for free. Keep in mind that he IS retired so if you are interested in purchasing a barrel art piece as a gift, you had better get in here and order one. Prices range from $50 to $10,000!