Our Festive Bubbly and Wine Wishlist

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Festive Wine & Bubbly WishlistWe are utterly spoilt for choice when it comes to wine and bubbly, so many to choose from, in fact, so many absolutely great ones to choose from, that it makes narrowing it down nearly impossible. These are just a few of the ones we love.

Our Festive Bubbly and Wine Wishlist for 2017

wine wishlist Baleia

Baleia Wines | Inge Chardonnay 2014

This Chardonnay exudes ripe tropical fruit notes, dried peaches and charming hints of butterscotch and toffee. The wine is soft in the mouth, shows citrus on the mid palate and a lingering finish of lemon drops with a fine trace of oak. If roast pork is on the menu for your festive lunch, then this is the perfect white to go with it.

Price: R 180


Beehive Wire Wine Bottle Holder – @Home

We love the contemporary geometric look of this gorgeous beehive wine rack. Just the right amount of space for a case of Inge Chardonnay.

Price: R 379


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Villiera Monro Brut

Villiera Monro Brut is a Prestige Cap Classique Cuvee produced in small quantities, only under the most favourable conditions. Monro is a family name the Grier’s are proud to associate with this flagship Cuvee, which is made with maturation potential in mind.  This award-winning Cap Classique is a superb gift for any champagne enthusiast or fine wine collector. Available at specialist retail outlets and online.

Price: R235


Gold Rim Champagne Flute – Woolworths

These vintage, gold-rimmed champagne flutes will add a touch of elegance to any festive table.

Price: R89.95


wine wishlist L'ormarins

L’Ormarins Brut Classique Rose NV

What’s not to love about pink bubbles? This attractive delicate salmon pink bubbly from L’Ormarins has delicious whiffs of charming raspberry and strawberry aromas. The palate is vivid with lively bubbles of bright red berries and a crisp acidity. Raise your glass and toast to a fabulous festive season with this special MCC. Available online, at the cellar door and major retailers

Price: R120


Rose Gold Dipped Champagne Flutes

Rose gold is right on trend and these dipped flutes are just the right vessel to enjoy your  L’Ormarins Brut Classique Rose NV.

Price: R79


wine wishlist Spier

Spier Creative Block

Spier Creative Block wines are a South African take on the traditional Rhône- and Bordeaux-style blends. The range of blends contain either 2, 3 or 5 different varietals and takes its name from a Spier Arts project proudly supporting South African artists. Because of its connection to art his fabulous gift box is perfect for the wine lover or art appreciator in your life. The Spier Creative Block promo pack with a set of double-walled glasses is available exclusively to Makro.

Price: R300


Spier Creative Blocks Artworks

Spier has been impacting the world of visual arts in South Africa since 1996 through various initiatives.The Creative Block invites artists, both established and emerging, to create work on an 18cm x 18cm blank block. The blocks are submitted for critique, and the best are purchased for resale. You can view and purchase at Spier in Stellenbosch. This is a really unique and special gift idea for the wine lover and art appreciator.

Price: 1500


Leopards Leap Wine wishlist

Leopard’s Leap Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

This vivacious Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir bursts with bubbly flavours of strawberry, raspberry and citrus. Elegant and well-rounded with the perfect balance between freshness and fruit. Playful on the palate with a memorable after-taste. Enjoy as an apéritif or as a versatile food-pairing partner. Delightful with dessert and loves to celebrate… a lot like us then!

Price: R88



Patterned Garden Floral Tablecloth from Woolworths

We’re besotted with this gorgeous floral print tablecloth – it just sings of summer parties, sunny days by the pool and tropical holidays. It will be the perfect backdrop tforyour chilled bottles of Leopard’s Leap Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir.

Price: R 330


wine wishlist Antebellum

Antebellum Saffrone Rosé

Summer wouldn’t be summer without a good Rose. We love this Cinsaut Blanc de Noir from Antebellum Wines in the Swartland. This unfiltered wine is made with as little interference as possible. It has a subtle pomegranate colour with gentle aromas of warm earth and baked strawberry flan. Sounds like summer in a bottle.

Price: R 85

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Velvet Fig Scented Candle – H&M

Pop a few of these around your entertainment area to add a subtle glow and ambience. The delicate aroma is to die for.

Price: 229


wine wishlist silverthorn

Silverthorn Wines Jewelbox MCC

The name Jewelbox is a reference to the sky, if you look up on a clear summer’s eve you’ll see why. This MCC shows complex aromas of roasted almonds, marzipan and subtle hints of strawberry and cherry compote, followed by zesty citrus nuances. A delightful bottle to ring in the New Year or to enjoy chilled with a festive lunch.

Price: R300


Constellation Copper on White Cushions – Studio 19

In keeping with a celestial theme, we think these Constellation cushions from Studio 19 are gorgeous. Dot them around your entertainment area for a touch of glamour.

Price: R 513

wine wishlist blacksmith

The Blacksmith ‘Barebones’ Cinsault 2017

If you know someone who appreciates good wine with a little sense of humour, then this Cinsault, made by Tremayne Smith (Fable Mountain Vineyards) is the ideal gift. The awesomely cool packaging secrets away a great and easy drinking Cinsault that will be ideal light red for summer nights. Only available through Publik Wines.

Price: R120.00


Authentis Casual Stemless Bordeaux Wine Glasses, Set of 4

This hearty wine might seem amiss served in fancy stemmed glasses. We love it in these casual stemless wine glasses. A fabulous combo gift.

Price: R 369


wine and bubbly festive wishlistLongridge The Emily 2016

The Emily is a predominantly unwooded Chardonnay, blended with a small amount of lightly wooded Pinot Noir from the Elgin. We just love this fresh wine with it’s pretty hue and bursting aromas of ripe guava, pineapple, kiwi, green apple and a hint of strawberry. It is a well priced bottle that is elegant enough to serve at a festive luncheon (Visit The Tasting Room at Longridge before the end of December and receive 10% discount on purchases exceeding R500.00). Visit Longridge at R44, Eikendal Road, Stellenbosch.

Price: R 70 p/bottle from Longridge Wine Shop


Corkcicle Air Wine Chiller & Aerator

Craving the perfectly chilled glass of wine? Look no further than Corkcicle. This nifty wine cooler is perfect for summer as it chills and aerates wine when it’s used. It ensures that you’ll always have the perfect glass of wine.

Price: R 449


Boschendal Veritas Gold Winner 1685 Sauvignon Blanc 2017wine and bubbly wishlist

This 1865 Sauvignon Blanc from Boschendal is an award-winning wine that is ideal for summer entertaining. This wine has an abundance of tropical fruit flavours with hints of lime and green fig. It is a soft, full-bodied wine with a harmonious palate and coated acidity adding to the zesty, mineral finish. Good balance between acidity and structure, with a persistent lingering length

Price: R95


Textured Oval Serving Platter – H&M

This beautifully textured serving platter is just what you need to serve a stunning salad when entertaining this festive season. It would even work a fresh seafood platter or piled high with fresh fruit. This platter, along with a bottle of Boschendal 1685 Sauvignon Blanc is a summery gift combo that we’d love to gift (or receive!).


Still looking for gifts? Check out our festive Fine Spirits Gift List and our Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies.

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