May 5, 2020 – Suffice it to say, no occasion this year will be quite the same, so you may as well do something a little different for Mother’s Day. Why not shower her with some fabulous local wines? Or treat her to a take home brunch, picnic or dinner? Options abound. May you find some inspiration herein; and herewith, we raise a toast to all the amazing Moms out there!
Bargetto Winery has gift packs of Sparkling Blanc de Noir for Mother’s day priced at $30, $38, and $53. Each gift pack also includes a blank Mother’s Day card so you can personalize your thoughts and wishes to your favorite lady: pickup at the Soquel Tasting Room location. Gift certificates are also available. Call in advance to place your order or stop by the tasting room and make your purchase on site. Soquel tasting room: (831) 475-1275 ext. 14
Beauregard knows your Mom is the best, so they’ve put together their three top scoring wines from the latest Wine Enthusiast review to offer “Only the very best for Mom.” It includes a bottle each of:
– 96 points: 2018 Chardonnay Bald Mountain
– 95 points: 2018 Chardonnay Sand Hill
– 94 points: 2017 Pinot Noir Coast Grade Vineyard
This Mothers Day special is offered at 15% off @ $150 for non club members and 30% off @ $122.50 for club members. Regular retail is $175. Orders will ship as they are received and curbside pickup is available Monday – Saturday.
Big Basin Vineyards has Mother’s Day covered. Whether your Mom likes easy drinking rosé, crisp summery whites or dinner party-ready reds, Big Basin has the perfect wines for Mom, with personalized gift message included. Enjoy 10% off and complimentary local delivery (3+ bottles) or shipping (6+ bottles).Use code EXTRA10 in your cart.
Boekenoogen is open 11-5 pm daily for curbside and club pickups. They’re also providing free local delivery in Monterey County on orders over $100, with coupon code SHIP4FREE. Wine club members use coupon code BWC2020. The 2016 Chardonnay tastes better all the time!
Burrell School rolls out the pretty in pink “Recess Rosé” for Mother’s Day, at $18 per bottle. SIP sale continues at 30% off selected wines, with curbside pickup.
Caraccioli Cellars is offering 10% off the entire store and 25% off for wine club members, with a flat rate shipping of $10. Curbside pickup is available weekly at the Carmel tasting room, Thursday—Sunday, 12—4pm. Their sparklings set a new standard, but if it’s something still you’re after, the 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir is a thing of ethereal beauty, with flavors of clementine, wild strawberry and white peach. Available in magnums, too.
Chalone has you covered with hand-crafted gift sets of Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon delivered right to Mom’s door! They’ve also curated a great selection of wines under $50, so you can handpick Mom’s favorites. Club members enjoy 30% off and everyone else gets 10%, plus free shipping on 6 or more bottles. Get Mom’s wine in time with upgraded $10 2-day shipping. Join the club and save: Call 855-232-2338 or browse the gift sets here…
Comanche Cellars suggests giving Mom (or yourself) a goody package consisting of 2018 Chardonnay, 2017 Tondré Vineyard Pinot Noir and a 4 pack of Heritage Chocolates. Retail $86, limited offer: $50. Curbside pick up, free local delivery, or $15 shipping.
Comartin Cellars is offering 25% all orders, plus free shipping/delivery. Wines on offer include the 94-point 2015 Pinot Noir and the 92-point Chardonnay from R-Bar-R Ranch, in Watsonville, plus the 91 point Cuvée Jennifer sparkling and the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc from Zabala Vineyard. Must receive orders by Thursday, May 7th: text your order to 833-593-7979.
Dawn’s Dream has curated a special three-pack of wines, including 2018 Rose, 2018 Escolle Chardonnay and 2017 Alyssa Pinot Noir, plus a heart shaped cheese board, all for $89, and $1 shipping. Use promo code MOM. Don’t need it shipped? Call 831-659-2649 to order for curbside pickup daily, from 1—4pm.
De Tierra is offering a 3-pack of their Russell Vineyard Rosé at 30% off, with free local delivery and free shipping. Regular price is $29/bottle now $20.30/bottle. Curbside pickup, Saturdays & Sundays, Noon – 4pm.
Eden Rift wants you to share a taste of San Benito County, and is offering a complimentary bottle of Eden Rift Olive Oil when you purchase any five, (or more) bottles of Eden Rift wine. The olive oil is grown locally and pressed onsite with a granite stone mill and Tuscan production line. Call 831-636-1991 for help with a selection that Mom will be sure to enjoy.
El Vaquero Winery offers an online tasting experience from the comfort and safety of your home. Buy it for Mom and taste with her, or Mom buy it for yourself and invite another shelter in your home person to join you. You’ll taste 6 wines (4 ounce samples each for a total equivalent of almost 1 bottle) including Wine Club Member favorites and new releases, on Sunday, May 10th, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM PST. Hosted online via Zoom by Bob Prikazsky and his winemaker daughter, Alex. Cost is $40 for tasting for 2, and you can add 4 delicious chocolates from Heritage Corralitos Chocolates for a total of $48.
Delivery is available via curbside pickup, Wednesday, May 6 or Saturday, May 9, from 2 to 5 PM, or enjoy free delivery in the Santa Cruz and Bay Area, if you purchase before Thursday, May 7. Future online tastings will have the option for purchase and shipping within California and New York. Purchase online at here or call/text (831) 607-8118
Galante Vineyards is offering 2017 Red Rose Hill, 2019 Sauvignon Blanc and a set of coasters for $69, plus $1 shipping. Use promo code MOMDAY at checkout. If you don’t need it shipped, and want to pick up, please call 831-624-3800 to purchase and schedule curbside pickup daily, from 1—4pm.
Gali Vineyards is offering 10% off all wines, until May 15. Use promo code LOVEMOM10 at check out.
Folktale has sparkling Brut and Rosé, along with “Talking Animals” Pet Nat and Nouveau, made from Sangiovese, ready to sparkle up any celebration. Natural Chardonnay from the Brosseau vineyard, plus Albarino and Grenache Blanc would brighten anyone’s day.
Hahn is offering complimentary shipping on 3 or more bottle purchases. The 2016 SLH Gabrielle Pinot Noir is a thing of beauty, and the 2019 Pinot Noir rose is a lovely summer sipper at just $15. Love Sauv Blanc? The 2018 Winery Selection SB captures the essence of the major growing regions of this grape, from lemongrassy and gooseberry from New Zealand, to the tropical melon and citrus panoply of California.
Integrity has put together a Mother’s Day Gift Pack, with an at home winemaker led tasting, which includes a 4-piece set of artisan chocolates from Richard Donnelly Chocolates in Santa Cruz. Buy Mom a sampling gift pack and have it sent directly to her, and get a set for yourself, so you can join in the tasting. The 4-piece chocolates are $12.50 retail and the Taste At Home Kit is $10. https://www.integrity.wine/Buy-Wines/Winemaker-Led-Tastings For shipments outside California, use: https://www.integrity.wine/Buy-Wines/Out-of-State
Joyce Wine Company is offering a warehouse sale of 30-40% off select wines, plus complimentary shipping on 6 bottles or more, along with free home delivery on the Monterey Peninsula.
Kori Wines is offering free local delivery, $1 shipping on 3+ bottles, free curbside pick-up at the tasting room location in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Call 831-293-8217 or email email@example.com to arrange pick up. Tasting room will also be open for retail sales and pick up, no tastings, call ahead.
Loma Prieta Winery invites you to give Mom a “Sparkling Kiss,” a bottle of their award-winning Pinotage sparkling, paired with a bottle of port, just $72. Owner Amy Kemp tells us, “A Sparkling Kiss is our spin on a classic cocktail called the Kir Royale. Our version uses a splash of Port (2 teaspoons will do it), topped with sparkling wine. Add the port, then fill the glass with sparkling. Garnish with raspberries and/or a lemon twist.” Pick up at the winery, Sat/Sun, noon to 5pm. Wine-themed facemasks also available for gifting.
Mindego Ridge has a 3-bottle Rosé Gift Pack for $96, with complimentary shipping. A $10 donation to CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) is made with each Gift Pack. Use code MOM2020 at checkout. Next day doorstep deliveries on all local Bay Area orders.
Morgan Wines are always a great choice, and their 2018 Riesling is lipsmacking good. If your Mom loves Chardonnay, the 2017 Double L Chardonnay or the 2017 SLH Chardonnay, are sure to please. Complimentary shipping with the purchase of 3 bottles or more.
Odonata is releasing their very special 2018 Sparkling Rose of Sangiovese, Machado Creek Vineyard. Winegrower Denis Hoey says, “The tiny bubbles you’ll see emphatically making their way towards the surface of your glass will bring you a feeling of shear joy. On the nose you’ll be met with gentle red fruits, baked bread, and white peach. The palate is married together with plenty spice and fruit. Thiz fizz also has ample acidity that is balanced by youthful fruit, and lingers on the finish.” He’s got two other sparklings to choose from as well along with a great selection of whites and reds. Curbside pick up at the winery is available, and free delivery to Monterey County and Santa Cruz.
Regale is offering 40% off on their Grenache Rosé, and 50% on six bottles or more, as a salute to all you wonderful Moms out there. All other wines are 30% off during this shelter at home time. To order, call (408) 353-2500, and your order of 6 or more bottles will ship free in California.
Scheid is offering 10% of all wines and $1 Ground Shipping on 6 or more bottles through May 10th, 2020. May we suggest the 2019 Pinot Noir Rosé, 2019 Gruner Veltliner, 2018 Pinot Blanc or 2019 Sauvignon Blanc.
Ser is offering a Saturday brunch/lunch menu and a Mother’s Day dinner menu to go, both prepared by Feel Good Foods, to be picked up at the Ser tasting room at 10 Parade St., “B,” Aptos. Both of these options can be ordered at serwine.com. Nicole is also partnering with East End Gastropub on a Mother’s Day brunch for 4 to go ($100), including a bottle of Ser sparkling wine, which can be purchased directly from East End and picked up there on Sunday, from 2—4pm.
The Saturday May 9th, provisions menu by Feel Good Foods, serves two ($60) and must be pre-ordered by Friday at 9am. It can be picked up at the Ser tasting room on Saturday from 1—4pm. Menu includes:
Blue Heron brocollito, oyster mushroom and cheddar frittata
Napa cabbage, carrot, beet salad with poached chicken
Kalamata olive and feta dip with crudite
Quinoa and herb tabouleh with spring vegetables
Potato leek soup
Plumline damson plum jam
The Sunday May 10th, Mother’s Day dinner menu by Feel Good Foods, includes dinner for 2 and a bottle of 2016 Tondre Vineyards Pinot Noir, for $120. Curbside pickup on Sunday, at the tasting room, 2—4pm. Menu includes
Herb-crusted wild local king salmon with Meyer lemon relish
Farro, spring vegetables, mint and parsley dressing
Butternut squash, leek and chèvre galettes
Asparagus with chopped egg and capers
Little gems, celery, radishes, sugar snaps, lemon parmesan
Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream
2016 Tondre Pinot Noir
To order Feel Good Foods food for pickup, or to order Ser wine, visit http://www.serwinery.com/shop-1. Receive 20% off on all bottles of 2016 Ser Sparkling Riesling, the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Stockwell Cellars still has several wines at $120/case, available to pickup daily from 3—7pm daily, with delivery on orders of $200 or more.
- Rosé of Barbera
- 2016 Chardonnay, Regan Vineyard
- 2017 Pinot Gris
- 2014 Pinot Noir
- California Quarantine Red Blend
A 15% fee will be added to all purchases to help our staff through this time, as they are the ones most affected by the tasting room closure and are responsible for pulling together orders, loading and delivering them.
Storrs is releasing its new 2019 Santa Cruz Mountains Rosé, for $24, which will be available online as well as at their two tasting rooms on Saturdays from 12-4 pm for purchase or pickup. Pam tells us that it’s a rosé done by the saignée method from Pinot Noir.
Talbott picks up the tab for shipping on 3 bottles or more, so why not make Mom’s day with a trio of 2016 Audrey (93 points), 2016 Sarah Case (95 points) and 2017 Sleepy Hollow (92 points)? These Chardonnays are outstandingly made from one of America’s Grand Cru vineyards.
Waxwing Wines is offering a Mother’s Day three-pack of wines sourced from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco:
2018 Waxwing Rosé of Pinot Noir, from Delfina’s Vineyard, Arroyo Seco
2017 Á la Volée sparkling Riesling, SLH
2018 Waxwing Riesling, Tondré Grapefield, Santa Lucia Highlands
Three bottles perfect for spring sipping for just $68. Pickup Friday, May 8, from 4 to 7 pm at the Belmont winery. Shipping is available on these 3-packs for a flat $25 fee. Place your order on the Waxwing website, or text 415 902 3468.
Windy Oaks is offering a 10% discount to non-members on ‘tasting room’ wines, plus complimentary hand delivery or shipping (minimum 3 bottles). Curbside pickup at the winery is also available during the week, and on Saturdays, with orders in advance of pickup. Prices below reflect discount:
• Terra Narro Pinot Noir, $26/bottle
• Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) Chardonnay, $25/bottle
• SLH Grenache, $25/bottle
• SLH Pinot Noir, single vineyard, $49.50/bottle
• Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc, $25/bottle
• Night Owl Red Rhone Blend, $25/bottle
• ‘Old Vine’ Chalone Viognier, $22.50/bottle
• ‘Old Vine’ Chalone Mourvedre, $40.50/bottle
• Bastide la Combe 100% Grenache Rose, $22/bottle
• Arroyo Seco Pinot Gris, $16/bottle
• Arroyo Seco Sparkling Albariño, $44/bottle
Prices will be honored through the month of May. Contact Judy at 831.724.9562 for details.
Wrath is offering discounted pricing on all their wines, and free delivery on the Monterey Peninsula:
2 bottles- 10% discount… use code WMD2
4 bottles- 15% discount … use code WMD4
6 bottles- 20% discount … use code WMD6
Celebrate in good health and here’s to better days to come.
Laura Ness is a longtime wine journalist, columnist and judge who contributes regularly to Edible Monterey Bay, Spirited, WineOh.Tv, Los Gatos Magazine and Wine Industry Network, and a variety of consumer publications. Her passion is telling stories about the intriguing characters who inhabit the fascinating world of wine and food.