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Get Festive in Wine Country

  • Dec 10, 2020
  • By The Vineyard Vixen

Get the inside scoop on festive experiences and events in wine country...

This year, the Silver Fox and I are taking time to truly enjoy the season and savor the magic of Christmas. Usually we spend weekends from Thanksgiving to New Year visiting our winery friends, attending holiday parties, winery open houses & winemaker dinners. Well, as we all know 2020 had different plans and while we do miss catching up with our clients & friends in wine country we are indeed enjoying the opportunity to celebrate the season differently. 

It has been a blessing to spend more time together as a family and enjoy new experiences.  Last weekend we decked the halls with real boughs of holly nonetheless (ouch!) that's one prickly plant by the way. We visited a local garden nursery and made a wreath by hand for our front door and then prepared an incredible holiday wine pairing dinner with exquisite wines from the legendary Spottswoode Estate.  In case you missed it last night, we had an absolute blast with Beth Novak Milliken and Lindy Novak of Spottswoode Estate on CellarPassTV

This weekend, we'll be trying our hand at Gingerbread House construction and hosting a 60's era themed "Marvellously Mad" Cocktail Party for our household, complete with an assortment of throwback appetizers including something made with Spam. You can check out these homemade events and more on our blog.  

If you are near wine country, there are many fun and festive experiences to be enjoyed check out this week's featured lineup. They may be socially distanced, but are still filled with joy and happiness.  Of course, if you cannot visit in person, there are some truly fabulous virtual experiences to participate in right from your living room. 

 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays,

 

The Vineyard Vixen

 

Winter Wine Experiences

Make selecting your holiday wines more fun by visiting wine country 
Vineyard Vixen Holiday Tip

Many of you are wine club members of your favorite wine labels and you probably have noticed many of your shipments come with recommended wine pairings and recipes. So why not don your favorite, best-ever ugly sweater and prepare one of those dishes every week for the rest of the year?

Yep, open up that wine, pour yourself a glass and let the holiday celebrations begin! Post your pics and share those recipes on our Facebook page, we'd love to see it!

Just be sure to keep that favorite sweater away from any open flames, you don't want this holiday season to be remembered for something else.


On CellarPassTV (Rewind)

One of our best broadcasts of the year!

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CellarPassTV Celebrate the Holidays with Spottswoode Estate and Chris Sawyer Sommelier

We are overjoyed to introduce Beth Novak Milliken and Lindy Novak of Spottswoode Estate located in St. Helena California on this very special holiday edition of CellarPassTV. 

We had the amazing opportunity to chat it up with the wonderful Novak women behind Spottswoode and learn about the history of their estate, favorite holiday traditions, family recipes, pairing ideas and of course their incredible estate wines. 

 

Featured Upcoming Events 

Napa & Sonoma County Wildfires Animal Relief Fund

CellarPass - Pass the Buck Program

Napa & Sonoma County Wildfires Animal Relief Fund

San Francisco, CA

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 8:00 AM

Vineyard Yoga Hike

The Meritage Resort and Spa

Vineyard Yoga Hike

Napa, CA

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 9:00 AM

Library wine Tasting at the VEZER Ranch Saturday

Vezer Family Vineyard

Library wine Tasting at the VEZER Ranch Saturday

Fairfield, CA

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 12:00 PM

Boxwood Estate Winery

"Royal Tasting" - Holiday Food Pairing

Middleburg, VA

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 4:30 PM

Royal Tea

Vista Collina Resort

Royal Tea

Napa, CA

Sunday, December 13, 2020, 11:00 AM

Sip and Stem- Winter Wreaths

Big Cork Vineyards

Sip and Stem- Winter Wreaths

Rohrersville, MD

Sunday, December 13, 2020, 9:00 AM

Sparkling-themed Tasting

Slater Run Vineyards

Sparkling-themed Tasting

Upperville, VA

Sunday, December 13, 2020, 11:00 AM

Cooking Party with the Chef: Christmas with the Chef

Messina Hof Winery and Resort

Cooking Party with the Chef: Christmas with the Chef

Bryan, TX

Sunday, December 13, 2020, 1:00 PM

Shop Local: Dessert Wine Pairing & 7PM VIRTUAL Lecture

Veni Vini Amici

Shop Local: Dessert Wine Pairing & 7PM VIRTUAL Lecture

Alexandria, VA

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 3:00 PM

Christmas Cellar Tour

Messina Hof Estate Winery and Resort

Christmas Cellar Tour

Bryan, TX

Friday, December 18, 2020, 6:30 PM

1st Annual Christmas Market

Rancho Roble Vineyards

1st Annual Christmas Market

Lincoln, CA

Saturday, December 19, 2020, 3:00 PM

Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas Eve To-Go Meal

Vista Collina Resort

Christmas Eve To-Go Meal

Napa, CA

Thursday, December 24, 2020, 7:00 AM

Christmas Day To-Go Meal

Vista Collina Resort

Christmas Day To-Go Meal

Napa, CA

Friday, December 25, 2020, 7:00 AM

2020-2021 St. Helena's Little Book of Big Experiences

St. Helena Chamber of Commerce

2020-2021 St. Helena's Little Book of Big Experiences

St. Helena, CA

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 10:00 AM

Helwig Winery Concert Series presents Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

Helwig Winery

Helwig Winery Concert Series presents Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

Plymouth, CA

Saturday, July 17, 2021, 6:00 PM

Helwig Winery Concert Series presents

Helwig Winery

Helwig Winery Concert Series presents "Rock Your Yacht"

Plymouth, CA

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 6:00 PM

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