We need to be creative with our celebrations this Mother’s Day. And social distancing visits can still be fun, even if you can’t get a real hug this year. Air hugs and blown kisses or virtual chats are still a wonderful way to say I love you.
You can also send mom treats, drop a care package off with local goodies or have dinner delivered from one of our amazing local restaurants. And of course, mom needs a glass of B.C. wine in hand to toast her with. Cheers to all of you mamas out there.
Here are some delicious wines to celebrate that strong, beautiful, tireless amazing woman in our lives that we call mom:
Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s pink Rosé bubbles are organic and legendary for being the ultimate toasting wine. Have delivered with one of their amazing special Mother’s Day offerings from the Bistro. “Mom’s Picnic for Two” is the ideal choice with bubbles – set out two blankets in the back yard appropriately distanced to enjoy Sunday afternoon.
Gratitude. Yes, this is the perfect word to describe how we feel about our mothers. Okanagan Crush Pad has created the Gratitude series with JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits that includes a fetching Provence hued Rosé made from Pinot Noir and Gamay with a touch of Muscat that is the perfect bottle to present on Sunday. Deliver with a card counting all the ways that you are grateful for her.
vinAmité Cellars has beautiful wine poetically named Chanson d’Amour that is as fresh and lovely as its name. Floral and fruity, this favourite Oliver winery has blended Orange Muscat, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay into this wine song. Pair with an online gift certificate to Namaste Day Spa. Merci maman!
O’Rourke's Peak Cellars in Lake Country has a new vintage of their savoury Pinot Noir Rosé that is a beautiful pale pink to match this special day. Deliver this bottle of pink with a bunch of tulips or lilacs from your garden (or your neighbours - wink).
Fort Berens Estate Winery is located in gorgeous Lillooet where they make a spectacular line up of award-winning wines. The delightful 2019 Rosé made with 100% estate grown Pinot Noir is sure to make mom blush with pleasure. Deliver this with a local cheese plate that she can enjoy while you FaceTime.
CedarCreek Estate Winery’s Home Block Sparkling Brut is a class act that will also pair well with a delicious dinner from their Home Block restaurant. This 100% Muscat Ottonel bubbly offers up the most beautiful bouquet while tickling your nose. If you order online, they have an option to include flower delivery, too.
The Wine Umbrella’s winemaker Mireille Sauvé is a mama too and her new Fleur white blend is a gorgeous fruit bomb that screams for a sunny day. A basket of fruit would be an apropos accompaniment to this wine. PS Mom will like the fact that a portion of this wine’s sales go towards scholarships for women in the food and beverage industry through charity Les Dames d’Escoffier. DM her for orders.
Give her Pearls: And I mean the bubbly kind of Pearls from The View Estate Winery in South Kelowna. Made from their estate-grown Riesling with 18% of their signature Pinotage, this sparkling wine will definitely liven up her day. Add some chocolate treats from one of our local chocolatiers Sandrine’s or KARAT for the win.
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