Great Gifts from the Marketplace

October 28, 2013 No comments » [ssba]

One of the greatest things about our massive Tasting Room is our Marketplace, which resides smack dab in the middle of the tasting room, ready to entice tasters and shoppers with an impressive selection of home goods, foods, clothing and more.  We, of course, think it’s the best location for shopping in all of wine country, but don’t take our word for it.  Trust the hordes of guests who keep coming back year after year for birthday, anniversary, Christmas, graduation and just-because gifts.  Really, we’ve got something for everyone.   Even if you can’t visit us in person, you can check out some wonderful items in our online store.  We ship all our non-wine products anywhere in the USA!  Here are some of our favorite recommendations for gift-giving:

For the Artist

New hand-painted coasters and trivets.  Enjoy this beautifully depicted image of Ponte at sunset.  Made of ceramic with cork bottom, these new coasters and trivets are truly one-of-a-kind gifts.  Gorgeous colors brighten up any coffee or dinner table while the cork bottoms protect glass and wood surfaces.

Order Trivets here.

Order Coasters here.

For the Gourmet

We have always had a wide selection of gourmet food items in our Marketplace, but among our favorites for your recipient who loves to cook – or just eat! – are our Lavender and Sea Salt Chocolate Bar, Scallion Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar.  Chocolate is at its finest in Eclipse’s Lavender and Sea Salt Bar.  We don’t know who thought of this combination of flavors, but we thank them deeply.  Once upon a time our Scallion Oil was a condiment for bread dipping in our Restaurant.  Word about it caught on and, after an enormous amount of requests, we now sell it in our Marketplace where it has become a best-seller.  Perfect as a dipping sauce, marinade or salad dressing, our Scallion Oil will become a staple in your pantry.  Finally our Aged Balsamic Vinegar has been aged for a minimum of 12 years to produce a deep, rich sweetness.  It is great served with olive oil for bread dipping, drizzled over bruschetta, brushed over steak or served with strawberries and cream.

See all of our gourmet foods available online here.

For the Wine Lover

Of course, a great bottle of wine never gets old for the wine lover.  And, while we certainly encourage you to gift your favorite bottle of Ponte wine, why not surprise your recipient with something unexpected, like Wineopoly?  Any true lover of all things vino will appreciate this full bodied, well balanced trading game.  Players can buy their favorite wines and collect grapes but watch out for import taxes!  Tons of fun!

Order Wineopoly here.

For the Gadget Fiend

The person who loves gadgets probably has a lot of things that aren’t necessarily necessary, but make life a little more fun and interesting, right?  That’s exactly why we recommend the Vin-Aire Instant Wine Aerator for the gadget-lover on your list.  This hand-held device is just really…in a word…neat!  Pour your wine through the Vin-Aire and directly into your wine glass and you’ll experience immediate aeration for your wine.  Air is quickly generated into the wine, creating a fuller, more delicious wine.  Letting your wine breathe doesn’t have to take hours, just seconds with Vin-Aire!   Seriously, do a side by side tasting and you’ll be amazed.

Order Vin-Aire here.

–Erica Martinez

–What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

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