On Wine: Celebrating Mom in Untraditional Ways

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Disarray and chaos seem to rule the roost as we comply with stay-at-home orders, so it’s comforting when something that we normally do remains constant. Enter Mother’s Day 2020.

Traditionally, on Mother’s Day we honor motherhood and show our own mom a little extra love. In years past, our family would gather for brunch or dinner, or take Mom on an outing of her choosing. With circumstances being what they are, however, gathering for a feast or an excursion is off the menu. While the mechanics of the celebration may be different, the spirit remains unchanged. Luckily, our local wineries have put together some lovely options to help us treat Mom a little extra special on her day. Here are just a few unique gift ideas from wineries around the Sacramento region:

Brunch Takeout—Viaggio Estate & Winery Mother’s Day Brunch Special (Lodi)
Takeout brunch menu includes strawberry champagne salad, pizza (with Delta asparagus, prosciutto, brie and honey Dijon drizzle), a strawberry and rhubarb crumble and a mimosa kit. $65. Five-day advance reservation required, so order by May 5. https://shop.viaggiowinery.com/res-411043/2020-Mothers-Day-Curbside-Special.html

Mother’s Day Cake, Flowers & Wine—Berryessa Gap Vineyards (Winters)
One bottle of Berryessa Gap 2019 chardonnay paired with a 6-inch cake from Claire’s Cupcakery and flowers from The Local Floret. $85. Email Lynda@berryessagap.com or call the tasting room at (530) 795-3201 to pre-order.

Mother’s Day At-Home Wine Tasting Kit—Chateau Davell (Camino)
Gaia Vertical Tasting Kit for Two includes tasting samples for two people and three vintages (2015, 2016, 2017) of Chateau Davell’s proprietary estate red wine, Gaia. $20. http://chateaudavell.orderport.net/product-details/0322/GAIA-Tasting-Kit-for-Two

Mother’s Day Virtual Wine Tasting—Scott Harvey Wines (Plymouth)
Sunday, May 10 at 3 p.m.
Join winemaker Scott Harvey for a Zoom virtual tasting of lighter wines for warmer weather. Wines to be showcased: Rosé of Barbera, Tickle Me Pink Rosé, vermentino, riesling and sauvignon blanc. There is no purchase required to follow along with the tasting. However, you can purchase these wines online at https://www.scottharveywines.com/ or call the winery at (209) 245-3670

Register to attend the online tasting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUof-yrqjkpGdUoLQVNri925eOOm1sOEoOx