Dear fellow travelers,
Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in Africa? Look no further than South Africa, where you can immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes and witness some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife up close.
At the heart of this experience lies the Global Conservation Force (GCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and their habitats around the world. And we are proud to announce that GCF has partnered with Kariega Game Reserve, one of the most beautiful and sustainable game reserves in South Africa, to offer a truly exceptional travel experience. Our very own, Jeff Littrell, Director of Events and Catering, and also on the Board of Directors for GCF. has first-hand knowledge of how to experience Africa right.
Traveling to the other side of the planet is a real commitment . One should you do with as much advice as possible from the experts. Jeff has been there five times and making his fifth later this year. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Kariega Game Reserve and the vital conservation work of the Global Conservation Force. Kariega Game Reserve is located in the Eastern Cape, just a short drive from the coastal town of Port Elizabeth. The reserve spans 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness and is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including elephants, rhinos, lions, and more. And with GCF’s expertise and support, Kariega Game Reserve is committed to ensuring the long-term survival of these incredible animals and their ecosystems. When you book a trip to Kariega Game Reserve through GCF, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the incredible work being done by the organization to protect and conserve the wildlife in the area. You’ll be able to join expert rangers on game drives and guided walks, where you can get up close and personal with the animals and learn about their behavior and habitats.
Imagine being escorted this fall to the Western Cape, stay at an all-inclusive Homestead house in the middle of the reserve. You will be pampered to for five days with your own chef, stocked bar, game drive vehicle and extremely knowledgeable drivers. It is a thrilling experience to be at a braai (the term for African BBQ) and hear lion’s roaring in the distance. But it’s not just about wildlife. Just outside of Cape Town are premier wine regions, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. During the tour you will be driving the Garden route from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape which is around 400 miles broken up into three legs with lots to see and do on each leg.
It’s an adventure you’ll never forget and you have a chance! Join us on the next trip! Some of our wine club members have already signed up to join us at the Homestead House. I invite you to join us on Friday, June 23rd, at 4 pm, to share a glass of wine and hear more about this incredible journey. Let us transport you to the heart of Africa and provide you with an unforgettable experience that combines luxury, adventure, and conservation. SIGN UP HERE
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In addition to their knowledge and experience, they are also very approachable, friendly, and willing to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. Their commitment to customer service is second to none. From helping you pick out the perfect bottle to offering tasting room experiences, you will be sure to leave with an unforgettable experience. Meet the Wilson Creek Winemakers.
At Wilson Creek Winery, we are proud to say that many of our wines have achieved ratings of 90+ with Wine Enthusiast Magazine. You can find some of those wines on our website. These exceptional ratings are a testament to the quality of our wines and their unique terroir. Whether you’re looking for a bold Malbec or a sweet white like our Golden Jubilee, you can be sure that a bottle from Wilson Creek Winery will provide an unforgettable experience.
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As we approach St. Patrick’s Day, many of us are looking forward to indulging in traditional Irish dishes and raising a glass to celebrate. While many of us may immediately think of beer when we think of St. Patrick’s Day, wine can also be an excellent choice for those looking to switch it up. If you’re looking for the perfect wines to accompany your St. Patrick’s Day feast, look no further. Here are our top St. Patrick’s Day wine recommendations:
If you’re looking for a crisp, refreshing white wine to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day, we recommend Wilson Creek’s 2020 Pinot Grigio, for lighter fare like Irish soda bread or potato soup. This wine has a crisp and refreshing taste with notes of pear, melon, honeysuckle, and a hint of oak. The bright acidity and crisp dryness of the Pinot Grigio pairs perfectly with the saltiness of the soup and complements the bread.
When it comes to pairing wine with hearty meat dishes like corned beef and cabbage, we suggest reaching for our 2019 Petite Sirah. This wine boasts a rich and full-bodied flavor profile with notes of dark fruit and chocolate, making it the perfect complement to savory meat dishes. The tannins in this wine will help cut through the richness of the meat and balance out the flavors of the dish.
Peach Bellini Sparkling Wine
For a festive twist on your St. Patrick’s Day celebration, we recommend our Peach Bellini flavored sparkling wine. This wine is perfect for toasting on St. Patrick’s Day and has a light, effervescent quality that makes it a refreshing choice. This wine has a sweet and fruity taste with a hint of peach, making it a perfect match for Irish cream desserts or fruit salads. The effervescence of the sparkling wine will also help cut through the richness of these dishes.
In addition to enjoying great food and wine on St. Patrick’s Day, there are also plenty of fun activities to pair with your wine. Try hosting a wine tasting party with friends, complete with blind tastings and food pairings. Alternatively, take a stroll through a local vineyard or winery and enjoy a guided tour and tasting. Finally, consider hosting a St. Patrick’s Day-themed party, complete with festive decorations, Irish-inspired cuisine, and plenty of wine.
Overall, wine is a great addition to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Whether you’re enjoying a hearty meat dish or indulging in lighter fare, there’s a wine out there to enhance your dining experience. Come visit us at Wilson Creek Winery to pick up your perfect St. Patrick’s Day wines and raise a glass to the luck of the Irish. Sláinte!
Whether it’s for a birthday, baby shower, or wedding, a personalized wine bottle is the perfect gift!
In a world of Amazon and Etsy, it can be hard to find a gift to give someone who already has it all. It is even more important to find a gift that shows how much you care about them during a milestone in their life. With a personalized wine bottle, you are giving them a gift they can enjoy and cherish forever as they display the bottle in their home!
At Wilson Creek Winery, we offer beautiful personalized wine bottles for special occasions, gift-giving, and more. Here’s everything you need to know when creating the perfect personalized wine gift:
How to decide which wine to personalize:
Before you begin customizing the label on the wine gift you’ll first need to choose the wine you think the recipient will enjoy. For the white wine drinkers, we offer a custom label on our “Yes Dear” Chardonnay. For the sparkling wine drinkers, we offer our custom labels on a wide selection of our sparkling. Lastly for the red wine drinkers, we offer a custom label on our Cabernet Sauvignon. The pricing of each of these bottles and the selection of sparkling wine is available here!
How to create a custom label:
Once you’ve chosen the perfect wine, the next step is to create the personalized wine bottle label. Our custom label maker on our website allows you to choose from a variety of templates that have have already been created.
To begin, you select the wine you want to customize, then choose single bottle or a case. Next, you will be taken to a page with all our label templates. Here we have labels for a birthday to an anniversary and everything in between. On these templates you can add your own text and on certain labels even upload your own picture! When you are customizing these labels, there are a variety of fonts, font colors, and font sizes for you to choose from. It was important for us to offer you options so that you can make this label your own! If you are looking for a label that differs from one of our templates, contact email@example.com and we will be able to assist you in creating your dream label!
How long will it take to receive this gift?
All labels are designed, and produced in house, and printed on a high quality, water-resistant label stock. Our turnaround time is approximately 3 business days from the time the order has been placed (not including shipping time.) If you are local to the winery, you may also choose to pick up your personalized wine bottle order. If you need a gift in a hurry, we do offer an expedited option to meet your time frame. Just give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate your request!
The next time that you find yourself stumped with trying to find the perfect gift, skip the mall and amazon! Instead, head over to our website and create the perfect personalized wine gift!
2022 Wilson Creek Holiday Wine Gift Guide
The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about what gifts to give our loved ones. If you have a wine lover in your life, then you’re in luck! This holiday season, skip the usual suspects and give a gift they are sure to love—wine!
To make it easy, we’ve put together a list of our top picks that make great gifts. Whether your budget is large or small, we’ve got you covered. So pour yourself a glass of eggnog, sit back, relax, and keep reading to find the perfect wine gift to give this holiday season.
Giving a bottle of wine as a gift is always well-received. Whether you’re looking for a gift to give to a host of a holiday party, a gift exchange, or a wine loving family or friend, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine. Here are some of our favorite wines to gift during the holiday season:
Almond Sparkling Wine
What would the holidays be without some bubbly? If you’re looking for a festive sparkling wine to give as a gift (or keep for yourself!), look no further than our Almond Sparkling Wine. This white sparkling wine (formerly known as Almond Champagne) is naturally fermented with just the right amount of essence of natural almond that is sure to leave your guests dazzled at its taste.
Plethora Red Wine
No holiday is complete without a good bottle (or two) of red wine. If you’re looking to really surprise your guests with a red wine that is unique and enjoyable to drink then our Plethora red wine blend is a must. Made of nine different grape varieties, this wine is perfect for all types of red wine drinkers. Aromas of oak, dark berries, and spice make it the perfect wine to enjoy during the holiday season. Make your holiday gift giving a breeze by grabbing a bottle or case today!
Of course we can’t forget the white wine drinkers in your life, afterall we love a good white as well. One of our favorite white wines to gift during the holiday season is our 2021 Riesling. Rieslings are generally pretty versatile, easy to drink, and pair with most foods. They also age well, so if you have a friend who loves to collect wine, this would be a great gift for them.
Our 2021 Riesling is full of aromas of fresh golden delicious apples, ripe pineapple, and honeysuckle that makes it the perfect wine to enjoy not only during the holidays but all year round.
Chocolate and wine are truly a match made in Heaven. If you’ve never experienced our delicious Decadencia Chocolate Old Vine Zinfandel then you’re in for a real treat. And if you have, then you know this wine is perfect for the holiday season when indulging in rich, yummy desserts. Our chocolate zin is smooth, elegant, and rich with fruit-forward flavors, chocolate, vanilla, and spice making it the perfect companion to a holiday gathering. Surprise your friends and loved ones this holiday season with this heavenly treat they are sure to enjoy!
What better way to show your loved ones you care than by giving them a gift that keeps on giving with a wine club membership. With a wine club membership, your friends and family can enjoy their favorite wines shipped directly to their door all year long. Choose from a 6 month or 12 month gift membership that delivers two bottles of wine bi-monthly to your favorite family member or friend. Plus, all memberships come with member perks! Join either a red, white, mixed, or reserve club.
Last but certainly not least, give the gift of choice with a Wilson Creek gift card! Perfect for the person who has everything or is difficult to shop for. They also make great stocking stuffers, gifts for coworkers, and gift exchange gifts. Redeemable on property at the gift shop, restaurants or for wine tasting and tours and also online (call to redeem).
For arrival before Christmas:
West Coast: All orders shipping UPS ground should be placed no later than December 16th
Midwest: All orders shipping UPS ground should be placed no later than December 14th
East Coast: All orders shipping UPS ground should be placed no later than December 14th
For arrival before New Years:
West Coast: All orders shipping UPS ground should be placed no later than December 26th
Midwest: All orders shipping UPS ground should be placed no later than December 21st
East Coast: All orders shipping UPS ground should be placed no later than December 21st
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CTA: Find the perfect holiday gift this season at Wilson Creek Winery!
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