Mother’s Day is just around the corner and wine is a solid gift for any mom who drinks. With the long days and nights, sometimes us moms just need a bottle to unwind at the end of the day or enjoy some with dinner.
Here are a few of our favourite wines to get a mom or mother-figure in your life for under $30.
Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Merlot
Tinhorn Creek is a vineyard in Oliver, BC and their Oldfield Series Merlot is a stunner. It has notes of plums muddled with dark fruit, star anise and chocolate. A good mouthfeel and would pair well with a steak.
Meiomi Pinot Noir
Hailing from California, Meiomi’s Pinot Noir is a gem. It has a deep dark ruby colour and has aromas of vanilla, oak and berries. As you drink away at it, you can start tasting the sweet oak flavours along with the cranberries and almonds. Pairs wonderfully with food like pork chops or salmon.
Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
Just located steps away from Meiomi in Napa Valley is Robert Mondavi vineyard. It has a medium ruby red colour to the Cabernet Sauvignon. There are aromas of cassis, black pepper, cherries, and spicy oak. You will find it is full bodied with a touch of cedar. Pairs well with squab or lamb.
Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc
Upon first glance, Jackson-Triggs Sauvignon Blanc has a pale straw colour and has gooseberry and lemon notes. As you drink away, fruit flavours like apple appear. It is crisp, dry wine that is a light to medium body. Pairs well with seafood.
Gray Monk Gewurztraminer
Gray Monk’s Gewurztraminer is delicious and from BC as well. It is an off-dry wine with subtle notes of lychee and rose petal on the nose with hints of grapefruit. As you sip it, it has a touch sweet on the palate and well balanced. It pairs well with spicy dishes, salads, and roasts like turkey.
Inniskillin Pinot Grigio
The Inniskillin Pinot Grigio has a pale straw colour at first sight. The aroma of it has apple, pineapple and citrus notes. It is a dry, light-medium body with a citrus and nut flavours. It finishes off crisp and clean. Pairs nicely with seafood and salads.
Wild Goose Riesling
Wild Goose Riesling is a great wine with exceptional grapes and fruit from the Okanagan Falls. It is very floral with hints of honey and apple. Pairs well with spicy food like Indian curries.
That’s out top 7 reds and whites available at Canadian liquor stores. What’s your favourite one to get mom?