Good news! You can still experience the magic of Napa Valley wine tastings and scenery without ever leaving your house — and you can give Mom that experience, too. We’ve put together a list of fun, virtual Napa Valley experiences and gifts that are sure to make this Mother’s Day one to remember, even if the love you’re sending her way isn’t in person.
Sip in Place with a Virtual Wine Tasting
Does your mom have a favorite Napa Valley winery? Many wineries are now offering virtual happy hours, private virtual tastings, and more. Check the list to see if there’s a virtual experience perfect for her, and here are some of our favorite picks:
Far Niente Custom Virtual Tasting
During this complimentary experience, one of the talented wine educators from Far Niente will walk you and your mom through a personally curated selection of wines, and allow you to discover the unique aromatic and taste profile of the wines while socializing from a safe distance. This private live video tasting experience is the perfect opportunity to ask your most pressing wine-related questions and learn more about the wines and wineries. To follow along with the tasting, you can use wines from your cellar or really spoil Mom and purchase wines from Far Niente online. To book your in-home experience, contact Kelly at 707-302-3627 or email@example.com with a few preferred dates and times.
Krupp Brothers Mother’s Day Tasting
Krupp Brothers has the perfect tasting experience to gear up for Mother's Day. Order a tasting pack of The Damsel Rosé, Krupp Brothers Sauvignon Blanc (just 40 cases produced) and Krupp Brothers Chardonnay and participate in a Facebook or Instagram tasting on May 9 with Assistant Winemaker Desiree O'Donovan and Proprietor Dr. Jan Krupp. Even before trying these wines, Mom will be dazzled by the beautiful bottles and packaging. Order wines online at kruppbrothers.com.
Impress Mom with your Culinary Prowess
If you’re lucky enough to be sheltering-in-place with your number one lady, why not treat her to Michelin-level culinary delights on her special day? Many Napa Valley chefs are amping up the quarantine game with virtual culinary classes (check out more options here), and we’ve rounded up a few that are perfect for Mother’s Day:
Bouchaine’s B Together
Bouchaine Vineyards honors Mother’s Day with a “B Together” virtual experience featuring Chef Wendy Sherwood of La Forêt Chocolate and Confections. Chef Wendy will appear on the noon webcast Sunday, May 3 – one week prior to Mother’s Day – for a demonstration of paté a choux (both a sweet and savory version) paired with Bouchaine sparkling wine. Due to existing shelter-in-place recommendations, the event is being held one week before Mother’s Day to allow participants the opportunity to learn how to prepare these treats for Mom in advance. Reservations can be made, at no charge, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (800) 654-WINE.
Round Pond Mother’s Day Brunch
Since Round Pond can’t welcome you and Mom to the winery at this time, they are excited to invite the whole family into the winery kitchen – virtually! Winery Chef Jamie will get you ready for Mother’s Day by teaching you how to make a delicious brunch. A wine educator will also join him to discuss wine pairings and to answer any of your questions. The menu features a rolled omelet with Laura Chenel goat cheese paired with Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc, smoked salmon avocado toast paired with Round Pond’s Proprietary White Blend, and steak and eggs hash paired with Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Join the live stream demonstration on Round Pond Facebook or Instagram at 4 pm PDT on Friday, May 8th, and purchase the wines ahead of time by visiting roundpond.com.
Send Some Napa Valley Love
Missing Mom from afar? Send some wine country love her way with these delightful treats and trinkets made right here in the Napa Valley:
Anette’s Chocolates Flight
Enjoy a chocolate flight wine pairing in your own home. Anette's Chocolates has created a set of single-origin chocolate bars along with four different sets of truffles and a custom wine pairing guide. Choose your favorite wine, set your table with flowers, line up the custom chocolate flight tasting panel (provided) and chocolate pieces, then invite Mom in for a delightfully sweet family dessert experience. Shop online at anettes.com.
Model Bakery English Muffins
If Oprah loves them, chances are your Mom will too. Send her some carbo love in the form of Napa Valley’s iconic, pillowy-soft, oh-so-buttery English muffins- perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch to remember. Shop online at themodelbakery.com.
Balloons Above the Valley Gift Card
If your mom is pining for those Napa Valley views, give her the gift of anticipation with a Balloons Above the Valley gift card. Their spring Mother’s Day special is perfect for adventure-seeking mamas who can’t wait to pack their bags and get back to wine country (and the special price is unbeatable!). Order online at balloonrides.com.
Olive & Poppy Gifts
Hand-crafted in wine country, Olive & Poppy has all the gifts your wine-loving mom has been wishing for. From dainty necklaces and wine barrel bracelets to wine totes, tea towels, and more, every item is inspired by the natural and cultural elements of wine country. Shop gifts online at oliveandpoppy.com.
Clif Family Artisan Gifts
Featuring tasty gift sets packed with chocolates, honey, jams, nuts, hot sauces, wine, and more, Clif Family has the wine country goodies guaranteed to make Mom smile. Want to go bigger? Their Picnic at Home Care Package features an assortment of Clif Family goodies for Mom to enjoy in the comfort of her home or backyard. Shop online at cliffamily.com.
Special Offers for Napa Valley Locals
Domaine Chandon Mother's Day Picnic Basket
Pick up a Chandon Brunch Basket to take home or drop one off at Mom's, and enjoy brunch and bubbly conveniently packed in a picnic basket. For each basket purchased, Chandon is donating a farmer's basket to a local family in need. Baskets are available for pickup Saturday, May 9 between 10 am and 4 pm.
Angele Provencal Picnic Basket
The chefs at Angele have created a Provençal Picnic for you to pick up and create a delicious French meal for those special women in your family. The picnic basket comes with easy to follow instructions- all you have to do is take it home, assemble a few things, roast your chicken, and enjoy.
Sam's Social Club Mother's Day Baskets
Sam's Social Club has put together special baskets to help celebrate Mother's Day at home. Each basket includes a three-course meal, plus extra goodies (banana bread with honey-lavender butter and Indian Springs Spa signature cucumber lotion and mint soap). You can even add on an Indian Springs spa robe, a mimosa kit, pre-made cocktails, or wine. Baskets will be available for curbside pickup on Sunday, May 10 from 9 am to 1 pm.