As Michiganders decorate their trees and stock up on wrapping paper in anticipation of the holiday season, wineries across the state are gearing up with their own preparations, including special gifting options. Unwrap delicious Michigan wines this winter with these thoughtful packages.
Michigan by the Bottle has been offering its popular 12 Days of Christmas Surprise Cases since 2020, available through the MBTB tasting rooms in Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, and Shelby Township. Owners Shannon and Cortney Casey collaborate with their store managers to curate a sweet case and a dry case for shoppers that include a mixture of reds, whites, bubblies, and occasionally even a hard cider. These cases are hand-wrapped in festive paper and labeled with dates to mark when recipients should open and enjoy each of the 12 wines. MBTB is accepting preorders through Nov. 30 at mbtbtasting.com/events. These surprise cases are available for in-store pickup only.
To celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25, Shady Lane Cellars in Suttons Bay will release a Holiday Cheer Bundle containing a winemaker-curated selection of three different wines. This year’s bundle features Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, and sparkling Riesling, making it a versatile selection for any palate. The bundle is valued at $81, but shoppers can purchase it for $57 before Dec. 15 for the holidays.
Additionally, the winery is hosting a 12 Days of Christmas sale where each day brings a new deal. Depending on the day, shoppers can get penny shipping, 25% off dry Riesling, 15% off whites, and more.
To purchase a Holiday Cheer Bundle or view all of the 12 Days of Christmas sale deals, visit shadylanecellars.com.
For a personalized gifting experience, shoppers can rely on the gifting concierge at Aurora Cellars in Lake Leelanau. Launched earlier this year, Aurora Cellars’ gifting program allows customers to create customizable gifts for loved ones that have their own unique flair. To partake in the gifting program, shoppers can head to auroracellars.com/gifts, where they can fill out an intuitive online form to describe their gifting needs and budget. Once this form is completed, the gifting concierge will design a tailored gifting plan. Customers can even elect to engrave special messages onto their bottles and send a note to the giftee. Each of these gifts is sent in luxurious packaging selected by the gift giver. Depending on the size of the order and any special detailing, the concierge team should be able to ship an order within two weeks of receipt. The Aurora Cellars team recommends that customers send in orders by Dec. 1 for Hanukkah or Dec. 11 for Christmas.
Chateau Chantal in Traverse City offers a diverse array of gifts, all conveniently highlighted in its Holiday Gift Guide. From “Wine Makes Me Naughty” ugly Christmas sweaters to bottles with Naughty and Nice holiday labels, this guide offers plenty of options for holiday and wine enthusiasts. In the case of experience-focused recipients, consider giving the gift of a getaway with one of Chateau Chantal’s bed-and-breakfast weekend stay gift cards, which can be delivered virtually for a hassle-free gifting experience.