Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve thought of everything from the perfect token gifts to luxury gift sets and cases on cases of wine. You’ll find wine gifts for all your friends and family, (and don’t worry about lugging them around yourself) we can deliver them straight to their door! But before we get down to it, let’s get in the festive spirit…
A Very ‘Hattingley’ Christmas
Christmas is a time when our culture and traditions come to the forefront. Whether you eat a giant Christmas dinner or get a Chinese takeaway from down the road, whether you go for a muddy walk to the pub or sit on the sofa watching Christmas movies all day. We all have our own rituals and traditions surrounding Christmas and it’s no surprise that popping a bottle of quality English fizz on the day is one of our favourites, here at Hattingley Valley.
But choosing your favourite festive fizz can be a task in itself. Long since has Champagne been the most popular celebratory drink around, but things are beginning to change… we hear you asking what is the difference between Champagne and English sparkling wine.
Why Choose English Sparkling Over Champagne?
In recent years, quality English Sparkling Wine has developed into a unique category all its own. It’s become synonymous with homegrown charm, buying British and supporting local producers. And here at Hattingley, we think we’ve got the quality and style of it, down to a tee!
From grape to glass, our award-winning English sparkling is treated with exceptional care and quality craftsmanship throughout the process. Our Chalky Hill and New Site vineyards are sitting on the chalky bedrock of the South Downs Plateau. This chalk foundation runs under the channel to France and is the same terroir as that of the Champagne region. But, of course, our geography is not the only element to consider. Our skilled vineyard team tend to the vines year-round, and throughout the growing season ready for harvest in the autumn.
Here at Hattingley, all our grapes are hand-harvested and quality-selected, ensuring that only the best bunches are pressed and used for our premium English sparkling wines. From then, we follow the same traditional method as Champagne, with the added touch of English expertise and craftsmanship.
We take from Champagne the process and style of the traditional method, whilst adding a little bit of British charm. What’s more, with none of Champagne's appalachian laws and regulations, English producers have more freedom to create and experiment in their winemaking.
Here at Hattingley, we make our classic traditional method sparkling wines, and we make other wines too! From our, English Gent made from Bacchus and Pinot Gris, to our unique Entice dessert wine made from Bacchus grapes that are frozen before pressing in an Ice-wine style.
Britain may be 'old world' in our history and culture, but in terms of winemaking, we are new to the scene on the world wine map. We talk humbly in decades, whilst the old world winemakers like those of Champagne, talk in centuries. This, however, is no bad thing, and with the audacity and vigour of youth, the British Wine Industry is a rather exciting place to be (and of course, we wouldn't be British if we didn’t maintain a little sporting rivalry with the French!).
Let the Gift Giving Commence!
Here at Hattingley, we are all about celebrating the special moments, big and small and when it comes to the festive season we are no different! The joy of gifting is something we cherish, that’s why we are proud to present a fabulous array of wine-related gifts, that are sure to delight your loved ones.
View our Top 5 English Sparkling wine gifts to share with friends and family this Christmas:
1. Luxury Gifts Sets
By far our most popular gifting option, our Luxury Gift Sets are perfect for any wine lover. What’s more with multiple gifting options, you can choose the amount of wine to suit your gifting needs. From a single bottle with two Hattingley flutes and wine accessories to duo and trio bottle gift sets. And don’t forget about our Congratulations and Birthday Gift Set too, for those other special occasions worth celebrating.
Stock up for the festive season or give as a gift, a case of premium English Sparkling. Choose your favourite Hattingley wine in a case of six or try one of our mixed cases to sample a selection of our best sellers. Why not try our Sparkling Range Case for our core classics or view our full range of cases here.
3. Limited Edition
Our limited edition bottles are the perfect choice for a personal touch, with added engravings you can send the perfect personalised message on your choice of bottle, keep an eye out on our website for personalisation coming soon! Or why not try our new Limited Edition 10-Year Anniversary Magnum, released to celebrate a decade since our first-ever vintage was released!
For the perfect token gift, view our range of wine accessories, from our beautifully fine Hattingley Tulip flutes and wine coolers to our Hattingley bottle stoppers that keep your bubbles fresh for up to three days. Why not check out our new wine claw, perfect for popping those difficult-to-open bottles of bubbles?
5. Gift Cards
Stuck on which gift to choose? Our Gift Cards can be used towards purchasing our exquisite range of wines, merchandise or winery tours online. Why not treat a loved one to a Winery Tour and Tasting experience and join them to come and see behind the scenes of one of England's largest working wineries? Or let them choose from a range of our products including wine and merchandise delivered with ease to their door.
This holiday season, give the gift of quality English sparkling wine that will create lasting memories, elevate any occasion, and show your loved ones how much you care. Don’t forget to complete your online orders before the 17th of December to get your gifts in time for Christmas. Cheers to a seamless and stress-free gifting experience with Hattingley Valley Wine Gifts!