Happy Mother’s Day: Get the Best (Budget) Wine Money Can Buy

By Stocked Cellars on Apr 18, 2021

This post was most recently updated on April 28th, 2023

Truthfully, you can never really thank your mom for all she’s done (more importantly, for putting up with your shenanigans).

While you should be showering your mom with gifts all year, some days call for something special – like Mother’s Day, perhaps (falling on 14th May, for those wondering).

So this year, rather than ordering a make-up organizer (that she’ll never use) online, why not treat the most special woman in your life with something special, something sweet, to show her how much she means to you? Of course, we’re talking about wine and cider.

If you’re wondering what could be the perfect gift for your mom this Mother’s Day, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered (and corked). So, raise a glass to these beverage options.

Spicy Mom

Now that mom’s spending more time at home, it’s time to spice things up. You can’t go wrong with the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, a full-flavoured mature wine with rich vanilla and oak flavour and creamy texture. Perfect for those who relish sitting down and unwinding with a glass of red wine.

If you want to shake things up, why not try a cider? It’s indubitably a showcase of one proud apple – citrus, crunchy peach, wet stone and, in the finest possible way, well-structured, dry, bright, light, and funky.

If you want your gift to have a royal touch, then the 2018 Cabernet Franc should be right up your alley. 100% estate grown with subtle herbs and hints of chocolate and leather, black cherries and raspberry; you might need to send over a whole crate.

For Eclectic Mothers

So, your mom loves variety? Don’t we all? Why not give her that this Mother’s Day with the eccentric skin-fermented pinot gris rosé if she prefers a complex nose of grapefruit zest, lemon-lime, and hints of almond and orange rind and a rich palate with peach and tangerine flavours with minerality and a long finish. Or maybe she likes the sober-toned pinot grigio, a light-bodied, white wine with class, featuring refreshing aromas and flavours of stone fruit and ripe apple. Well balanced with a clean finish.

Maybe, she’d like a harmonious medium-bodied red wine that blends Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with the nuance of black cherries brushing across the palate, in which case, 2020 Meritage is a clear winner.

For Moms Who Stock Up

Suppose you’re looking for a vino to keep your mom company long after Mother’s Day. In that case, you’d want to go with the 2021 Heritage Collection Charmed – Enjoy 6 Bottles, which boasts fruity aromas of lemon-lime, peach, and a hint of orange blossom and minerality that your mom won’t get enough of. Or you can treat your mom like the goddess she is with a case of Sparkling Vidal Icewine and win all the brownie points (take that, lazy siblings!).

For Moms Who Like a Bargain

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a soft, fruity wine, so why not get her a whole 2020 Lokaal white case? With tropical fruit flavours and aromas, this refreshing wine will be a welcome addition to her wine cellar. If you’re looking for the same flavourful taste, but want to take it up a notch, then why not go with the exclusive, limited-edition 2020 Lokaal mixed case, which even sounds too unique to pass by?

For Organic Moms

If your mom isn’t much of a wine drinker but doesn’t mind a glass of Riesling every once in a while, why not treat her with an Organic Vegan Box Sampler Trio, which will allow her to taste not one but three impeccably blended hand-picked, vegan wines; The versatile 2021 Small Batch Riesling, The well-rounded 2020 Chardonnay and the elegant 2020 Cabernet Franc. Consider yourself environmentally conscious.

For Moms Who Like Low Sulphur

Add a dash of sophistication to her wine collection with The Luxurious Low Sulphur Trio Box, which is a box of 3 bottles of exceptional-quality low sulphur wines that will be delivered directly to your mother’s doorstep and will elevate you to “Best Son/Daughter Ever” status (Disclaimer: also recommended if you’re an only child).

For Wine Club Moms

So, be a dutiful son (or daughter) and make your mom’s life less stressful. You can do that with the Exclusive Organic Vegan Wine Collection, the best Ontario offers, as in the subtle but pretty 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, The rosy 2022 Gewurztraminer, and the aromatic and rich-flavoured 2020 Merlot.

For Choosey Moms

Admittedly, picking gifts for your mom can be tricky, especially if she’s the choosey kind. But that’s an easy fix. If the past few Mother’s Day gifts have been “a warm pair of socks,” you’d want to go with something different. Go with a Gift Card instead this time, and she won’t regret staying without wine or cider for nine months. (ouch, but you know it’s true!).

Ending Note

A few things moms love; a good spa, spoiling the kids rotten, and the perfect glass of wine or cider. With the vast collection of delicious wines and ciders at Stocked Cellars, she will ooh and ahh while she unwraps her gifts this Mother’s Day. If you’re worried you’ll get the choice of drop wrong when choosing from an assortment of vino, don’t be.

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