Our mum does a lot for us throughout the year, and sometimes it can be easy to forget to let her know just how much she means to you. Mother’s Day is fast approaching, so it’s the perfect opportunity to make her feel extra special and really spoil her for the day.
We’ve come up with a selection of great gift ideas for all the amazing wine-loving mums out there, so have a read below to find the perfect gift to say thanks for all she does for you on Sunday 22nd March.
Wine tasting at home
Why not set up a wine tasting at home? Get a few of your mums favourite wines in, select a menu of food pairings to sample with each wine and relax as you enjoy each other’s company. You could choose to pair your wines with canapes, cheese or even chocolate. Taste each wine alone first, and then compare how the taste differs when enjoyed with your chosen food pairings. This is a great way to really test your wine tasting skills, whilst also enjoying some quality time together.
Chocolate wine truffles
If your mum is as much of a chocoholic as she is a wine lover, then why not combine the two and gift her a box of luxury chocolate wine truffles? Local chocolatiers, Noble and Stace, make a delicious collection of hand dipped and decorated truffles featuring Sparkling Wines from a variety of local Sussex Vineyards.
Vineyard tour and lunch
What says ‘I love you’ more than planning a day out to spend some quality time together, doing something she loves? As the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, late March is the perfect time to visit a local vineyard for a tour of their estate. Bolney Wine Estate in West Sussex offers a unique vineyard experience where you can stroll through the acres of vines and marvel at the many different varieties of grapes that go into their fantastic wines. They have a range of tours including a cheese and wine tasting and an afternoon tea package to treat you mum to. What’s more, if you visit over the Mother’s Day weekend, you can enjoy 20% off their tours when booking. Visit bolneywineestate.com for more information.
They also have The Eighteen Acre Café and Restaurant where you can indulge in brunch or Sunday roast, and this Mother’s Day you’ll even get a complimentary glass of Bolney Bubbly for your mum to enjoy.
Countryside walks through the vines
Bolney is a beautiful part of the world, located in the heart of rural Sussex. Surrounded by acres of countryside and an abundance of wildlife all around, it really is a haven of peace and tranquillity. There are a whole host of walks you can enjoy in and around Bolney, and many of these take you through the very vines that create the wine estates award-winning products. Venture through the woodland, visit Bolney village and explore the vines with your mum this Mother’s Day. If you come in the morning you might even spot roe deer slinking between the vines, and by afternoon the dragonflies will be out.
You could even make an occasion of it and pack up a delicious picnic to enjoy on route.
Make up a bespoke hamper for your mum to indulge in to show her just how much she means to you. Include a bottle of her favourite wine, a box of luxury chocolates, a candle featuring her favourite scents and a good book about English Wine such as ‘A Taste of English Wine: An Introduction to English Wine and the Vineyards of Britain’ for her to sit back and enjoy as she relaxes in the spring sunshine.
For further ideas and inspiration, visit bolneywineestate.com.