California is known to be one of the producers of world-class wine, centered in the Napa Valley area. It has the right climate for grapes to grow nicely, thus enabling high quality wines to be produced. Tremendously well known for its high quality wine, people visited Napa Valley to enjoy their weekends doing wine tastings. A region filled with vineyards and wineries everywhere you go. They also have tons of high-end restaurants where they serve gourmet food along with their best wine pair. It is definitely always a blissful time in Napa Valley.
We have collected 25 must-have items into a list of Napa Valley gift ideas. It consisted of wine selections, olive oils, vinegars, unique items made of reclaimed wine barrels, and many more. These items are mostly wine-related and would remind you of Napa Valley.
We will start this list of Napa Valley gifts with non-food items. Wine is truly Napa Valley’s core DNA.Even most of the non-food items mentioned here are all wine-related items.
1. Napa Valley Wine Map Print
Created by a local artist, you can consider getting a Napa Valley Wine Map Print. It is beautifully illustrated with all the wine locations clearly pointed out. It comes in three different colors that you can choose from.
2. Napa Valley Vineyard Print
Famous for its vineyard, a Napa Valley Vineyard Print is a must include item on this list of Napa Valley gifts. It was originally painted by the local artist using oil paint and painting knives to create texture to the painting. This is the print edition of that oil painting which you can frame as a wall decoration.
3. Napa Valley Wine Glass
Wine glasses are necessary to enjoy your wine. You can get these Napa valley Wine Glasses that have a small Napa Valley map on them. It is simple, perfect for a weekend wine night.
4. Wine Glass Markers
If wine glasses are too boring, then you can go with these Wine Glass Markers. It is a non-toxic washable pen where you can use it to draw and write on your wine glass. You can easily customize your wine glasses the way you want them to be.
5. Recycled Napa Valley Wine Corks
One of the most unique items on this list of Napa Valley gifts is the Recycled Napa Valley Wine Corks. WIth some white or red wine stains still remaining on these corks, making it a unique art item you can use in your art projects, event decorations or used as a card holder
6. Wine Barrel Guitar Rack
Made from reclaimed oak barrels used in Napa Valley wine production, this Wine Barrel Guitar Rack is a unique Napa Valley gift option. It is a perfect gift for those who play or own a guitar. Since each wine barrel comes with its one-of-a-kind imperfection, there are no two guitar racks that are identical.
7. Wine-Soaked Oak Barrel BBQ Smoking Staves
The old wine barrels would also make perfect smoking staves. After years of soaking all the richness of the wine during the aging process, these BBQ smoking staves will infuse great flavors to your BBQ. Get ready to enjoy the best BBQ with rich notes of wine, wood, and smoke flavor from these smoking staves. Definitely, a perfect gift for the BBQ lovers out there.
8. Wine Barrel Knife Back
Reclaimed old barrels could also be made into a knife rack. This Reclaimed Wine Barrel Knife Rack has a super strong magnet where the knives could cling to. It could act as both a storage and a decoration in your kitchen
9. Reclaimed Wine Barrel Spice Rack
Another great addition to your kitchen made from reclaimed wine barrels is the Reclaimed Wine Barrel Spice Rack. It is made out of hand-bent iron and an old wine barrel which is hand cut and sanded. Holding up to 30 spice bottles (depending on its size), it is a functional art which adds a little of the Napa Valley vibes to your kitchen.
10. Reclaimed Wine Barrel Cookbook Holder
One last item on this Napa Valley gifts list which is made from reclaimed Napa Valley wine barrels is the Reclaimed Wine Barrel Cookbook Holder. It is perfect for those who enjoy trying out new recipes. They can put their cookbooks or iPad on this while they cook in the kitchen.
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11. Napa Social Club Shirt
The Napa Social Club Shirt is made from high quality cotton and prints. It is very comfortable and easy to wear. There is a small and cute wine glass and grape illustration on it which is a Napa Valley icon.
12. California Picnic Basket Set
Going on a fancy picnic with wine and snacks is definitely a Californian way of life, especially if you are in Napa Valley. This California Picnic Basket Set contains plates, wine glasses, cutleries, cotton napkins, salt and pepper shakers, bottle opener, along with the picnic basket and picnic blanket. It makes a complete and fancy Napa Valley gift, perfect for a weekend picnic.
13. Archipelago Botanicals – Napa Luxe Candle
The last non-food item on this list of Napa valley gifts is the Napa Luxe Candle. Archipelago Botanicals is a California based candle maker. This candle is made of coconut wax and double wicks to extend the longevity of the candle. They have the special Napa scent which will make your home smell like wine country. It has a fruity scent from mulberry and black currant with hints of smoky, earthy tones. The candle’s warm and earthy scent will remind you of Napa Valley.
The food section of this list of Napa valley gifts comprises wine selections, oils, vinegars, and homemade sauces. These items are all made locally and using all natural products that are grown in Napa Valley.
14. Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon is Napa Valley’s most famous wine. It is the item on this list of Napa Valley gifts that screams Napa Valley the loudest. It is the wine that is made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that grows really well in the Napa Valley area which has a very rich and robust flavor, best paired with chocolates and well-seasoned meat.
15. Merlot Red Wine
Merlot is another well known wine variety from Napa Valley. Unlike the Cabernet Sauvignon wines, Merlot wines have a more delicate and fruity flavor. It is considered a “dry” wine that has a balanced sweeter flavor profile to it, making it easier to drink. It is best paired with soft cheeses and meat-based pasta dishes.
16. Pinot Noir Red Wine
The Pinot Noir Red Wine, unlike the other two red wines mentioned, has a lush cherry, strawberry, and lightly toasted oak flavor. This wine goes along well with roasted turkey, soft cheese, and sautéed mushrooms. This particular wine is an elegant and thin wine which requires a delicate palette to actually enjoy its finesse.
17. Sauvignon Blanc White Wine
Moving on to the white wines, you can consider getting the Sauvignon Blanc White Wine as a Napa Valley gift. It has a passion fruit and crisp citrus aromas. A medium dry wine that has soft tannins which gives it a smooth delectable mouthfeel. Best paired with grilled fish and linguine pesto.
18. Chardonnay White Wine
Another famous white wine from the Napa Valley is the Chardonnay White Wine. It has flavors of a bright citrus and honey. It is a full-bodied white wine with a bright and fresh palette. It oes along really well with seafood and grilled vegetables. This wine will be a perfect Napa Valley gift for those who prefer a more heavy and hearty white wine
19. Rose Wine
The last wine selection on this list of Napa Valley gifts is the Rosé Wine. It has a pink color with the flavors of white peach, strawberry and hints of nectarine. This summer wine is best paired with grilled fish, summer salads, or chilled seafood. It is a perfect wine choice for those who prefer light bodied wine.
20. Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Making Kit
You can now make your own Cabernet Sauvignon Wine in the comforts of your home. The Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Making Kit comes with all the ingredients you need to make the wine including the Cabernet Sauvignon juice directly made in Napa Valley. The ingredients are enough to make one gallon of wine.
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21. Napa Valley Natural Organic Extra Virgin Oil
Other than wine, Napa Valley is also home to the best olive oils. Since olives also grow well in this area, their olive oils are a must try item and would make a perfect Napa Valley gift.
22. Napa Valley Naturals Grapeseed Oil
Napa Valley also produces grapeseed oil. Made from the leftover seeds of the grapes, this grapeseed oil has a very light and delicate flavor. It is perfect to be used for cooking, baking, and even frying since it has a high smoke point.
23. Napa Valley Naturals White Wine Vinegar
Napa Valley is also well known for its vinegar. You can consider getting this Napa Valley White Wine Vinegars as a Napa Valley gift. It is made from natural ingredients and organic white wine, a perfect ingredient for sauces and marinades.
24. Napa Valley Naturals – Balsamic Vinegar
Napa Valley’s grapes also make great balsamic vinegar. Using a centuries old Italian aging process, this balsamic vinegar has a complex and intense flavor. It is perfect to be used as salad dressing and eaten with fresh mozzarella cheese.
25. Mezetta Napa Valley Homemade Sauce Marinara
The last item on this list of Napa valley gifts is a local homemade marinara sauce. Mezetta Napa Valley Homemade Sauce is another local food product where they use herbs that are locally grown in Napa Valley. They own an our-state-of-the-art facility in Napa valley where they create all their pasta sauces.
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What products are Napa Valley best known for?
Wine is what Napa Valley is best known for. Since Napa Valley has weather resembling the dry Mediterranean climate, it is suitable for grapes to grow. It has a range of famous red and white wines. From this list of Napa Valley gift ideas you can consider getting the Cabernet Sauvignon which is the most famous red wine type from Napa Valley.
Why is Napa Valley so popular?
Napa Valley is so popular for producing world-class wine. It is a perfect weekend getaway destination where you can enjoy staying in luxury hotels, eating at fancy restaurants, and enjoying the flavors of some of the best wines in the world. Just like what is written on the list of Napa valley gifts above, Napa Valley’s most well known wines are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
What are the best Napa Valley gift baskets?
Napa Valley is inseparable from its wine-related activities, thus the best Napa Valley gift baskets would be something like the California Picnic Basket Set mentioned in the list of Napa Valley gifts above. You can enjoy your wine picnic easily using the items provided in this basket.
What are the best Napa Valley food gifts?
Other than the wine, Napa valley is also well known for its olive oil and vinegar. From the list of Napa Valley gifts above, olive oils and vinegars from the local brand, Napa Valley Naturals would be the best Napa Valley food gift aside from wine. It is made from grapes and olives that are locally grown in Napa Valley.