Valentine's Day, often viewed with mixed emotions, offers a wonderful opportunity to express love and appreciation for those dear to us. However, we at Hambledon Vineyard don’t think the day has to just be about romantic love- indeed, it is the perfect time to celebrate your love for family, friends, or in fact, to treat yourself. In a traditionally leaner time of year, to us, the holiday provides the perfect reason to enjoy the finer things in life. Whether that’s spending quality time together, or simply having some much-needed ‘me-time’. As such, we’ve curated a range of Valentine's Day gifts perfect for a special winter treat.
A Little Something for Yourself…
Valentine’s Day is the ideal opportunity to carve out some much-needed time for oneself- why not dedicate an evening to a hobby? While many of us spend the majority of our time wrapped up in the quotidian, we forget to spend time doing what we love. Whether that be a couple of hours in the gym, baking at home, doing arts and crafts or simply watching your favourite film. Even better, paired with a glass of our award-winning sparkling wine for an extra element of decadence. Half bottles are ideal for occasions where a little indulgence is welcome, but excess is not. Hambledon Vineyard have produced a limited quantity of 37.5cl bottles of our award-winning classic cuvée. Meaning the same signature cuvée that you know and love, aged for 35 months on the lees, without the waste.
For the Hard-to-Impress
For some, Valentine’s Day is a day that comes alongside heavy expectations- whether this implies pulling out all the stops for a dinner, coming up with a creative idea for an evening out, or a showstopper gift. As lovers of Food and Wine, we love the idea of a progressive dinner- trying a different bar or restaurant for each course and a drink to pair- perhaps a Spanish dish to start, a Japanese Main, and a classic British dessert. Or, why not spend a weekend away in our beautiful home county of Hampshire? With a mixture of the rural and metropolitan, luxury hotels and beautiful campsites, there is something guaranteed to suit every taste.
For a gift to truly impress, our Valentine's Day hampers feature the finest artisanal treats crafted right here in Hampshire. Choose between a bottle of our Classic Cuvée Rosé, or a 37.5cl or 75cl bottle of our Classic Cuvée– showcasing the best of our exceptional English Sparkling wine, grown, made and aged in our very own front garden. Complementing these choices are decadent Hambledon-infused chocolates by our Head Chef, Nick Edgar, and luxurious scented candles from the Compass Candle Company.
Add a Personal Touch…
For those who like to go the extra mile for loved ones, or, want to treat themselves to a beautiful addition to their barware, our glasses and half bottle bundle allow you to personalize two bespoke Hambledon Vineyard flutes with your loved one's initials. Paired with a half bottle of our classic cuvée, this thoughtful gift is perfect for sharing or savouring solo. Try an indoor picnic- whether this is a solo-charcuterie board with your favourite cheeses and meats all to yourself, or, a more elaborate affair bringing the outdoors indoors during the colder months, complete with blankets, traditional picnic treats and perhaps even a hamper.
The Classic Combination
Make it your moment this Valentine’s Day with a simple, yet elegant gift- to yourself, or to a loved one. Hambledon Vineyard's Valentine's Day Gift Bag is sized perfectly for one or two, it includes a Classic Cuvée Half Bottle, hand-crafted Hambledon Vineyard Honeysuckle Candles, and a box of artisanal chocolate delights. For an evening spent peacefully alone, or an intimate date night between two, this is the ideal starting point.
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
For the true wine enthusiast in your life, our Wine Club memberships are the ideal way to gift an experience. Our Classic Club in particular is ideal if you're a sparkling wine enthusiast looking to broaden your knowledge of the category, enjoy the benefits of exclusive events here at the vineyard, a set allocation of our award-winning sparkling wine, alongside a host of other benefits. With our new Cellar Door Dining experience opening this February, there is no better time to benefit from a membership.