Wine Discovery Boxes

Ready to explore some new wines or stock up on bestsellers? Our experts have mixed and matched some of their favourites for you in these four new collections. These online exclusives are a one-stop way to easily sample and share a variety of exceptional wines, and they make great gifts for wine lovers, too.

Wines of Portugal Box

For 4,000 years, winemaking grapes have flourished in Portugal. Start exploring with this carefully curated box that features five reds and one white – a great mix of the country's diverse regions and varietals.

One of the most famous Portuguese wine regions is the Douro Valley, home to Vicente Faria Animus. Crafted from indigenous grape varieties, this supple red blend has notes of wild honey, chocolate and licorice, which pair beautifully with tomato-based pasta dishes. Just south of the Douro Valley is the equally well-known Dão wine region, where Catedral Reserva Dao is crafted. Smoky, dry and fruity, it pairs nicely with savoury kebabs.

The capital city region of Lisboa also boasts wines like Porta 6, a juicy, fruit-forward red with plenty of blackberry, herbs, coffee and watermelon flavours. Enjoy it with garlicky steak or ribs. The medium-bodied red blend Quinta de Bons-Ventos hails from that region as well, featuring a slightly spicy finish that works well with grilled lamb recipes. Silk & Spice Red is another popular red blend, offering intense black plum and berry aromas that are a great match for burgers or pepper beef salad dishes. Of course, Portugal also has fantastic white wines. Consider, for example, the extra-dry Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Verde. Crisp and vibrant, it has a hint of minerality and lime. Try it with spring salads and seafood.

Wines of California Box

Taking a California wine tour has never been easier with this enticing sampler of four red and two white wines from the Golden State.

Your tour starts with Trinity Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular berry-forward red crafted with grapes from sustainably farmed vineyards, and Josh Cellars Legacy Red, a premium red blend with notes of coffee, dark spices and herbs. Enjoy them both with grilled beef and lamb. Meomi Pinot Noir is a silky dry red, excellent with spicy short ribs or potato recipes. Next, there’s Gnarly Head Zinfandel, grown in the Lodi wine region that’s known for its Zinfandels. Crafted from vines up to 80 years old, it delivers bold, rich berry flavours that work well with stuffed mushrooms or your favourite beef recipe.

No Cali wine tour would be complete without a Chardonnay. Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay is a customer favourite, offering lots of vibrant tropical fruit notes that match nicely with chicken dishes. Longshot Pinot Grigio is another excellent white. Crisp and extra-dry, it has a mellow finish that complements grilled fish, savoury salads and vegetable appetizers.

This collection also comes with a seven-piece set that contains everything you need for a backyard picnic—a durable canvas tote, wine opener, two stainless steel knives and forks with polished wood handles and a wood cutting board. Just add your favourite fixings for al fresco dining! Plus, with every box purchased, California Wines Canada will make a $5 donation to Canada’s largest food rescue charity, Second Harvest.

     

Vintages Essentials for Spring Box

This collection of three exceptional wines is a great way to show your appreciation or mark a special occasion in someone’s life. These bottles are also a welcome addition to your own table to make an ordinary meal extraordinary, to try a mini wine-tasting or to toast to spring's arrival – all for under $90. 

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County is a popular, extra-dry red from a renowned California vineyard. Redolent with dark berry tones, smoke, oak spice, vanilla and cedar, it is the perfect accompaniment to premium cuts of beef. From Burgundy comes the delectable La Chablisienne Les Venerables Vieilles Vignes Chablis. It’s crafted with old vines to create an intensely flavourful Chardonnay with aromas of apple, citrus and mineral. Enjoy it with grilled white fish, spicy chicken or cheese appetizers. A To Z Wineworks Pinot Noir, from the award-winning Oregon winery, is another exciting option, with smoky, savoury notes accenting red berry flavours. Medium-bodied and fruity, it goes well with rustic dishes featuring duck, venison, pork and earthy vegetables.

     

Great Spring Value Box

From around the world and right here at home, this thoughtfully selected collection of 10 well-priced wines offers an array of five whites, four reds and one rosé to help you kick off spring with delicious flair. 

Citra Pinot Grigio Terre di Chieti is a crisp white that hails from sun-warmed vineyards in the Abruzzo region of Italy, while worldwide bestseller Portugal’s Casal Garcia Vinho Verde DO is lower in alcohol, with dry, lemon-lime flavours. Pair both of these with lighter fare like seafood and salads. Canyon Road Chardonnay is a luxe, full white with ripe pineapple, apple and spice flavours, ideal for leisurely sipping. Next on our wine travels is Lindemans Bin 95 Sauvignon Blanc from Australia, featuring nutty, minty elements to complement this extra-dry wine’s delicate fruitiness. And for veggie taco night or grilled shrimp, there’s Ontario’s Open Riesling-Gewürztraminer VQA with plenty of aromatic floral, peach and melon notes.

For red wine fans, there are four options to enjoy. Fantini Farnese Sangiovese IGT is crafted in Italy’s Terre di Chieti foothills. Smooth and lush, it’s just right for pairing with braised short ribs. Gato Negro Pinot Noir is a versatile choice from Chile, with earthy, fruity flavours that match well with grilled chicken or a cheese plate. Plum, vanilla and cedar flavours shine in Beringer Main & Vine Cabernet, an appealing Cali red. Candidato Oro Tempranillo Garnacha Castilla VDT is crafted with Spain’s famed Tempranillo varietal to create smoky notes and sultry dark fruit flavours to enjoy with pub fare.

Rounding out the collection is JP Azeitao Shiraz Rosé Bacalhoa, an extra-dry rosé from Portugal’s Península de Setúbal. Its lively acidity suits hearty salads.