Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and we know how much you want to make your mom feel like the queen that she is! That’s why we’ve put together three quick and easy tips that will transport her to California wine country, all without leaving her house.
Set the Table
Literally, set the table — plates, silverware, napkins, and of course, wine glasses. To add that extra special touch, place a floral arrangement and scatter some candles across the table. You don’t have to go to a flower shop to do this (unless you want to). Look to your yard or a neighboring wildflower field and keep it local for your floral arrangements. In need of candles? Look no further than right here.
Make it Interactive
Start your celebration with a bottle of our delicious 2018 Brut Rosé and a simple cheeseboard featuring rich, creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert and fresh berries — a perfect complement to the bubbles! As your guests move toward the breakfast bar, bring out our 2019 Sauvignon Blanc and 2018 Proprietary Red Blend, and place them on the table. Sauvignon Blanc offers excellent, lively acidity and fruitiness that will pair well with both savory and sweet breakfast flavors. Our Proprietary Blend is a beautiful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that make it a versatile wine to pair with whatever spread you have. Let your guests decide what wine they want to drink so that you can enjoy their company without having to pour for them when they want more.
The Sweet Finish
Let’s be honest, we all have a sweet tooth, and what better way to satisfy that sweet tooth than baked goods from mom’s favorite local bakery (we go to Model Bakery in St. Helena for their brownies or Sweetie Pies in Napa for their chocolate cake). You’ve already created a beautiful brunch bar spread, so pick up the pastries and continue to sip on your favorite wines from the Strala portfolio. Our 2018 Proprietary Red Blend is our go-to wine for rich, chocolate treats.
These easy tips will help you host a brunch at home that mom will never forget! If you prefer to get out and about to celebrate, we invite you to join us in St. Helena for a Lunch Pairing at Brasswood Estate. We’ll take care of all the food and wine pairings, and you and mom can enjoy a relaxed and stress-free afternoon in the heart of wine country. Happy Mother’s Day!