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Last minute gift? Let them make wine at Judd’s Hill

By Jessica Yadegaran
Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 5:15 pm in Corkheads.

Don’t know what to get the person who has everything?

Humility would be a start. But seriously folks, if someone’s into wine and you can’t splurge on buying them a vineyard, I think a day at camp would make the perfect gift.

Judd’s Hill winery in Napa offers half-day wine blending sessions. You can get a reservation with only a day’s notice. Once you arrive, you get to taste the four Bordeaux wines (two Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlot, Cabnernet Franc) used to make your ultimate blend of Jessica Meritage.

After that winemaker-led session, you get to bottle your wine, label it, and top it with a rad wax closure. And yes, you get to take it home that same day. To me, this gift rocks.

Bottling wine

Three bottles will run you $195; half case is $370, and a full case, 12 bottles, is $690. Sign up and make reservations here.

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