Remember that time when you had that dinner party and Dave from Accounts handed over that bottle of Echo Falls Chardonnay? Don’t be like Dave. There’s a knack to bringing a great bottle of wine to a dinner party that will both impress your hosts and not have you take out another mortgage for it. If, like me, your go-to present is a bottle of wine, you’re going to need to learn a few tricks to make sure your pick up something that will be genuinely appreciated and enjoyed. Follow our simple tree diagram and you’ll find the perfect bottle to bring.
tree diagram showing people how to choose the best bottle of wine for a dinner party gift


  1. Ondarre Reserva Rioja 2008 
  2. Alpha Estate Axia 
  3. Clos Du Soleil Signature 
  4. La Bastide St Dominique Chateauneuf Du Pape 2011
  5. Burrowing Owl Sauvignon Blanc
  6. Noble Ridge Chardonnay 2012
  7. Chateau La Fleur Plaisance 2010
  8. Tussock Jumper Shiraz
  9. Ca’ Di Rajo Traminer
  10. Misty Cove Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
  11. Burrowing Owl Syrah 
  12. Septima Gran Reserva Malbec
  13. Quails’ Gate Pinot Noir
  14. Lucchine Valpolicella 2012