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This list includes:

  • Hot Air Balloon rides
  • Tickets to a Food & Wine extravaganza
  • Fine art, Impressionistic vineyard scenes
Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Thinking outside the box, and inside the balloon, this is a Holiday Special for the 2008 season, so please don’t take this offer as pricing after holiday is over.

I’ve not personally taken a balloon ride, but I’ve gifted a ride with Balloons Above The Valley to my daughter Lyla, because she “always wanted to do it.” She came home elated… How could she not?

I was also elated, because not only was I able to fulfill her dream, but I was also so pleased because Balloons Above The Valley (when I asked) gave Sergeant First Class Cheryl Dupris, who was returning from Afghanistan, a ride above Napa Valley as their guest. I always thought that was so kind of them. They didn’t have to say “Yes,” and yet they quickly did.

Surprise your loved one with a February Food & Wine extravaganza. PS I Love You is having their annual, “always sold out” Dark & Delicious event. Where else can you wine and dine with winery principals for only $50 a person?

Over 35 wineries and over 20 food vendors – for three continuous hours, walking away with a Riedle logo glass? Visit PSILY’s site to sign up. Click Here.

[“Silvering Vines”, featured above, is from Ann Rea’s latest series of Silver Oak Cellar’s Alexander Valley vineyards.]

Another totally awesome gift for that person who has everything would be vineyard art by Ann Rea.

Ann Rea’s art is a permanent presence of Impressionistic vineyard views. For those who feel that art is a very personal preference, a gift card (ranging from $25 to $25,000) would also work for last minute shoppers.

A gift of fine art by Ann Rea is a unique and everlasting gift that will be treasured through the ages, reminding those, who have the art in their possession, of their favorite places on earth…
a vineyard.

With a gift card, you’re able to present your loved ones with Ann Rea’s originals, giclée prints, or fine art accessories of your recipients’ choice.

San Francisco based artist Ann Rea is reviving the tradition of the French Impressionists, with a contemporary point of view. Winemakers take her on a tour of their vineyards where she plants her easel. She then paints the colors of the vineyards as they change with the seasons, creating truly authentic and timeless pieces that reflect the unique beauty of the vineyards.

Ann’s paintings, and her inspiring personal story, have been featured on “Fine Living”, and in “The Wine Enthusiast” and in “Fortune” magazines. Wayne Thiebaud, an American art icon, commends her talent. The collectible status of her work is quickly increasing, her book Colors of Terroir will be published next year.

“My mission is to create the still beauty of color and to capture the peace of the present moment where we connect with our pure potential.” Ann Rea