The Ultimate Wine-Filled Staycation

Plane tickets are pricey, hotel beds are uncomfortable, cat sitters are expensive…The best way to beat that “I need a vacation from my vacation” feel is simple: stay home!

Staycations are quickly becoming the new vacations. There is something to be said for relaxing and recharging in the comfort of your own humble abode. Of course, selecting wines is an important part of planning. (Truthfully,  it should be the only major part of planning). Bright Cellars takes the guesswork out of choosing bottles by matching you with wines that are perfect for your palate! Take the wine quiz to see your matches and begin your staycation relaxation with these suggested pairings:

Folk & Fable Solstice Seasonal Red Blend

Staycation Activity: Relaxing by the fire

Sure, throwing a log on the fire at home may not be the same as cozying up in a ski lodge, but at least you can avoid potential frostbite. Pour a glass of this seasonal spiced wine and warm your spirit with this spirit.

Recommended Pairings: Chocolate covered cherries, gingerbread men, all of the blankets.

Burrasca Bombino Bianco 2016

Staycation Activity: Reading a sappy romance novel

You know the book you’ve been picking up off the shelf and putting back for months? You should block off your weekend and finish it. Sip on this crisp, tropical vino and transport your mind and your tastebuds to the beaches of Italy while you read.

Recommended Pairings: White cheddar popcorn, yoga pants, the calming sounds of the ocean via your Spotify account.

Forty Winks Chardonnay 2016

Staycation Activity: Hosting a wine and cheese party

Forget expensive vacation dinners and valet parking. Having your friends over for a night of artfully paired wine and cheese can be even more enjoyable! Chardonnay pairs expertly with various cheeses and guests.

Recommended Pairings: Melted Brie and dried fruits, excessive holiday decor, Michael Bublé at full volume.

Quinte Royale King of Hearts Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Staycation Activity: Testing your luck with a deck of cards

Whether you’re risking it all with Blackjack or playing your fifth round of Go Fish, nothing beats a little friendly competition. Ditch the trip to Vegas and up the ante with a glass of this winning French wine.

Recommended Pairings: Supreme pizza, Lady Luck, the ability to forgive and forget when the rivalries get carried away


To find wines that make your staycation better than a vacation, choose the bottles that pair perfectly with your taste (and are delivered directly to your door). Take the wine quiz to see your results, and receive 50% off your first shipment!





Bright Cellars

Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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