This holiday season has been a hectic one for this tired mama. Since Thanksgiving I’ve been running around feeling like a chicken with its head cut off as I’ve rushed to get errands done, menus planned, blog work done and the house decorating for the holidays. Add in the hunt for the perfect presents for each member in my family, especially my daughter, and you’ve got one frazzled mama. I’m sure many of my readers can relate and know first-hand how easy its been to be so focused on others and making the holidays memorable, only to forget about your own needs.
To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure how I’d have gotten through the holidays and these last few days before Christmas, if not for a glass or two of wine before bed a few times throughout the week. My normal routine is on hiatus until after Christmas and I’ve been going nonstop this last week, so being able to pour a glass of wine and sip on it while completing the last items on my checklist before bed has been a great way to relax after the long days I’ve been putting in.
While I’m normally a Barefoot Moscato type of gal, I was partnered with The Dreaming Tree Wine company this holiday season and was able to switch it up a little bit. Founded by Dave Matthews (yes, the legendary Dave Matthews) and New Zealand native, Sean McKenzie, Dreaming Tree Wine started out when the two realized they had a passion for making wine that rivaled their passion for drinking it. Setting out into wine country, the duo searched for a way to make quality wine that was accessible to everyone. They gained inspiration through in the down-to-earth characters and unforgettable flavors that they found along their journey.
Eco-friendly and affordable, Dreaming Tree wine is perfect for the holidays. You can serve it up to guests at your Christmas party, share a bottle during an intimate gathering with your closest friends or (in my case) enjoy a glass or two during the late nights you’ll be pulling wrapping gifts, baking, etc. in these last days leading up to Christmas. Each bottle of wine boasts a sustainable paper label, cork closures that are natural and of course bottles that are a quarter of a pound lighter than traditional wine bottles. Better still, a portion of the proceeds from each bottle of wine purchases goes towards worth environmental organizations like the Wilderness Society and Living Lands & Waters.
To find out more about Dreaming Tree, their contributions to environmental causes and their collection of wine, you can visit them online.
disclosure: we were compensated for this post but all thoughts are entirely our own.