PROS / This service has lavish, beautifully handcrafted gift baskets.
CONS / Wine Country does not ship internationally.
VERDICT / Wine Country is a good place to shop if you're looking for a classy gift basket for a family member, friend or business associate.
As the website’s name indicates, Wine Country offers fine champagne and wine gift baskets, but it's not limited to these. You'll find a large variety of lavish gourmet gift baskets for just about any occasion. This gift basket service caters to big businesses as well as individuals. It offers same-day shipping, or you can have the package arrive on the day you choose.
You can see the recommended gift baskets organized by occasion, price and type, but if you have a specific need, the keyword search engine does a reasonable job of finding baskets that match it. While gift baskets are definitely the site’s flagship product, customers will also find a narrow selection of other gifts, including flowers and fresh fruit assortments. You'll also find chocolate and accent items like teddy bears, cups and picnic sets. This company can only ship wine to 44 of the 50 states due to state laws and regulations.
This service sent us a basket made of wood packed with a pleasing blend of sweet and salty fares. We received some gourmet items, like tapenade (crushed olive mix) and smoked salmon, but the more pedestrian items like crackers, hot mustards and chocolates were about what we expected from a gift basket. Overall, we found this basket surpassed our expectations for one in its price range.
Wine Country Gift Baskets offers both standard and expedited shipping, including overnight and weekends. It caters to corporations and businesses; in fact, it offers a spreadsheet if you have a large number of clients on your basket-sending list. The website does not offer international shipping or delivery to APO, FPO or P.O. boxes. The site and its transactions are secure and verified by Norton and CyberTrust, which is part of Verizon, so you can feel comfortable sharing your credit card information to pay.
The website FAQs answer just about any question you may have, from ordering to product information. In addition, you can contact a customer representative via live chat, a feature not offered by all the gift basket services we reviewed. You can also use the online form or call during business hours.
On the whole, Wine Country Gift Baskets provides a great selection of lavish gift baskets for family, friends, business associates or clients. The website is easy to use with a helpful search engine and extensive product information, including customer reviews. While it only ships within the U.S., it does provide shipping as quick as same day on some items. If you're looking for something a little classier than the usual, Wine Country Gift Baskets is worth checking out.