Mother’s Day natural wine gift guide 2024

Mother’s Day is right around the corner (literally, Sunday May 12th), and we know you all are probably thinking “wait it is??!!” No matter how hard we try, it sneaks up on us every year, but it’s no excuse not to give the hard working and amazing women in our lives some extra TLC. We’ve heard through the grape vine (pun intended) that this Mother’s Day, all she wants is some peace and quiet, and a delicious glass of natural wine. (Even Forbes wrote about natural wine for Mother’s Day!) You’re in luck, because we have a banger bottle curation guaranteed to check all the boxes for her. Tart and tropical, dry and crisp, we got you covered with the perfect natural wine for Mom. 

For the mom who loves a funky orange wine to sip on, we suggest you introduce her to our friends at Le Coste. Litrozzo Bianco is a gleaming liter of goodness made by Gian Marco and Clementine, a powerhouse duo creating expressive and exciting natural wines in Lazio, Italy. The Litrozzo line is made up of a skin contact white, rosato, and red wine created with the intention to showcase native grapes in Lazio at an affordable price. This bottle delivers notes of tangy papaya, pomelo, and pineapple, with a zingy finish that leaves you wanting more. Mom will be happy she gets one extra glass with this one!

Let us offer you another option that leans more classic in style and approachability – Margins Skin Contact Chenin Blanc. Megan Bell (@marginswine on Instagram) produces low intervention wines using grapes from regions most often underrepresented in northern California (we’re sensing a pattern here!). Her skin contact Chenin Blanc is everything your wildest dreams could conjure up – silky on the palette, ripe crunchy notes of peaches and nectarines, with refreshing minerality. If you close your eyes long enough, a sip of this transports you to the Santa Cruz coastline. Vacation for Mom in a bottle? Don’t say we didn’t warn you if she only requests this wine from here on out. 

The options are endless, but we must put you on one more bottle we can’t seem to stop raving about! Pinot Gris (aka Pinot Grigio in it’s Italian form) is a white grape we have come to know and love that is known for its versatile and refreshing palette. When this grape has more time to hang out on the skins, it opens up in a multitude of inviting ways. Enter Buona Notte’s Rosalba. Graham Markel practices what he preaches – making natural wines that encapsulate the energy that comes with a living glass of wine in your hand and a delectable plate of food in front of you. We love the tannic, amber hue of this wine, along with the notes of honeydew melon, dried thyme, and grapefruit that lean more savory and subdued. This wine feels like it was made in mind for the mother who simply wants to spend quality time with you eating a homemade meal and sipping on a glass or two of this. We suggest Thai food, or go Graham’s route and do Italian!

No matter if it’s natural wine you choose for your Mother’s Day gift or perhaps something else from the shop, you’re in safe hands here at Monsoon Market – open every day 11-7 in Central Phoenix. See you soon!