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Houdini and Wine Country Gift Baskets have been in the wine business, sourcing and selling wine, for over 30 years. During this time we have tasted thousands of wines and met a variety of characters including some of the best wine grape growers and winemakers in California. These relationships have allowed us to source our own grapes and work with the winemakers to create many wines that we know our customers and their gift recipients will enjoy.

Cutting out the middlemen allows us to remain involved in the entire process. Through our connections, we directly source the best California grapes and work with our winemaker to produce the consistently good wines that Houdini/Wine Country Gift Baskets have become known for over the last several years. Less people involved gives us more control so we can produce higher quality wines at a much better price than you will find elsewhere. And much of the grapes and juice that we use to produce this wine comes from some of the premier growing regions and vineyards around California, names you would instantly recognize. However, for obvious reasons, we have assured these vineyard owners that we wouldn’t disclose their identities.

Additionally, being a winery allows us to send and receive wine to customers in several states with more restrictive direct wine shipment laws. We’re hoping and actively working to help change wine shipping laws so they continue to become less restrictive - so wine drinkers all over the United States can purchase, ship and consume any wine they want anywhere they want; but at this time a dozen states including DE, GA, KS, KY, ME, NY, RI. SD, TX VT, VA and WA require that all shipments of wine going to customers come directly from a winery. Fortunately, we have crafted many different wines and varietals so our customers will find something to suit every taste and budget.

So whether you’ve been ordering and drinking from our family of wines for years or have just discovered us, you will find something familiar or something completely new, depending on what you’re looking for. And don’t be afraid to try something new; we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied, simply let us know and we’ll make it right! Contact us today if you have any questions and we can recommend something similar to your favorite wines or introduce you to some new varietals and blends.

Cheers!