Cheers to Stress-Free Entertaining with Holiday Sangria

Entertain Stress Free this holiday season with Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet and Holiday Sangria 

Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is both delicious and quite affordable. I love to serve it all my parties!

 When the temperatures begin to cool a bit, I start day dreaming about holiday entertaining. I love to throw a good party… it’s a passion of mine! I revel in the details of an intimate gathering of friends and family that makes everyone feel special and appreciated.

This Holiday Sangria recipe is AMAZING! Plus it's super easy to make by the pitcher and is sure to please all your guests! TablerPartyOfTwo.comThe key to hosting an event that blesses others but doesn’t leave you frazzled is planning. Simple, intentional party planning ensures a gathering that you can enjoy just as much as your guests do. Here are the guidelines I follow to plan a memorable yet stress-free holiday party.

1. Pick a theme that helps pull the gathering together, from food and drinks to invitations, decorations, and party favors.

2. Decide on two or three easy DIY touches to make the soiree special. A few examples of these are centerpieces, drink tags, banners, and chalkboard signage.

3. Plan the party around a delicious assortment of heavy appetizers (hot and cold) rather than a sit-down dinner.

4. Serve wine, beer and a signature drink rather than stocking a full bar.

5. Send everyone home with a small gift or memento. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. Pretty candy in cellophane with a ribbon or a simple ornament with a holiday tag are two easy options.

For wine at my parties, I serve cabernet and chardonnay from Wente VineyardsOne of my go-to signature drinks for entertaining is sangria. There are so many creative ways to make a great sangria!

Holiday Sangria with cranberries, pomegranate, apples and blood red oranges... it's simply divine!

For Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations and parties, I like to serve a holiday sangria with fresh fruit, red wine, and sparkling apple cider. Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet is my delicious, affordable, red wine of choice… whether poured in a stemless glass or in a sangria recipe.

{Of course Wente was my wine of choice while celebrating my birthday last weekend on our boat!}

Celebrating with Wente Cab!

OMG! This holiday sangria is truly perfection fresh, delicious fruit combines with crisp cabernet and sparkling apple cider to make a holiday cocktail that will please your party!

The Wente family journey is so inspiring! I love this this awesome Facebook video where 5th-generation winemaker Karl D. Wente compares his love of wine making with the making of music, his other passion.

Holiday Sangria
Serves 8
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 1 bottle Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet
  2. 1 bottle sparkling apple cider
  3. 1 pomegranate, de-seeded
  4. 1 blood red orange, sliced thin
  5. 1 cup whole, fresh cranberries
  6. 1 granny smith apple, chopped
  7. sprigs of rosemary for garnish
  1. Combine wine, sparkling cider, and fruit in a large pitcher. Stir. Refrigerate for two hours. Serve each glass with a sprig of rosemary.
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Here are a few things you might want or need for your holiday sangria: 

I’m so excited to share a special code for free shipping of the Wente Vineyards wine. Simply enter the code JRNYSHIP1 to get free shipping of wine I know you will love as much as I do!


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