It is hard to believe we are entering the holiday season. On top of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, November and December are often packed with dinner parties and social gatherings - thus, plenty of BYOB or bring-an-app opportunities. 

Whether you are gathering together this year or not, the Umpqua Valley provides a bounty of perfect holiday party companions to take along with you or ship to your favorite people that you are missing this year. 

Our locals weighed in and here’s what they like to share at the holiday spread:

  1. Baco Noir from Girardet Vineyards in Tenmile or from Melrose Vineyards in Roseburg 
  2. Kruse Farms pies, cookies and other dessert items
  3. Fresh bread from Lighthouse Bakery
  4. Influence IPA from Two Shy Brewing
  5. Reustle Prayer Rock’s Gruner Veltiner
  6. Season Cellar’s Transparency
  7. Jerky from B&D Custom Meats
  8. Cupcakes, cake or cookies from Kim’s Cupcakery
  9. Backside Brewing Co. or Old 99 Brewing Co. six packs
  10. Delicious, locally-baked goods, a jar of jam, or a bottle of hot sauce from Jackson Street Provisions
  11. The Secret Wine Society for a very large variety of international wines

If you don’t have to be too specific on what you are bringing, stop by either the Porter Creek Mercantile or Umpqua Valley Farmers’ Market for a variety of fresh foods and homemade goods.