The last few weeks I have been looking for the ultimate Christmas wines available in Kenya. This list is based on personal preferences. I haven’t decided where I will be spending my Christmas but wine is part of the equation. I believe that Christmas wines should be celebratory wines. They don’t necessarily have to be bubbly’s or sparklings. Here are my ”12 wines of a Kenyan Christmas 2014”. If you have a question on the wines, drop me an email at or ask me on twitter using the hashtag #askaconnoiseur.

1. Fantinel Prosecco.

I had this wine at a dinner in Meditteraneo 9 West last week and I believed that it made the cut. It had beautiful straw color accompanied by a fruity bouquet with hints of golden apples. It filled the mouth with a burst of flavors that are fruity.  It is a consistently popular, lively, classic sparkling wine perfect for any festive occasion. get this wine here.fantinel 2. Casillero Del Diablo Brut Chardonnay

This is a wine that I discovered 2 months ago and I have already downed 4 bottles. It is that good. Read about this wine here. Available at Viva Global Ltd.


3. Mara Celebration wine

What better way to celebrate than to do it with a wine made for Kenya? Read about why this wine made the cut here. Available at  Mia Wines and Spirits International.

MARA Celebration 750 large  

4. Frisky Zebras Mystic Merlot

This is a wine I got from the Kenya wine club. However it is only available in stores in January 2015. Available at the Kenya Wine Club.

Frisky Zebras Mystic Merlot Tall WR 5. Solms-Astor Cape Jazz Shiraz Sparkling Wine

This is a sparkling wine from South Africa. Available at the Kenya Wine Club. Solms Cape Jazz Sparkling 6. Ferrari Sparkling wines

This is some sparkling wine that I discovered in the Out of Sicily wineshop. I have not bought it yet but I’m planning to do so before Christmas. ferrari

  7. Marques Casa Concha Chardonnay

I came across this wine during a Chilean wine dinner at Fairmont The Norfolk. I loved the vibrancy that this ripe, delicious wine serves up. It tasted of pear, mineral notes and toasty hazelnut. A must have during Christmas. Available at Viva Global Ltd.


8. French Aix Provence Rose.

This is the best Rose in Kenya. It is An award-winning wine from, Domaine de la Grande Séouve winery.  AIX is the the definitive Provence rosé. Available at the Wine Company.


9.Laurent Perrier Champagne

To know more about this champagne. Check out their page.



10. B&G

For more info read this wine review.


11. Charles de Fère blanc de blanc reserve brut

I had this wine over two years and I have not managed to get it in Kenya. However, if any of you can get your hands on it, it will make as a good wine to have with your dinner on Christmas eve/ Christmas day. The Charles de Fère Brut Premium will also do.


12. Refosco La Roncaia

I tasted this wine at a dinner and it will be stocking soon in Kenya. It is one of the best reds I have tasted. It is deep ruby/ maroon. I did not buy a bottle but I would recommend it to anyone who can get their hands on it.

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There you have it. These are the 12 wines that will make my Christmas complete. I would love to know what you are having. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!