Maker's 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar
It’s the most wine-derful time of the year! Learn more about our 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar and the special wines inside.
By Emily Gokita
November 01, 2022
Around here, the holidays are all about enjoying good food, amazing wine, and the best company. It’s a trio of things that make us really, really happy.
The Maker team has a lot to celebrate around the holiday table this year: 3 years since we sold our first can, 1 year of nationwide shipping, and the release of our 2nd annual 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar. The calendar is the perfect way to taste through 12 different Maker wines, all from diverse, small-batch producers here in the U.S. Each calendar includes 12 different wines – a mix of red, white, and sparkling wines – all with unique stories to tell.
The canned wine calendar is the perfect way to enjoy the best of what Maker has to offer and try some of our members-only wines. Learn more about each of our makers – they're really worth getting to know. Skip to the wines!
About Maker’s Canned Wine Advent Calendar
“Advent” is the festive season leading up to Christmas. It’s typically around 4 weeks long and celebrated by most Christian denominations. For many, advent has evolved to represent a “countdown to Christmas” and calendars have become more and more creative over the years. From chocolate to whiskey, fragrances to accessories, gemstones to children’s toys – there’s truly a calendar for everyone.
In 2021, we made the (very) last-minute decision to offer our own advent calendar – a 12-day countdown featuring our premium, small-batch canned wines. On the customer side, it looked like this came together swiftly and smoothly (we hope!), but behind the scenes we worked against a few different challenges and unpredictable variables – like having to hire a dynamic duo to drive our boxes across the country.
What’s Included in Maker’s Calendar
Odds are, you landed on this page because you either received our canned wine advent calendar in the mail or are curious to learning more about it. Each calendar contains 12 different cans – each ⅓ of a bottle, meaning the entire box is the equivalent of 4 premium bottles of wine. There’s a mix of red wines like our Pinot Noir and Merlot, whites like our Verdelho and Chardonnay, and sparkling wines like our Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc and Sparkling Riesling.
All of Maker's wines come from diverse, small-batch producers here in the U.S. – most in California and one (!) in Washington. We really want you to get to know them, so every day you pull a wine from your advent calendar, take a moment to read more about the producer and winemaker.
As for Maker, some of our core values include:
Produce premium, bottle quality wine: Each can is the same high quality wine found in the bottles of the best small producers. Maker wines are vintage, varietal, and often vineyard specific: terroir-driven wines that the winemaker is proud to put their name on.
Represent diverse makers: We partner with diverse, small-batch makers to elevate their underrepresented voices and premium wines.
Showcase unique varietals and regions: We love finding lesser-known regions and grapes that geeky wine people adore, but that your average rosé sipper may not know.
Zero sugar, low carb: We prioritize wine producers that use organic and sustainable farming practices. Our wines are fermented to dry, with no residual sugar and under five carbs per serving.
How to Enjoy the Wines
There aren’t a lot of rules for enjoying your 12 Days of Canned Wine Advent Calendar, however, we do recommend enjoying it with friends. Whether you split each can with your partner or roommate, or gift it to wine lovers in your life, wine is always better with good company.
Here’s how to start sipping:
Pick a start date – these wines are on your schedule. If you’d like, join us on December 12 when we start tasting through our calendars on Instagram.
Discover a new can each morning – then pop it in the fridge for later if needed. Some of our wines are best enjoyed chilled, so make sure you do the big reveal a couple hours before you plan to crack the can.
Enjoy wine in a glass or drink straight from the can. This is totally based on personal preference. We like our reds in glasses and sparkling wines straight from the can.
Snap a pic of your favorites and tag us (@makerwine)! We’d love to see how you’re enjoying your 12 Days of Canned Wine calendars.
Learn More About Each Maker Wine
Learn more about each wine by reading through our tech sheets. Also note that based on inventory closer to the holidays, we might need to swap out a wine or two so you might not have the exact same wines as your friends who pre-ordered their calendar. We appreciate your understanding.