Father's Day wine

Looking to gift dad wine for Father’s Day? Here are some top drops you seriously should consider

This Father’s Day – Sunday 5th September – is set to look a little different this year for most Aussies, with many of us spending it at home in lockdown. While a lot of us may not have the opportunity to share a meal with dad or celebrate with a BBQ on Father’s Day, the good news is you’ll still be able to spoil dad with a nice bottle of wine, and it can all be done online. Why not have a little fun this year and match the perfect wine with dad’s personality, favourite food or interests. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Hardys Tintara Shiraz (McLaren Vale) 2019 – RRP $27.99

For fans of bold and juicy reds, the 2019 Tintara Shiraz will not disappoint. It is a full-bodied wine bursting with bright and fresh dark berry fruit flavours. With hints of raspberry, fennel and milk chocolate, this wine has great depth and balance, finishing long with soft and silky tannins. For dads who love their barbecuing and sport, this wine pairs well with pre-match spicy buffalo wings and the bold flavours of a blue cheese sauce. Available from major retailers Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Liquor Land, Vintage Cellars and independent stockists nationally.

Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – RRP $44.99

If dad is a wine enthusiast or looking to build his home cellar, this drop makes for a perfect and thoughtful gift. The Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is vibrant and complex with layers of cassis and ripe fruit, with subtle hints of sage and herbs. Set to age gracefully over the next 15 years, this is a truly magnificent wine that will reward those who patiently wait. Available at Dan Murphys, Vintage Cellars and independent retailers nationally.

“Cabernet is my favourite variety to make – I enjoy everything about it. If you are
looking for an extra special wine to gift dad at an affordable price, I
recommend the Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy this wine with an
aged Gruyére cheese to bring its beautiful fruit flavours to life. Alternatively,
this drop would pair beautifully with a chargrilled porterhouse or rosemary
braised lamb shanks. If you are on the hunt for some other beautiful
Cabernets to spoil dad with this Father’s Day, then look no further than our
two Icon wines, Prodigy and Odyssey – both make for exceptional gifts.”

Katnook Winemaker, Natalie Cleghorn

Grant Burge Filsell 2019 – RRP $47.99

Look no further than Grant Burge Filsell for a wine that is sure to make Dad’s special day even more enjoyable. Considered one of the best in the Barossa, the Filsell vineyard consistently produces fruit of incredible intensity and concentration sourced from near-century old vines. The 2019 vintage produced a rich and dark full-bodied Barossa Shiraz, with layers of liquorice, black spice, and hints of juniper. Dad can enjoy this delightfully intense Shiraz with the rich flavours of a filet mignon or beef wellington. Available from August 27 in major retailers and select independent stores nationally.

Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2019 – RRP $53.99

A full-flavoured and textured wine with yellow peach and nectarine flavours typical of all Piccadilly Chardonnay. With hints of grapefruit and toasty cedar spice, this wine also offers a soft and alluring acidity. The perfect drop to compliment a long lunch with dad, especially if creamy pasta, white meats, or seafood is on the menu. Available at Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars, and fine wine independent retailers nationwide.

“As a winemaker, my focus throughout the years has been Chardonnay. My
personal winemaking style and philosophy have always been in the
direction of finesse and elegance. The 2019 Petaluma Piccadilly
Chardonnay encompasses all the above and is one for the collectors. It is
a great Father’s Day gift idea that will cellar with confidence well over
the next decade. A delicious option to pair with cheese such as a rich, creamy
brie or with a chicken dish.”

Teresa Heuzenroeder, Senior Winemaker Petaluma Wines

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