A magnificent wine never disappoints as a special Father’s Day gift and there is a drop out there to suit every dad – no matter his palate, preferences or passions. From the entertainer dad who enjoys hosting friends and family at home, to the chef dad who loves cooking up a storm in the kitchen and the wine connoisseur who boasts an impressive wine cellar – here are nine top wines to either gift or enjoy with dad this Father’s Day.
Grant Burge Filsell 2018
If your Dad is a fan of a full-bodied Shiraz and loves to cook up a storm in the kitchen, then look no further than a bottle of delicious Grant Burge Filsell. Rich and dense, this wine displays delicious plum with dark chocolate and spice on the palate, complemented by a bouquet of chocolate and coffee bean with hints of cinnamon, vanilla and blackberry. A truly wonderful drop to savour with a homemade roast dinner. Available from August 27th 2020 at all major retailers and independent liquors at RRP $44.00.
Stonier Chardonnay 2019
For the white wine enthusiast dad who loves to entertain, this classic Chardonnay is a delicious gift and a definite crowd-pleaser displaying a bright array of stone fruit aromas including peach and white plum. With a beautifully creamy texture, subtle oak spice and intense fruit flavours on the palate, this generous wine will pair effortlessly with any meat, fish and shellfish dishes that dad will be serving up at his next dinner party. Available at leading retailers nationally at RRP $25.00.
Hardys Char No.3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Look no further than Hardys Char No.3 Cabernet Sauvignon for the barbecue loving dad. This bold wine has notes of red currants and plum with thyme and spice, alongside vibrant aromas of blackcurrant and lifted notes of milk chocolate. Aged in char oak barrels, this Cabernet Sauvignon is ideal to enjoy with a barbecued steak or grilled lamb, or simply savour on its own with Dad this Father’s Day. Available at Liquorland and independent retailers nationally at RRP $26.00.
House of Arras Grand Vintage 2008
Spoil your Dad this year with an exceptional wine from Australia’s most awarded Sparkling Wine brand, House of Arras. Grand Vintage 2008 is an elegant dry style sparkling with aromas of grapefruit and jasmine, nuances of exotic spice, truffle, meringue and natural yoghurt on the palate. Kick off Father’s Day in style and serve with smoked salmon bagels for a brunch Dad won’t forget. Available at fine wine retailers nationally, cellar door and online at houseofarras.com.au at RRP $99.00.
Brookland Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Show appreciation to your hard-to-buy-for Dad by preparing a Father’s Day feast paired with this bold, aromatic wine. With flavours of rich dark chocolate, cassis and mocha combined with hints of vanilla and spice on the palate, the Brookland Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon matches brilliantly with venison steaks and roast vegetables or Gnocchi with wild mushrooms. Available at Brookland Valley Cellar Door/Online Store and independent retailers at RRP $70.00.
Petaluma Yellow Label B&V Shiraz 2017
Show support to the Adelaide Hills wine region that was devastated by the bushfires earlier this year and gift dad an exquisite bottle of Petaluma Yellow Label B&V Shiraz. Petaluma, like several other Adelaide Hills wineries, sustained significant damage to vineyards and outbuildings after flames ripped through the region. This succulent Shiraz is packed with vibrant red berry and fruity notes and layered with white pepper and spice. A delicious wine for Dad to enjoy on its own or serve with a hearty beef stew. Available at Dan Murphy’s, First Choice, BWS, Vintage Cellars, independent liquor stores and Petaluma Cellar Door/Online Store at RRP $49.99.
St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2017
For the avid wine collector or perhaps the dad who is looking to build a home cellar, St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz is a full-bodied, opulent wine and an excellent Father’s Day gift. Full of rich black forest flavours and textures, with aromas of blackberry, cocoa and baking spice lifting out of the glass, St Hallett Shiraz is a present that will stand the test of time and age gracefully over the years. Alternatively, open on Father’s Day and enjoy with a selection of strong cheeses and your Dad’s company. Available at leading retailers nationally at RRP $54.99.
Bay of Fires Pinot Noir 2018
Bring the best of Tasmania’s cool climate wines to Dad with this bright and vibrant Pinot Noir combining fruit intensity, refinement and persistence of flavour. Exhibits complex aromas including sweet ripe strawberry with spices of anise, cinnamon, plum blossom along with remarkable length in power, intensity and length on the palate. This is a beautifully balanced wine that pairs superbly with duck or other roast dishes. An ideal gift for the wine loving dad who is keen to discover why some of Australia’s best Pinot Noir is sourced from Tasmania. Available at leading retailers nationally at RRP $62.00.
Houghton Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Surprise dad with a luxurious wine gift of Houghton Jack Mann this Father’s Day. In honour of one of Australia’s most legendary winemakers and industry father figures, this full-bodied red has rich layers, great intensity, power and elegance. With dense, firm and fine tannins beautifully integrated with the fruit and oak, Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with slow cooked beef or venison. This exceptional wine ages wonderfully and tells the inspirational story of Jack’s unrelenting search for flavour and character and his desire to make wine of unsurpassed quality. Available at leading retailers nationally at RRP $175.00.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.