From vibrant and food-friendly wines to indulgent full-bodied reds and beautifully aromatic sparklings, there is something delicious on offer on their list to spoil every dad.
“Cabernet is my favourite variety to make – I enjoy everything about it,” says Cleghorn. “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.
Leading South Australian winemaker Natalie Cleghorn
“If you are on the hunt for some other beautiful Cabernets to spoil dad with this Father’s Day, than look no further than our two Icon wines, Prodigy and Odyssey – both make for exceptional gifts.”
When it comes to whites, Heuzenroeder produces some absolute gems.
“As a winemaker, my focus throughout the years has been Chardonnay,” she says. “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. Alternatively, enjoy it now over Father’s Day lunch with the family. A delicious option to pair with cheese such as a rich, creamy brie or with a chicken dish.”
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. A delicious and affordable addition to a Father’s Day hamper for Dad.
Why not indulge dad with an exquisite premium Cuvée with the benchmark richness, poise and vibrancy intrinsic to the House of Arras brand? Elegant yet powerful with flavours of grapefruit pith and lifted aromas of honeysuckle, white peach and lemon oil. The silky palate and balance allow full expression of the purity of Chardonnay with its classic citrus and saline characters. Share a few glasses with your dad alongside freshly shucked oysters for Father’s Day lunch.
For Father’s Day this year, is your family planning a traditional home-cooked meal? If so, a glass of the rich and bold St Hallett Butcher’s Cart will pair perfectly with a beautiful slow-cooked beef or roast dinner. This Shiraz is complex and generous, filled with raspberry and dark plum flavours, with hints of spice and black pepper. If you are chasing a simpler pairing, a charcuterie platter would also be a great match.
The Houghton Wisdom range exemplifies the unique characters of the wine regions of Western Australia. The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon displays intense characteristics of cassis, bay leaf and cigar box, while the French oak maturation provides hints of vanilla and mocha to the bouquet. A brilliant wine to enjoy with dad over dinner with dishes such as Moroccan lamb or barbecued beef fillet.
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 toage gracefully over the next 15 years, this is a truly magnificent wine that will reward those who patiently wait.
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. Cook up a feast for your dad and enjoy this delightfully intense Shiraz with the rich flavours of a filet mignon or beef wellington.
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.