The Wine Selectors Father’s Day Gift Guide
Wondering what to get Dad for Father’s Day? We’re here to help!
It happens every year, doesn’t it? You’re so excited about winter coming to an end and the warmer months kicking off when all of a sudden, someone reminds you that Father’s Day is coming up – fast. EVERYONE remembers Mother’s Day (we hope!), but Father’s Day?
Your mind races, turning over what you got him last year (if you remembered last year). Socks? No. A drone? No, no. You need a solution, and quickly. Well look no further, as we present the Wine Selectors Father’s Day Gift Guide for vino-loving fathers around the country, a shortlist of our hottest offers and essential wine accessories.
And if you happen to be a dad reading this, perhaps now is the time to start dropping some hints about the offers below!
For dads who like it a little bit spicy…
The big, savoury flavours of Shiraz are on full show here with the Spicy SA Shiraz dozen, a selection of powerhouse Shiraz from South Australia. Featuring wines by leading producers from Barossa to Wrattonbully and everywhere in between, Dad will love the heft and tannin depth of these big reds. It features a Gold medal-winning Chalk Hill Blue Lotus Shiraz 2015 that is regarded for its rich fruit core and seamless oak integration, a juicy, peppery Woods Crampton Old Vine Shiraz 2017, and many more, PLUS a bonus bottle of Di Giorgio Montepulciano completely free. Priced at $204, with a tasty $75 off the RRP going back in your pocket, it’s a hard deal to beat.
He might also like: Spring Flings Pinot Noir Dozen + BONUS Grenache
For dads who like it light, a real Pinot G fresh-maker…
While some dads like the bolder drops for their dark fruit complexity and character – especially during winter – others prefer the zestier, citrussy notes of a quality Pinot G to wind down with on the deck. And who could blame them, with the warmer months rolling in? The Pinot G Fresh Makers Dozen is made for dads who know how to appreciate the golden delicious apple, nashi and vanilla notes of a Quealy Pressed Pink Pearls Musk Creek Pinot Gris 2018, the nashi pear, shiitake and nougat complexity of a Dal Zotto Mio Pinot Grigio 2017, and other fine, fresh Pinot G’s. What’s more, the old man will even be getting a bonus bottle of Mitolo Vermentino worth $22 – and you’ll save a handsome $96.
He might also like: Charming Chardonnay Dozen + BONUS Viognier
For the dad who should be a national treasure…
Some dads are just into everything, have you noticed? It’s nothing for them to go from stripping back the motor on an old classic car, to an in-depth conversation on which baby powder is gentlest on the skin and where to get it from at the best price. For dads of such wide-ranging taste and knowledge, consider the Treasured Mixed Dozen. All the classics are here: a Riverina Pinot Gris, a Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc, a Gold medal-winning McLaren Vale Shiraz. This is a selection that is multifaceted, diverse, and has real substance… perfect for the old man who knows everything! At less than $200 and with savings of $116, soon he’ll be telling everyone where he found this great wine deal.
He might also like: Trending Mixed Dozen
For the dad who ‘gets it’…
Some names are shorthand for quality. Range Rover, LVMH, Sennheiser. Penfolds is one such name, the producer that effectively introduced Australian wine to the world with their universally celebrated Penfolds Grange vintages. The Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga 2016 may not be a Grange wine, but make no mistake – this is a wine that will raise an eyebrow when unwrapped on Father’s Day. Framed by a mix of old and new French and American oak notes and crafted in accordance with the traditional Penfolds method, with luck the old fella will grab two glasses for you to savour some Australian wine history with him – perhaps some time in 2030 when it’ll be truly at its peak.
He might also like: Richard Hamilton Centurion Shiraz 2017
For the most distinguished dad on the block…
If your Dad is someone who uses words like ‘boutique’ and ‘elegant’ and refers to movies as ‘films’, then the Lake’s Folly Hill Block Chardonnay 2011 is our pick for a truly refined Father’s Day surprise. Founded in 1963, Lake’s Folly was the first new Hunter Valley vineyard of the 20th century, and lays claim to being Australia’s first boutique winery. One of Lake Folly’s two signature wines – the other being their equally legendary Cabernet blend – their Chardonnay is celebrated for its exquisite balance of rich, buttery textures and complex stonefruit and citrus characters, acidity and length. Give him this, and make him feel like he’s raised you right.
He might also like: Taittinger Champagne Brut Reserve NV
For dads who are sticklers for routine…
Everyone has their rituals. Whether it’s always putting on your left shoe before your right, or blowing on your dice before you roll, these little acts are part of our character. If your dad is the sort who believes a snifter of sweet wine each night after dinner keeps all well with the world, here’s our tip: a bottle of Campbells Grand Rutherglen Muscat NV from the home of Australian fortified wines. Amber in the glass with a beautifully lifted nose of muscaty fruit sweetness, toffee, caramel, burnt butter and rancio complexity with a super intense and complex palate featuring never-ending layers of grilled nuts, honey, espresso and more, it’s a gift that should hit the sweet spot this Father’s Day.
He might also like: Bethany Old Quarry Tawny NV
For the dad who knows what’s worth holding onto…
Let’s face it, whipping together a wine-rack out of old bits of ply and sticking it down under the house near where the old garden hoses are kept may have been acceptable back in the 1960s and 70s, but times, wines and tastes have changed. If your dad is serious about his wine, help him upgrade with this little number – the Barrique WKbb1712 Single Zone Wine Cellar by Leibherr. Allowing a temperature range from 2o to 20oC with fresh air supply via an activated charcoal filter, this is the wine cellar the experts recommend. Plus, it comes with a $150 bonus Gift Card from Wine Selectors, so your dad can make a couple of decent additions to his collection while he’s at it. It’s a wine-win situation all round.
He might also like: Barrique by Liebherr WKb4112 Single Zone Wine Cellar PLUS $250 Bonus Wine Selectors Gift Card
For the dad who’s all class, no glass…
Your dad may know a thing or two about wine, but if he’s enjoying his collection from an odds-and-ends selection of wedding-party leftovers and whatever he’s picked up from assorted wineries, clubs and hotels over the years, it’s time to sort him out with something a bit more respectable. The Schott Zwiesel Pure Aromatic Red Glasses No. 14 set features six red wine glasses from Wine Selectors partner Schott Zwiesel, as found in the hottest luxury bars, hotels and restaurants around the world. Specially crafted to capture and amplify the aromatics in light to medium bodied reds like Gamay and Pinot Noir, these glasses are shatter-resistant and dishwasher safe, and sure to bring a sparkle to his eye. What’s more, order through Wine Selectors and get $87 OFF the RRP – a 15% saving.
He might also like: Schott Zwiesel Pure Aromatic White Glasses No. 15 set
For the dad who likes to open things up a little…
Some dads are always opening things up. Opening up conversations with strangers. Opening up old boxes from storage. Opening up about how your mum doesn’t listen to him anymore. And opening up about the virtues of decanting wine. So what better gift is there to give than this superb Schott Zwiesel Decanter and Shiraz set, featuring a Mountadam wine honouring the late, great David Wynn? With cedar, leather and oak aromas and a complex, layered palate of deep and fleshy ripe curranty fruit, a little decanting in the elegant and durable Schott Zwiesel crystal will only add to the ready charm of this lovely wine. It’s two gifts for the price of one, really – and whose dad would argue with that kind of value?
He might also like: Shiraz to Savour Twin Pack with Glasses
For the dad who likes to be part of a select club…
If ever you’ve seen your father leaving the house or coming home every Tuesday night dressed in a black suit and bowtie and holding a little black briefcase, you’ll know what we’re talking about here. Make your dad feel like part of something special with a Wine Selectors membership! He’ll gain access to the best-scored Australian wines from over 500 cellar doors, curated to his particular tastes – whether he prefers the easy-drinking, mass appeal of the Entertainer’s Releases, or the nuanced and lasting class of the Chairman’s Releases. Not only that, he’ll unlock exclusive Members Extras, receive bonus tasting notes AND be subscribed to Australia’s highest-circulating gourmet food and wine magazine, Selector. It’s the gift that keeps giving, really – and he’ll no doubt agree.
He might also like: Wine Selectors Customised Wine Plans