Wine Lists

Great wines to gift dad this Father’s Day

By Halliday Wine Companion

26 Aug, 2019

While a bottle of red is a safe bet for many dads, maybe yours is more of a white wine fan or loves the quality and value of rosé. We have ideas for a variety of tastes here.

New socks. A gift card for a hardware store. T-shirt or tie. No matter how many times these presents have made an appearance on Father’s Day, it’s never too late to shake up your gift game in time for this year. A bottle of wine, while not a new idea, is always a way to make Dad smile. Plus, you can also drop a hint about you enjoying a glass or two from aforementioned bottle with him.

With that in mind, we have flipped through the pages of the recently released 2020 Halliday Wine Companion to pinpoint a selection of wines that we know will be a hit this Father’s Day. Whether your dad is a food lover, adventurous drinker, or lays claim to an exceptional cellar; the wines here will have you in contention for ‘Favourite Child’. These bottles aren’t just for dads, either, and can be gifted to a stepfather, uncle, godfather, grandfather, or any father figure in your life.

Of course, if your dad is the kind who likes to choose his own wines, you can always buy him a membership to Halliday Wine Companion. All membership options provide access to more than 130,000 tasting notes online and Halliday magazine, or you can really treat him with a Father’s Day membership that includes full digital access, a print subscription, a copy of the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion guide and three additional books by James Halliday. Go on, he deserves it.


The Food Lover

He knows how to hand-cut pasta and slow-simmer ragu. He can also tell you which wine works best with anything from a fragrant Thai curry to a warmly spiced stew.


The Adventurer

He’s not the kind to turn up his nose at any one wine variety, and he loves to experiment with everything from prosecco to Italian reds and crazy-cool blends. He gets a kick out of novelty and will appreciate having a new style to try this Father’s Day.


The Collector

He has a carefully categorised cellar that covers the great wine regions of the world and all the Australian icons. The pinnacle labels here will make a happy addition to that collection.


The New Parent

While they might be too tired right now, when they eventually do get a quiet moment, indulging in a great glass of wine will be welcome. Another nice idea is a birth-year bottle that can be saved for milestone moments along the way.