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The Wines to Give Dad This Father's Day

21 Aug, 2018

Make sure Dad never drinks bad wine again with a Halliday Wine Companion membership for Father's Day

New socks. A gift card for a hardware store. Novelty 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 your gift game up in time for this year. And 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 2019 Halliday Wine Companion to pinpoint a selection of wines that we know will be a hit this Father’s Day. No matter if your dad is a master of the grill, new to the world of wine, or lays claim to an already exceptional cellar; these drinks will have you in contention for ‘Favourite Child’. These bottles aren’t just for dads though, 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 for Halliday Wine Companion too. Membership options cover digital only, digital and magazine, or you can really treat him this Father's Day by opting for a membership that includes full digital access, a magazine subscription, a copy of the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion and two additional books by James Halliday. Go on, he deserves it. 


He knows how to sear a steak on the barbecue like a professional, and he knows a thing or two about which wine works best with anything from a comforting spaghetti bolognese to a fragrant Thai curry.


How does a cool dad become so cool? He might have an incredible vinyl record collection, drive a restored vintage car, or do any number of things that definitely fall into ‘Cool Dad’ territory. Add to his cool clout on Father’s Day by gifting him one of these bottles.


The Connoisseur Dad is already a devoted wine-lover. He may have a sommelier-worthy collection, or his cellar may be more selective and curated. He knows the distinctions between grüner veltliner and gewürztraminer, and his palate is well versed in tasting some of Australia’s, and the world’s, finest wines. Blow his (novelty) socks off this Father’s Day with these wines below – all will make him raise an eyebrow in appreciation.


A bottle of wine as a celebration on becoming a new parent is a classic gift for a reason. One bottle could be opened this year and one bottle saved until a milestone birthday – an 18th, 21st or even beyond. Welcoming a new family member is an occasion worthy of a special bottle of wine, and the wines below fit the bill.