Seasonal inspiration

Our festive gift guide

By Halliday Promotion

29 Oct, 2020

Whether you need gift ideas for other wine lovers or want to treat yourself this season, consider the following options.

Somehow, it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas. When it comes to gift-buying, we’ve got the wine lover in your life covered with a range of thoughtful and considered gifts – from new release vintages and high-tech wine gadgets, to jewellery and standout glassware. There’s something here for everyone... maybe even for yourself. 
2015 Chandon Vintage Brut
Aromas of grapefruit, typical of Chandon′s Whitlands Plateau vineyard, blend with mirabelle plum – a classic pinot noir flavour synonymous with their Strathbogie Ranges vineyard, overlaying praline and fresh toast characters, derived from age and time on yeast lees. The palate has very fine bubbles and long, tight acidity.
$39 | Find out more.

2018 Higher Earth Syrah
This new St Hallett release presents a fine wine of texture, offering dark cherry and raspberry fruit on the nose, while dark berry fruits and white pepper strike a fresh, fine palate. A truly great summer drop.
$60 | Find out more.

RIEDEL Decanter Cornetto Confetti Series
Bright and vibrant, the RIEDEL Cornetto Confetti Series was inspired by pop art. Handmade in fine crystal glass, the slim design is perfect for decanting both younger and older wines.
$499.95 | Find out more.

Plumm Three The Sommelier Series
Ultra-fine European crystal wine glasses created in collaboration with leading Australian sommeliers. Three glasses designed to enhance every wine style.
$89.95 for a set of two | Find out more.
Winesave Wine Preserver & Premium Wine Accessories
Kelvin K2 smart wine thermometer + free mobile app. $69.99
Üllo wine purifier and hand-blown Florence decanter. $199.99
Winesave PRO all-natural wine preserver protects up to 150 bottles. $34.99
Find out more.

2018 Talits Estate ‘Le Fruit Defendu’ Pinot Syrah
In French winemaking, blending pinot noir and syrah is traditionally forbidden. However, in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, this blend has become one of the region’s most celebrated styles – for good reason. This blend is characterised by subtlety and grace. Medal winner: 2019 Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show.
$48 | Find out more.

Grapes by Winmark
Karin Adcock, founder of Pandora Australia and now owner and vigneron of Winmark Wines, never lost her passion for fine jewellery. These sterling silver cufflinks are an ideal gift for wine lovers.
$399 | Find out more.
2018 Sutton Grange Estate Syrah
The Estate Syrah has always been the best expression of the Sutton Grange farm. The 2018 is exceptional (97 points), fragrant with blue fruits, blackcurrants and violets. The 2018 Syrah has a palate of graphite and dark-chocolate powder, with a muscular, plush, generous drive.
$65 | Find out more.

Coravin Model Six Wine System
The Coravin Wine System allows people to drink from any wine bottle, in any amount, without opening the bottle. The remaining wine can be preserved for weeks or months, and even years.
$649.99 | Find out more.

Printhie Wines Swift Cuvée
This methode traditionnelle sparkling, among the Best of the Best in this year's Companion, had six years of lees ageing in the bottle, building flavour and complexity. You’ll love the delightful intensity of white fruit, florals, strawberry, brioche and nuttiness.
$40 | Find out more.

This story first appeared in issue #55 of Halliday Magazine – on sale now.