Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s just round the corner – time to meet our helpful Father’s Day Gift Guide…

We know dads can be notoriously hard to buy for. So, if he’s giving you the old “Don’t get me anything!” this Father’s. Day, look no further. Welcome to our Father’s Day Gift Guide, full of New World wine ideas for Burgundy, Bordeaux and gin lovers alike…

If he loves… Burgundy

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir

If you’re not feeling Burgundy, but still want an iconic PN – have we got something for you. Ata Rangi have the reputation of being one of the New World’s best Pinot Noir producers, and their flagship red lives up to expectations! Red fruits, plum, redcurrant, hints of truffle and fresh herbs – it’s a winner of a gift for sure.

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Prophets Rock Home Pinot Noir

A real old-world-meets-new here, from wonderful Central Otago! The Home PN has been one of the most consistently highest rated PNs from the region since its first release. No wonder – winemaker Paul Pujol worked in Chambolle-Musigny, Burgundy, as well as across Central Otago before setting up his own winery! Structured, savoury, and a killer in the cellar, it’s got loads of complex dark plum notes, with some ironstone and terrific depth, too.

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If he loves… Bordeaux

Te Mata Estate Coleraine Cabernet Merlot

Te Mata Estate’s Coleraine Cab Merlot is a CLASSIC. It’s made in the traditional Bordeaux blend style of Cab Sauv, Merlot, and Cab Franc – and this is a wine that’s in for the long haul. We reckon you could age it up for up to 15 years at least! It’s concentrated, poised, and packed full of wild strawberry and black cherry fruit notes. Jancis Robinson’s called it one of New Zealand’s national treasures, so it’s got the credentials to add the wow factor to your gift, too.

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If he loves… punchy reds

Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah

What Bordeaux and Burgundy are to France, Gimblett Gravels is to New Zealand. Terroir’s a big focus here – and for good reason; the wines from this region are not only the country’s most famous, but also some of their best. One of our faves is the Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah; full of graphite, black pepper and succulent fruit flavours, it’s ASTOUNDINGLY good value. Not only that, it’s scooped up heaps of awards along the way. Present = sorted.

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If he loves… refined whites

Te Mata Elston Chardonnay

Looking for a white that embodies elegance and pedigree, without being too ‘in-your-face’? Look no further. The Te Mata Elston Chardonnay has long been one of our favourites – both classy, and classic! Expect finesse, richness, powerful stone fruit, and fine oak characters. A safe bet for any wine lover.

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Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay

A zingy Aussie option here! Kooyong produce absolutely stellar Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs in the Mornington Peninsula, with a decidedly New World twist. White, round and fruity, you’ve got heaps of lime zest here, with quartzy mineral characters, toasted nuts, and soft creaminess. Simply beaut.

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If he loves… anything but wine!

The Source Cardrona Gin

Who doesn’t love a gin. Particularly one’s that’s been recommended by The Guardian, AND picked up a gold medal at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2016! Forged in the Cardrona Valley, in NZ’s Southern Alps, it’s a natural matrix of locally-foraged rosehip, traditional juniper, coriander seed, lemon, and orange zest. How can you not love a Kiwi gin?

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