Father’s Day Global Wine Selections-Gift and Raise a Glass 

The best gifts are those to be shared when family and friends gather around the table.  The dads and father figures in your life will certainly appreciate a gift of wine. We have selected ones produced globally that also have price points for every budget. Cheers to a great Father’s Day with your loved ones!

Famiglia Pasqua Valpolicella DOC Ripasso Superiore 2020 – This wine from Veneto’s Valpolicella area, is a blend of native grapes Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone and Negrara crafted by Pasqua Wines using the traditional Ripasso method. The technique enriches the wine’s structure and aromas, resulting in a crimson-red hue with aromas of red fruits and toasted nuances, rendering it an appealing option for dads.  (SRP $25) Producer website

Carmel Black Cabernet Sauvignon Galilee 2021 – The Israeli wine boasts a rich, dark crimson hue and delights the senses with aromas of ripe fruit, cassis, and hints of tomato leaf, complemented by subtle notes of warming spices. This wine offers a full-bodied, silky texture, with flavors of luscious ripe red fruits that linger through a satisfying medium finish. It has been meticulously aged for 14 months in French oak barrels within its wine cellars. Bottle aging potential: 5-7 years under suitable storage conditions. (SRP $30) Producer website

Mouton Cadet Rosé 2023 by Mathilde Sereys de Rothschild– This wine was the first wine created as a collaboration between one of Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s great-grandchildren and Mouton Cadet’s winemakers. Together, they built the ideal profile for a fresh, contemporary, and environmentally friendly rosé. It brings a more approachable appeal for the newer wine-drinking generations; especially Generation Z. This wine is meant to be enjoyed with friends and family, paired with tzatziki spread and vegetables; perfect for a casual, summer day by the pool.  (SRP $17.99) Producer website

3 Sapas Malbec Reserva 2022 – Crafted from a selection of plots in Argentina’s Alto Agrelo and Tupungato, this wine exemplifies the versatility and complexity that Argentine Malbec can offer. On the nose, there are prominent notes of black fruits, licorice, and mocha, with a clear predominance of plums and cassis. On the palate, this wine presents itself as voluminous and persistent. Its dark violet color reflects the intensity of this exceptional wine. (SRP $22.99) Producer Website

Colome Autentico 2021 – Harvested from their best Argentinian vineyard located at 2,300 meters, “Auténtico” Malbec is produced in the old winemaking style – ancient techniques such as pigeage (punch down) and no oak influence to retain freshness and purity of fruit. Intense in color and full of aromas like cherries, blackberries and cassis with cloves, spices and mineral notes. The mouth is crisp and robust with a high concentration of ripe and round tannins. (SRP $37) Producer website

Run Wild Juicy Red Blend 2021 – 14 Hands Winery in Washington state produces this juicy and fruit-forward blend that showcases a vibrant blend of red grape varieties. It features the flavors of blueberry, black currant, and blackberry. Soft tannins, lively acidity, and a lingering finish allow for endless food pairing options. The combination of selective fruit sourcing and customized stainless-steel fermenters delivers our balanced, fruit-forward style. Pair it with pasta with red sauce, your favorite burger, and pizza margherita. (SRP $12) Producer website

Freemark Abbey’s 2022 Napa Valley Chardonnay – For the dad who appreciates the finer things in life and has a taste for tradition, the 2022 Freemark Abbey Chardonnay is an excellent choice. This wine showcases a refined elegance with its balanced profile of apple, pear, and a touch of oak, perfectly aligning with a classic gentleman’s sophisticated palate. With a legacy dating back to the 19th century, Freemark Abbey’s Chardonnay represents timeless quality and craftsmanship, making it an ideal toast to a dad who values heritage and distinction. (SRP $45) Producer website

GRW Kisi Amber 2022 – This wine is a skin-contact white selection from the country of Georgia’s Kakheti region. The GRW Kisi Amber is a varietal wine made from the indigenous Kisi grape. The country’s winemaking process dates back 8,000 years ago, vinified in qvevri  which is a large clay vessel used for fermentation, maturation, and storage of the wines that is buried into the ground. The winemaking process involves pouring pressed grape juice, skins, stalks and pips into the qvevri, allowing for three to six months of fermentation underground. This amber wine presents with aromas of ripe pear, marigold, tobacco and walnut typical to Kisi. It shows fruit flavors like ripe apple, peach and pear on the palate. This Georgian amber is an incredibly food-friendly wine. Enjoy the GRW Kisi with hearty dishes such as steak, lamb and barbeque. (SRP $19) Producer website

Mar de Frades Albarino 2022 -The wine is a bright, pale lemon-colored Spanish wine, with enticing flashes of lime. The nose is fresh and intense, with tropical fruit (mango and passion fruit), wild flowers and notes of eucalyptus and mint that are always present. On the palate, it is fluid and refreshing, at the same time smooth and flavorsome, a wine that shines for its saline and mineral character. As Mar de Frades is 100% Albariño, it shows off its warmth and freshness. Pair this refreshing white with fish rice dishes, vegetable or seafood paellas, warm scallop salad, or marinated fish.  (SRP $25) Producer website

Ramon Bilbao Reserva 2016 – This ruby-red Spanish wine, mainly crafted from Tempranillo grapes with a 10% blend of Graciano and Mazuelo, hails from 40-year-old vines nestled in Rioja Alta’s sub-region. Bursting with the lively essence of red and black fruits, like juicy raspberries and plump blackberries, it promises a refreshing sip. On the nose, hints of vanilla, tobacco leaf, biscuit, and cinnamon. Aged to perfection, its medium-bodied profile offers a smooth, revitalizing experience, complemented by a touch of modern elegance. (SRP $27) Producer website

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Marina Kennedy began her writing career when her four children were grown and she returned to college to study in the humanities. She is delighted to be a contributor for Woman Around Town. The majority of her articles focus on the culinary scene, theatre, and travel. Marina and her husband Chuck enjoy the rich cultural experiences of the New York metro area and beyond. She hopes that readers like reading her articles as much as she enjoys writing them.