Gifts for the festive season

By Halliday Promotion

10 Nov, 2022

Here are six great ideas for the gift-giving season.

With the festive season fast approaching (and less than eight weeks until 2024!) we've put together the ultimate gift guide for the wine lovers and collectors in your life.

Below are six offerings to spark inspiration – from Australian icon wines and twin-packs of magnums to our Halliday Wine Club subscription service and Handsel's Par None wine and golf bundle.

A table setting in gold with Noble One

2019 De Bortoli Noble One

Darren De Bortoli created Noble One at the family winery in 1982. More than four decades after this pioneering botrytis semillon took the world by storm, internationally acclaimed Noble One remains a benchmark of Australian botrytis dessert winemaking.

"A legendary Australian wine that showcases botrytic fruit, oodles of sweetness and a great capacity for ageing in the bottle. The best this country can do. Lightweight. Yet, of an uncanny intensity. Canned peach, grape spice, tangerine chutney, pineapple chunk, dried mango and citrus verbena..." – Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion.

Food pairing suggestion: Pear or peach tarte Tatin, blue cheese with a truffled honey poured over, or savoury dishes like chicken liver parfait or roasted pork belly with orange and star anise.

Perfect for: Australian winemaking die-hards, cellaring experts and for festive feasting.

RRP $35.95 (375ml), $75.95 (750ml) | | @debortoliwines

Dr Edge wines on a mantle with the Dr Edge artwork hanging on the wall

Dr. Edge Winemaking magnum twin-packs

Select from three Dr. Edge twin-pack magnum (1.5L) options:

1. Two magnums of the 2022 Dr. Edge Tasmania Riesling (94 points). RRP $190.

2. One magnum of 2022 Dr. Edge Tasmania Pinot Noir (94 points) and one magnum of the 2022 Dr Edge Chardonnay (96 points). RRP $280.

3. One magnum of 2022 Dr. Edge North Pinot Noir (95 Points) and one magnum of 2022 Dr. Edge South Pinot Noir (95 Points). RRP $300.

Dr. Edge will donate 100 per cent of the RRP to the Hobart City Mission, which aims to provide more emergency accommodation, support, and long-term housing to help Tasmanians escape homelessness and poverty for good.

Perfect for: Gifting for good. | @pjdredge

Halliday Wine Club

Halliday Wine Club

At Halliday, our purpose is to ensure our members never drink a bad bottle of wine again. With Halliday Wine Club, a subscription service that delivers Australia’s best wines, you’ll never have to.

Gift a one or three month subscription to Halliday Wine Club to a loved one and they'll receive Halliday-rated wines direct to their door.

Halliday Wine Club offers three tiers of membership:

Explorer member

Broaden your palate with our selection of highly recommended silver and gold medal wines suitable for everyday drinking. $89 per month. 

Enthusiast membership

Designed for both budding wine enthusiasts and wine aficionados, elevate your drinking experiences to new heights with our gold medal wine collection. $139 per month. 

Collector membership

Indulge in the epitome of Australian wine, tailored exclusively for collectors and connoisseurs alike. Spaces are limited. $300–400 per month.

Perfect for: Wine explorers, enthusiasts and collectors. | @winecompanion @hallidaywineclub

Lofted bundle pack

Handsel Par None bundle

Par None is the ideal gift for people whose 'very important meetings' are never held at the office. With everything they need to bunker down at home when they can't get to the green, this handsel is perfect for celebrations, commiserations and everything in between.

Par None Bundle includes:

1. Lofted: Remarkable and far-flung adventures for the modern golfer by William Watt.

2. 2017 Yangarra Estate Shiraz
"The pure singularity of this certified biodynamic wine relentlessly captures the senses with its dark spiced fruits..." James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, 97 points.

3. Callaway CXR Power Golf Balls three pack. 

Perfect for: The golf pro in your life.

RRP $110.00 | |

Hoosegg Double Happy Cabernet Sauvignon

Hoosegg by Philip Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon

Hoosegg is the dream that Philip Shaw has been working towards for nearly 60 years. His 2019 Double Happy Cabernet Sauvignon was made utilising parcels of select fruit from Block 2 at Koomooloo Vineyard, which he established 30 years ago using state-of-the-art winemaking equipment, the best new oak, and all the lessons learned making wine over the past 60 years.

2019 Hoosegg Double Happy Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep red and purple in colour. Fragrant and intense blackberry character palate with full-bodied, youthful, powerful but fine-grained tannins. Oak is present but very integrated and subtle. – Philip Shaw

"Superlative in precisely picked blackberries, mulberry and plum skin. Black raspberry and tulip with a medley of peppercorn, Kalamata olive, bay leaf and thyme. Cigar box and sweet chewing tobacco, mocha and potting soil. The wine flows seamlessly with sandy tannins, propulsive acidity and unification of oak. There is flavour for days here. Beautiful to behold." – Shanteh Wale, Halliday Wine Companion, 97 points.

Perfect for: Oenophiles and cabernet sauvignon lovers.

RRP $140 | | @philipshaw_hoosegg

Montalto Wine and Pantry Collection

Montalto Wine & Pantry Collection

Montalto's Wine & Pantry Collection showcases Montalto's award-winning cool-climate chardonnay and pinot noir from the Mornington Peninsula. Also included are two pantry items from Montalto's Pantry Collection, created from their estate-grown produce.  

2022 Montalto Chardonnay

“A single vineyard wine made from our home vineyard in Red Hill South. Comprised of 59 per cent North Face block (clone P58) and 41 per cent South Face block (clone I10V1). Our Estate Chardonnay is built on a core of citrus fruit together with stone fruits of nectarine and white peach. After some challenging weather events in late spring, impacting yields, the weather gods provided perfect conditions leading into harvest. Slate and flint, lemon curd, crème brulee, lime splice, roasted hazelnuts, white florals, a lick of sulphides all chime in to play their part. The influence of spicy French oak complements the generous fruit profile, which is tied together with bright and energetic natural acidity and a textural, creamy finish.” Simon Black, Chief Winemaker.

2022 Montalto Pinot Noir

“Classically red-fruited, raspberry, cherry, and cranberry combine with blood orange, rose petal, spice, earth, pink peppercorn, fresh herbs, forest floor, and some oak-inspired coffee grind notes, making for a wonderfully aromatic and complex aroma profile. A core of quenching juicy red fruit gives way to a savoury line, showing a subtle character of cured meat or charcuterie. There’s minerality in this wine too and a fine polished tannin, which carries the length of the palate. Moreish acidity gives purpose, brightness, and a long, expressive finish.” Simon Black, Chief Winemaker.

Perfect for: The foodies in your life.

The Wine & Pantry Collection is available online and from the Montalto cellar door.

RRP $144 | | @montaltovineyard