Seasonal inspiration

Our festive gift guide

By Halliday Promotion

3 Nov, 2021

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 options – from new release vintages and high-tech wine gadgets to standout glassware. There’s something here for everyone... maybe even for yourself. 

Halliday Winery of the Year and Riedel gift pack
This stunning Yarra Yering pack, including two branded Riedel glasses and your choice of award-winning Yarra Yering wine, is the perfect gift. Choose from Chardonnay, Pinot noir, the Dry Red Wine No. blends and the extra special Carrodus range. Give a gift from the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion Winery of the Year, there is sure to be something to suit everyone.

RRP from $175 | buy now

A taste of Canberra
Take your pick of cool-climate, Canberra District wines with the 2018 Contentious Character Merlot or Shiraz. Both wines will only get better with age, enabling your loved one to relive the gifting moment later. The Merlot is full bodied with dominant plum and black cherry flavours. With hints of graphite and earthy undertones, it‘s Ideal with pizza and pasta. The Shiraz has pepper and blackberry notes with solid tannin structure and good length, and is recommended with arancini.

RRP $45 | buy now

The beauty of the seasons
Crafted in Kyoto, KI NO BI (“the beauty of the seasons”) is inspired by tradition. With a distinct Japanese accent and recognisably dry style, KI NO BI Dry features Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture and hinoki wood chips – Japanese cypress – plus bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region and green sanshō peppercorn berries.

RRP $120 | buy now

The ultimate in wine storage
The Grand Cru Alpine White wine fridge is designed for collectors with discerning tastes who fancy a beautiful kitchen or bar installation. The white Japandi design comes with state-of-the-art compressor cooling that protects your wine in climate-controlled comfort. Whether you need to cellar a few bottles or store wine at the proper temperature ready for serving, this is a stunning wine storage solution.

RRP $4299 | buy now

One of Australia’s most celebrated muscats
Treat that special someone this festive season with one of Australia’s most awarded muscats. This wine has an intense bouquet of raisin fruit and soft wood-aged characters, with a rich and luscious palate giving this wine great depth and mouth-filling complexity. The Morris Old Premium Rare Muscat has received a coveted 99 points from James Halliday, and is a true icon wine.

RRP $90 | buy now

Tasmania in a bottle
Make it a Jansz Tasmania Christmas. The world-renowned sparkling wine house has released its Premium Cuvée in a limited edition gift box for the festive season, swathed in Tasmanian artist Jamin’s interpretation of native flora and fauna found in the Jansz Tasmania vineyard. Add sparkle to festive drinks or make it the perfect gift. Undeniably Tasmanian. Unmistakably Jansz.

RRP $30 | buy now

Say it with glassware
Give the perfect gift this festive season with Bottega del Vino, handcrafted lead-free crystal stemware. Dishwasher safe with perfect balance, weight and clarity, nothing celebrates wine more than the perfect glass. We will never compromise with mass production, which is why we say, “If the wine matters, so does the glass!” Order online via the website below.

From RRP $79 | buy now

For the pinot lover
The ultimate gift for the pinot lover, our flagship pinot – the 2019 Yering Station Reserve Pinot Noir – is made only in the very best years using the very best parcels of fruit. This pristine Yarra Valley pinot noir is time, place and effort in a glass. A gift for now and the future, it's drinking beautifully now, but will develop even more with careful cellaring through to 2035. You can also opt for your order to arrive packaged in a complimentary matte black gift box.

RRP $130 | buy now

The easiest way to remove a cork
Broken cork? Never again with the Cork Pops Legacy, which has a built-in foil cutter. Simply insert the needle straight through the cork, press once and the cork safely pops out. The patented cork ejector and easy-to-grip rubber finish make opening wine easy – the perfect gift for the wine connoisseur. It also comes in a copper finish.

From RRP $79.95 | buy now

A classic red blend for sharing this season
The Signature is a sentimental favourite. A classic Australian blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz, The Signature is a wine that brings people together, encompassing Yalumba’s family traditions and values. Since the first release in 1962, The Signature has honoured more than 57 signatories – people who have enhanced the traditions and culture of Yalumba. This is a staple for the festive season.

RRP $65 | buy now

French bubbles from award-winning Paul Mas
This beautiful fine bubbles is from Limoux in the South of France, an area famous for producing the world’s first sparkling wines. The L'Eglise Saint Martin Blanquette de Limoux Brut NV has been a favourite for many years and now has a new, elegant label in time for the festive season. Made by Paul Mas, 2020 European Winery of the Year, this wine is a safe bet to impress.

RRP $17.99 | buy now

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