The 13 Best Father’s Day Wines in 2024

By Dirk Smits

On Father’s Day, tempt Dad’s palate with a bottle of fine wine, whether he prefers rich reds, refreshing whites or crisp rosés. To honor fathers everywhere, many of our selections come from family estates where winemaking skills are handed down from generation to generation.

Explore GAYOT‘s list of the Best Father’s Day Wines to find the best bottles to toast your pop!

> Price range of the bottles below: $19.99-$125

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Origin: Reims, France
Varietal: 46% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir, 17% Pinot Meunier
Price: $105.00
ABV: 12.5%

This Brut Nature covers only 24 acres and the vineyards, all estate and located in Cumières, are cultivated according to the principles of biodynamics, virtuous viticulture that preserves the character of this terroir. Twenty three percent of the must was vinified in oak and the wine did not undergo a malolactic fermentation. The dosage is 0g/L.

The wine has a pale, yellow color and a fine, persistent effervescence. The bouquet opens up with white peach, orange blossom, apple and spices. The palate is generous and refined, revealing peach, wet stone, lemon zest and well-tamed acidity, all evolving to a long, stylish finish.

> For more information, visit Champagne Louis Roederer official website.

Origin: Finger Lakes, New York
Varietal:  55% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier
Price: $30.00
ABV: 12%

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is a winery located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. It holds a significant place in the history of winemaking in the Eastern United States, particularly for its contributions to the development of viticulture in the region.

The winery was founded by Dr. Konstantin Frank, a Ukrainian immigrant and viticulturist who believed that the Finger Lakes region had great potential for growing high-quality wine grapes, particularly European vinifera varietals. Despite skepticism from the local wine industry, Dr. Frank persevered and conducted extensive experiments to demonstrate that European grape varietals could thrive in the cool climate and soil conditions of the Finger Lakes.

A fine persistent mousse appears in the glass. The nose has plenty of apple, lemon zest, raspberry and white flowers. The palate is marked by a vibrant mousse carrying the acidity, plenty of red berry fruit and finishing with a hint of sweetness.

> For more information, visit Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery official website.

Origin: Russian River Valley, California
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Price: $45.00
ABV: 14%

A waypoint is an intermediate point or place on a route or line of travel. In modern terms, it most often refers to coordinates that specify one’s position on the globe. In the wine world, one’s waypoint tells a unique story of time and place in the glass. Waypoint is a winery based in California that focuses on producing high-quality wines from select vineyards across the state. Waypoint was one of the first brands in California to place an emphasis on sourcing fruit from one specific locale and giving it the credit it was due.

The wine shows a light straw color. Exotic aromas unfold in the nose followed by a hint of toasted oak. The palate delivers citrus fruit, pineapple, watermelon and a touch of spice. The finish is well-balanced, with plenty creaminess, minerality and juicy acidity.

> For more information, visit Waypoint official website.

Origin: Carneros, Napa Valley
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Price: $42.00
ABV: 14.2%

Bouchaine is the oldest continuously operating winery in Carneros, a region located on the southern tip of Napa Valley. In the late 1880’s, a Missouri-born settler named Boon Fly planted grapes and fruit trees on the property. An Italian winemaker named Johnny Garetto bought the land in 1927 and farmed it until 1961, when he sold to Beringer. Twenty years later, the dilapidated winery was purchased by Gerret and Tatiana Copeland who made it into a state-of-the art winery.

This gold-colored Riesling offers aromas of white flowers, melon, stone fruit and lemon zest. The palate reveals spiced pear, honey and melon. The mouthwatering finish is loaded with vivid acidity and a touch of minerality.

> For more information, visit Bouchaine official website.

5. Albert Bichot, Petit-Chablis 2022 | Burgundy, France

Origin: Burgundy, France
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Price: $26.00
ABV: 12.5%

Albert Bichot is a well-known and respected wine producer based in Burgundy, France. The company has a long history dating back to 1831 when it was founded by Bernard Bichot. The estate owns vineyards in various prestigious appellations within Burgundy, including Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, and Côte Chalonnaise.

The winery is often associated with traditional winemaking techniques and a commitment to producing wines that reflect the unique characteristics of Burgundy’s terroir. Albert Bichot is also recognized for its sustainable viticulture practices and efforts to minimize its environmental impact.

This Petit-Chablis has a light, yellow color. The nose opens up with aromas of white flowers, lemon zest and melon. The flavor profile is marked by citrus flavors accompanied by juicy acidity and a touch of minerality.

> For more information, visit Albert Bichot official website.

Origin: Trevenezie, Italy
Varietals: 50% Corvina, 25% Trebbiano, 15% Syrah, 10% Carmenère
Price: $19.99
ABV: 12.5%

The Pasqua family has a long history in winemaking, dating back to 1925 when the first generation of the family began cultivating vineyards in the Veneto region. Over the years, Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine has grown and expanded its operations, becoming one of the leading wine producers in the region. Fun Fact: the name of the wine is inspired by the winemaking process – the juice spends only 11 minutes in contact with the grape skins, giving the wine its characteristic pale color and refreshingly light flavor.

11 Minutes is a light colored rosé with aromas of raspberry, rose petals and dried herbs.The medium-bodied palate delivers crushed red berries and a hint of grapefruit.

> For more information, visit Pasqua official website.

Origin: Oakville, Napa Valley, California
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Price: $90.00
ABV: 14.6%

Double Diamond is a label produced by the prestigious Schrader Cellars, a winery renowned for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Napa Valley, California. The name “Double Diamond” is a nod to the renowned “Schrader Double Diamond” vineyard, which is highly acclaimed for its quality grapes.

The 2021 Double Diamond is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 54% new French oak, for 19 months. The majority of the grapes were sourced from the famous To Kalon Vineyard.

The wine displays a ruby color with purple hues. The nose shows abundant ripe red stone fruit, cigar box, spice and some floral notes. The well-balanced palate carries dark and red berries, cacao and spice, all wrapped in elegant tannins and acidity.

> For more information, visit Double Diamond official website.

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Origin: Sta. Rita Hills, California
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Price: $90.00
ABV: 14.5%

Rockhound Wines is a hand-crafted wine producer specializing in producing single-vineyard wines that showcase the unique characteristics of each vineyard site. They work with select growers who farm their vineyards sustainably and with great care, ensuring that only the highest quality grapes are used in their wines.

This wine flashes a bright red color. The nose is textbook Pinot Noir with cherries and a hint of violets. The palate opens with ripe red berries, followed by refined tannins and a touch of oak. The finish is complex and refined with creamy elegance.

> For more information, visit Rockhound Wines official website.

Origin: Tuscany, Italy
Varietal:  90% Sangiovese, 10% other local varietals
Price: $25.00
ABV: 14%

Tenuta Calimaia is an Italian winery located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, near the town of Pisa. The estate is known for producing high-quality wines, particularly focusing on the Sangiovese grape varietal, which is iconic to the region.

The winery’s vineyards are situated in a picturesque landscape characterized by rolling hills and a Mediterranean climate, ideal for grape cultivation. Tenuta Calimaia is committed to sustainable viticulture practices, respecting the land and environment.

This Vino Nobile shows an intense garnet red color. The nose reveals red berries, pomegranate and violets. The palate is well balanced with hints of plums, ripe cherries and sweet spices, all wrapped in ripe and elegant tannins.

> For more information, visit Tenuta Calimaia official website.

Origin: Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
Varietal: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc
Price: $125.00
ABV: 14.7%

Larkmead is a truly historic vineyard, dating back to 1895. One of the very finest vineyards in Napa Valley, it has been in the same family hands since 1948. This steadiness has allowed for the type of careful study that is necessary to unlock a vineyard’s potential. Since the beginning of their modern winemaking history in 1997, they have been relentlessly fine-tuning their viticultural and cellar techniques to most accurately express the vineyard’s voice.

This deep ruby colored wine unfolds aromas of ripe black fruits, cedar, violets and mocha. The intense flavor profile is marked by red and black berries, spice box and a hint of vanilla. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with present but elegant tannins, good acidity and a lingering finish.

> For more information, visit Larkmead official website.

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Origin: California
Varietal: Primarily 2021 Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Merlot. Small amounts of Grenache and Barbera complete the wine.
Price: $20.00
ABV: 13.5%

Marietta Cellars is a California winery located in the Sonoma County region. It was founded in 1978 by Chris Bilbro, who named the winery after his great aunt, Marietta. The winery is known for producing high-quality wines, particularly Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Rhône varietals.

Marietta Cellars has garnered a reputation for crafting wines that showcase the unique characteristics of the region’s terroir while also reflecting the Bilbro family’s commitment to sustainable farming practices and traditional winemaking techniques. One of their most renowned wines is the “Old Vine Red,” which is a blend mainly based on Zinfandel and Syrah, complemented by, depending on the vintage, other Southern Rhône grape varietals sourced from old vines. This wine has become a flagship offering for Marietta Cellars and has gained a loyal following among wine enthusiasts.

The wine has a medium red color. The nose offers intense cherry, black pepper, licorice and sweet spices. The palate reveals nice intensity, with lots of juicy red fruit notes, spices, refreshing acidity and gentle tannins.

> For more information, visit Marietta Cellars official website.

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Origin: Madeira, Portugal
Varietal: Bual (Malvasia Fina)
Price: $30
ABV: 19%

Blandy’s 5-Year-Old Bual Madeira is made from fermented Bual grapes and aged in American oak casks. This medium-bodied fortified wine, similar to a Port, entices with aromas of caramel, vanilla and dried fruit, along with flavors of hazelnut, fig and honey. It is best paired with dessert, fruit and cheeses.

> For more information, visit the Blandy’s official website.

Origin: Montsant, Spain
Varietals: 20% Grenache, 40% Carignan, 40% Syrah
Price: $18.00
ABV: 14.5%

Although it only recently achieved formal recognition, the D.O. Montsant, part of a larger historic region, has a long tradition of producing wonderfully robust, yet elegant wines. The winery, Cellers Can Blau has several vineyards in the hills of Montsant. Each vineyard was chosen for its particular soil and microclimate. The blend of the different varietals with their distinct terroirs, produces a wine with great complexity.

This dark ruby wine reveals lots of ripe red and blue fruit, lavender, spices and a hint of smoke. Fruity on the palate with soft tannins, juicy acidity, all leading towards an elegant, long finish.

> For more information, visit Cellers Can Blau official website.