Dining & Wine

Raise A Glass to Dad!

June 14, 2023

Father’s Day is the perfect time to experience fine sips with a paternal twist. —Noa Nichol

Austin Hope

With daughters of his own, winemaker Austin Hope continues to create the Treana line of wines in honour of his dad, Chuck. “When our family arrived in Paso Robles, it was a rural, grain-farming community. There were very few grapevines and even fewer wineries. Treana was but a dream yet to come to fruition: a dream of a world-class wine able to compete on the world stage, and yet approachable enough for all to enjoy.”


Alberto Zuccardi started planting grapes in 1963; eventually, his son, Jose, took over the winery and made it the success it is today: namely, one of most prominent wineries in Argentina. Now, Alberto’s grandson, Sebastian, is leading the winery to ensure it continues to be premium and ecological. Jose and Sebastian work together still, daily, at the winery to ensure its success.


Third-generation farmer Alain Brumont credits his dad for making him a winemaker: “My father owned Château Bouscassé. At the age of 16 he made me leave school and work for him.” Brumont took over Bouscassé in 1979 and bought the abandoned Château Montus in 1980. There were no vines, so he planted 18 hectares. Now, his son Antoine is set to take over the family business.


Looking for a great Father’s day gift? With each vintage, varietal batches are selected for Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny. These batches are individually aged in seasoned old oak casks before being blended together at 14 years, then introduced into the Grandfather Solera, which consists of six stages designed to fully integrate all components, with a final minimum average blended age of 20 years. Beautifully presented in a gift box with a Penfolds stopper and certificate of authenticity, Grandfather Rare Tawny is a highly coveted gift for life’s special milestones.


Crafted with Dillon’s Dry Gin 7, sweet vermouth and Professor Dillon’s aperitivo liqueur, the bottles in this four-pack are perfect for a hang date with dad. Says founder Geoff Dillon, “The Professor’s Negroni was inspired by my dad, the professor himself.  Dad loves aperitivo liqueur, which is one of the components of a Negroni.  I’m very proud of the fact that the ingredients we use in this Negroni were created with my dad, side-by-side in the Dillon’s lab.”


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