Thoughtful Wine Gifts to Toast Father's Day

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Thoughtful Wine Gifts to Toast Father's Day

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Father's Day is approaching, and finding the perfect gift can be challenging. If your dad enjoys a good glass of wine, you're in luck! This year, why not surprise him with a carefully selected bottle from Wine Rack, your go-to Ontario wine retailer. With a wide range of wines and help available in-store, Wine Rack ensures you can find the perfect gift, even if you’re last-minute shopping. Let's dive into some fantastic wine recommendations that suit all tastes and budgets. 

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Sparkling Brut VQA

Celebrate your dad in style with the Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Sparkling Brut. This exquisite sparkling wine offers hints of red apple peel, nectarines, dried apricots, toasty pastry, and citrus zest. On the palate, it presents a tight mineral structure and elegant balance, making it a treat for a Father’s Day toast. Whether planning a special dinner or a casual get-together, this sparkling wine is a great addition to any celebration. 

Sparkling wines are always a hit for special occasions, and this bottle brings effervescence, combined with complex flavours, making every sip a memorable experience. Pair it with a variety of appetizers like smoked salmon canapés, shrimp cocktails, or even a cheese platter featuring soft cheeses like Brie and Camembert for an elevated experience. 

Sandbanks Entre Nous Pinot Noir VQA

For dads who love red wine, Sandbanks Entre Nous Pinot Noir is an excellent choice. This wine boasts rich ripe cherry and dark chocolate tones with hints of wild raspberry and shaved coconut. The palate bursts with intense red fruit, lingering with soft mocha characters and a bit of charred cedar. It's a sophisticated option for dads who appreciate complex flavours.

Pinot Noir is often considered one of the most versatile red wines, pairing beautifully with a variety of dishes. This bottle is no exception. It pairs with grilled meats, from succulent steak and duck to grilled salmon. If your Father's Day plans include a barbecue, this Pinot Noir will surely enhance whatever you’re serving up.

Vintage Ink Tequila Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc VQA

Is your dad a fan of the unique and unexpected? Then Vintage Ink Tequila Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc is the way to go. This innovative wine combines the tropical flavours of passion fruit, pineapple, and coconut with an elevated mouthfeel from tequila barrels. It’s a bold choice that’s sure to impress any adventurous wine enthusiast.

For dads who love to experiment and try new things, this Vintage Ink stands out as the top contender. The tequila barrel aging process gives this Sauvignon Blanc a distinctive character that's both refreshing and complex. It's ideal for a summer cookout or a casual dinner of spicy fish tacos, grilled chicken with mango salsa, or a zesty shrimp ceviche. The tropical notes in the wine complement the heat and flavours of these dishes, creating pure harmony.

Vintage Ink Whiskey Barrel Aged Red VQA

For a truly distinct experience, Vintage Ink does it again with this Whiskey Barrel Aged Red. A velvety red wine, it offers rich dark fruits, smoky vanilla notes, and subtle whiskey undertones. These aromas carry onto the palate with red and dark fruits and hints of whiskey flavour. The tannins are supple and luscious, with balanced acidity and a long finish. A fitting gift for adventurous palates and dads who enjoy a glass of red wine with a twist. 

The whiskey barrel aging gives this red wine a rich and intriguing profile, making it a go-to choice for any special occasion. Its deep, complexity is a great match for barbecues. Think sticky barbecue ribs, pulled pork, and smoked brisket. Savour a glass with dad while grilling, then enjoy a delicious glass alongside your smoky, mouth-watering spread.  

Top Cocktail Recipes for Dad 

In addition to the perfect gift, get creative by crafting a delicious cocktail on this special occasion. Here are a few easy yet sophisticated cocktail recipes that will make your Father’s Day celebration even more memorable. From classic favourites to modern twists, these drinks are sure to delight dad’s palate. 

Negroni Sbagliato

Ever tried a Negroni Sbagliato before? It’s a delightful twist on the classic Negroni, replacing the gin with sparkling wine. It’s bubbly, refreshing, and incredibly easy to make. The bitterness of the Campari, balanced by the sweetness of the vermouth and the bubbly nature of the sparkling wine, creates a complex and satisfying drink. And of course, sparkling wine is synonymous with celebrating and Father’s Day certainly calls for a touch of sparkle.  

Saintly the good sparkling



  • Add ice, vermouth, and Campari to a rocks glass, then stir. 
  • Top with sparkling wine and stir again. 
  • Garnish with orange peel and enjoy!


For dads with a sweet tooth, the Mudslide is a decadent and creamy treat. Made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and Cartier Irish Cream liqueur – exclusively available at Wine Rack – this cocktail is basically an adult milkshake. Pair it with a slice of chocolate cake or some freshly baked cookies for a truly indulgent experience. The combination of vodka, coffee liqueur, and Cartier Irish Cream creates a rich blend of flavours that's a luxurious way to end a Father’s Day meal. 

Cartier Irish Cream in a mudslide cocktail.



  • Add ice, coffee liqueur, and vodka to an old-fashioned glass. 
  • Top with Cartier Irish Cream, stir, and enjoy! 

Red Wine Bourbon Sour

Is dad a fan of whisky? How about red wine? Imagine both in one glass with this divine libation of depth, sophistication, and robust flavour. Crafted with quality ingredients and a touch of flair, you can easily recreate this layered Red Wine Bourbon Sour for Father’s Day. The lemon juice and simple syrup add zing and sweetness, while the egg white gives a silky, smooth texture. For a Canadian spin, use a dry red wine like Inniskillin’s Pinot Noir or Cabernet Franc. 

A red wine bourbon sour cocktail.



  • Add bourbon, simple syrup, lemon juice, egg white, and ice to a shaker. 
  • Shake until well chilled, then strain into a rocks glass. 
  • Slowly pour red wine over the backside of a spoon for a red wine float. 
  • Garnish with black cherries, then enjoy!

Shop Great Gifts for Dad at Wine Rack

A bottle of Jackson-Triggs Reserve Merlot at a BBQ.

Take the stress out of shopping while still making Father’s Day special. Wine Rack can help! Along with our extensive selection of wines, ciders, and refreshments, here are a few reasons why Wine Rack should be your go-to wine store:

  • Wine deals: Enjoy great savings with our monthly in-store and online promotions. 
  • Late-night wine shopping: At Wine Rack, select locations are open late! You can shop at your convenience, even during long weekends and evenings. 
  • Wine Delivery: Take advantage of our Same-day Delivery* service for a hassle-free shopping experience with minimal wait time.  
  • Free samples: Not sure which wine to choose? Wine Rack offers in-store samples of select wines, so you can try them before you buy. 
  • In-store assistance: Our knowledgeable team of local wine experts can help you choose the perfect wine based on your preferences and budget. 

This Father’s Day, make your celebration memorable with the perfect wine gift from Wine Rack. With our extensive selection, convenient shopping options, and knowledgeable staff, finding the perfect bottle has never been easier. Whether your dad prefers a rich red, a crisp white, a refreshing rosé, or a celebratory sparkling wine, Wine Rack has something to suit every taste and budget. 

Take the stress out of shopping and enjoy the convenience of Wine Rack's extended hours and late-night shopping options. Raise a glass to your dad with a thoughtfully chosen wine and make this Father's Day one to remember. Cheers to all the incredible dads out there – here’s to celebrating them in style!

*Same-Day Delivery is available on certain online orders in select cities in Ontario through our delivery partners. Minimum order value must be $35 CAD. The Same-Day Delivery fee starts at $6.95 CAD. Orders placed after 6:00 PM will be delivered the next day.

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