Father's Day with Mitchell Wines

Picking a favourite wine is like picking a favourite child… They’re all so different and you love them all equally. BUT sometimes its necessary to choose. So, in the lead up to Father’s Day, we thought it was time to put the tough question out there, and ask the fathers involved in Mitchell Wines what bottle they will be cracking open this Fathers Day.

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew took over management of the family farm, from his dad, (our grandpa) Peter Mitchell, back in 1975. Dads never been one to sit still for too long, keeping himself busy over the years managing Mitchell Wines, maintaining the property, and helping raise us three kids with mum, and that itself would’ve been quite a challenging job! When we asked Dad what his favourite wine was, this was the verdict…

Favourite wine: Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Favourite food pairing: Saltbush lamb roast on a Sunday afternoon!

“I really think Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is really quite underrated. I would even go as far as saying that the Clare Cab is generally as good as what is produced in Bordeaux. I completed a few vintages there, so its fair to say that I’ve consumed my fair share of the regions best to compare.”

And if its a Cab Sauv that makes it to your Dads favourites list, then we would highly recommend picking up a few bottles of ourSevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon!

Angus Mitchell

Angus is managing Mitchell Wines these days, overseeing operations and the day-to-day of the business. And when he isn’t busy managing the business, hes chasing his son, little Lachlan around the property. Much like the rest of his family, Angus has been all over the world, working in the wine industry in famous wine regions across the globe – experience and insight he brings back to Mitchell Wines.

Favourite wine:Kinsfolk Grenache

Favourite food pairing: Can’t go wrong with pizza, pasta or a BBQ

“Our Kinsfolk Grenache is a personal favourite. I love this lighter style that is fresh, bright and bloody delicious. There is so much character in our Kinsfolk Grenache – it’s small batch, textural and grown from ancient vines.”

Simon Pringle

Simon is our go-to man for all things Mitchell Wines. He’s our long running wine-maker and is practically part of the furniture these days.

Favourite wine:McNicol Riesling

Favourite food pairing: Roast pork with crackling

“Hands down my favourite for a few reasons. One, because it is made very differently to other Clare Valley Rieslings, I love the complexity we get from the barrel ferment. Two, because of its texture and rich, full-bodied flavour!”

Mark Mason

Mark is Hilary’s husband and father to their two children, Eliott and Margot. Working as a tattoo artist here and in Spain, Mark is a big supporter of Mitchell Wines and loves a glass or two!

Favourite wine:Noble Semillon

Favourite food pairing: Any and all desserts!

“I enjoy nothing more than sitting, overlooking the vineyard from my front verandah with a glass in hand. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and this wine certainly delivers on that.”

So, if you’re looking for a gift for your father this Father’s Day, look no further than ourSevenhill Cabernet Sauvignon,Kinsfolk Grenache,McNicol RieslingorNoble Semillon. All available online – just jump on and get your order in so that you’ve got it in time to crack a bottle open with your dad this Father’s Day.

From our family to yours, we wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day!