Family, friends, terrible dad jokes, four days’ worth of food crammed on a single table, with everyone fighting for the seat closest to mum’s roast potatoes – the image of this joyous Christmas Day is almost complete, you just need to add a little wine.

Whether it is a roast ham, roast lamb, a vegetarian affair, outdoor barbecue, or a fresh seafood spread, add a little joy to your Christmas table with a bottle of wine from Patrick of Coonawarra. With many varietals to choose from, each bottle captures the quality that you would expect from a Coonawarra drop.

Christmas can be stressful enough, so we’ve made things easier and listed 5 wines that will bring you joy this coming festive season. We’ve included options for anyone who is looking to impress, or those simply after the perfect wine to pair with their food. We can guarantee that there is a bottle (or two, or three) perfect for your Christmas table form the family-run winery.

2012 Grand Reserve RRP $125  This iconic wine struts with opulence, turns heads, and boasts of only the best fruits from the best vintages. It’s a winner and it knows it. It is bold, with a complex character of dark chocolate and concentrated fruit that leads into a rich, structured palate with impeccable length. A perfect gift, or something extra special to pull out once the kids have gone to bed.

2014 Joanna Shiraz RRP $45 – From the moment you bring your glass to your mouth you will know you have made the right choice. With hints of dark chocolate and vanilla aromas, this wine evolves with notes of blackberry and mulberry fruits, and just a hint of spice and white pepper. Perfect with roast mains or to enjoy as the day wraps up.

2020 Patrick Estate Riesling RRP $25 – Fresh, vibrant, crisp, clean and well balanced, the citrus acidity and lime flavour true to its Coonawarra origins are sure to pair perfectly with your seafood banquet.

2014 ‘Aged’ Riesling RRP $39 – An immeasurably versatile wine, the fresh and fruit Riesling evolves into a whole new beast when allowed to age over 5 years. Developing intense aromas of lemon butter, with a delicately layered lime blossom palate and wonderful mouthfeel this wine will challenge everything you know about Riesling.

2016 Patrick Estate Cabernet RRP $29 – This rich and elegant wine is full of blackcurrant with a hint of vanilla lifting the flavour. With a smooth palate, spiced beginning and a soft finish, this elegant wine will quickly become the family staple at any Christmas table.

Source: Patrick of Coonawarra