Ricky Ponting needs no introduction as one of Australia’s most celebrated cricketers and most successful captains, so when The Hamper Emporium heard he’d teamed up with the award- winning winemaker, Ben Riggs, to bring Australians a reserve of delectable drops, they were of course intrigued.

Riggs and Ponting personally explored Australia to source and produce a portfolio of wines that replicates the quest for brilliance that they both have displayed for years.

When The Hamper Emporium got wind of the new fine wine range, they loved the concept so much that we decided to start a collaboration of their own. Just in time for Father’s Day, The Hamper Emporium now has an exclusive new range of six gift hampers featuring the best drops from Ponting Wines!

Just as each bottle tells a compelling story, each gift hamper featuring Ponting Wines has been carefully curated to strike the perfect balance. Enjoy a sublime drop paired with a selection of gourmet food and nibbles. Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable gift for someone special or treating yourself, it’s the perfect way to celebrate Ricky’s remarkable cricket career.

PONTING WINE WITH CHOCOLATES AND NUTS HAMPER | $89

For the Sweet Tooth in your life. Dessert lovers will adore the dark chocolate coffee beans, toffee popcorn brittle, and maple coconut roasted almonds. The Shiraz, with hints of nutmeg and cloves, will offset the sweet treats perfectly.

PONTING ‘THE PINNACLE SHIRAZ’ HAMPER | $99

‘The Pinnacle’ Shiraz honours cricket’s most famous battle, the Ashes. Ricky Ponting played 168 tests and always saw the Ashes as the pinnacle of cricket. This luxury hamper based on a legendary career will become an iconic gift in the eyes of your recipient. Ponting’s bold Shiraz is paired with a selection of gourmet nibbles, from beer nuts and kalamata olives to roasted capsicum tapenade.

PONTING RED AND WHITE NIBBLES HAMPER | $139

If your recipient enjoys both red and white wine, this is the hamper for them. The ‘First Session’ Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and fruity, while the ‘Close of Play’ Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and deep. One captures the spirit of beginnings, while the other is a tribute to finales and tradition. This hamper pairs semi-dried tomato halves, artisan crackers, and quince paste, just to name a few. It’s ideal for get-togethers and dinner parties.

PONTING WINES ‘CLOSE OF PLAY’ HAMPER | $149

The ‘Close of Play’ Cabernet Sauvignon is an ode to the end of a day’s play in cricket. Ricky has many fond memories of this time, telling stories and reflecting with teammates. Similarly, this wine is perfect for celebrating finales and tradition. This gift hamper, with a range of gourmet snacks, provides your recipient with an unforgettable experience. They will enjoy nibbles such as triple choc fudge cookies, roasted capsicum tapenade, and artisan crackers.

PONTING PREMIUM FOODIES HAMPER | $199

The Pinnacle’ Shiraz is the star player, commemorating Ricky’s uncompromising career against England. With a palate of rich berry fruits and black pepper, this wine goes perfectly with the gourmet nibbles that accompany it—sweet, savoury, and even some pantry essentials.

PONTING RED AND WHITE FOODIE HAMPER | $239

This is a truly indulgent gift for the recipient who deserves the world. It leads with the dynamic duo—the ‘First Session’ Sauvignon Blanc and the ‘Close of Play’ Cabernet Sauvignon—then closes the deal with a bounty of gourmet food. Happiness is better when shared, and so is this gift hamper. Use it as the basis for a sensational platter.

Source: The Hamper Emporium