McGuigan Wines launches new Family Release variety exclusively into Waitrose


Fourth-generation Australian winemakers and one of the world’s most awarded wineries, McGuigan Wines have launched new Family Release range exclusively into Waitrose.

Family Release Chardonnay

Family Release Chardonnay

The Family Release range, which features Chardonnay and Shiraz varietals, has been specially developed for Waitrose and showcases McGuigan’s innovative winemaking processes combining superb quality with unrivalled value.

With South Australia globally renowned for the quality of its grapes, a careful selection of ideally sited vineyards has produced these two wines. The McGuigan Family Release Chardonnay has an ABV of 13% and features ripe tropical fruit and peach flavours and very subtle oak notes and the McGuigan Family Release Shiraz has an ABV of 13.5%, delivering a smooth, full-bodied red with rich plum and blackcurrant flavours and a warm spicy aftertaste.

The McGuigan family has been making quality wine for four generations, sourcing premium fruit from Australia’s best wine regions. McGuigan’s portfolio of wines stays true to the family’s long-held heritage in winemaking, while embracing innovation. This dedication to winemaking has seen them recognised three times as International Winemaker of the Year by IWSC.

Neil McGuigan, chief winemaker for McGuigan Wines, said: “The Family Release range was created in conjunction with the Waitrose team to celebrate more than a century of winemaking under the McGuigan name, which is truly a fantastic achievement for our brand.”

“We’re excited to bring these delicious wines to the UK market through Waitrose and look forward to seeing the different occasions wine lovers choose to enjoy them at.”

The McGuigan Family Release range is available now in Waitrose at £8.99 per bottle.