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Ricky Ponting releases his own range of wines

The ultimate Father's Day present?
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A nice bottle of wine is usually a guaranteed hit with most Dads on Father’s Day. But what about an elegant drop by one of his favourite cricketers?

WATCH: Ricky Ponting and Ben Riggs talk about their wines

Former Australian men’s cricket captain Ricky Ponting has taken his career in an unexpected direction, teaming up with award-winning Australian winemaker Ben Riggs to release a range of wines.

Ricky Ponting wines
(Credit: Ponting Wines)

Each wine reflects a moment or significant event in the Australian cricketer’s life, such as the Pinnacle McLaren Vale Shiraz, which honours the Ashes, and the Close of Play Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, which signifies celebratory drinks in the dressing room at the end of the day.

Ricky Ponting in a vineyard
(Credit: Ponting Wines)

The Pioneer Chardonnay and the Mowbray Boy Pinot Noir both reflect his childhood days in Tasmania and his formative years at the Mowbray Cricket Club.

Ponting Wines
(Credit: Ponting Wines)

Ponting 366 is the “pride of the collection”, a celebration of Ricky’s 168 Tests, 13,378 runs and 41 centuries. Ben has crafted a classically Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet from McLaren Vale and Coonawarra grapes.

The wines are available for purchase in 6-packs now at www.pontingwines.com.au

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