Things to do near Dublin - Winery Tour and Wine Tasting Experience, hosted by the Winemaker
Located just south of Dublin in the Wicklow hills
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About the tour
For those interested in the art of winemaking, the beautiful environment that grows our food, meeting their artisan producers, and even music - this is the place for you. Set on the outskirts of Newtownmountkennedy, in the beautiful Wicklow hills, just 15 minutes from South Dublin, you’ll find our small winery among other artisan businesses.
Our wines have been described by wine critics, top sommeliers, and Michelin star chefs as ‘stunning’, ‘beautifully crafted’, ‘pleasantly complex’ and ‘surprising and sophisticated’, and appear on the menus of some of Ireland’s Michelin star restaurants and luxury destinations.
When you visit you’ll be welcomed by either Brett or Pamela, the founders and winemakers at Wicklow Way Wines, and we’ll guide you on your personalised tour around the winery. (Please note you’ll be visiting a working winery where the wine is made, rather than a vineyard or farm).
As shown on Neven’s Irish Food Trails and Nationwide with Mary Kennedy you’ll see where the wines are made, learn a little about how they’re made, and understand the care that goes into making small batches of these rare and unique wines, hand crafted from locally grown strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. Depending on the time of year you may see a fermentation underway, and experience the fabulous colours, amazing aromas and surprising sounds of the fermenting berry juices.
You’ll learn what happens in the year between the initial fermentation of the juices and the bottling of the finished wines. We’ll show you how each bottle of wine is handmade and then individually hand bottled, corked and labelled. And then finally each individual bottle receives its own unique, hand written number, reflecting the small batch from which it came.
After the tour we’ll bring you to the tasting room, overlooking the vats, where you’ll taste our award wining wines, which are Móinéir Irish Strawberry, Blackberry and Raspberry Wine.
As an extra treat the tasting will include a pairing with two Irish cheeses and chocolate (vegan options available on request), chosen for their high quality, wonderful flavours, and because they pair so well with our wines.
We also have a small shop and if you like what we do we’d love you to pick up a gift for yourself or your family and help us spread the word!
If you received a ticket as a gift, or previously purchased it on our website or at a market, please contact us at [email protected] to arrange your tour.
We look forward to seeing you soon!