The wine tasting takes place in the tasting room overlooking the vats of wine. There you’ll taste and savour their Award Winning and mouth watering, Móinéir Irish Strawberry, Blackberry and Raspberry Wines. You’ll experience the unique characteristics of each wine and understand how they differ from each other, and from all other wines on the market. Having tasted each wine for the first time you’ll then taste them again, but this time paired with Irish artisan cheeses or chocolate. The food pairings are selected to complement the unique characteristics of the three wines, while being wonderfully delicious in their own right.
Prior to this, Brett will guide you on your personalised tour around the winery (please note you’ll be visiting a working winery where the wines are 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 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. Brett will demonstrate how each bottle of wine is handmade and then individually hand bottled, corked, labelled, and uniquely numbered, reflecting the small batch from which it came. By the end of the tour and tasting, you’ll walk away with a new appreciation of wine, wine tasting, food pairings and the dedication and passion that go into the whole process, from meadow to glass.