Several of the world’s best wine producers including Diego Palacios of Tres Palacios vineyard in Santiago and Paul Carrille from Jean Francois Carrille vineyard in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, will travel to Connemara to participate in the weekend of wine tastings and talks. To compliment this, the Renvyle House team will host a weekend of entertainment around the wine events commencing with a Prosecco reception before dinner on the Friday night. A wine-tasting evening on Saturday April 2nd will be followed by a sumptuous seven-course showcase dinner prepared by Executive Chef Tim O’Sullivan with accompanying wines from J&C Kenny. Restaurant critic and editor of Food & Wine magazine Ross Golden-Bannon will act as guest host for the dinner and will introduce a different wine for each course.
Two of the organisers behind the weekend are Galway businesswomen Zoe Fitzgerald of Renvyle House Hotel and Orla Kenny of J&C Kenny wine distributors who represent the next generation of the two family businesses. The initiative, according to the organisers, introduces the world-class winemakers to Galway city and county as well as providing food and wine enthusiasts from near and far with the opportunity to meet with award-winning winemakers and enjoy cuisine that showcases the best of local food producers and locally-sourced ingredients such as Connemara lamb and the freshest seafood.
The International Wine Weekend costs €199 per person sharing including two nights B&B, a seven-course banquet with wines and all weekend wine lectures and tastings.