Wine weekends in the west this February

Ashford Castle and Knockranny House Hotel are hosting exclusive wine weekends in 2024 with packages starting at €1,625 and €285 pp respectively
Knockranny House Hotel

La Fougére restaurant at sunset in Knockranny House Hotel

Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle in Mayo is hosting the third season of Meet the Winemakers, a weekend featuring distinguished wines and winemakers, including Alex Van Beek from Chateau Giscours and Lorenzo Pasquini from Chateau d’Yquem. The event was created by Ashford Castle in partnership with James Miley of The Vineyard, distributors of artisan and fine wines.

Date: February 2 – 4, 2024

Cost: Starting from €1,625 per person sharing

Includes: Two-night stay, dinners with wines, wine masterclass, Saturday lunch, and breakfast

Friday, 2 February

  • Dinner with Alex Van Beek featuring Chateau Giscours and Caiarossa in Cullen’s at the Cottage. Billiards Room experience with Alex and wine pairing

Saturday, 3 February

  • Breakfast followed by a masterclass and tasting with Alex Van Beek in the Ardilaun Suite
  • Light lunch with more wines
  • Evening includes a drinks reception in the castle’s wine cellars and a six-course tasting menu in the Connaught room, featuring dishes paired with Chateau d’Yquem
Knockranny House Hotel

Embark on a wine-filled journey at Knockranny House Hotel, Westport’s premier four-star establishment, on February 23 – 24, 2024. This weekend features curated tastings, talks, and dinner, will be hosted by renowned wine merchants and makers, Sinéad and Liam Cabot.

Date: February 23rd & 24th, 2024

Cost: €285 per person sharing

Includes: A two-night B&B stay in a Classic room, Saturday night dinner at La Fougère, and the option to purchase featured wines by the glass or as a flight during the tasting menu

23 – 24 February

  • Saturday walk-around tastings in Knockranny’s cocktail lounge
  • Masterclasses with each winemaker, exploring premium selections and regions
  • Meet industry leaders like Pauline Passot, Sandra Bravo, and Achille Boroli
  • A Roka wine showcase exploring the unique wine from the Cabots’ Slovenian vineyard
  • A Saturday evening tasting menu at La Fougère, with featured wines available for purchase by the glass or as a flight

For more information please visit: https://ashfordcastle.com/ or https://www.knockrannyhousehotel.ie/

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