Wine Producers’ Weekend at Knockranny House Hotel February 26th-27th, 2016
Knockranny House Hotel hosts one of their informative and enjoyable Wine Producers’ Weekends this February, featuring walk around tastings, wine clinics, masterclasses from specific producers and wonderful menus at a tasting dinner in La Fougère to accompany some of these producers’ finest wines, designed by Knockranny’s talented chef, Seamus Commons.
Running on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February, the weekend begins with a wine clinic on the mechanics and skills of wine tasting, given by Knockranny’s award-winning sommelier, Nick Faujours, and Sinead Cabot of wine importers Cabot & Co. from 8-9 p.m.
At 3pm on Saturday, the main walk-around tasting event takes place in the O’ Raifteiri Suite at Knockranny House Hotel, with various award-winning European wine producers, each critically acclaimed by leading international journalists, all hosting their own tasting table.
There will also be a general table showcasing a wide variety of interesting wines, all available for tasting, along with local cheese and chutney makers, and some of Knockranny’s own in-house produce – homemade breads, chutneys, smoked salmon – available to taste. All the wines and local produce are available to purchase too, and guests are provided with information booklets to keep tabs on the wines they have tried and enjoyed, which also includes a wine order form.
During the course of the afternoon the wine producers will each be giving masterclasses on their wines and their wine producing regions, with one set of classes running from 3.30 to 4.15 pm, and the second taking place from 4.30 to 5.15pm.
The Walkaround Tasting runs until 5.30pm, and the final event (and the most delicious!) is the Wine Producers’ Dinner in La Fougère, where Seamus Commons’ menu will have individual dishes matching the wines of each producer, with those wines available to purchase by the glass for the meal.
The Wine Producers’ Weekend runs at Knockranny on February 26th & 27th 2016, and is an opportunity to gain some invaluable tasting experience with the people who make some of the best wines in Europe, in an intimate setting and an insightful way.
Dinner, B&B and the wine tasting event costs €135 per person sharing, with two nights B&B with dinner on one evening for €199 per person sharing. For non-residents who would like to attend this informative event, the rate is €69 per person, including dinner, wine tasting & masterclasses.