Irish Wine from Wicklow Way Wines ~ Móinéir Strawberry Wine

Irish wine? Yes… it’s an Irish wine. Not quite wine as you know it but very delicious. The wine in question is from Ireland’s first fruit winery, Wicklow Way Wines and it is their Móinéir Strawberry Wine…

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Móinéir Strawberry Wine
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Móinéir Strawberry Wine

Wicklow Way Wines make this wine in small batches from local fruit in their Co. Wicklow winery. Their first fruit wine offering is Strawberry Wine, made from hand-picked Irish strawberries with each bottle containing the juice of about 150 strawberries. There is other fruit wines coming soon, including a Blackberry Wine with Wild Elderberries which is due to be available in the Autumn.

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Móinéir Strawberry Wine in the garden…

The strawberry juice is fermented and aged and turns into the beautiful red golden colour. I expected this wine to be sweet, and while there is a lot of sweetness on the nose, the taste is more dry with a slightly fruitier finish. I really enjoyed it, it was not too sweet for me, refreshing and easy drinking.

It’s not quite as refined as some of the fruit wines we’ve had from Canada for example where its more widely made and available such as this Peach wine from Konzelmann winery in Ontario. But it is their first wine…

Konzelmann Peach Wine
Konzelmann Peach Wine
Konzelmann Peach Wine
Konzelmann Peach Wine

In saying that Móinéir Strawberry Wine is a smooth and crisp wine. At 11% ABV it’s also a lower alcohol than a lot of wines also and makes for a great aperitif. I have yet to taste with food, but I know there are restaurants pairing this well. I picked it up at Blackrock Cellar but you’ll find a full list of stockists on their website also or you can order by the case online.

If you try it let me know what you think…

Wicklow Way Wines | www.wicklowwaywines.ie | M: 086 947 7396 |

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2 Comments

  1. jim says:

    Loved the wine………..

    1. Gin & Griddle says:

      Me too!! so nice… we’ll have to get it again 🙂

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