I love to try new places, and there are lots popping up here and there in Dublin these days. New places are even better when they are as good as Green Man Wines in Terenure. This is my kind of place… great wines, charcuterie, cheeses, olives, breads…with all the focus on the wine, it is clearly the star of the show here.
To the front is a wine shop and towards the rear is the cafe / wine bar space. Its all pale grey walls, quite minimal styling and design, with table tops made from wine boxes and crates. There’s a wine menu, including sparkling, white, orange and red all by the glass and bottle, with all wines from the shop also available in the wine bar with €8 corkage. So while there’s some interesting options on the wine menu by the glass, Prosecco at €5.50 / €22, a Spanish Riesling at €6 / €24, a Matthias Runkel Spatburgunder at €7 / €28 (tasted this and it’s super!)… we couldn’t resist the lure of the shop and a browse of the shelves.
For our 1st wine, we picked The Ridge East Bench Zinfandel, a Sonoma, California red wine. Priced at €35.95 in the shop, with the €8 corkage this is an excellent wine to really savour. And we did just that, with a plate of breads & dips (€5.50) – little cups of pesto, tapenade and hummous and generous slices of bread and crackers along with the mixed board of cold meats and cheeses (€16), a wooden board full of excellent cheeses and different charcuterie meats, olives, sun dried tomatoes.
The place was buzzing all evening, clearly the word had gotten out, having just opened the day previous!
We decided to stay on as we were thoroughly enjoying our time there, so with some help from the staff, selected an Italian Sangiovese, Saladini Pilastri. Priced at €15.49 in the shop, this organic red wine was a perfect follow-up to our Zinfandel still with bold flavours but much lighter and easier drinking without food. A great recommendation and we purchased another bottle of this to bring home.
A wonderful wine shop and space to enjoy really great wines. I’m very excited about this place, and happy I don’t live too far away so I can go back soon. Go, you won’t regret it!
Green Man Wines | 3 Terenure Road North, Terenue, Dublin 6 | Ph. 0871347752 | @