Ballyvolane House Spring Wine Event

If you are seeking some of the very best of Irish country house cuisine, the sporting catch of a Blackwater Salmon, a chest of buried treasure or simply the warmth of open log fires in the comfort and luxury of Irish country living then look no further than Ballyvolane House, an award winning Irish country house, located in the North Cork countryside and a founding member of the Hidden Ireland.

Ballyvolane was originally a classical Georgian home built in 1728 for a once Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, Sir Richard Pyne, and modified 120 years later in Italianate style. Today it is a fine example of a period guesthouse on stunning grounds with some of the finest Irish cuisine on offer.

For all the wine lovers out there March holds a special treat. Charles and Ruth Simpson, owners and winemakers of Domaine Sainte Rose in Languedoc will be co-hosting a winemaker’s dinner at Ballyvolane House in association with James Nicholson Wine Merchant on Friday, 20 March 2015. Charles will present each of the wines before each course. If you would like to sample the Rousanne and some of the other fabulous Domaine Sainte Rose wines, please book your place at the winemaker’s dinner by phoning 025 36349 or email

House Chef Teena Mahon has concocted a menu that perfectly complements each of the wines. The price is €75 per person to include one of Justin’s Rhubarb Martinis using Blackwater No 5 London Dry Gin(just launched by the Blackwater Distillery) at 7.30pm and a 4-course dinner and all the Domaine Sainte Rose wines at 8pm.

For more information on Domaine Sainte Rose, please visit their website here: if you would like to purchase some of these wines online from, please click here

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