Ballymaloe House - The Georgina Campbell Wine Award of the Year 2010
Lonely Planet Top 10 Weekend Breaks - Ballymaloe Wine Weekends
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2009
The Daily Telegraph Top 10 Wine-Tasting Courses UK & Ireland 2008
Ballymaloe House Wine Weekend Course with Mary Dowey, 2nd -4th March 2012
“I was at last week-ends wine tasting which I thought was terrific. Mary was a terrific host and the hotel staff were superb at delivering the right atmosphere and superb food and wine. My thanks to everybody.”
“A little note to let you know how much we enjoyed the wine tasting week-end in Ballymaloe. It was a fantastic weekend and we will highly recommend it to our friends.”
“We had a wonderful time in Ballymaloe…great food, great wine (of course!), great course and great fun. Thanks a million”
This was some of the feedback we received from people who attended the Ballymaloe Wine Weekend with Mary Dowey
Mary Dowey, Wine Editor, The Gloss Magazine, is an Irish wine writer, lecturer and irrepressible food and wine enthusiast. Mary has been running these wine weekend courses at Ballymaloe for the past eight years and they have become a firm fixture on the Spring calendar at Ballymaloe.
Open to all, and ideal presents as vouchers for the wine lover in your life, Mary wears her expert knowledge lightly, so there is plenty of interesting information and wine for those who feel they do not know anything about wine, and for those also who know a little and a lot – as the world of wine is constantly evolving and changing every year, there is always lots to learn – and its fun learning it here!. Mary has been to every corner of the wine world and met everyone who is anyone in the wine world, and is the ideal person to run these wine weekend course.
The weekend course features the star elements which have helped to make these weekends so popular – a welcome dinner with wine tasting on Friday evening, a gala food-and-wine-matching dinner on Saturday night and a sparkling wine and champagne workshop on Sunday morning. Both courses offer an array of worthwhile wines in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere underscored by Mary’s unstuffy but highly informative approach – and they are punctuated at regular intervals by delicious food.
We hope to see you at one of our wine weekends