Wine and drinks

Award-winning wine list, garden to glass cocktails

award-winning Wines

The historic wine cellar is located deep in the rocky foundations of the castle at Ballymaloe House Hotel and holds an extensive selection of award-winning wines. Our wine list includes a wide variety of wines from the best wine regions, and we pride ourselves in sourcing organic, biodynamic and natural wines. The term natural wine, also referred to as artisan or low intervention wine, is made in an organically farmed vineyard with indigenous yeast, and minimal or no added sulfites, resulting in a wine with more purity, vibrancy, and vitality.

A weekly tour with the Head Sommelier Samuel Chantoiseau, takes place on Thursdays and Fridays at 4 pm, this guided tour is complimentary for our guests to participate in. A delightful experience for wine enthusiasts.

wine list

drinks and cocktails

Garden-to-Glass cocktails are on the menus all year and are a popular choice with our guests. The process begins by handpicking fresh herbs, fruits, and botanicals from the walled garden. The ingredients are then muddled, crushed, or infused to extract their essence to enhance the flavour of the cocktails we make.

Our cocktail list includes whiskey-based 'Garden Sour', 'Berry and Bergamot Mojito' made with mint and berries from the garden or try the sophisticated 'Garden Martini' - the choice is yours!

Wine Awards

The award-winning wine list at Ballymaloe House Hotel consists of organic and natural wines.

Some of the recent wine awards are: 

  • European Regional winner in the Best Short Wine List category - World's Best Wine Lists 2021
  • Best Restaurant Wine List and Wine Service Award 2019 Tomas Clancy Sunday Business Post
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for one of the best restaurant wine lists in the world
  • Lonely Planet Magazine Number 1 Wine Weekend in the World
  • Georgina Campbell Wine Award of the Year
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