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100% sustainable wine list launched at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

100% sustainable wine list launched at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Friday, September 02, 2022.

100% sustainable wine list launched at Wilde’s at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

100% sustainable wine checklist released at Wilde’s at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Wilde’s, the fine dining restaurant at The Lodge at Ashford Castle has launched a new wine checklist showcasing only environmentally friendly, sustainably produced wines from all around the earth.

The 100 label wine checklist has been created to support visionary winemakers who care about the setting and 92% are classified organic and natural, biodynamic and/or natural. 

A big enterprise spanning quite a few months, Wilde’s wine record has been designed by restaurant manager, Ervin Vamoser and sommelier supervisor, Joseph Meyer and according to Ervin, Wilde’s is amongst the 1st, if not the very first restaurant in Ireland to current a wine checklist exclusively that includes inexperienced, sustainably generated wines. 

It has been precisely developed to align with the menu philosophy at Wilde’s, which showcases nearby, organic produce and makes use of substances developed and foraged on the Ashford Estate in Cong, Co Mayo. 

100% sustainable wine list launched at Wilde’s at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The checklist is replete with independent wineries featuring wines generated by individuals that treatment about the surroundings and who can improve ideal good quality grapes with no the use of artifical solutions this kind of as chemicals, pesticides or substantial doses of sulphites.  

The wine makers

Some of the highly revered, relatives-owned or more compact winemakers on Wilde’s checklist incorporate: Sébastien Riffault and Vincent Girardin (France) Andreas Tscheppe and Strohmeier (Austria) Sinead & Liam Cabot and Roka Laski (Slovenia) Trossen (Germany) Denis Križ (Croatia) Luis Canas and Familia Castaño (Spain) Nieoport Wines (Portugal), Cullen Wines (Australia) and of program, Bouchard Finlayson, which is exclusively bought in Eire at The Lodge at Ashford and sister hotel, Ashford Castle. 

Bouchard Finlayson

Bouchard Finlayson places sustainability at the heart of its functions: the farm’s 25 hectares of winery account for just 20% of the estate, with the relaxation established apart for conservation. Located in the internationally acclaimed wine area of Walker Bay in the Western Cape, highlights from the Bouchard Finlayson selection at Wilde’s include things like:

Blanc de Mer: Mostly Riesling and Viognier alongside with Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc (€46)

  • Crocodile’s Lair: 100% Chardonnay, developed in the Elands Kloof valley, an spot with a exclusive micro-climate making chardonnay of unique excellent (€58)
  • Hannibal: 30% Sangiovese, 35% Pinot Noir, 10% Nebbiolo, 9% Shiraz, 3% Mourvèdre and 4% Barbera, whole of character with loads of black berries, with hints of earthy, smoky spices (€95)

Glowing wines & Champagnes

The staff at Wilde’s has chosen a exceptional choice of purely natural, organic and/or biodynamic traditional and modest grower Champagnes and sparkling wines from all around the globe ranging in price from €50 for a bottle of Barbabolla, Marcobarba, Gambellara, Italy to €680 for the Louis Roederer, Cristal. 

Our cup of tea – current favourites

Wilde’s Ervin Vamoser and Joseph Meyer have personalised the wine listing to include their personal existing favourites that are each interesting and distinctive and consist of:

  • Madonna dei Fiori, Emilia Romagna, Italy, 2020: 100% Albana with great acidity but also a clean, just about buttery facet (€46)
  • Vincent Girardin, Cuvée Saint Vincent, Bourgogne France, 2020 : 100% Pinot Noir with an classy nose and aromas of blackcurrant, raspberry and strawberry (€80)
  • Château de la Roulerie, Coteaux du Layon, France, 2018: 100% Chenin Blanc, a standard sweet wine that combines aromas of very ripe fruit and notes of citrus peel with hints of exotic wood and tobacco (€70)                    

The listing also includes orange wines such as Borgo Savaian di Bastiani Stefano, Friuli, Italy 2020, a blend of de-stemmed Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc fermented on the skins and macerated for about 90 days to get a attractive Sherry-like orange colour (€48).

100% sustainable wine list launched at Wilde’s at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The new wine record at Wilde’s can be viewed In this article

The wine checklist is organized by wine design and style and each wine features a all-natural, natural and/or biodynamic symbol highlighting:

  • Purely natural: wines with minimum or no additional sulphites
  • Natural: wines generated in accordance to the concepts of organic farming
  • Biodynamic: wines created in accordance to the concepts of biodynamic agriculture

About The Lodge at Ashford

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is part of the Purple Carnation Hotel Assortment that is owned by the Tollman spouse and children, which also owns the Bouchard Finlayson winery, collaboratively operate by Victoria Tollman and Peter Finlayson.

The four-star region hotel sits within 350 acres of correctly manicured grounds on the Ashford Castle Estate in Cong, Co Mayo. Steeped in record, The Lodge dates again to 1865 when it was initially created as the household of Ashford Castle’s Estate Manager all through the Guinness family’s possession of the Ashford Estate.


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