Wine and food lovers have been enjoying a new breed of wine as the nation recovers from the pandemic.
The National Trust for Ireland is encouraging people to explore local and seasonal wineries as well as those producing high-quality wines.
The organisation said the country’s wine industry was now being recognised by international wine competitions.
It said this recognition had been driven in part by the success of the new National Trust National Wine Festival, which was held at the Grand Hotel on Thursday and Sunday in Ballyfermot.
The festival aims to showcase and showcase local producers of local and regional wines, as well local ingredients, locally sourced ingredients, local winemaking, organic, sustainable and artisanal produce, as part of a national theme.
It was founded in 2009 by the Trust’s president, Dr. Brian Hayes, and the festival is held annually in April.
The National Trust said it was looking for winemakers to showcase their skills, skillsets and approaches to producing local wines, in addition to offering courses on winemaxing, winemaying, fermentation, blending, sommeliering and winemoting.
“It is encouraging that winemaker programs are continuing to flourish and we are looking forward to seeing the success that this festival will have,” Dr. Hayes said.
Dr. Hayes also said the festival was a chance for the country to “put its best foot forward”.
“We have been fortunate to work with many wonderful winemakers over the years, and we hope that the festival will showcase some of the best winemaks in Ireland.”
The NTA said winemayers could apply for the opportunity to showcase themselves and their expertise through competitions, lectures, seminars and online courses.