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Brenda McCormick | Copywriter

What To Expect At The O’Briens Wine Festival

There are just a few weeks to go until the O’Briens Wine Festival in Dublin’s RDS on the 26th and 27th of May 2023 and the excitement is building! There will be 280 wines from over 60 of the world's best winemakers to explore on the day - you'll find a full list of those taking part below.

Tickets are just €35 each (ex booking fee) and here's what's include:

  • ALL wine samples
  • A complimentary Tipperary Crystal wine glass to take home 
  • Wine book with tasting notes and pen
  • 480 FREE Masterclass places over the weekend (Book on arrival)

(Haven’t got your ticket yet? You can get them here.)

It promises to be a fantastic event, whether you're a devoted wine lover or a casual fan. Here are our top tips to help you make the most of it.  

1)    Plan Your Wine Route

With almost 300 wines available for tasting, it may be a little overwhelming trying to decide what to go for. Our advice? Take a look at your Wine Festival brochure, which is included in the ticket price, and pick out a grape variety or wine style you’re interested in. That way, you can explore lots of wines in that style and fine-tune your preferences and palate. 

Don’t forget to hold on to your complimentary Tipperary Crystal glass for the day, as you will need it for tastings and it’s yours to take home. 

2)    Sign Up For A Masterclass

Always a popular part of our wine festivals, the masterclasses are a fantastic way to learn more about your favourite wines, discover new ones and find out about the fascinating world of wine making. 

This year, there are 480 free wine masterclass places, which will be offered on a strict first-come-first-served basis. Don't miss out - make sure to head straight to the Masterclass area to sign up.

3)    Don’t Miss the Champagnes!

This year, for the first time, we will be joined by some of the world’s top Champagne houses. With renowned and iconic names such as Bollinger, Moët & Chandon, Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck taking part, this is a truly fantastic chance to explore the world of this most famous of sparkling wines. 

4)    Please Drink Responsibly

Guests are welcome to taste as many wines as they wish but please do taste responsibly. There will be plenty of water stations available, to help you stay hydrated, and spittoons are also provided. If you feel you’ve exceeded your tolerance level, O’Briens staff can offer advice on public transport or booking a taxi. 

5)    The Essentials:

RDS Hall 4 (Industries Hall), Anglesea Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 AK83

6pm - 9pm Friday 26th May 
2pm - 5pm and 6pm - 9pm Saturday 27th May

Priced at €35 per person, tickets include all wine samples, a wine brochure and a complimentary Tipperary Crystal wine glass to take home. The proceeds from this year’s Wine Festival are in aid of our chosen charity partners ARC Cancer Support Centres.  

We can't wait to see you at the RDS in May!


Winemakers and representatives attending the O'Briens Wine Festival 2023:

Adegas Pazo Das Tapias; Alliance Loire; Ascheri Azienda Agricola; Astrolabe; Ayala & Bollinger Champagne; Bodega Norton; Bodega Tandem; Bodegas Caro & Los Vascos; Bodegas Caro & Los Vascos; Bodegas del Medievo; Bodegas Luzón; Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta; Bodegas Riojanas; Bodegas Sierra Cantabria; Boisset - La Famille des Grands Vins; Bordeaux Châteaux;  Cantine Suentu; Casa de Uco; Casa Ermelinda; Cave de Lugny; Charles & Piper Hiedsieck; Château de Paraza; Coast to Coast; Cusumano, Terredora & Revino; De Alberto; Delheim; Domaine Borie de Maurel; Domaine Bougrier; Domaine La Sarabande; Domaine Pierre Marchand & Provence Rosé; Domaines Regis Minet; Emiliana; Gaia Wines; Galicia Group; Gérard Bertrand; Granbazán; Grands Chais de France; Guerrieri Rizzardi; Henri Bourgeois; Insight Vineyard; J.M. Cazes Selection; Jackson Family Wines; JP Ramos; Kuentz Bas & Vignobles Duffour; Lagar De Costa; Laurent Miquel; Leyda Wines; Lingenfelder Estate; Lionel Osmin; Longview Vineyard; Moët & Chandon & Veuve Cliquot Champagne; Mondo del Vino; Musella; O'Dwyer Wines; Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine; Penfolds; Pommery Champagne; Quinta Nova, Tordo & Xovial; Rhonéa; San Felice; Selbach; Symington Family Estates; Taittinger Champagne; Teac Mor; The Wine People; Vidigal Wines; Weingut Robert Weil

Please enjoy alcohol responsibly. This event is suitable for over 18s only. Please be advised this event is not suitable for children. This event is subject to license.

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