About Us

O’Briens Wine Off-Licence Group is Ireland's largest family owned drinks retailer. We import directly and exclusively from over 75 wineries worldwide. We have a strong relationship with each of our suppliers which enables us to offer our customers a range of excellent quality wines at the very best value. We also work with local suppliers to deliver a complete range of over 1,000 wines, more than 500 world and craft beers and a constantly growing spirits range from Ireland and around the world.

In visiting any of our 32 stores, you will enjoy a unique shopping experience thanks to our modern, contemporary layout, daily in-store tastings, monthly promotions and excellent service from our knowledgeable and friendly staff. Our staff are passionate about wines, beers and spirits and most of them have completed WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) exams.

Our online offering is also brought to you by the same innovative team of staff, who provide excellent descriptions of the wines and winemakers, useful serving suggestions & handpicked mixed cases of their personally recommended favourites.

History

The O’Brien family purchased and opened a grocery store in Bray Co. Wicklow in 1944.  As well as general grocery items, they stocked ports and sherries along with a limited range of wine and beers.

There were 12 children in the O’Brien family (9 sons and 3 daughters) of which four took a keen interest in the business; Jim, Brendan, Dermot and Kevin. With the exception of Dermot all brothers are still actively involved in the business today.

In the 1970’s as interest in wines, beers and spirits increased in Ireland, the O’Briens Group started to sell a wider range of these products and in 1970 The O’Briens Group bought their second store in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, 25 years after first arriving in Bray. Three years later in 1973 they took their first venture into Dublin, purchasing the Dun Laoghaire store.

In 1979 the acquisition of the Wine Corner in Donnybrook store introduced a number of direct relationships with wineries and winemakers some of which have been maintained to this day. In 1997, a decision was made to put in place a new management team with a view to expanding and developing the business.  The business was rebranded from O’Briens Fine Wines to O’Briens Wine Off–Licence.  The product range was extensively renewed and expanded to encompass the future needs of Irish wine drinkers.  

Today, with 32 stores and over 250 staff currently employed, continued growth of the group is governed by the family’s five core values of great retail – value for money, knowledgeable and friendly staff, an exciting and relevant product offering, a relaxed retail environment and the right store location. Managing director Brendan O’Brien is adamant that these core values will not change and will continue to form the building blocks of the company long into the future.

The Necessary Details

We are O’Briens Wine Off-Licence Group Ltd. (Company No: 27067, VAT Reg. No. IE 9H15114G), (“O'Briens”) whose registered office is at 33 Spruce Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

Head Office General Email: info@obrienswine.ie

Head Office Telephone: +353 1 2693139

Head Office Fax: +353 1 2697480

Our Staff

Our staff are known for their friendly, professional and knowledgeable service. Careful selection and dedicated training has resulted in a highly motivated and enthusiastic staff. We have a dedicated Wine manager who conducts regular tastings and training in-store. Our team also undertakes professional wine exams with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust to help you make informed choices about your purchase.

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