Little Beauty of Marlborough New Zealand WineGeese Tasting Thursday May 16th

Little Beauty Homeland_Summer 2May is a very busy month for WineGeese events and first up is a special tasting with Fleur McCree of Little Beauty, Marlborough, New Zealand

Fleur will retrace her family steps back to Cork in a presentation and tasting of her wines in association with Maurice O’Mahony of Wine Alliance.

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Fleur will talk about her beautiful vineyard in Marlborough and her wonderful Limited Edition wines

The following Limited Edition wines will be tasted on the night . . . . . .

  • Little Beauty Sauvignon Blanc 2010
  • Little Beauty Riesling 2010
  • Little Beauty Pinot Gris 2010
  • Little Beauty Gewurztraminer 2009
  • Little Beauty Pinot Noir 2011

Fleur will also be bring along a very special wine thats made in minuscule quantities and is not even available for sale in Europe

Latitude 51 is the perfect venue for this special tasting and delicious canapés will be served on the night

Thursday May 16th. 7pm Cost: €12

Venue : Latitude 51

Please note : Places are very limited so booking is essential.  

The event is already virtually sold out 

Booking through Latitude 51

Phone : 021 2390219

Email :

Twitter : @Latitude_51


Seifried Wines at the Farmgate Café, English Market, Cork


Seifried Wines at Farmgate Café. English Market. Cork 

Thursday, March 21 at 7:00pm

As part of the “Bringing the Wine Geese Home” programme Farmgate Café, in association with Classic Drinks are delighted to welcome Anna Seifried of Seifried Wines, Nelson, New Zealand to guide us through a presentation and tasting of her wines, with a supper to match! The Seifried family have been making food-friendly award-winning wines since 1976, including rich full Chardonnays, fine Rieslings, zesty Sauvignon Blancs, warm Pinot Noirs and delicious dessert wines.

The Irish connection

Anna’s great grandfather, Thomas McCartney, was born in Donegal in 1857. In 1877, at the age of 20 he boarded the ‘Marlbourough’ leaving Ireland for New Zealand. Settling in the North Island he began farming, carried on by his children and grandchildren.
In 1973 Anna’s mother Agnes married Austrian born Hermann Seifried who shared a dream of making wines in New Zealand’s sunshine capital, Nelson. So, from very small and modest beginnings, Hermann and Agnes, grafting vines late into the night, began the now world famous Seifried Estate – a company devoted to sustainable winegrowing producing the very best wines Nelson has to offer. 136 years later Anna, great granddaughter of Thomas McCartney returns home for the Gathering to rekindle her Irish connection and to share her lively Sauvignon Blancs, warm plummy Pinot Noirs and intensely delicious dessert wines.

Early booking advised.
Tickets: €45 for supper, wine and talk
To book, please contact The Farmgate Cafe on 021 427 8134 or call into the Café

Pop Up WineGeese Tasting with Hunter Wines on Wednesday 13th March in Isaacs Restaurant


Peter Macdonald of Hunter Wines in association with Michael Ryan of Isaacs Restaurant and Gilbeys will be hosting a pop up WineGeese wine tasting this Wednesday, the 13th of March.

Hunter’s was founded in 1983 by Jane Hunter and her late husband Ernie (from Belfast) and is one of the pioneers of Marlborough winemaking.

The Place :

Isaacs Restaurant.

48 MacCurtain Street, Cork

Tel : 021 4503805

The Time :

10.30am to 11.30am

Call in and say hello. Have a chat with Peter and taste some of his lovely wines from Marlborough, New Zealand.

Hunter Wines

Jane Hunter is known around the world as the First Lady of New Zealand Wine. 

As owner, viticulturist and managing director of Hunter’s Wines since 1987, Jane has lead the company to outstanding local and international success as one of New Zealand’s ground-breaking premium wine labels. Her philosophy has always been quality before quantity, ensuring Hunter’s distinctive wines are always medal winners and in demand by wine lovers around the world. Through Jane’s strong determination and that of the team at Hunter’s Wines headed by multi award winning Chief Winemaker, Gary Duke, ensures the consistently high quality of wines produced by Hunter’s Wines and has enhanced recognition of the winery as one of world standing. 

Family-owned and fiercely independent, Hunter’s Wines in Marlborough, New Zealand have won more than 130 gold medals and have a reputation for consistently producing the highest quality wines year after year. Hunter’s was founded in 1983 by Jane Hunter and her late husband Ernie (from Belfast) and is one of the pioneers of Marlborough winemaking.