Ireland loves Rioja. It is approachable but accessible. It is complex but easy to enjoy. WineOnline.ie are delighted to be celebrating the broad choice, premium quality, and versatile grapes at the ultimate wine experience for Rioja Lovers this October.
The Rioja Wine Festival by WineOnline.ie will take place at Printworks @ The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin on Saturday 22nd October 2022.
The event will be run over two sessions in order to space out attendees and maximise interaction and the opportunity for ticket holders to taste as many wines as possible. Sessions will run from 2pm-5pm and 6pm–9 pm.
John Wilson, Irish Times wine columnist will host two masterclasses per session. (Session 1: 2.30pm, 4pm. Session 2: 6.30pm, 8pm) Further information below.
Tickets - two types:
General Admission Ticket: €35 per person* - includes wine tasting glass to keep, tasting map, charcuterie & cheeses
Premium Masterclass Ticket: €45 per person * - includes wine tasting glass to keep, tasting map, charcuterie & cheeses + Rioja Masterclass with 8 wines and Q&A with John Wilson, Irish Times wine columnist.
*Get €10 cashback with every ticket purchased redeemable against any purchase of 6 or more bottles at The Rioja Wine Festival. WineOnline.ie deliver nationwide.
Over Eighty wines will be available to taste. Most of the top Rioja estates will be present. You’ll be given a tasting map & tasting glass upon entry. Each of the wines will be represented by their unique importers who will be delighted to engage questions and discussions, so ask them lots! There will be whites, reds and some rosé wines to taste throughout the day.
Cheese and Charcuterie boards from executive chef Sushil Kumar at the Morrison
€10 back to spend against any wine purchases made at The Rioja Wine Festival. WineOnline.ie will deliver these to your home or work address
Exclusive Festival offers on the day
You’ll Pick Up
Upon entry you’ll get your own INAO wine tasting glass, which is yours to keep. We’ll give you a tasting map so you can navigate the wines and you’ll pick up insider tips and information from the very people who sell these wines day in, day out. There is so much to learn about Rioja, including new trends and modern winemaking styles and we want you to taste them all for yourself!
Masterclasses: A World of Rioja with John Wilson
John Wilson is the highly respected wine columnist for The Irish Times. After 15 years buying and selling at all levels of the wine trade, he eventually embarked on a career in wine journalism in 2001.
John will present eight very different wines, taking you on a tour of the region and some of the best wines he has found in his many trips there. Expect to learn about recent changes in the Rioja region, as well as the introduction of the Viñedos Singulares classification, which will allow winemakers to label their wines with their individual vineyard.
Just 30 seats are available for each masterclass. There are two masterclasses per session. If you purchase a Premium Masterclass Ticket, you will be allocated a masterclass time on arrival at the event, upon check in. We do not expect to have any Premium Masterclass Tickets available on the day, but available tickets will be offered on a first come first served basis. Avoid disappointment and book your premium Masterclass Ticket early.