Whelehans Wines welcomes the great Port House of Krohn


We are delighted to announce the arrival of a wonderful selection of Ports from the world famous Port House of Krohn.

Established in 1865, Wiese & Krohn is now run by the third generation of the Falcão Carneiro family. Its stocks of Port reach over 5 million litres and are stored in six cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia and one cellar in the Douro Region.

The Company owns an estate called Quinta do Retiro Novo which is situated in one of the noblest parts of the Douro Demarcated Region – the Rio Torto valley. The Ports coming from this area are well known for their superior quality. Vintage, Late Bottled Vintage and Colheita Ports from the House are originated here.

We are enormous fans of their Ports and we think you will be too!

‘W’ Café takes another leap forward

Last week, Whelehans Wines undertook a necessary upgrade to our kitchen to allow us expand our food offerings in the ‘W’ Café.  The menu change is scheduled to commence on the 3rd week of August. Expect plenty of Michael’s mouth-watering dishes . There is even talk of all day brunch on Sundays and a tweak of the opening hours.


French and Portuguese Wines pre Euros Final ~ Saturday AM, TV 3, 9th July 2016

On Saturday 9th July, David appeared on the Saturday:am Show on TV3 to talk about French & Portuguese wines with the two nations competing in the final of The Euros. We have our own taste off and see if there is an auspicious winner.

Below are the wines which featured on the show, which you can see David talking about here. All are available from Whelehans Wines store in Loughlinstown and also on our website www.whelehanswines.ie.

Quinta da Lixa 2015  €12.95

Quinta da Lixa

Vinho Verde is one of those archetypal summer wines. This delicious example exudes fruit and freshness with attractive floral fruit aromas and flavours.

The wine has a light spritz and is ideal for outdoor sitting. This one has the benefit of being a blend from three different grape varieties, Alvarinho, Loureiro & Trajadura.

Alc. 11.5%


Sauvion Haut-Poitou Sauvignon Blanc 2015  €11.95


This is a sensational vibrant Sauvignon Blanc from the appellation of Haut-Poitou in the Loire Valley.

It is simply bursting with green fruit aromas and flavours. Marlborough watch out!

Alc. 12.0%



La Roncière Pinot Noir 2014  €14.95


Vatan is a very important producer in the appellation of Sancerre. This Val de Loire made by Arielle Vatan is a delight.

Juicy, simple, and wonderfully correct Pinot Noir. This is another perfect summer wine.

Alc. 12.5%



Pegos Claros 2012  €14.95


A traditional and interesting Portuguese offering. Made from a native Portuguese grape variety the Castelāo, this wine tastes like a ripe style Bordeaux from the left bank.

The grapes are hand-picked and then foot trod. 70% of the wine is aged in oak barrels.

Alc. 14.0%

Whelehans Wines to close on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th July for a kitchen upgrade


Whelehans Wines will close on

Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th July

for an upgrade of our kitchen to enable Chef Michael to produce even more wonderful creations.

With our new kitchen we will create a new menu of exciting food, including fantastic breakfast treats to kickstart your day and a variety of delicious hot options for the day and evening.

We look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 13th July!

David on French Wines ~ Saturday AM, TV 3, 25th June 2016

On Saturday 25th June, David appeared on the Saturday:am Show on TV3 to talk about French wines with The Euros in full swing. What better way to celebrate the beautiful game than with a delicious bottle of their finest.

Below are the wines which featured on the show, which you can see David talking about here. All are available from Whelehans Wines store in Loughlinstown and also on our website www.whelehanswines.ie.

Closerie des Alisiers Mâcon-Milly-la Martine 2015


Southern Burgundy is a great source of delicious wines made from the Chardonnay grape. This wine made at Domaine Carrette is a classic example of what this great terroir can deliver.

Unoaked, this wine has a wonderful broad palate with layers of hard fruits aromas and flavours. The wines of the Mâconnais will feature on most wine lists in and around Lyons.

Alc. 13.0%

Cuvée Caroline Picpoul de Pinet 2015




A very trendy white grape, the Piquepoul, comes from the appellation Picpoul de Pinet in the Languedoc.

It produces a really lively, zesty white that is vibrant and moreish. This will be a great choice for those that are eyeing up some Langoustines and they are always well priced.

Alc. 13.0%

Domaine de L’Amauve Côtes du Rhone 2014



Côtes du Rhone as a wine style is typically a very safe horse to bet. Classically this wine style will have attractive soft ripe red fruit flavours with varying degrees of spice.

This particular wine is from a very small specialist producer, Christian Voeux and only 5,000 bottles of it were made. It has a really generous palate feel with lots of ripe fruit flavours.

Alc. 14.5%

Domaine de La Vialle Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012


For those who are in absolute celebratory mode, it seems appropriate to throw the spotlight on one of the most famous appellations in the Southern Rhone, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Famed for many reasons but primarily for the richness of the fruit that goes into the wine.

This particular Domaine wine is rich, complex and intriguing without being too powerful.

Alc. 13.5%