Ashford Castle has just received a new accolade, this time thanks to its superb wine list. The luxurious five star hotel’s George V Dining Room was given the AA Notable Wine List Award for 2017 after competing with other 238 establishments from Ireland and the UK for the prestigious award.
With a centuries old cellar that keeps over 750 different wines including numerous high end bottles from the world’s top producing regions, Ashford Castle is an oenophile’s dream come true. Among the selected items in their list, they stock exclusively the Bouchard Finlayson collection from South Africa, boutique winery that is widely regarded as one of the country’s finest and which is owned by the Tollman family of Red Carnation Hotels.
General Manager Mr Niall Rochford commented on the award: “Here at Ashford Castle, we are passionate about creating the best possible experience for our guests – from our accommodation to activities to dining. Our unique Wine Cellars offer guests the chance to taste grapes and blends from all over the world – some which won’t be found anywhere else in Ireland – and we are truly delighted to receive the AA Notable Wine List Award for 2017.”
He commended Head Sommelier Philip Dunne and Executive Chef Philippe Farineau, “for delivering a truly special food and wine experience as recognised by the AA.” Philip and Philippe work together closely to create an unforgettable food and wine experience for guests at the George Vand Ashford Castle.
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