Wine & Cheese Festival
All the fun of wine & cheese without the intimidation!
The Wine & Cheese Festival started out as a simple Eatyard & Bodytonic idea in 2018 and a Facebook event page that attracted hundreds then thousands of likes in a matter of days. Then it snowballed into a brilliant four days at Eatyard Portobello where 6,000+ came to celebrate wine and cheese with us over the weekend. The aim was to host a festival for wine & cheese fans, that had all the fun without the intimidation and a stellar selection of boutique wine and cheese vendors selling stuff you’ll want to drink and buy.
For 2019 we wanted a bigger, plusher location hence our move to the Iveagh Gardens – we couldn’t think of a better spot for quaffing wine and cheese in town. Over 4 days we welcomed over 12,000+ Wine & Cheese lovers who enjoyed long days of Demos, Tasting sessions, Bands, DJs & more… despite the rain ☔
Our 2020 festival was put on ice due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, and then we found ourselves in limbo for 2021 & 2022
In 2023 we returned to our spiritual home in The Bernard Shaw & Eatyard, hosted over 4+ drink vendors, 4+ specialty cheese suppliers & 4+ food vendors. Paired nicely with DJs, Bands & tonnes of games, it was a year to treasure
The Wine & Cheese Shop
You can expect a capsule collection of gorgeous wines they love that are drinkable, affordable and approachable, a whopper selection of beers and other drinks along with a tasty line up of Irish cheese and some favourite Irish food items. The idea is to keep things seasonal and adaptable, with a menu that will change every few weeks and promote as much independent Irish businesses and suppliers as possible. The wines are sourced from suppliers that specialise in buying from smaller producers with a focus on organic, biodynamic and natural wines along with some classic favourites. At the moment the shelves are stocked by Le Caveau, Wine Lab and La Mission wines.
When it comes to cheese it’s all about the farmhouse classics – Gubbeen, Durrus, Milleens, Templegall, Killeen and lots more. And on the food shelves, there are cult condiments like White Masu, Harry’s Nut Butter and Olly’s Farm Honey. There are even some favourite old school crisps making an appearance. Hot Lips anyone?
The beers are chosen by the brilliant Brewtonic team with a focus on great craft beers, classics styles and some newer discoveries. Irish craft from Kinnegar and White Hag, sit alongside up and coming UK brewers Magic Rock and a stellar selection of Belgian staples. The plan is to track down and try any exciting drinks they come across too, like Jiant Hard Kombucha and Empirical Cocktail cans from Copenhagen.
As well as our online shop, you can visit us in store at any of the following locations.