FAQ

OPENING TIMES: 

Thurs – 12-4:30pm // 5:30-10.30pm

Fri – 12-4:30pm // 5:30-10.30pm

Sat – 12-4:30pm // 5:30-10.30pm

Sun – 12-4:30pm // 5.30-9:30pm

Where: Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2

What do you mean by cashless?!

All of our food/wine/drink vendors will be accepting Debit or Credit Cards at the point of sale. Important to note that cash WILL NOT be accepted at any of our vendors. This cashless system will make life easier for everyone!

Pay with card/contactless

You can use your credit or debit card (contactless or chip & pin) to purchase everything at Wine & Cheese festival at all of our vendors. The vendors do not accept cash.

I want to book for a group?

Info for group bookings are here

Whats with the reusable glasses

Please note as it’s an outdoor event, and with our Greentonic ethos in wanting to run as environmentally friendly an event as we can, we are using polycarbonate reuseable wine glasses. You’ll be given a cup upon entry and you take it to the bar for your wine orders. There will be rinse stations if you want to rinse in between sips! Every cup will be 100% clean, but as we are re-using them, they may not look picture perfect on your Instagram feed [ they need to scuff a bit with each reuse] . At least know in your heart you’er doing the right thing, thats all that matters right?!

Remember: Drink, Rinse, Repeat!

What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes entrance to the Festival for your time slot either day(12-430pm) or evening(530-10pm) and includes all music, entertainment, demos, talks & bookable tastings*.

*please note spaces for bookable tastings are limited, and on first come first serve basis, bookable on the day on site only)

Refund Policy?

There are no refunds, credits or exchanges on all tickets unless the event has been cancelled or postponed.

How can I book demos & masterclasses?

There are demos, chats and fun on The Eatyard Stage all weekend. No need to book these, just come and watch!

Our Sip-Sip-Hooray tent will host masterclasses, its located by the Handsome Burger stand, at the far end/right of the site, and there’s a check in desk manned by Eatyard Crew. The tasting spots are limited to 20 people per tasting but if you don’t nab one one of these you can still join in to listen, learn and ask questions. The tasting spots can only be booked on the day. Put your name down on arrival, they will be busy! Check out the timeable here

Can kids come to the festival?

Kids can only come to the day time Sunday session 12-4.30pm. 0-12 years go free. We will have some entertainment including Bricks4Kidz, Geniemackers, Dublin Circus Project. Buggies are allowed on site and we will have a baby changing facility (little red tent beside the Eatyard stage).

What food is on-site?

There will be cheese only vendors of course but we’ll also have a load of hot food vendors (with cheese) and a few vegan options, but aside from that this festival is Wine & Cheesey all the way.

Where can I stay?

Travelodge in Rathmines have kindly agreed a discount of 10% off Best Available Rate for Wine & Cheese Festival for 8th – 11th August 2019. Contact hotel on 01 491 1402 or rathmines@travelodge.ie & Quote – WINECHEESEFESTIVAL2019 to avail of 10%. For longer stays please email David.mcmahon@travelodge.ie

I don’t drink wine though?

Don’t worry we’ll have a bar selling a full range of beers, cocktails, and low/no alcohol options too, plus tea & coffee.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Unless you require certain food or drinks for medical reasons, no food or drink from outside is allowed on-site. Bag searches are carried out at the entrance.

Can I bring my dog?

No. Given the number of visitors and activities that are taking place we’re afraid Wine&Cheese festival will be a dog free zone. Guide dogs are of course welcome.

Is the site wheelchair accessible?

Yes, there are also disabled facilities available.

PLEASE NOTE: Prohibited items & bag checks: For festival attendees welfare and safety, illegal substances will not be allowed on-site, this includes nitrous oxide gas. Those caught in possession of, or dealing in illegal substances will be processed in accordance with the law. We do not permit any of the following items anywhere on site: portable laser equipment and pens, spray cans, fireworks and flares, Chinese lanterns, animals or anything that we consider could be used as a weapon. It is a condition of entry that you agree to be searched when you enter the site and whenever you enter the performance arena. If you are found to be carrying prohibited items then we may confiscate them or remove you from the festival.

Conditions of Entry: As a condition of entry you irrevocably consent to being photographed, filmed or sound recorded for TV, Video, DVD, Webcast or other marketing or public broadcast