• Cyril McAree

Leading Wine House Bodegas Torres Showcased Mas La Plana Wine For The First Time In Ireland


The 5* Adare Manor, voted ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ at the world-renowned global Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards’ in Las Vegas, collaborated with leading Wine House Bodegas Torres for a special evening on Thursday, 4th April.

The Bodegas Torres surname has been related to wine for more than three centuries, when the family planted the first vines in the Penedès, Spain. Since it was founded in 1870, Bodegas Torres has managed to combine tradition and innovation with the aim of leading the premium quality wine and brandy sector, always producing with the utmost respect for the environment. Showcasing one of their most renowned “Single Vineyards”, Mas La Plana, this respected wine house hosted a luxury Private Wine Evening in the stunning setting of The Terrace at The Carriage House on the grounds of Adare Manor. The evening showcased three vintages of Mas La Plana, along with two others from the Familia Torres wines, paired with a four-course Spanish-style menu, created by Adare Manor’s Head Chef at The Carriage House restaurant, John O’Leary. The evening was jointly hosted by Jurica Gojevic – Head Sommelier at Adare Manor, Lucas Gailhac – Brand Ambassador of Bodegas Torres, and Mick O’Connell - Portfolio Developer at Findlater & Co. The evening commenced with a wine and tapas reception in The Carriage House Terrace, followed by a four-course dinner, including braised octopus, grilled pork secreto, Mahon cheese and chocolate mousse with warm churros. These stunning dishes were accompanied by specially chosen wines, including the Mas La Plana 2013, Sauvignon Blanc Fresola 2017, and Verdon Kennet “Cuvee Esplendor” Cava.

Adare Manor recently celebrated its 1st Birthday since reopening, following an extensive restoration, refurbishment and expansion programme over 21 months. Since then, a number of prestigious Wine Houses and Estates from around the world have expressed a desire to come together with Adare Manor to create Unique Wine Evenings like no other. Jurica Gojevic, Head Sommelier at Adare Manor said: “We were honoured for the opportunity to collaborate with such a top class Wine House, and we were excited to host this premium wine evening at Adare Manor. It was very special to be able to welcome Bodegas Torres for the first time in Ireland here at Adare Manor. We were privileged to have them with us. We aimed to bring together, with Head Chef John O’Leary and the Culinary Team, an experience for the senses, for wine lovers and food lovers alike. Over the past two years, we at Adare Manor have amassed one of the finest wine collections and cellars in Ireland, with over 650 exceptional wines from the world’s finest vineyards and regions, which has received huge praise and admiration from guests to date...." Set on an 840-acre estate, Adare Manor in Co. Limerick is one of Ireland's leading five star castle properties. The resort re-opened in November 2017 following an extensive restoration, refurbishment and expansion programme over a 21 month period. The largest restoration project of its kind in Ireland, the renovation and expansion honours the building's architectural heritage as a Neo-Gothic masterpiece while incorporating the latest in contemporary luxury. Most notably, the expansion included a new 42-bedroom wing, increasing accommodations to a total of 104 guest rooms, and a ballroom which can host up to 350 guests. The riverside demesne is also home to Ireland and the UK’s 1st and only La Mer Spa, elegant fine dining facilities including the luxury Oak Room restaurant, a championship golf course redesigned by award-wining designer Tom Fazio, trout fishing on the River Maigue and a host of other estate activities, including falconry, archery, and clay pigeon shooting, which will intrigue even the most experienced travellers. Situated in the heart of picturesque Adare Village in Co. Limerick, Adare Manor is surrounded by medieval ruins, walled gardens and winding woodland paths and just 25 minutes from Shannon International Airport. The Resort has won a host of world distinguished Awards, including: August 2018 - Adare Manor has been declared as the Global Winner of ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ in the highly competitive Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards 2018’. May 2018 - Adare Manor has been named on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List as one of the best new Hotels in the World.

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