I have been interested in wine for as long as I can remember. About 20 years ago I visited a small town called Martel in the South West of France. A seed was sown when I sat with my wife and had a glass of local Bergerac wine with a salad of duck confit. Food and wine, simple in presentation, but of the highest quality. I decided there and then that I wanted to open a wine shop and wine bar that offered the same sort of quality in Ireland.
Over the next few years I began to holiday in the Basque region (the 64 region of France) where each meal and glass of wine inspired. 10 years after my trip to Martel I finally opened 64 Wine in Glasthule, Co Dublin.
64 Wine developed over the next ten years. Our food offering improved and our wine range expanded. I continue to source our wines from small artisan producers, many of whom take a biodynamic, organic or natural approach to wine making. I make regular visits to our producers and I never cease to be amazed by their commitment to making dynamic, high quality wines.
Our team was tiny to begin with, but has grown to over 20. In 2016 Erik & Michelle Robson who own the award winning Ely wine bar joined me as partners and I am thrilled at the new perspective they have brought to the business. In 2017, we decided to seek a wider audience for our wines on-line, so I would like to welcome you to our site. I hope you enjoy drinking some of the wines as much as I have enjoyed selecting them.