We at Donard Wines know how stressful it can be planning your big day. Let us lighten the load by helping you decide on the best wines for your wedding.
We have a tailored sevice using our knowledge and expertise to point you in the right direction, taking account of the menu, your budget and most importantly your personal tastes.
We offer the following services for all weddings;
Free Glass Hire
For a small deposit, we provide any weddings we cater for free glass hire including wine glasses, champagne flutes and any pint or tall glasses you may require.
Sale or Return on all wines
Unsure of the quantity of wines needed for your wedding? Don't worry, we will refund any unopened bottles within Northern Ireland that are sent back to us within 10 days. This way you will only ever pay for the wines you and your guests have enjoyed.
Free delivery to UK and Ireland
We can deliver the wines free of charge to you anywhere in the UK and Ireland. This can be to your house prior to the event or straight to the venue.
Advice for your wedding
How much wine do you need: When providing wine throughout a meal, the general rule is around half a bottle per person. This can sometimes sound like a lot but it should help to ensure you don't run out. You can expect to get 5 glasses out of each bottle, this gives each person two and a half glasses. For any sparkiling you can get a bit more, with about 8 or 9 glasses out of a bottle of bubbly. The usual split between red and white is half and half but this can vary depending on your guests, the menu and the time of year.
Food matching: All the wines on our website come with a food matching and we will be more than happy to advise you further on your selection based on what is on the menu.
Negotiation of corkage: Almost all hotels will charge a handling fee for each bottle opened. On most occasions there is significant room for negotiating so we always recommend you bargain hard. They will want your wedding and will not want to lose you over an excessive corkage fee.
All of the wines on our website are available for your wedding and we will do our best to pick the right wines for you but below are a selection of the wines that we think are best suited, and offer you great value. As with all matters, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for all your wedding queries.
Moulin Du Gassac Blanc: This wine is bright pale gold in colour with a strong nose of simultaneously floral and exotic aromas. It is splendidly livelyyet has a smooth finish with a good acid/fruit balance.
Moulin Du Gassac Rouge: Clear ruby red in colour with glints of deep purple. On the nose there are aromas of very ripe red berries and hints of spice. To taste, this is a fruity wine, rounded and soft, it is a pleasant easy drink. It has a well balanced finish with hints of red fruity jam and a touch of pepper.
Cantina Di Monteforte Pinot Grigio/Chardonnay: Light, youthful lemony colour with a clean, fresh perfume of citrus, peach, apple and acacia blossom. Dry and crisp on the palate, with a hint of nuttiness and minerality on the finish. . It is rich yet dry, with excellent acid and good length.
Leonardo Chianti: Deep ruby red colour with violet tinges on the edges. Intense bouquet with hints of ripe berry fruit, baked plums and cherries. Ample on the palate, full-bodied and velvety with characteristic hints of bitter cherries and cooked fruit. Attractive aftertaste with a hint of walnut.
Goats Do Roam White: Light gold in colour with rich aromas of peach and pear on the nose complimented by floral and citrus notes. Rich but fresh with nice balance on the palate with peach and pear flavours and a touch of honeysuckle on the finish.
Goats Do Roam Red: Vibrant ruby red colour. Cedar and fleshy fruit on the nose.Rich aromas of peach and pear with floral fragrance and citrus. Mouthfeel has richness, and fruit flavours follow through from the nose with honeysuckle on the finish. Medium bodied palate, but good length and structure carrying to a long finish.
Heartland Stickleback White: Vibrant straw in colour with flashes of lime green. Masses of citrus zest on the nose with gooseberry, peach and passionfruit hints. Flavours of lemon zest and pear balanced by refreshing, crisp acid and a long, lifted finish.
Heartland Stickleback Red: Bright, ruby red colour with attractive purple hues. A soft, spicy wine displaying an aroma of blackcurrants and summer berries and a smooth, round palate.
Santa Digna Sauvignon Blanc: Floral, fresh wine, with a very fine fruity body. It posesses captivating notes of exotic fruits such as passion fruit and grapefruit, to name but a few. Silky on the palate with a fine acid structure and prolonged finish.
Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon: Ruby colour, with fiery reflections. Exquisite varietal aroma over rich hints of leather and liquorice. Silky tannins on the palate and an elegant finish.
Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc: A distinctive and aromatic Marlborough sauvignon blanc, delivering bright and lively gooseberry and passionfruit characters with a hint of lime. Light green in colour, the palate is generous, well proportioned with refreshing tropical flavours that linger on the seductive finish with classical Marlbrough acidity giving structure and length. The nose shows tropical and citrus fruits along with herbaceous varietal characters. A fresh and fruit driven Sauvignon Blanc perfect for drinking now.
Matua Valley Pinot Noir: Dark cherry in colour, the nose is full of dark berries and kalamata olives. The palate is warm with a lively intensity, and a lovely delicate cedar backdrop. Full, round velvet in texture intertwined with dark chocolate tannins and a herbal spice finish.